No need to raise your hand if you were one who ate too much food over the holidays. Again, no need to raise your hand if you are currently trying to shed those points (or any others) as we move along into this next year. No, I’m not talking to anyone directly and certainly I’m not saying anything about myself. I’m merely here to point out a few good cookbooks. You can thank me in the comment section if you so desire.
Ok, The Best of Cooking Light Everyday Favorites: Over 500 of our all-time favorite recipes is just fun. I don’t know about you but I’ve always thought that the Cooking Light cookbooks have the best photographs. There are relatively few foods in their books that do not look good. This might tempt you to continue indulging – but don’t. Just select a few recipes at a time and move along. We’ve eaten a few things out of this recipe book but the yummiest was the easy-to-follow recipe for sour cream scones. I’d never made scones before and so I had my husband, Jonathan, make them. (ha ha) He did a really GOOD job too. They were absolutely delicious and now that I’ve seen someone else actually go through the process of making them, I feel reasonably comfortable about making them myself!
Other recipes in this book that deserve some attention: Low-Fat Strawberry Cinnamon Muffins, the chicken and broccoli casserole and the Golden Potato-Leek soup which is out of this world amazing. (If you like potatoes and you like leeks, that is.) This is to say nothing of the coconut curried chicken, key lime pie parfait, maple date bars, etc. Hungry yet?
If you’ve ever done Weight Watchers, are doing it or are considering it, trust me when I say that you will want this book. Weight Watchers 5 ingredient 15 Minute cookbook is easy to follow. Best yet, the recipes count your points for you! Oh yes! It’s a beautiful thing. The recipes are also very yummy. Being chicken fans, we went for the lemon-parsley chicken and Tuscan chicken. There’s an Alfredo pasta recipe too which makes you wonder how it could be remotely beneficial for you to eat this but here ’tis! Good tastin’ stuff.
Keep pressing on with those good food intentions and if you hit a rut and need some suggestions or motivations – check out these two recipe books. They really are amazing.
Carrie comes by her book obsession honestly, having descended from a long line of bibliophiles. She blogs about books regularly at Reading to Know.