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Eat, Shrink And Be Merry Cookbook Review

Updated on April 14, 2015
Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! Great-Tasting Food That Won't Go from Your Lips to Your Hips!
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Great-Tasting Food That Won't Go From Your Lips To Your Hips!

Eat, Shrink & Be Merry, the third cookbook by Janet and Greta Podleski, was published in 2005. It is another fantastic, low-fat cookbook featuring over 150 wonderful recipes for your favorite foods without all the fat. The Podleskis offer common sense ways to 'lose the flab' as well as nutritional advice that will help clear up misconceptions and get you on the right track. More than 200 cartoons, jokes and puns as well as much trivia help make this cookbook different from any other cookbook you've ever seen!

The Podleski sisters were encouraged to create this, their latest book, by the many stories shared by the fans and readers of their previous cookbooks. One of my favorite stories which is shared in the beginning of Eat, Shrink and Be Merry is that of Greta's encounter with a clerk at a grocery store. The clerk informed her that he was enjoying a new low-carb diet. Previously he had drank six bottles of beer a week but now that low-carb beer is available, he has 12 cans and does not worry about it because it is good for him. He went on to add that he had stopped sending apples in his children's lunches because he knew now that they were packed with "poisonous carbs." When Greta attempted to correct the misconceptions of the clerk someone else who was listening to her response suggested that she should write a book since even this individual did not have any idea what they were supposed to eat anymore. Greta thought that was a good idea...and Eat, Shrink and Be Merry was born. If you're a bit confused about some of these diet trends, you might want to check out this book, too.

On this page you will find a bit more information about this cookbook as well as links to help you find a copy of it for your cookbook collection.

Click here to order your copy of Eat, Shrink & Be Merry from Amazon.

Eat, Shrink and Be Merry was named Cookbook of the Decade 2000-2009 by Chapters. That means that this book outsold cookbooks written by

Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, Ina Garten and Giada De Laurentiis!

Thirteen Reasons To Buy Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! - With Eat, Shrink and Be Merry, healthy living is a piece of cake.

Why should you buy Eat, Shrink & Be Merry? Well, how about because it is great? Because it has a phenomenal average Amazon customer review of five-stars? Because people in North America absolutely love it? Or maybe because it includes some of the tastiest and fun recipes around like boneless skinless chicken wings called 'Lord of the Wings,' a taco salad entitled 'Na-cho Ordinary Taco Salad' and 'Pizza for the Upper Crust.'

Or for any of these reasons:

  1. Hey, Hey..We're the Munchies! Go ape for our slender snacks and appetizers.
  2. Beyond Beleaf -- Lettuce astound you with our unbeleafable salads.
  3. See Ya Ladle -- Say goodbye to hunger with our scentsational soups.
  4. Don't Have A Cow, Man! Our marvelous meatless entrees won't steer you wrong.
  5. Poultry in Motion -- Chicken recipes that'll really move you.
  6. Seas the Day -- Carpe Diyum: Latin ya in on our tasty little seacrets.
  7. A Chorus Loin -- Broad ways with beef and pork.
  8. A Beautiful Grind -- Brilliant uses for ground meat.
  9. Best Side Story - Tantalizing side dishes to please the whole gang.
  10. A Sweet Carb Named Desire -- When you're craving dessert, these recipes take the cake.
  11. Eatcetera - The best of the rest.
  12. You're Gonna Die Anyway -- One gut-busting, high-fat, calorie-laden doozie of a treat, 'cuz you only live once!
  13. The third book by a pair of talented Canadians!

Chicken Kebob Recipe
Chicken Kebob Recipe

Chicken Kebob Recipe

Also know as 'Bird on a Wire' - Greek chicken skewers with cucumber dill sauce.

Last night my husband suggested kebobs for supper. I chose the Eat, Shrink and Be Merry recipe called 'Bird on a Wire' and, since it was my birthday, my husband, my son and his girlfriend divided up the duties and made the kebobs.

It was nice having someone do all of the work in the kitchen and on top of that was the fact that they created an absolutely delicious chicken kebob. It was so good that my husband took some leftovers (we doubled the recipe) to work for lunch and STILL wanted to eat it again for supper.

If you want to try this chicken kebob recipe, you will find it on page 93.

It is AMAZING, completely homemade and low fat. You won't be sorry to tried this recipe.

"What are you waiting for?

Eat, Shrink & Be Merry!"

Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! Great-Tasting Food That Won't Go from Your Lips to Your Hips!
Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! Great-Tasting Food That Won't Go from Your Lips to Your Hips!

"Loved this cookbook! I've been looking for a "healthy cookbook" for a long time and this is the first one that has recipes that actually taste great.." ~~ Kenya Johnson


"Sisters Janet and Greta Podleski, authors of the blockbuster bestsellers Looneyspoons: Low-fat Food Made Fun and Crazy Plates: Low-Fat Food So Good, You'll Swear It's Bad for You! are back with their tastiest, meatiest, juiciest book ever: Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! Great-Tasting Food That Won't Go from Your Lips to Your Hips! Loaded with scrumptious, easy-to-prepare recipes, tons of useful healthy-eating tips, stunning food photography, and an endless supply of silly jokes and cartoons, Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! will tempt your taste buds while tickling your funny bone. Wanna make your mouth water and your hips happy? Try family-pleasing recipes like Lord of the Wings, Darth Tater, and Salmon Cowell!" ~~ From the jacket


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Published in 2005, Eat, Shrink & Be Merryis the most recent of the three wonderful cookbooks written by the Podleski sisters and published by Granet Publishing Inc. Therefore, it contains the most up-to-date information and lots more of the wonderful cartoons by Ted Martin.

© 2009 Treasures By Brenda

Are you on an Eat, Shrink & Be Merry diet?

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      6 years ago

      great read, I always enjoy seeing and reading your articles, don't have a blessed to give you yet but I soon will.

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      7 years ago

      Great ideas.

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      8 years ago

      Well, I do agree that food should be fun. Sounds like this book has the right attitude about keeping fit. Diets have never worked for me.

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      9 years ago

      I gave the "Looneyspoons" book to my daughter in law andshe really enjoys it.Well presented lens.

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      9 years ago

      Yes, I could use all the fiber from eating one of these books -- er, sorry -- that's not what you meant? Well, never mind!

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      9 years ago

      good lens! 5

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      Bambi Watson 

      9 years ago

      nicely done!

    • tandemonimom lm profile image

      tandemonimom lm 

      9 years ago

      I love to see sisters doing projects like this. It always seems to invest such a sense of fun into things.

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      Holley Web 

      9 years ago

      Really nice review, Brenda! I will definitely have to check this one out. After all those awesome recipes of yours, I might need it! :)

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      drifter0658 lm 

      9 years ago

      How many of the books do I need to eat to lose about 20lbs.?LOL

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      9 years ago

      Great SquidLit!

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      9 years ago

      These sisters really have it going on! Great work, Brenda!

    • Dianne Loomos profile image

      Dianne Loomos 

      9 years ago

      A well-put-together lens and series. Enjoyed reading about the Podleski sisters and their cook books.

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      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      Very nice!


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