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Updated on December 29, 2015

Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook: Eat Up and Slim Down with More Than 350 Healthy Recipes by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison

I was sent a free copy of Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook: Eat Up and Slim Down with More Than 350 Healthy Recipes by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook: Eat Up and Slim Down with More Than 350 Healthy Recipes by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison .

Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook: Eat Up and Slim Down with More Than 350 Healthy Recipes by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison has more that 350 recipes of:

  • one-pot meals
  • hearty soups
  • salads
  • omelets
  • waffles
  • pizzas
  • breads
  • and more

The first thing I noticed and fell in love with in Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook: Eat Up and Slim Down with More Than 350 Healthy Recipes by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison is the table of contents page it makes finding and selecting recipes an absolute breeze. No more randomly rooting through page after page hoping to find the recipe you want like a thirst person in a desert. The recipes themselves are laid out in an easy to understand manner (see video). There is a servings information section, supplies needed section, extra info sections, and easily understood instructions section. I am really enjoying this book and the recipes inside it.

Disclaimer

I was sent a free copy of Ditching the Drive-Thru Paperback by J. Natalie Winch in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of Ditching the Drive-Thru Paperback by J. Natalie Winch.

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Ditching the Drive-Thru by J. Natalie Winch

Ditching the Drive-Thru by J. Natalie Winch is a book that will teach you why you should take the time to make yourself and/or your family a healthy meal instead of just hitting the drive-thru. While it may seem to take extra time, energy, and money to cook from scratch to make a healthier meal it can help you avoid obesity, diabetes, and cancer.Ditching the Drive-Thru by J. Natalie Winch will :

  • teach you how to create a thirty-month plan for real food.
  • provide you with recipes and advice on making meals so you can create a home cooked habit for your family
  • instruct you on how to get the most out of produce through lacto fermentation, dehydrating, and canning

The author J. Natalie Winch currently lives in southern New Jersey with her husband, two children, and her dogs. J. Natalie Winch is often found teaching, grading, creating lesson plans, mothering, taking care of her dogs, coaching soccer, running a Hebrew School, teaching lacto-fermentation classes,cleaning, fighting dust bunnies, and writing for her blog Food Empowerment.

Review

The first thing I noticed when I opened the book is that it had a table of contents. So many books that involve food lack this simple aspect that make navigation of the material so much easier. The book is broke into two main section each section has five chapters.

Ditching the Drive-Thru by J. Natalie Winch was a very easy read. I don't mean that it was short or quick, but rather it was book that was just easy for me to read. It did not have a lot of scientific words or jargon. Everything was written in plain English that everyone can understand. The book was also written using a journal like voice which allowed it to flow easily and made it feel more life a story that a learning book. I feel like I learnt a lot about healthy eating from Ditching the Drive-Thru by J. Natalie Winch. I have never been a big drive-thru person, but that have more to do with me being a vegetation that trying to be healthier. However I do eat a lot of heatables which I now plan to switch out for homemade food when possible. I have also decided to give freezer meals a dry. Freezer meals are when you make the food from scratch yourself in advanced and then freeze it for reheating. Overall I found that this book was great source for healthy choices and healthy living.


Disclaimer

I was sent a free copy of Happy Cooking Make Every Meal Count ... Without Stressing Out by Giada De Laurentiis from blogging for book in exchange for only my honest and unbiased review of Happy Cooking Make Every Meal Count ... Without Stressing Out by Giada De Laurentiis.

Happy Cooking Make Every Meal Count ... Without Stressing Out by Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis is a celebrity chef from Food Network who is back with 200 new recipes aa well as helpful advice on everything from hosting a potluck to what to pack along for lunch every day.Giada De Laurentiis provides readers with time-saving tips and healthy eating strategies she uses to keep herself functioning in her roles as working mom, restaurateur, and tv personality.Happy Cooking Make Every Meal Count ... Without Stressing Out by Giada De Laurentiis has a year-round roadmap to vibrant good health and delicious eating.Happy Cooking Make Every Meal Count ... Without Stressing Out by Giada De Laurentiis readers should be inspired to try new ingredients, new practices, and to create a balance between peak nutrition and decadent indulgences.

Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis is:

  • A Food Network Star
  • Host of Everyday Italian
  • Host of Giada's Weekend Getaways
  • Host of Giada in Paradise
  • A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris
  • Ex-Employee of Wolfgang Puck's Spago restaurant in Los Angeles

Giada De Laurentiis has written many books including:

  1. Giada's Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets
  2. Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes
  3. Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner
  4. Giada at Home: Family Recipes from Italy and California
  5. Everyday Pasta
  6. Giada's Family Dinners
  7. Giada's Kitchen: New Italian Favorites
  8. Naples! #1 (Recipe for Adventure)
  9. Paris! #2 (Recipe for Adventure)
  10. Hong Kong! #3 (Recipe for Adventure)
  11. Giada's Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets

Review

As I wrote at the top of this hub: "I was sent a free copy of Happy Cooking Make Every Meal Count ... Without Stressing Out by Giada De Laurentiis from blogging for book in exchange for only my honest and unbiased review of Happy Cooking Make Every Meal Count ... Without Stressing Out by Giada De Laurentiis."

I am not a chef nor do I truly enjoy cooking. However I do often watch Food Network shows with my family. I have across some of Giada De Laurentiis's shows and I always found them interesting. When I saw this cookbook I decided I would give it a try.

One of the first things I noticed about this book after the table of contents is they key. They key tells that reader which symbols mean what. These symbols stand for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free. Being a vegetarian myself I found this feature to be awesome. It is a personal favorite of mine. No more reading through a recipe thinking it sound awesome only to be hit BAM with chicken, steak, or bacon.

  1. The recipes in Happy Cooking Make Every Meal Count ... Without Stressing Out by Giada De Laurentiis are amazing. Some are long and some or short. I also love the little blue boxes filled with notes, the notes really make the book feel like a cooking show with how the extra information is provided. I personally also like how the recipes themselves were straight to the point no extra steps just straight to the cooking.

While all of the recipes are awesome I personally really enjoyed the recipe for homemade pizza dough. My favorite aspect is that all the ingredients were very basic. I had all of them already in my house. I just needed:

  1. warm water
  2. active dry yeast
  3. honey
  4. flour
  5. kosher salt
  6. extra virgin olive oil

To show you exactly what the recipes in Happy Cooking Make Every Meal Count ... Without Stressing Out by Giada De Laurentiis look like I took a short video of the pizza dough recipe that I was talking about so that you can see how it is laid out. Make sure to not the V symbol for vegetarian. If you are interested check out the video below.

Happy Cooking Make Every Meal Count ... Without Stressing Out by Giada De Laurentiis is an awesome cookbook for everyone no matter your level of cooking experience. The recipes are easy to follow and the pictures are amazing. There is a recipe for every meal and for snacks as well. I was beyond impressed with Happy Cooking Make Every Meal Count ... Without Stressing Out by Giada De Laurentiis.

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