EatingWell 500-Calorie Dinners takes the guesswork out of healthy cooking by providing delicious, easy recipes and menus for dinners that come in at about 500 calories, an amount experts say will help most people lose weight without feeling deprived. Once you try the meals in this book you'll be amazed at how well you can eat for 500 calories. One night you'll have a steak sandwich with grilled peppers and a garlicky aioli served along with roasted red potatoes and a green salad with a tangy vinaigrette, the next night braised chicken in a paprika-spiked sauce over egg noodles with snap peas tossed with a creamy tarragon dressing. Want a glass of wine with dinner or a dessert to end the evening? We've included those in our menus too. Try pork chops with an orange and fennel salad along with a side of quinoa and a dish of strawberry frozen yogurt.
And this book will help you to do more than just trim your waistline-it will help you to improve your heart health and reduce your risk for diabetes too. It provides solid advice from EatingWell Magazine's nutrition experts on what foods should be included in any healthful diet, how to figure out how many calories you need, how to determine appropriate serving sizes and estimate calories (without carting around a kitchen scale everywhere you go) and how to lose weight while still feeling satisfied.
In this book, you'll also find:
140 delicious recipes that use simple techniques and easy-to-find ingredients
Quick dinners: over 100 of the recipes are ready in less than 45 minutes and many take less than 30 minutes
Secrets of successful weight loss from renowned weight-loss researcher Dr. Jean Harvey-Berino, chair of the University of Vermont's Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook The EatingWell Diet
How to eat all day and still lose weight, including what a 1,500-calorie day looks like and easy ideas for breakfast, lunch and snacks
Diet tips to maximize flavor and satisfaction while minimizing calories
Jessie Price grew up in a family full of great cooks and food fanatics. After graduating from Williams College, she cooked in restaurants in California and Colorado, including the Relais and Chateaux Home Ranch near Steamboat Springs. She started out testing and developing recipes for EatingWell and joined the editorial team full-time in 2004 when she moved from San Francisco. Jessie directs the food content for EatingWell Magazine and has worked on several EatingWell books including EatingWell Comfort Foods Made Healthy, EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry, EatingWell Serves Two, EatingWell 500-Calorie Dinners, The EatingWell Diet, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart, EatingWell on a Budget, The Simple Art of EatingWell and EatingWell One-Pot Meals. She lives in Charlotte, Vermont. EatingWell is the leading publisher of the award-winning magazine, whose tagline is "Where Good Taste Meets Good Health," as well as a series of cookbooks through Countryman, and a vibrant website. EatingWell's magazine and books have been recognized with numerous awards from the James Beard Foundation, the International Association of Culinary Professionals and Folio: Magazine. EatingWell is recognized by nutritionists, professional chefs and journalists alike as one of the most reliable sources of science-based nutrition information. The company's headquarters and Test Kitchen are located in Charlotte, Vermont.