Saturday, October 25, 2014

The SkinnyTaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka

A friend recently introduced me to the SkinnyTaste blog and when I saw this book I knew I needed to get it.
This isn't just re-made recipes. This is real food. What has impressed me the most is that the ingredients are high quality natural foods that I'd feel good about feeding my family.
Just look at that cinnamon butternut squash soup. Now the tricky thing to remember is serving size. As with any "weight loss plan" serving size is important. One cup of this soup is under 200 calories. The average bowl of soup that we eat in America is significantly more than one cup.  If serving size is a problem for you then you might want to approach these dishes (or any meal) with a smaller plate or bowl.

 This slow-cooker chicken enchilada soup has 368 calories for a one-and-a-half cup serving. Doesn't it look amazing?
Don't think that this is a soup-only book, it isn't. It has recipes for all meals and even desserts, it's just been cold outside and I'm instantly drawn to the soup section.
Here's the author making one of her skinny meals. 
And here's dessert! Berry cobbler. 
There are tons of recipes in this book and they all look amazing and fairly simple, you don't need to be a pro in the kitchen to pull these off.
Check out the SkinnyTaste blog here. You'll find a lot of recipes there and will get to know Gina better.

Not only are the dishes easy to make but the book is full of beautiful pictures and has the nutritional information for each recipe. 

This book was provided for review by Blogging For Books.

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