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Skinnytinis: All the Fun for Half the Caloriesby Teresa Marie Howes
Synopses & Reviews
Create great-tasting cocktails without destroying your diet
So you're watching your weight but you enjoy the occasional cocktail after work or when you're out with the girls. What's a calorie-conscious woman to do? Have a SkinnyTini, of course!
SkinnyTinis shows you how to make trendy, tasty drinks that have the same great flavor as their full-calorie counterparts, yet are made using easy-to-find low-sugar mixers and high-quality alcohol. From a Skinny Appletini and a Skinny Cosmopolitan to a Skinny Mojito and a Skinny Margarita, you'll discover both traditional and modern recipes that feature clever ways to cut the calories in half. You'll see how delicious, easy, and fun it is to make a Strawberry Cheesecake Skinnytini, a Vanilla Chaitini, a Gingerberry, and many more terrific SkinnyTinis and cocktails, all with an average of only 142 calories.
You'll also find important ingredient shopping tips, helpful hints and instructions for ordering diet-friendly drinks at a bar or restaurant, and creative ways to burn off calories from the cocktails you've enjoyed. And for you eco-friendly gals, there are even tips on how to make your SkinnyTini all natural. There's also a companion Web site,
skinnytinis.com, which includes news, recipes, quizzes, and an interactive feature where you can design your own signature SkinnyTini. You can even register to become a SkinnyTini insider and receive a regular newsletter so you'll always have the skinny on new SkinnyTini recipes.
Packed with tips, anecdotes, and dozens of bright, full-color photographs, SkinnyTinis is a must-have guide for weight-conscious social drinkers everywhere.
More than 70 ways to enjoy cocktail hour–without worrying about the calories
For people watching their weight, enjoying the occasional cocktail can be a problem, since the average mixed drink contains over 300 calories. Now Teresa Howes comes to the rescue with scores of cocktail recipes that average only 142 calories each–but have the same great flavor and alcohol content as their full-calorie counterparts. From a Skinny Appletini and a Skinny Cosmopolitan to a Skinny Mojito and a Skinny Margarita, these guilt-free drinks feature low-sugar or sugar-free mixers, fresh fruit, and other clever ways to cut the calories. With 39 beautiful color photographs plus a section on diet-friendly drinks people can order at a bar or restaurant, SkinnyTinis is a must-have guide for weight-conscious social drinkers everywhere.
"How do we maintain or lose weight without giving up small pleasures in life like a night out on the town with the girls or a stiff martini after a long day at the office? That was the question that prompted me to begin looking at alcohol differently. Instead of trying to avoid it, I'd prefer to find ways to modify recipes and habits so I can still enjoy my favorites. Hence the advent of SkiinnyTinis! I was so proud of my concoctions and revelations that I felt compelled to share them with the rest of the social drinkers who share my struggle. The recipes in this book have been tested, and users have rated them just as tasty as their high-calorie counterparts (if not tastier). The only difference? They have less than half the calories."
—from the Introduction
About the Author
Teresa Marie Howes is an expert in nutrition with a career in the weight-loss industry. Although she's always known the "right" things to do to stay trim, like many, she's struggled with actually following through. Her very active social life in San Diego, coupled with her career in weight loss, led her to recognize how much women battle with social drinking when it comes to balancing fun with their figures.
Throughout her career, Teresa found that it's more effective to empower people to live long, healthy lives without having to sacrifice everyday joys. Instead of telling clients to give up certain foods and activities, her approach is to find creative solutions and small modifications to habits that allow women struggling with their weight to continue enjoying life's little pleasures.
That's why she's so passionate about SkinnyTinis. Through recipe books, skinnytinis.com, and small class instruction, she's on a mission to show social drinkers that they truly can have all the fun for half the calories!
Table of Contents
How Do SkinnyTinis Work?
Getting your skinny bar ready.
Drinks, Drinks, and More Drinks!
Skinny Cocktails Recipes.
Love the Recipes. . .but What Do I Do When I’m Out?
Entails Just a Little Creativity.
The Skinny Tricks.
Know Your Garnishes.
Managing Your Weight & Social Life.
Save Calories and Cash.
Earn Your Party!
Know Your Limit.
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