Everyday Food: Light: The Quickest and Easiest Recipes, All Under 500 Calories

By | July 29, 2017
Everyday Food: Light: The Quickest and Easiest Recipes, All Under 500 Calories

Cook what you want to eat, without all the fat
 
The editors of Everyday Food magazine know that it’s not enough to get dinner on the table in a snap—it also has to be good for the whole family. Everyday Food: Light features delicious, healthful recipes, all under 500 calories. Organized seasonally so you can take advantage of the freshest ingredients, this book shows you how to quickly make your favorite dishes in a way that’s light but nonetheless tempting.

Making simple adjustments to your weeknight arsenal is easy with the step-by-step instructions on cooking techniques (like stir-frying and roasting), kitchen tools to help cut down on calories (such as a steamer basket and a citrus zester), and great low- or no-fat flavor boosters (marinades, herbs, and spices). And each recipe is accompanied by a beautiful color photograph and nutritional information to keep you motivated all week long. Here are some of the recipes you’ll find inside:

   • Oven-Fried Chicken
   • Saucy Shrimp and Grits
   • Lighter Eggplant Parmesan
   • Grilled Marinated Flank Steak
   • Olive-Oil Mashed Potatoes
   • Lighter Creamed Spinach
   • Tomato Salad with Olives and Lemon Zest
   • Light Chocolate-Chunk Brownies
   • Pear and Berry Crisp
   • Mini Mocha Cheesecakes
 
Tips throughout explain what makes these recipes light, whether by using simple substitutions (such as whole-wheat tortillas instead of pizza crust), smart ways to cut back on fat (topping fish with bread crumbs rather than coating it in batter), or healthy cooking methods (baking onion rings instead of frying them). You’ll also find prep and cook times for each recipe, and plenty of one-pot meals that make great weeknight dinners for the whole family.

Staying on track for a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean relying on gimmicky diets or eating flavorless meals. With Everyday Food: Light, cooking fulfilling and tasty dinners has never been easier or more inspiring.

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  1. Suzie Q
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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    Healthy, quick, accessible meals, April 9, 2012
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    Suzie Q (Palo Alto, CA) –

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    I didn’t think I was a huge Martha fan, but this is a great cookbook. As you’ve probably gathered, all the recipes are for meals under 500 calories. They are also all pretty quick to prepare with easy to find ingredients, so it’s accessible cooking. There are healthier recipes for all sorts of classics – like chicken parmesan and lasagne, for example. And there are lots of great ideas for salads, Asian influenced soups, and even basic side dishes.

    I decided I needed to start eating healthier, but being a full time working mom of an infant, I don’t have a lot of time to plan or cook meals. This book gives me some great ideas to inspire me, and makes it a lot easier to cook things I know I’ll like, quickly, without having to over-think it.

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  2. C. Odom
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    Well organized, easy to follow, crowd pleasing light recipes, May 20, 2014
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    C. Odom (Memphis) –

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    I have had Good Food Fast and loved it. I bought this in an effort to cook lighter. My two small children and picky husband have liked everything I’ve made from it so far (from the summer section: marinated steak, sesame green beans, herbed red potatoes, no bake summer lasagna, roasted red peppers, and grilled fish sandwiches.) I love that it’s divided by season. The recipes are simple and the food is familiar without being boring. I got a similar book from real simple at the same time and feel like a lot of the recipes will be too exotic for my family’s palate at this point.
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  3. D. L. Jennings
    47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
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    Light, Smart and Beautiful., December 28, 2011
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    D. L. Jennings (Carbondale IL) –

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    This Cookbook is just what we have come to expect of Martha’s New line of Books. Filled with Pictures that make my mouth water, this book is PACKED with easy to prepare recipes that will please a variety of pallets. There is a Picture for every recipe and a little Hint, Fact or Substitution as well. Some pages are divided into four parts each showing a different way to prepare a recipe, for example, there is Slaw prepared four different ways. One thing that delighted me as a baker was to see so many different desserts, each presented in a way that “diet” need not even be mentioned. I see SEVERAL recipes that could be doubled and taken to Church Dinners, as well as Recipes that you could serve at a Dinner Party and no one would ever know they were light. Another plus to this book is it’s division by Seasons. What a smart thing to do with a light cookbook, seeing how so much of it is fresh ingredients that you will be assured are in season since it is divide as such. If you are already a subscriber to EVERYDAY FOOD you will recognize some of the recipes but don’t let that stop you, because this book is a Treasure Trove of Beautiful, Light Cooking.
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