The author talks about her journey to eating healthy and creating meals her family likes to eat. She says she wants to love the food she eats and I feel the same way. She talks about how we get “stuck” in the diet trap by buying processed, so-called “weight loss” foods that are nothing more than junk food.
There are 150 recipes in this book that are easy to make. The ones I tried have low-calories and use made-from-fresh ingredients found in a regular super market. I was over joyed at how flavorful the dishes were and how much my family loved them.
I made Kiss My (Shrimp) and Grits recipe. When I tasted this dish, I felt like there was a flavorful party going on in my mouth. I could see my family's faces smiling as they ate. It was happening to them too. When I made the Double Chocolate Chunk Walnut cookies; I never imagined putting avocado into a cookie or that it would taste so amazing. My family enjoyed the cookies and eate every one. I also made the Pumpkin-Obsessed Vanilla-Glazed Scones (yummy), Quinoa Tabbouleh and Acorn Squash, all good.
The author has a key to each recipe that tells the reader if the recipe is V – Vegetarian, GF – Gluten Free, Q – Quick (30 minutes or less) FF = Freezer Friendly – SC – Slow Cooker. Gina helps simplify eating healthy. This is a beautiful hardback book with wonderful pictures inside of food and some of Gina and her family. I can’t wait to try more recipes and learn more from The Skinnytaste Cookbook.
Nora St. Laurent
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