Preparing meals that are both satisfying and low in calories is easier than you think. Based on a 1,200- to 1,500-calorie-a-day diet, The Everything® Calorie Counting Cookbook does the work for you, and what could be better than that? Let's face it, what we all really want is simplicity — fast and easy dishes that taste great and keep the weight off. This book delivers just that in an easy-to-follow format.
Breakfasts are broken down into four simple categories: eggs and omelets; French toast, waffles and pancakes; smoothies and shakes; and breads and muffins. Effortless entrees include meat, fish, fowl, and vegetarian options. Appetizers, dips, and soups are included along with chapters for salads, dressings, and sandwiches and wraps. Low-calorie snacks and decadent, trouble-free desserts make this the most undemanding calorie-counting cookbook you'll ever find.
In each section you will find ways to reduce calories and fat content in your foods and recipes by cooking with seasonings to add flavor instead of fat.
As you journey through this book, you will find some wonderful recipes, many passed down from generations that have been dressed up over the years to make preparing each meal a stimulating experience. For example, Toad in a Hole is an old-time family favorite breakfast. It's a simple piece of toast with a circle cut out of the center and a fried or baked egg in the middle. It's fun to look at, fun to make, and with some added spices, sausage, and seasonings it takes on a whole new exciting flavor.
Conway Welsh Rarebit Melt is a family recipe from the Middle Ages and beginning of the Renaissance. Nifty ingredients like light beer and Tabasco make this rarebit pop. The Vancho Chicken Paprikas was handed down from my Slovakian great-grandmother, prepared with bursts of flavor from paprika, lemon, and tomato. John's Turkey Chili is thick and meaty, perfect for rainy or winter days and football games, without a lot of fat and calories. The honey cakes and baked apples will astonish; they are sweet and savory, and lower in calories.
There are also some great appetizers and snacks like the cheese lace, which is prepared with simple fanfare by baking finely sliced cubes of low-fat cheese until crispy. Sprinkled with seasonings or parmesan, this entertaining favorite is simply addictive. Whatever your individual tastes or cravings, there are many tasty options inside this book. Happy eating!