Synopses & Reviews
Do you think that healthy food couldn't possibly taste good? Does the idea of "eating healthy" conjure up images of roughage and steamed vegetables? Author Ellie Krieger, host of Food Network's Healthy Appetite, will change all that. A registered dietitian, Ellie is also a lover and proponent of good, fresh food, simply but deliciously prepared. And she's not about denial--no nonfat foods here, because when you take the fat out of natural foods, in go the chemicals. Don't deny yourself butter--use a pat of it, but put it front and center on those mashed potatoes, so you can revel in it with all your senses. The Food You Crave is all you'll need to change the way you eat and change the way you feel. It contains 200 recipes that cover every meal of the day and every craving you might have. Every recipe contains a complete nutritional breakdown, as well as tips on ingredients and techniques that will keep you eating smart and eating well.
"Ellie Krieger, host of the Food Network show "Healthy Appetite," provides healthful, crave-busting recipes in her recently released The Food You Crave. Designed to combat cravings, each recipe provides sources of essential nutrients. We tried several that were both good and good for you." -- Joanie Fuson, IndyStar.com
2009 IACP Winner
Health and Special Diets Category
Cookbooks and diet books that focus on healthful eating, nutrition, dietary concerns and special or restrictive diets.
And The James Beard Foundation 2009 Award in the Healthy Focus category.
For author Ellie Krieger -- and also host of the Food Network's Healthy Appetite -- good health isn't about deprivation, it's about good choices.
From appetizers to desserts, Ellie has a recipe to satisfy your every craving, whether it's for creamy mashed potatoes or luscious chocolate pudding. She offers up tasty ideas for healthy grab-and-go breakfasts and mid-afternoon snacks. You'll find useful tips on ingredients, going organic, and easy ways to change your eating habits. Plus each recipe comes with a complete nutritional analysis.
But this book is much more than a collection of recipes. It's a new way of looking at food -- a fresh approach to eating that gives you the flavor and satisfaction you crave in a healthier way.
Here's a little taste of the philosophy behind every delicious recipe in The Food You Crave.
- Moderation -- Not only in portion size, but you'll find healthy suggestions about which ingredients should be used Usually, Sometimes, and Rarely
- Keeping it Fresh -- Most of the recommended foods and ingredients are fresh -- as close to their original state as possible -- which makes them tastier and healthier
Keeping it Real
-- Recipes steer clear of foods with artificial additives or a list of ingredients that read like a chemistry experiment -- to protect your health
In The Food You Crave, you'll find dozens of healthy recipes that are bursting with flavor -- for everyday meals that will make you feel great.
Krieger, host of Food Networks "Healthy Appetite," is a proponent of good, fresh food, simply but deliciously prepared. Each of the 200 recipes contains a complete nutritional breakdown, as well as tips on ingredients and techniques for eating smart and eating well.
About the Author
Ellie is the host of Food Network's Healthy Appetite and she has appeared as a guest expert on dozens of programs including Today, CNN, and CBS's Saturday Early Show. Ellie Krieger is a registered dietitian specializing in nutrition and health communications, and her extensive work in the media has earned her a loyal following and national recognition as a trusted health professional. Ellie is a regular contributor to People's Your Diet and Parenting magazines, was the nutrition columnist for Rodale's Fitness Swimmer, and has written articles for Women's Day, Baby Talk, American Baby and Running News magazines. Ellie is an adjunct professor in the New York University Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health. She regularly speaks at events around the country. Ellie was also a Wilhelmina model for more than ten years. She received her bachelor's degree, with honors and distinction, in clinical nutrition from Cornell University and her master's in nutrition education from Columbia University.