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From Junk Food to Joy Food: All the Foods…

From Junk Food to Joy Food: All the Foods You Love to Eat...Only Better

by Joy Bauer

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This book is fantastic! I’ve only tried out a couple of the recipes so far, but I love the concept: Losing weight, eating healthy foods, but not missing out on some of life’s finest treats – this book is a treasure!

Of course, replacing high-calorie, low-quality ingredients with low-calorie, high-quality foods in your daily cooking is not a new concept, but I love the way this book parallels the unhealthy, high-calorie dishes Americans may be used to cooking (including their calorie count) with low calorie, healthy alternatives of that same dish (including pictures of both versions). While comparing the pictures, the joy foods always look better – and after trying a few recipes, I find that the joy foods definitely feel better too!

[I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.] ( )
  benderca | Feb 8, 2016 |
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We all want to look and feel better, but where’s the fun in nibbling on boring salads and choking down steamed broccoli? It’s tough sticking to a diet when you’re craving barbecue ribs, fettucine Alfredo, vegetable lo mein, and chocolate milkshakes. But best-selling author and TODAY show nutrition expert Joy Bauer is fresh from her kitchen with news for you: You can have your cheesecake and eat it, too!

In these bright, colorful pages, Joy shares how you can drop the calories in your most fattening favorites—without compromising flavor. With a few simple tricks, she transforms a bacon cheeseburger from a whopping 1,100 calories to a mere 425 . . . and General Tso’s Chicken from an alarming 1,000 to a slimming 260. 

From Boston cream pie to spaghetti and meatballs, mint chocolate chip ice cream to Buffalo wings with creamy bleu cheese dip, Joy takes the most decadent treats from fat to fit. Want to give a BLT some TLC? Joy’s take on this classic comfort food could save you 35,000 calories annually—with the potential to drop 10 pounds!

Featuring more than 120 recipes and oodles of gorgeous photos, From Junk Food to Joy Food has you covered from sun up to late night: breakfasts, dips, soups, sides, suppers, pizzas, pastas, desserts, mocktails, and more. Don’t deny yourself the flavors you love—learn to make them with joy!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:21:46 -0500)

Author and TODAY show nutrition expert Joy Bauer revamps your favorite indulgent recipes to allow you to enjoy both delicious food and good health, using simple tricks that cut calories, fat, sugar, and sodium

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