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    1. Rachael Ray's Get Real Meals for
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    2. Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook
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    3. Eating for Life: Your Guide to
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    4. The South Beach Diet Cookbook:
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    20. First Meals: the Complete Cookbook

    1. Rachael Ray's Get Real Meals for the Carb-Frustrated
    by RACHAEL RAY
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    Asin: 1400082536
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-29)
    Publisher: Clarkson Potter
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    2. Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook
    by Weight Watchers International Inc. Staff
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    Asin: 002863716X
    Catlog: Book (1998)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 827
    Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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    Today, Weight Watchers knows that losing weight is all about balance and variety and Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook reflects that trend. Whether it's a quick after-work meal, a fancy dinner, a family favorite or an exotic new entrée you crave, Weight Watchers has whipped up a batch of tasty recipes that combine fresh, wholesome ingredients with low-fat cooking techniques in a recipe collection you'll use for years to come.

    Sprinkled throughout Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook are handy tips for leftovers, the inside scoop on how Weight Watchers tamed the calories and fat, and helpful hints for getting meals on the table faster. What's more, each recipe includes POINTS® as well as complete nutrition information. As a bonus, you'll find basics on the Weight Watchers 1.2.3. SUCCESS™ PLAN and great ideas for helping you on the road to weight loss. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars It's Foodelicious!
    This is another great cookbook from Weight Watchers. One measure of its success is that non-dieting friends for whom I've prepared some of the dishes always ask me for the recipes. The Roast Pork Puertoricano (pork tenderloin marinated in orange, garlic, cumin, and jalepeno then roasted to perfection) and Dolmades (vegetarian, but easily convertable to carnivore) alone are worth the price of admission. As with other WW cookbooks, the lack of portion size is inconvenient. But the pros far overshadow the cons: tasty, easy, and fast recipes the whole family will enjoy; WW 1-2-3 Points and nutritional information; good mix of vegetarian and nonvegetarian recipes; ingredients call for realistic and easily purchased food; complete instructions so novice cooks aren't scared off. The recipes in this book take some of the sting out of watching one's weight. For that, it's a bargain at twice the price.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is a really great cookbook
    Even for non-weight watchers these are some really good, useful and tasty recipes. There are alot of recipes (over 500) and great color pictures. The recipres include *re-dos* of some common high fat items ( like sauses, dressings, dips desserts, cream soups) Entrees for poultry, beef pork, lamb, fish shellfish, pasta... its very comprehensive. Even thos there are some ethnic recipes the ingredients required dont seem far out and could be gotten in most grocery stores alot of the time.The only thing i have a bit of trouble with is that the points are calculated for *serving size* but you dont know if that is a cup or a few ounces...or whatever. It makes it a bit hard sometimes to figure out, when cooking for a family, if you will need to double a recipe to feed everyone. but that is really a minor point..... there is also a section on breads where the points seem closer to the diet-breads than the regular breads but look womderful. The dessert section is very good and the sweetner seems to be used is sugar, not a substitute. You could use a substitute yourself... but there seems to be a general emphasis on *real* ingredients..which is nice.The book itself, being plastic spiral bound is VERY nice as it sits flat on a kitchen counter and makes following a recipe directly from the book very easy. It is set up for using the winning point system but also includes other nutritional values (cal, fat,cholesterol,sodium..fiber..protein etc) I can see it being helpful on alot of diets becuase the info is so inculsive.There is a section on nutrition in the beginning and a short explanation of the winning points system. Certainly not as complete as you would get at a WW meeting...but you will be able to see how many points, for your size, you should be eating. And there are 6 pages of general point values. Also very helpful if you dont go to ww or want to substitute in a recipe. This is a very good cook book.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Need to specify a serving size
    WW has great recipes but they've done my pet peeve again! It is so annoying to look at, for instance, the soup you just made and be forced to either guess at 1/8 or measure the whole batch of soup and then extract an 1/8. Why not: Serving size 1 1/2 cup?

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not what I was hoping for.
    No what I thought. I was hoping for more pictures and lower point recipes. Most meals called for several ingredients. Working full time and lack of cooking experience made this book difficult to fit into my schedule. Hoped more recipes would have me grilling in pam to cut out the unnecessary points in butter and oil.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great, with a few problems
    Like any cookbook, you're not going to love everything. There are some hits and misses here. Fortunately, so far, I've experienced far more of the good than bad. For instance, I can't say enough about how great the Chicken Quesadillas, Tomato Basil Pizza, Beef Chili and Balsamic Veal Chops are. I will avoid like the plague the Chicken Hash and the Roast Beef and Arugula.

    What is really lacking from this cookbook, however, is the absence of portion sizes. Like other reviewers have pointed out, this is not a big deal if you are serving up a baked item. But for something like the Beef Chili, you are forced to divide up the meal upon completion just to see what one serving out of four looks like. This is extremely annoying.

    Aside from that, the recipes are very easy to make. (Note: when making a dish, trust your instincts. If it seems like too much spinach is being used,like in the Spinach Fettuccine, it probably is. Cut back.)

    What I appreciate is the variety, which means you won't get bored and look to that bag of Fritos for comfort.
    Despite some shortcomings, I'm still giving this four stars because when this book is on, it's on. ... Read more


    3. Eating for Life: Your Guide to Great Health, Fat Loss and Increased Energy!
    by Bill Phillips
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    Asin: 0972018417
    Catlog: Book (2003-11-24)
    Publisher: High Point Media
    Sales Rank: 649
    Average Customer Review: 4.59 out of 5 stars
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    Did you truly enjoy the food you ate today? Do you really like the way you look and feel? Are you consistently enjoying great health and high energy?

    Bill Phillips, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Body-for-LIFE, believes your answer to all of the above questions should be, "Yes!" He feels that food should be a source of pure pleasure. A source of positive, abundant energy! A "sure thing" in a world of much uncertainty.

    Phillips, who's widely regarded as today's most successful fitness author, has firm beliefs which go against the grain of today's popular weight-loss methods. "Diets, all of them, are potentially dangerous, most always dumb and ultimately a dead-end street!" he insists. "Eventually, anyone and everyone who's at all concerned with their health must learn how to feed their body, not how to starve it."

    Instead, Phillips encourages a safe and sound solution which includes eating balanced, nutrient-rich meals, frequently throughout the day. "This is what works in the long run," he explains.

    Rich with common sense and science, Eating for Life has rhyme and reason. It is specific. There are very clear dos and don'ts which help people enjoy food and improve their overall fitness.

    Bill's approach, which he calls the "Eating for Lifestyle," has already helped thousands of people break free from the dieting dilemma and discover that, contrary to pop-culture belief, food is friend, not foe. Used intelligently, it nourishes the body and mind, satisfies the appetite, calms cravings, renews health and lifts energy.

    Like Bill Phillips' Body-for-LIFE, this is a tell-it-like-it-is book. There's no promise of a quick fix. No metabolic tricks or so-called miracles. Just straightforward, clear, concise, practical and appropriate principles for eating right... for life. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Exceeded all of my expectations!
    This book is absolutely wonderful! A detailed book based on the Body for Life eating concepts created by Bill Phillips. It is chalked FULL of meal recipes and examples, included with FULL color photographs every step of the way. Also includes shopping lists of items to make sure your fridge is always stocked with and lots of other bonues! My husband and I were both wowed by this book. Having purchased the Body for Life book and being very satisfied with it, we didn't expect this one to be as good, and certainly didn't expect it to be even better! It WAS. This book is WORTH THE MONEY! The team at EAS truely are just there with a deep desire to help people change their lives. Read the book! Give one to a friend! Check out their website www.bodyforlife.com! Enter the contest! You have NOTHING to loose! :)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Makes Body-for-Life much more tolerable!
    When you love food, it's hard to look at the list of allowed foods in the Body-for-Life book and turn them into something that you will truly enjoy. For that reason, you often will find yourself living for the "free day" at the end of the week.

    This book has a collection of recipies that allow the reader to return to enjoying food during the week while also eating meals that are nutritionally balanced.

    My only qualm with this book is that Phillips spends a lot of time taking low-blow shots at the later Dr. Atkins. Atkins can work for a lot of people who only want to lose weight. Phillips has a program that stresses actually getting into great physical shape as well. He doesn't need to get defensive about it, because it simply works. It's not a scheme, not a new scientific revolution -- just the simple truth. You'll know it's true if you look at a lot of other nutritional programs that are very similar.

    Anyway, without further digression, the book is a great value for the cost, and the recipies all look great. You should never find yourself bored.

    5-0 out of 5 stars finally!
    Finally, a healthy way of eating that I can follow throughout my lifetime. I've been searching for a program that would allow me to eat nutritional, good tasting food and still lose weight. I've never had a serious weight problem but after a long-term illness I gained about 15 lbs and was really in bad shape physically. I have tried every diet imaginable and still after a whole lot of suffering still didn't lose all the weight or "feel" healthy at all. This diet provides a basic, easy to follow plan that will allow anyone to not only lose weight but start to feel good again. My energy level is skyrocketing! The book recipes are simple, with basic ingredients that you can find at most grocery stores (no special nutrition house trips for some odd form of home-grown barley). The recipes are also very good, my husband can't believe we are eating diet food and who can blame him when we are eating shrimp scampi, spaghetti and meatballs, turkey burgers, french toast, quesadillas, etc... There has been some criticizing of the brand names, but I think that the wonderful addition of actually showing pictures of brand items at the bottom of a lot of the recipes makes shopping for items easier. I just take my book to the store when I'm feeling too lazy to write a list and plan my menus right there.
    My husband is losing weight, 6 lbs the first week! I'm losing lbs. and gaining muscle. My daughter is even losing and she was a nutritional nut before starting this program with us. She was already slim but couldn't lose a small amount of fat around her middle and in one week she lost 3 lbs and that middle fat is gone. The best part is that she is eating so much more than she was before and she is feeling good about food again instead of reguarding it as her enemy.
    Try the shakes. I usually loathe protein shakes, but these are really good and make me feel full of energy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Right Recipe
    I did the challenge back in 2002 and lost 25 lbs, but I had no variety in my diet--all I ate was chicken breast, cottage cheese, brown rice, and salad. Eating for Life takes care of that problem. So far I've tried the following recipes: Baked Chicken Parmesan (pg. 113), Mom's Chicken Enchiladas (pg. 114), Strawberry Cheesecake (pg. 195), Berry Dessert Crepes (pg. 199), Enriched Double Chocolate Pudding (pg. 201), Walnut Brownies (pg. 202), Egg-Cellent Enchiladas (pg. 223), Ham and Egg Sandwich (pg. 224), Denver Omelet (pg. 227), Cool Taco Salad (pg. 257), and the Tuna Salad Wrap (pg. 272). With the exception of the pudding, all of the recipes were great. I made the chicken enchiladas and cheesecake to share with my boyfriend's family and they all raved about both dishes (one tip for the cheesecake, mix the sliced strawberries with lemon juice and Splenda). The only recipe that took me longer than half an hour to prepare was the chicken enchiladas (mainly because I had to poach the chicken and shred it, buying pre-cooked chicken would solve that). Some of the recipes are really silly, like the Breakfast Du Jour (pg. 221) and the Turkey Sandwich (pg. 256), but there are plenty of interesting dishes to try. There is also a section containing 14 different ways to jazz up your nutritional shakes.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Puts Atkins to Bed
    In this wonderful book, Bill Philips presents an overview of exactly what your body needs to be perfectly balanced and healthy, and then provides the recipes and eating schedule to achieve that result.

    What I particularly love about this book is that it flies straight in the face of the Atkins craze, picking it apart point by point. The fact is that humans were designed to eat carbohydrates - lots of them in fact. If your end result is losing weight, then Atkins will work just fine. But if you want to lose fat, actually *look good*, feel good and keep your muscle mass, then forget Atkins and buy this book today. The problem with Atkins that most people don't realize is that the catch word of the month - ketosis - is flowery talk for "starvation." Ketosis is what happens when your body starts eating itself - fat, muscle, even DNA breakdown in extreme cases. I've known people who have lost forty pounds on Atkins but actually increased their body fat percentage in the process. The weight they lost was muscle. These people were also miserable, not thinking clearly and completely lacking in energy.

    Eating For Life will give you the opposite. In the short time I've been abiding by the eating program I've been eating more than I ever have, enjoying eating as much as I ever have, and have lost weight. The most impressive results are the increased energy and clarity of thought from eating a balanced diet. These latter results were really my goal in buying the book - I'm not after severe weight loss. But if weight loss *is* your goal, Phillips provides you with many inspiring personal experiences of readers who have had success with his books. There are many full-color before and after pictures of amazing transformations, folks who were over 250 lbs. who ended up exactly in their target weights and looking amazing. (You might lose that weight with Atkins, but you will be a ball of weak, muscle-less flab when all is said and done.) Along with the pictures are the stories of these individuals, including a sample menu of what they ate before Eating for Life and what they eat now. The point is you can find someone who seems similar to your age and build and then model your weight loss after them.

    For healthy eating, this is the book to have. This is not some weird recipe book of organic foods, soy-whatever nonsense. It simply a program for eating great food, showing you what to eat, how to cook it, when to eat it, and why you should. If you take nothing else from this review, take the fact that Atkins is a marketing ploy based on terrible science. Yes it does produce weight loss, but at great expense. On Atkins you'll lose more muscle than fat, you'll be weaker than you've ever been, and you'll have as much energy as a piece of wood. It's a marketing scheme that works for all the wrong reasons. Don't buy into it. ... Read more


    4. The South Beach Diet Cookbook: More than 200 Delicious Recipes That Fit the Nation's Top Diet
    by Arthur Agatston
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    Asin: 1579549578
    Catlog: Book (2004-04-13)
    Publisher: Rodale Books
    Sales Rank: 166
    Average Customer Review: 4.09 out of 5 stars
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    The long-awaited cookbook is here!

    Great food that's good for you--that's the foundation of the South Beach Diet and the reason millions of people around the world have adopted it as their lifelong eating plan, shedding unwanted pounds in the process. Created by leading Miami cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., the diet emphasizes good fats and good carbohydrates, the kind that stave off cravings for unhealthy sugary food and promote long-term weight loss. It's not "diet" food--it's satisfying, flavorful dishes that are good for your health and your waistline.

    Whether you're already a South Beach Diet success story or brand-new to the program, you'll find a wealth of inspiration in The South Beach Diet Cookbook to keep you on track without feeling deprived. The recipes are simple enough to make every day but delicious enough to serve on any occasion: Oatmeal Pancakes, Buttermilk Salmon Chowder, Caribbean Baked Chicken with Mango, Grilled Filet Mignon with Roasted Garlic Chipotle Pepper Chimichurri, Mexican Lasagna, Sage and Rosemary Pork, Red Snapper with Avocado Salsa, Thai Vegetable Stir-Fry, and Chocolate Pie with Crispy Peanut Butter Crust. Each recipe is marked "Phase 1," "Phase 2," or "Phase 3," so you'll know immediately where it falls in the diet; there are also 25 all-new recipes from the top chefs and restaurants in Miami. Illustrated with 50 full-color photographs and packed with extras like shopping lists and a pantry guide, The South Beach Diet Cookbook is an essential addition to your kitchen shelf.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Pictures
    Okay, having read the basic bible to the South Beach Diet (ISBN: 1579546463), which I would recommend to you if you are interested in this cookbook, I wanted to try some of the meals Agatston referred to in his book.

    The author divides the cookbook into the following sections: breakfast, snacks, soups, salads, side dishes, fish and poultry, meats, vegetarian, and desserts. Each section has approximately 20 recipes, that appear easy enough to prepare and follow the 40% protein, 30% carb, and 30% fat you would expect on a diet plan like this. Also, most of the recipes included carb counts, protein grams, etc. I noticed in the dessert section (my personal favorite of any cookbook) that the recipes employ yogurt, almonds, and fresh fruit extensively. Some sugar substitutes were noted, but not a lot.

    The author also dedicates 8 pages of the book to summarizing the diet plan, a long chapter on shopping in accordance with the diet plan, and 5 pages of question and answer type stuff that addresses general questions relevant to the diet. Color photos were available for about 50% of the recipes, which is why I titled this review "Pretty Pictures." I would recommend this book to any reader who enjoyed and plans to use the SouthBeach Diet.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Another Cookbook Suggestion
    I really like South Beach by design. I have lost 40 pounds and love the fact it is a "healthy" low-carb alternative. It was great to see them (though not a suprise considering book sales) to come out with the cookbook. Overall the recipes I have made were good BUT

    1) They use a lot of ingredients I don't - aspaagus for breakfast, expensive seafood like seabass, sole and lobster and interesting but umcommon vegetables like choyote squash and fava beans
    2) They take a long time to make - and I am an accomplished cook
    3) The desserts are too limited and so-so

    The point is they worked hard to make pretty, chef like food so you feel you can eat well, but forgot how many of us love the basics - easy to follow recipes with easy to find ingredients for "regular" food.

    I highly suggest Fantastic Food with Splenda - 160 Recipes Low in Sugar, Carbs, Fat and Calories. It is compatible with SB and I love the Chai Tea, the Breakfast Cheesecake Cups (high in protein), the Three Bean and Spinach Salads, Sweet and Sour Chicken and Barbequed Pork Tenderloin. Better yet the Frozen Peach Yogurt and Key Lime Pie will truly make you forget you are on a diet. I have suggested it to many friends and they are also hooked. Delicious everyday recipes that are healthy - that's dieting made easy.

    4-0 out of 5 stars diet is more difficult than expected, so cookbook helps alot
    I just completed day 2 of Phase 1 - it has been more difficult in some ways than expected and easier in others. The difficulties are somewhat related to my not being able to clear out my house of foods that might tempt me. My 2 year old daughter who is a picky eater will only eat things such as Macaroni and Cheese, Pizza, Grilled Cheese, PBJ, Hotdogs... So every meal I make for her is done with envy that I am not the one about to consume that meal.

    I was thin before I had my daughter, all of the eating off of her plate has gotten me into the position I find myself now: 15 to 20 pounds overweight, so despite my yearnings for her food I am committed to making changes that will help me look and feel better.

    Anyway, about the cookbook, I like it (don't love it because of organization problems mentioned by other reviewers). The recipes I have tried so far have all been delicious. Our favorite so far is the Steak Kabobs with Peanut Dipping Sauce. It does not taste like diet food AT ALL. The cauliflower mashed potatoes were just okay -- I personally do not like the flavor of trans free margarine and could taste that with every bite. Rosemary Chicken was excellent.

    I do feel fortunate to be a stay at home mother, otherwise I am not sure I would have the time to effectively follow this diet. I have had to run the dishwasher three times per day with all the pots, pans, cutting boards, and bowls I have had to wash. Also my initial grocery bill for stocking up for the first several days (and purchasing other pantry items that will last a while) was close to $250.

    I think the premise of the diet is a good and healthy one so I will stick with it -- for that reason I am glad I purchased the cookbook as it gives more direction and recipes that will help to stave off boredom.

    Good luck to anyone interested in trying the diet or the cookbook -- I hope I didn't turn you off. Hopefully the days to come will be easier - I expect they will given the feedback I have heard from others further ahead in the diet than I.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Has anyone but me had problems with these recipes?
    I thank Dr. Agatston for an alternative to a low fat diet. My husband and I have both lost weight. I have tried several of these recipes and some of these are a disaster. The Zesty Crab Cakes fell all apart and the cooking time was much more than stated. I have made the Peachy Walnut Torte twice with bad results both times. The instructions aren't clear whether it is to be stored in the freeze or what. The Sesame Baked Chicken is wonderful but it takes 3 times the amount of coating for the amount of chicken called for. Some of these recipes use every bowl in the kitchen. The amounts of ingredients called for are split up when you read the instructions. It seems to me, this was put together way to fast and the recipes not tested well. I also don't understand how they divided the Class 2 and 3 recipes. There is one class 2 recipe, Aruglua and Basil Pesto Linguine, that is a class 2 with 520 calories, 21 g. fat and 65 g. carbs. Should this one even be in the book? Recipes I have tried with good results are the Chicken Salad, Mexican Lasagna, Pizza Meat Pie, Chocolate Swirled Cheescake, (With FF cream cheese, not Ricotta that never gets smooth),Flourless Chocolate Cake, Breakfast Cups and the Oven Fried Chicken with Almonds.
    This is not a cookbook for beginers. Recipes have to be read carefully. I was curious if anyone had had the same problems?

    3-0 out of 5 stars Diverse ingredients, poor organization, some bad advices
    I do not know how a cardiologist turns out to become a cook that can write a Cookbook. As a physician cooking was not part of any medical education, I know. However, the book has many delicious recipes, each list its contents in grams and milligrams without giving a reference on how such measurements were calculated. The recipes start with phase 2, then phase 3, then go on haphazardly, alternating among the three phases that the author suggests for his "South Beach Diet". More frustrating, is the scattered letters from others throughout the book without reasonable relationship to the sequence of issues. In addition, the book contains many advertisements to local restaurants while it is meager on photographs of many described recipes. After browsing through the chapters you get a feeling that the author is very sloppy in organizing the book materials, no proper chapter titling, no proper theme for choosing fonts, no proper sequence for listing recipes.

    The author does not explain the rationale of choosing two weeks for the starch-free phase One. Although, the book claims to reverse the epidemic of obesity, it contains meals that have over 500 mg cholesterol per servings (the U.S. recommended daily allowance suggests no more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol), completely overlooks caloric counting, and condones drinking wine (one or two cups of red or white wine per day in phase Two).

    The author expresses his apology for banning alcohol in phase One, then condones drinking wine in phase Two. This is a serious flaw on the part of a physician who claims to reverse the epidemic of obesity. Wine drinking will interfere with the ability to exercise actively and vigorously in a matter that promotes health rather than barely maintains minimal strength. The author seems to limit his scope of dealing with obesity to the quality of dieting alone without serious consideration to exercise planning for healthy lifestyle.

    Since the author bases his approach to healthy dieting on stabilizing the blood sugar level, then why limit that to merely two weeks? If that is meant to appease readers by offering delicious and fattening recipes then the book defeats its purpose of reversing the epidemic of obesity. ... Read more


    5. Doctor's Book of Food Remedies
    by Selene Yeager, Prevention Health Books
    list price: $16.95
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    Asin: 1579543626
    Catlog: Book (2000-05)
    Publisher: Rodale Books
    Sales Rank: 7707
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    In just the last few years, scientists have found hundreds of substances in foods that go way beyond vitamins and minerals for pure healing power. In The Doctors Book of Food Remedies, you will learn exactly how to use the "healing foods" to treat and prevent dozens of conditions, from arthritis and fatigue to high blood pressure and stroke.

    Discover:
    * A food that can block the harmful effects of secondhand smoke (page 555)
    * How to stop cataracts with the carotenoids in spinach (page 123)
    * A juice that reduces urinary tract infections by 58 percent (page 545)
    * How a substance in grapefruit can help control diabetes (page 185)
    * How to cut your risk of heart disease in half with three simple foods (page 276)
    * A phytonutrient in buckwheat that prevents cholesterol from sticking to arteries (page 95)
    * The beverage that can reduce the risk of stroke by 73 percent (page 511)
    * How to stop an infection with nature's sweetner (page 290)

    Plus, 150 nutrient-rich recipes that are specially designed to fight and reverse specific health problems.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Vital Information
    This book is loaded with the ancient wisdom explained with modern science, and should make complete sense to any rational human being. I recommend it to all who are seeking alternative healing. And I also recommend Alison Savitch's "Rawfully Good" video for people interested in how to prepare gourmet raw meals that are simple and delicious.

    1-0 out of 5 stars If there is one major error, there are going to be more.
    I am very disappointed with this book. A perfect example is this: Writing about honey they say that honey contains propolis, a compound in nectar that kills bacteria.

    Absolutely not so! Propolis is resinous substance collected from the buds of certain trees by bees and used as a cement or sealant in the construction of their hives.

    If they let just one unchecked or untrue fact go into the book, you have to be suspicious of the whole book.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Go to your doctor!
    I can't believe people can justify their stupidity with this stuff. I lost my mother because she insisted on treating herself "natually" I suggest you go to a real doctor and stop trying to save money or treat yourself with a bunch of "tips" from someone who's probably only piecing together information to profit from your ignorance.

    1-0 out of 5 stars food remedies?
    Oh Come on. I've been reading/following this religiously for the last 8 months and have NO relief for my ailments. And I don't mean serious like cancer, just the measurable things like allergies and joint pain. What's up? Ever hear of quack medicine?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just good food!
    This book sticks to FOOD for healing. Now that herbs have come about to heal or not heal, it's better to not use herbs.. Food should be the prime healing for the body. If the proper food is eaten, we could all live to be 100! The baby boomers need a good nutritional book like this to keep us young. Thank you Prevention! ... Read more


    6. Veggie Meals
    by Rachael Ray
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    Asin: 189110506X
    Catlog: Book (2001-06-15)
    Publisher: Lake Isle Press Inc
    Sales Rank: 2736
    Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Really takes 30 minutes, great flavor, not bland
    A lot of cookbooks falsely advertise that they contain 15 or 30 minute recipes, but the two recipes I have tried so far from this book (I just got it last week) both took 30 minutes as claimed. Both recipes were surprisingly good and flavorful-- often vegetarian recipes (Moosewood for example) have less flavor and take more time than I would like. I have a lot of vegetarian cookbooks and so far this one seems a lot more appealing to non-vegetarians than the others-- the meals don't taste or look like "hippie food" (which incidentally I love, but my husband does not!).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Delicious and Versatile
    This book was a gift to me~truly. You don't have to see her show to know that she has such a vibrant, earthy style~the book displays that. The recipes are so good and the simple book format is refreshing. So many cookbooks spend too much time on "pretty" pictures that they omit good recipes like those contained in this book.

    Special cookbooks in my kitchen find a special place where they can be seen and are accessible. I use this book almost everyday! The pasta recipes are authentic and the sauces can be made ahead of time and then used with any of the pastas. It took me one day of making a dish from this book to put it on my favorites list~we eat it once a week or more (spinach pesto and penne pasta)! The ingredients marry together and create an incredible aroma. Even our choosy two year old loves all of her sauces and pastas.

    I take special care of this book~and I take it on vacation to share the recipes with others. You will not be disappointed!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
    I've been trying to cut meat out of my diet at least 2 to 3 days a week, but have had a hard time finding replacement foods that I like. These recipes are not only good, but their also simple and have "normal" ingredients. I'm not vegan, and it's nice to find recipes that don't omit beef or chicken stock - just the beef and chicken. I also don't live in a large city; so it's nice to find recipes with ingredients I know and have on hand.

    Many of these are even good with meat added in for the other nights of the week when I'm not "meatless."

    1-0 out of 5 stars Wheres the photo's?
    No Photos in this book! How do you know what it should look like, or if it even appears appetizing? I need photos in my recipe books, I wont be buying anymore of her cookbooks. Very disappointed!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Little book, m-m-m- big reward!
    Rachel Ray's book, Veggie Meals turned out to be a big find...I no longer panic when my one veggie sibling or my two veggie friends come by for lunch or dinner. They enjoyed the meals so much that a book for each was "the" Christmas present. I have also become a big fan of these recipes from the veggie snacks, Portobello parmigiano sandwich with roasted pepper salsa, YUM, to delicious full meals. Oh, did I mention the soups? THE SOUPS, YES! Little book, big reward, a great bargain. Thanks Rachel and give us More. ... Read more


    7. Living the G.I. Diet
    by Rick Gallop
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    Asin: 0761135944
    Catlog: Book (2004-12-15)
    Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
    Sales Rank: 74394
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    8. The Volumetrics Eating Plan : Techniques and Recipes for Feeling Full on Fewer Calories
    by Barbara Rolls
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    Asin: 0060737298
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
    Publisher: HarperCollins
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    9. George Stella's Livin' Low Carb : Family Recipes Stella Style
    by George Stella
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    Asin: 0743269977
    Catlog: Book (2005-01-01)
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Sales Rank: 3749
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    George lost weight with Stella Style: "eating fresh foods, using low-carb ingredients to reinvent your old favorites, developing better eating habits, and, most of all -- eating food you love!" And he wasn't the only one: The entire Stella family shed more than 560 pounds.

    In Livin' Low Carb, George has brought together more than 125 of the Stella family's favorite recipes. For breakfast there are Blueberry Pancakes or George's Gorgeous Macadamia Banana Muffins. For lunch or dinner try Low-Carb Pizza, Tequila Chicken Quesadillas, Spaghetti Squash Alfredo, Lasagna, Anaheim Shrimp Scampi, and Southern Fried Chicken. And don't forget soups, salads, and vegetables! You'll find recipes here for Key West Caesar Salad, Turkey Vegetable Soup, and Garlic Mock Mashed Potatoes. If it's sweets you crave, try Chocolate Pecan Brownies or New York Ricotta Cheesecake. There are also party recipes (Nutty Muddy Trail Mix, Teriyaki Sesame Tuna Skewers), tasty drink concoctions (Strawberry Milkshakes, Lemon-Lime Slushees), and a wide array of condiments and dressings (including Quick and Easy Ketchup and Thousand Island Dressing).

    These recipes feature easy-to-find, low-carb ingredients that will fit any budget. More than just a cookbook, Livin' Low Carb is a practical guide to a sustainable low-carb lifestyle. ... Read more


    10. Bobby Flay's Good Carb Grilling : 75 Healthier Ideas from the Fire
    by Bobby Flay
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    Asin: 0743272722
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-10)
    Publisher: Scribner
    Sales Rank: 690710
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    11. Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook: Everyday Meals, Easy as 1-2-3
    by Betty Crocker Editors
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    Asin: 0764567047
    Catlog: Book (2003-02-15)
    Publisher: Betty Crocker
    Sales Rank: 1862
    Average Customer Review: 4.64 out of 5 stars
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    At last! This special cookbook puts flavor and choice back on the menu for people with diabetes and their families
    Betty Crocker, America's most trusted friend in the kitchen, has teamed up with the International Diabetes Center (IDC)--one of the leading medical centers--to create an indispensable source of easy-to-make recipes and up-to-the-minute food and nutrition information for the growing numbers of people who have diabetes, more than 15 million of them.
    Here is the first cookbook to include recipes featuring Carbohydrate Choices--the new, simplified approach to meal planning recommended by the American Diabetes Association. For people who find diet exchanges too hard, too limiting or too much work, this new method is a real breakthrough. Each of the book's 140 recipes shows the number of Carbohydrate Choices per serving, so that planning the rest of the meal is easy. From Old-Time Beef and Vegetable Stew to Creamy Vanilla-Caramel Cheesecake, the recipes are made with everyday ingredients, including sugar. No food groups or ingredients are left out, so there's no need for anyone to feel deprived or restricted to a special diet. Food exchanges are also included, making it easy for those who still count calories.
    Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook is also packed with expert medical and nutrition tips from Dr. Richard Bergenstal, an endocrinologist and diabetes doctor, and two registered nurses--invaluable for the newly diagnosed as well as for those who have been coping with diabetes for years. Throughout the book, real-life advice from people who have diabetes offers inspiration and great ideas on dealing with this chronic disease. When it comes to eating and living with diabetes, people need guidance and advice they can trust.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Yummy foods, good advice
    The folks at Betty Crocker have done it again: given us mere mortals great, easy recipes my whole family can enjoy. The best thing about this book is that the recipes aren't made from weird food you have to hunt for; they are made from items already in your kitchen. And they are recipes anyone can eat for good health. So, if one member of your family has diabetes, the whole family can eat this food and love it.

    The recipes are great, especially the desserts. And you thought you couldn't eat dessert with diabetes! The Carbohydrate Choices is a great counting device. I've never seen it in any other cookbook and I find it much easier to use than exchanges. Plus, it's not just a cookbook. There's doctor's advice and management plans inside. This book is very uplifting and practical.

    GET THIS BOOK! IT'S THE BEST DIABETES COOKBOOK, hands down.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook
    Excellent book - Recipes that will take the boring out of healthy cooking and teach the reader how to eat healthy, limit fats, and sugars, etc.
    Purchased out of need because my husband's triglyceride count and other medical tests show him to be pre-diabetic. For a beginner in counting carbohydrates, learning about all types of diabetes and meal planning for a healthier lifestyle, this book fits the need! Easy to read, hints and comments from other diabetic patients & medical advice from contributing M.D.s.

    1-0 out of 5 stars So many refined carbohydrates!
    I am completely baffled by this book and the reviews it has received! After only a few pages I was aghast and realized I had thrown my money away.

    I am not a medical professional or scientist but all of my own personal research into diabetes and related blood disorders strongly recommend avoiding refined carbohydrates. This book is full of recipes using highly refined carbohydrates: white sugar and white flour.

    I also found recipes containing an uncomfortably high percentage of calories from fat. I expected recipes emphasizing whole, low glycemic foods prepared in as close to their natural state as possible - foods that had as much of their beneficial properties (such as nutrients and fiber) intact. I was extremely disappointed by what this book had to offer and am sorry I bought it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!
    This cookbook is an outstanding guide!
    As always- Betty got it right!

    5-0 out of 5 stars At last, the book we need
    I suffer from this often crippling problem, like so many others. There have been other books that promote themselves as diabetes cookbooks, but they either serve up bland recipes or are irresponsible in their ingredients. This book, however, shoulders the dual burden of wise cooking choices with good taste, and offers enough variety to satisfy. For many of us, this book is literally a life saver. ... Read more


    12. Weight Watchers Make It in Minutes: Easy Recipes in 15, 20, and 30 Minutes
    by Weight Watchers
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    Asin: 0764565176
    Catlog: Book (2001-08-15)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 2571
    Average Customer Review: 4.31 out of 5 stars
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    The most trusted name in weight loss makes healthy eating fast and delicious. Perfect for everyone who thought they were too busy" to cook healthy food, these meals are ready in 15, 20, or 30 minutes -- just pick the time frame that fits your schedule. The wide range of recipes will please everyone, from fussy kids to gourmets. Sample Pierogies with Creamy Mushroom and Sherry Sauce, Berries and Cream Blintzes, Pepper-Crusted Flank Steak with Cucumber Relish, Cuban Sandwiches, Easy Paella, Tuna Panzanella and Wild Mushroom Risotto." ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Simple, Convenient, & Elegant
    As a recent member of weight watchers, and a long-time cooking fanatic, I find that this book satisfies not only both sides [the healthy and the adventurous] but also saves time. The book's design is all about speed and convenience. the recipes are easy to read and follow, and each section is neatly organized to help you find the recipe you want quickly. Although each recipe does not have its own photo, there are many, many sumptuous photos throughout the book that represent the global culture [from Mexico to Italy to Thailand]. Other nice features include the points and nutritional breakdown on the bottom of every page, serving suggestions, and plenty of white space on every page so you can add your own notes or personal flair. It is definitely the type of book that will easily become a cooking reference for anyone who wants to eat healthy with precious time to spend.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love This Cookbook!!
    Make It In Minutes is a wonderful cookbook for those of us who don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen! Even if you do not follow the Weight Watchers meal point plan, you will find the recipes easy to follow and very healthful. The book is organized into 15,20 and 30 minute sections with easy to follow instructions and full nutritional content for each recipe. My favorites so far are the Oriental Pepper Steak, Sweet and Sour Shrimp, Honey Pecan Chicken (super fast and EASY!!) and the Greek Chicken Pasta Toss. Even my picky eater 6 year old loves it! I highly recommend this book!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars fabulous
    Quick, yummy and tasty. I'm not following the WW program, but this cookbook is great. It's well-organized, and every recipe is very accessible. Lots of ethnic-inspired dishes, lots of soups and sandwiches, and some really nice recipes you can make for company.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Yummy - and easy!
    This is a great cookbook! All the recipes we have tried have been delicious. They are also slightly unusual - none of the standard, boring "diet" dishes which discourage people from the very idea of "going on a diet". (Not that you'll feel as though you're dieting when you try these dishes.) As the title implies, the recipes in "Make it in Minutes" can also be whipped up very quickly. The menu suggestions are also helpful. Highly recommended!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic cookbook!
    I've never cooked in my life (a bachelor). Much to the surprise of recent guests, I prepared several meals from "Make it in Minutes." Not only were my family and friends shocked that I could cook at all, they were even more surprised that these outstanding and tasty recipes were from a Weight Watchers cookbook! This book has made a cook out of someone who couldn't even boil water in the past. MY ETERNAL THANKS TO WEIGHT WATCHERS! Now I can have people for dinner without ordering out, and I have the confidence to try other cookbooks! AND: it's healthy too. What more could you ask for? By the way, I don't have a weight problem (180, 6 foot), I tried this book on the recommendation of someone who was on the program, and because the dishes tasted fantastic and were easy to make... ... Read more


    13. Weight Watchers Simply the Best: 250 Prizewinning Family Recipes
    by Weight Watchers
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    Asin: 0028633504
    Catlog: Book (1999-04-08)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 3647
    Average Customer Review: 4.68 out of 5 stars
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    Weight Watchers has helped teach millions of Americans to lose weight and keep it off while incorporating delicious, good-for-you recipes into a daily diet. Now, Weight Watchers brings you the very best in low-fat, low-calorie cooking: an award-winning collection of 250 outstanding dishes from across the country. These recipes -- Weight Watchers members family favorites -- are sure to win kudos from your own friends and family. They're so delicious and easy that they're certain to become a regular part of your cooking repertoire -- and your family will love every healthful bite. Simply the Best has a recipe to please every palette: Asian Meatballs, Corn and Bean Chowder, Cranberry Basmati Rice, Chicken Tetrazzini -- plus a wealth of selections from soups and appetizers to main dishes and desserts. Simply the Best contains completely up-to-date Weight Watchers weight loss program information and each recipe includes complete nutritional data. Its stylish design and full-color photography make it attractive enough for gift-giving. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars I've Lost *50* Pounds With this Book!
    I've been on Weight Watcher 123 plan for 6 months and have lost 50 pounds in that time. I have used a number of recipees for entrees (Mexican Casserole), brunches (spinach frittatas), and even desert (a pretty good chocolate CAKE)! There are some unusual recipies in here like black bean pancakes that I've enjoyed...not just the plain old diet food.

    My husband was NOT on a diet, so I never bother to tell him if I'm cooking "diet food" and he has never noticed a difference. Except...his waist size has gone down.

    The recipes are easy to read and assemble, and I like the use of icons to show if it's a microwave recipe or a quickie meal, etc. And I also like that the ingredients for most of the recipies are ones that I would normally buy!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Meals even for Non-Dieters
    My wife and I have been on the Weight Watchers 1-2-3 Success program for 5 months (with great results) and have found this book to be a Godsend. It is chock full of delicious recipes that are easy to make, healthy, and delicious. Among my favorites are the "One Dish Turkey with Stuffing"; "Glazed Carrots"; "Twice Baked Potatos"; "Apple Cake"; and "Pasta with Seafood in Lemon Dill Sauce". We will be cooking these recipes long after we are done losing weight. We have lost count of how many of the recipes we have tried, and I think there is only one we wouldn't cook again. This easily can become the most used cookbook in your home, even if you aren't trying to lose weight.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Weight Watchers Simply The Best
    This is an excellent cookbook but do not buy it just to lose weight, buy it for the delicious recipes! The "Twice-Baked Garlic Potatoes" and the "Lemon Caesar Salad" were part of our Christmas feast and no one guessed they were Weight Watcher recipes.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not just for Weight Watchers
    This book has helpful information for Weight Watchers(tm) members, but it is also useful for making more healthful versions of your home favorites like beef stew, muffins, soups and other American-style dishes.

    I hate having to serve one dish to my husband or guests, and another (less appetizing!) dish to myself, so this book is a big help to me. I particularly liked the Grilled Chicken Citrus Salad (because I love the combination of chicken and citrus in salads and grilling adds that gourmet touch) and I also liked the lower fat muffins and stews.

    I don't feel I am making substitute diet food in the least, and I can even serve it to company. Now, that's a cookbook that is really useful! Just one caveat: you MUST watch your portion sizes. There is a fine brownie pie in here, but that doesn't mean you can wolf down a quarter of it and call it "diet."

    5-0 out of 5 stars FABO!
    I love to eat, and I am definitely not a "diet" person, but in my 30s I learned that I needed to begin eating more sensibly. Shortly after joinng Weight Watchers online, I purchased this book, and I absolutely love it! It has amazing recipes for foods I never thought I would be able to eat while eating sensibly (like chocolate amaretto cheesecake!). I've used the recipes for several dinner parties, and my guests don't even know they're eating Weight Watchers recipes. They get rave reviews!

    Be good to yourself and buy this book! ... Read more


    14. Saving Dinner the Low-Carb Way: Healthy Menus, Recipes, and the Shopping Lists That Will Keep the Whole Family at the Dinner Table
    by Leanne Ely
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    Asin: 0345478061
    Catlog: Book (2004-12-28)
    Publisher: Ballantine Books
    Sales Rank: 3790
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    15. The Get with the Program! Guide to Good Eating: Great Food for Good Health
    by Bob Greene
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    Asin: 0743243102
    Catlog: Book (2003-01-02)
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Sales Rank: 33099
    Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
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    "Eat sensibly and exercise," is Bob Greene's message, and in a friendly and personal style, he shows you how. Greene, an exercise physiologist and Oprah Winfrey's trainer, focuses on diet with a wealth of sound information and helpful strategies. Greene starts with a cutting overview of destructive diets, including those popular today. Then, after reviewing exercise essentials, he presents a refreshingly sensible plan for nutritious, healthy eating, with tools for keeping intake moderate. One key is eating breakfast, which boosts metabolism and helps you eat less all day. Another is distributing your calories over the course of the day rather than eating a lot at any one meal.

    You won't get bored with Greene's 85 enticing recipes, including Scrambled Egg Whites with Spinach and Orange, Breakfast Fried Rice, Gingered Butternut Squash Soup, Fish Chowder, Portabella Mushroom Burgers, Pan-Seared Fillet of Tilapia with Mango TomatoSalsa and Lentil Pancake, and Chocolate Almond Angel Food Cake. Greene's other books in the Make the Connection (with Winfrey) and Get with the Program series helped millions start a fitness program. This one will help people concerned with weight loss and health take their next steps towards a nutritious, moderate-calorie, lifetime eating plan. --Joan Price ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and fun to read!
    I have seen Bob Greene on Oprah and he is so down-to-earth. His ideas and guidelines for eating healthfullly are easy to incorporate and just make good sense. The book is an easy, interesting read and his advice is practical and simple to undertake. Now my entire family is eating healthier and is slimming down to boot! I appreciate that Bob doesn't go overboard in expecting us to give up everything that tastes good. He understands that we still need to indulge ourselves once in a while. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to change their eating habits for good.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This works!
    This book is in plain english and easy to follow. He makes it so easy to understand and to do. The recipes are not only healthy but very flavorful. I have changed my entire way of looking at food and am slimming down by the week.

    4-0 out of 5 stars So Helpful!
    This book was an easy read and it was even easier to apply Mr. Greene's philosophies to my routine. Unlike so many of the other books on diet and nutrition, Greene takes into account how difficult it can be to eat healthy and still live in the REAL world.
    I have taken his advice and changed my diet and (with exercise)already lost 15 lbs. (in a month)
    The only problem I had was with the receipes in the back. Only one or two were even remotely appetizing to me. Give it a try...maybe you're into those foods.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Genius
    Help yourself lose weight the natural way. It's wonderful! This book and a book called Dreams: Gateway to the True Self are magnificant! Look for both on Amazon.com.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Gives the same weight loss tips as seen on "Oprah"
    Although I enjoy hearing and reading Bob Greene's books, there was nothing new in this one. Most of the pertinent information has already been heard on "Oprah" or in his previous material.
    Though the recipes sounded delightful, they were not practical or convenient. Several ingredients would require many stops at specialty stores. ... Read more


    16. Weight Watchers New 365 Day Menu Cookbook: Complete Meals for Every Day of the Year
    by Weight Watchers, Inc Staf Weight Watchers Internati
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    Asin: 0028610156
    Catlog: Book (1996-07-01)
    Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company.
    Sales Rank: 78462
    Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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    One of the biggest challenges in weight loss and maintenance is planning new menus that keep you on a healthful food plan, and that are also varied and appealing. Now the experts at Weight Watchers serve up an entire year of delicious menus that will help readers enjoy the process as well. The book features a main dish recipe for every day of the year, and a full day's menu built around that recipe, plus complete nutritional counts and Weight Watchers Selection Information. Designed to give readers more freedom of choice, Weight Watchers New 365-Day Menu Cookbook will make healthful eating easier and tastier than ever. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Goog gift
    Only complaints: fonts are quite small so I can't read while cooking in the kitchen (I haven't heard complaint from that uncle about small fonts so far) and this book doesn't provide tips like most cook books such as alternate substitutes if you can't find/not available for the particular items or quick preparation.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great book but...
    I just recieved this the other day and have yet to make any recipes from this cookbook. But I have now tried several of the WW cookbooks and they always have great recipes, so there is no doubt that I will find some more healthy ones in this book.

    I love how each page has a main recipe on it and then they have built a whole day of eating around that one recipe. Sometimes, there are smaller typed recipes in the daily menu area on each page. For example, on one page, the main recipe is for Grilled Chicken Caesar salad. Then to the right of the recipe, they have built a whole day of meals around this recipe. They have suggested what to eat for breakfast (banana and cereal), a light meal (beans and franks, carrot/celery sticks, whole wheat roll, yogurt), the main meal (which includes the Chicken caesar salad, creamy brocolli soup--provides the recipe, a peach and Italian bread) and an evening snack (3 cups of plain popcorn).

    This is perfect for someone who needs to follow a strict menu to stay on track. Not everyone has the self discipline to make their own healthy menus and stay within the WW guidelines, so this would work well for those people. And each recipe/daily menu is different so you don't have to worry about being bored and eating the same things over and over.

    The only real complaints I have about this book is that it is outdated compared to the newer WW cookbooks. It doesn't have any of the point values in the book, so you need to use the WW calculator to figure the point values out for each recipe. And the other complaint that I have is the book does have a few pictures in it, but most of the pictures are very unappetizing. They look like they just threw the recipe together and didn't worry about presentation. The more recent WW cookbooks make the pictures look very yummy, unlike this one.

    Also, we all know that not everyone can eat the same amount of calories and continue to lose weight, so its unclear as to who this cookbook is geared towards. Someone who needs to be eating 1600 calories and actively losing weight still or someone who is maintaining their goal weight and need to eat around 1200 calories per day.

    This cookbook looks like its worth a try, even just for the recipes and not the daily menus. But it't not as nice as the newer cookbooks that WW has put out in the last few years.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't Taste Like Diet Food!!!
    This cookbook is the best I've ever tried! I had a pretty good selection of cookbooks before buying this one so I didn't really think a 'healthy cookbook' would be able to compare... but the recipes are really great! There's a large selection of tastes for simple to complex meals.

    Plus for each day/page the book does not just give you one recipe. You'll be given a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Side dish ideas and drink ideas that will go good with your main dish are suggested! It's deffinatly a unique and helpful cookbook. You'll love it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fab!!! Even got my husband to eat low-fat!
    Exceptional recipes for busy people. Includes suggestions for healthful bag-lunches, breakfasts, and brunches you may not have thought of. The food tastes REAL, not the usual nonfat flavour (imagine eating the BOX that the burger came in...there, you've got it). Lots of things that even the kids will eat. Wonderful!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Healthy food that doesn't taste like diet food!!
    I'm 27 and busy, and not a big cookbook person, but after a few weeks on Weight Watchers I needed to spice up my menu. This book did the trick! It's got so many awesome recipes with all the WeightWatchers breakdowns, as well as daily menus to keep it all interesting. And even if you're not dieting, the meals are tasty and filling and you know you're eating healthy! ... Read more


    17. 15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes: Instant Recipes for Dinners, Desserts, and More
    by Dana Carpender
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    Asin: 159233041X
    Catlog: Book (2003-10-01)
    Publisher: Fair Winds Press
    Sales Rank: 677
    Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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    Recent studies prove that low-carbohydrate dieting works to take weight off and improve cholesterol. As more and more people switch to the Atkins diet or variations of it, they will need recipes! 15 Minute Low-Carb Recipes offers over 200 recipes that can be made in 15 minutes or less. This book offers all-new quick and easy recipes that will be a godsend to low-carbers everywhere. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Quick, easy, low carb, and TASTY!
    I bought 15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes because I adore 500 Low-Carb Recipes, and couldn't wait to try the new book. It's fantastic. It truly is about quick food. Each recipe takes 15 minutes or less in pre- and post-cooking preparation time. In fact, if the recipe is a cook-it-right-now one (as opposed to a slow-cooker recipe), the whole thing is 15 minutes or less. Plus, every recipe I've tried has been wonderful. What more could you want? Oh, yes--the recipes are also low carb! I'm happy. I'm very, very happy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another great low carb cookbook by the master
    This is another great book by Dana Carpender. These recipes were much needed in our times of rushing around and thinking you have no time to cook low-carb. As always she gives the number of servings, total carb count and fiber counts that we who low-carb need most. Her recipes are delicious and the serving sizes are more reasonable than most others who add servings to make the carb count lower. Her sizes are more appropriate to what we are really going to eat.

    The book is divided into easy chapters, making it very simple to find what you are looking for. Be it 15 minute burgers, poultry, skillet suppers, eggs, soups or desserts...they are all catagorized to find easily.

    All of the recipes I have tried so far are flavorful, and quick and easy to prepare. I highly recommend this book and her others also.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Thank You Dana, I just made an Omelet for the First Time!
    I want low carb but I'm also lazy. If it's complicated, I'm not going to make it. Not only are the recipes delicious, but super easy to follow. The last time I tried to make an omelet it was the exact consistency of foam rubber; I just thought I'd never be able to do it (and I love them). I followed Dana's easy omelet instructions and just had a delicious one for breakfast. Thank you Dana!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Delightfully Useful Surprisingly Good
    I've been low-carbing for years and years, so I have checked out most of what's on the market - especially as the "fad" aspects have increased, with fake-foods and marketing everywhere, most "low carb" cookbooks have been a real disappointment. This one is a keeper - useful, sensible, delicious and actually 15 minutes to prepare in most cases. I cannot recommend it highly enough. If you only buy two low-carb books, make one your particular plan's official tome, and make the other one Dana Carpender's book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy Fix for Busy Households
    My boyfriend and I both work long hours and the thought of cooking when we got home was usually met with a groan and a reach for the pizza delivery number. He decided he really wanted to do this low-carb diet and my mother saw this book and recommended it. I can not sing its praises enough. It got me into the kitchen after work and if you knew me that'd be enough proof right there :D but the meals truely are fast and delicious. Now we are eating and feeling a lot better since I started using this book. ... Read more


    18. Fantastic Food With Splenda: 160 Great Recipes for Meals Low in Sugar, Carbohydrates, Fat, and Calories
    by Marlene Koch, Christopher Dollbaum
    list price: $21.95
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    Asin: 1590770218
    Catlog: Book (2004-05)
    Publisher: M. Evans and Company
    Sales Rank: 98088
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars THIS IS AN AMAZING BOOK
    I came on line to order this amazing book for my friend on the South Beach Diet and was so suprised to see someone question it's accuracy because I am a Weight Watcher (points are in the book), and hate labels that lie! First of all in my copy, that I got a couple weeks back, the first recipe - Strawberry Lemonade- has the ingredients and I did not see a lot of typo's - so hers must have been a bad copy. I did find the 0 grams on the "compare" page - but it is clearly just an innocent mistake. The page highlights that Ms. Koch's Cinnamon Pancakes and Apple Butter Syrup have 11 grams of fat and then "compares" them to regular pancakes and syrup with 3 pats of butter. Since it clearly (in a box) says YOU SAVE: 9 grams of fat - along with 56 carbs, 195 calories and 7 points!!! by having hers instead of the "usual" pancakes and syrup you can see the fat grams on the high fat and sugar comparison should have been 20 (not 0). Yet, just to be sure I re-calculated several recipes with my own nutrition calculator, and they were all perfect - no errors - with accurate data and weight watcher points.
    More important - this book not only has great food - Chai Tea, Pumpkin Muffins, a bunch of great Coleslaws, Spinach Salad (with hot bacon dressing), Sloppy Joes, ice creams and even Cheesecake for breakfast - every single recipe I have made has been easy and delicious. It is the first book I have found that does such a good job cutting the fat along with the sugar and carbs and that has good recipes for everyday use (and a bunch for the holidays). I am ordering another book, and her dessert book, as soon as I finish this review and recommend you do so too. You will not be disappointed.

    1-0 out of 5 stars I was disappointed
    I bought this book because my husband is diabetic and Splenda is the most natural-tasting artificial sweetener. It appears to have been published in great haste in order to jump on the low-carb bandwagon. I returned it because it's full of errors. There are mispellings (2 on one page, one on another), nutrition information is figured wrong (a sample meal of pancakes with 3 pats of butter had zero grams of fat) and the first recipe --which I wanted to try--has no ingredients! I found these and other mistakes in just the first 30 or 40 pages. Nutrition info is very important to me and I don't feel I can overlook these errors. I can't trust what's in the rest of the book. I was really disappointed and returned the book to the store. I was also disappointed to hear that, because it wasn't a production error such as missing pages, they were just going to resell it! Don't buy this book--unless you don't mind taking a lot of chances when you cook.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Mega Kudos for Fantastic Food
    Marlene Koch did the impossible. Provided healthy recipes for everyday people using everyday ingredients. Some cookbooks with complicated ingredients and recipes just frustrated me, but Fantastic Food has me enjoying cooking again. The Asian Barbecued Pork Tenderloin is great; Spicy Orange Beef was a hit with everyone in the family and the Zesty Chicken Strips with Sweet Mustard Dip is the best in the world. The Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette is absolutely tops. It's almost hard to believe you're cooking healthy when everything tastes so great. I have made several other recipes and intend to make everything in this book. It is truly terrific!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Foods - Fantastic Book
    Marlene Koch has done it again! Another great book! Recipes are easy taste great! The Weight Watchers point is anadded bonus. I would highly recommend this book to anyone regardless of whether they are watching their weight or sugar intake. ... Read more


    19. Spices of Life : Simple and Delicious Recipes for Great Health
    by NINA SIMONDS
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    Asin: 0375411607
    Catlog: Book (2005-02-01)
    Publisher: Knopf
    Sales Rank: 700922
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    20. First Meals: the Complete Cookbook and Nutrition Guide
    by Annabel Karmel
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    Asin: 075660365X
    Catlog: Book (2004-05-03)
    Publisher: DK Publishing Inc
    Sales Rank: 7200
    Average Customer Review: 3.87 out of 5 stars
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    Completely revised, First Meals bursts with dozens of new color photographs and more than 200 recipes to entice even the fussiest baby or toddler. This classic cookbook covers the essentials-from flavorful first purées, winning lunchbox combos and easy-to-make family meals to finger-licking picnic and party noshes-while delighting the eye and providing hardworking information on nutrition, preparation and cooking times, freezing instructions, and tips on how to handle food allergies, additives, and tricky eaters.

    "For help from an expert, try First Meals, a beautifully illustrated, easy -to-follow guide to cooking for kids up to the age of 5."NEWSWEEK

    "Annabel Karmel's First Meals may be the perfect new-mom gift..." TIME
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource
    I love this book and refer to it on a weekly basis. The book is in an easy to follow stage-by-stage format. This book provides wonderful, easy, delicious, and healthy recipes for your baby. Most importantly, it provides useful instruction on how to begin making your own baby food. My nine month old son loves the "Cheesy Stars" and "Fruity Chicken" recipes. I have followed this book since the day my son began solids and it has been an indispensible resource. This book also has beautiful and demonstrative photographs, making cooking for your baby fun. I am proud to say that as a mom with a full time job outside the home AND with the help of this book, my baby has hardly eaten commercial baby food! (I also liked this book much better than Ruth Yaron's overly hyped "Super Baby Food.")

    4-0 out of 5 stars It's pretty good
    This book seems a little daunting at first, especially if you're on the fence about making your own baby food or not. Some people object to some of the recipes having butter or onions. But I took a second look and decided to try some things. The early recipes are very easy. The second-stage ones are easy too, I found out. Most things are simmered til soft, then pureed in a blender. True, there is some butter and onions included, but when I realized that each recipe made several servings, the amount of butter my baby was receiving in each feeding was nearly negligible. Also, I simply cut out the butter, oil, onions, and the like when I didn't feel it was necessary. A lot of these have carrots and potatoes as a base for introducing other things like fish and cottage cheese, so the diet gets changed gradually. Recipes are indicated to be suitable for freezing or not, a big help.

    The author seems a little too cutesy with the presentation. I can't imagine myself making litle animal faces at each meal for the next 5 years. They're just suggestions I guess. So don't think you have to do this whole book or else. Some recipes seem unnecessarily complicated, like poaching fish in a flavored broth. Plain water is fine. Simplify where you like to make it manageable for yourself, and really it's not too hard to make your own baby food.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    When I first bought this book five years ago, I returned it, because I did not think that berries and some of the other foods for very young babies were appropriate. I picked up the book again when he was older and this book is fantastic. I have this book, her Healthy Baby Planner and the revised editions as well as four others! I use this for his meals and the whole family loves her recipes. If you follow your pediatricians guidelines ( I use Ruth Yaron's great list of chokable foods and also I use Dr. William Sears books for his list of the least allergenic and the most allergenic foods.....his books are my bible) you should be able to easily decide which baby purees are best for you. The photos are beautiful and inpiring. I think her recipes are the best I have ever found. My son will devour the recipes from her book and I use her books every day. And I have many cookbooks...Barefoot Contessa, Martha Stewart, as well as baby cookbooks and Annabel Karmel is number one with us. Her books are a must have for your library.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Ever Cookbook
    I have many cookbooks and many children's cookbooks. I was searching for the healthiest and most delicious foods for my child. After reading books on nutrition by Dr. Sears and Ruth Yaron's book, I have found that Annabel Karmel's books are the best compilation of serious nutrition, healthy cooking, food preparation and the most key and important factor....great flavor. Her recipes are great for all ages...my whole family eats the recipes from her books. For example, her spinach lasgne recipe in her second edition First Meals is so great we cannot stop eating it...after a very extensive search and trial and error from other recipes in other cookbooks....we found a true award winning recipe. All her recipes are great...I can say that after cooking for two decades(and the past five years cooking for children) This cookbook should be on every family's shelves.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good recipes & easy to make
    This is the recipe book I have been using since introducing solids to my now 7-month old daughter. They are easy to make and tasty and so far she has liked all of them.

    This book contains many photos and it is a great guide for those who want to start out making their own baby food.

    Recently, I bought another recipe book by Annabel Karmel and I feel it is even better than this one. It is called, New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner. It doesn't have pictures but it has more recipes.

    I am completely satisfied with the book and even more with New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner. ... Read more


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