Cook up healthier lifestyle—July 24, 2009
Hastings Public Library has recently added a number of cookbooks that reflect lifestyle choices of today. Yes, the Library still has many traditional cookbooks, but these new cookbooks may provide healthy and tasty meals to reduce the recent ranking of Nebraska as the 20th state in the nation with the most obese people.
Does a handful of chips turn into an empty bag for you? If so, David A. Kessler’s book “The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite” may help you discover why it is so difficult to resist certain foods. It may not be a simple matter of will power after all.
Meet cooks Hazzy Eastwood, Candice Kumai, and Allison Fishman as you try some of the recipes from their Lifetime Television cooking series. Their book, “Cook Yourself Thin: Skinny Meals You Can Make in Minutes,” has a quick calorie count guide, smart calorJanuary 25, 2010 to use healthy, low-fat foods in dishes such as “Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins” or “Sweet and Sour Pork Chops” and you will not go away hungry. Take their “Eater ID” test to help find if you are an “on-the-run eater, “sugar fiend”, “yo-yo dieter” or a “comfort food craver.”
The book “Hungry Girl: 200 Under 200: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories” by Lisa Lillien details how to use alternative products in low-calorie recipes. Lillien uses brand products such as Fiber One bran cereal, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener and Cool Whip Free as standard ingredients in her recipes. It may be worth reading this book to simply discover what low-calorie brand name products work in delicious recipes such as “Crispy Tuna Croquettes,” “Cheesy Beefy Quesadilla,” and “Black Forest Cheesecake Parfait.”
Find more low-calorie brand name food recipes (only 300 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving) in the book “Favorite Brand Name Light Cooking.” Try Weight Watchers “Cook Quick Cook Healthy” and “Quick, Light & Healthy Cookbook” books too.
These and other cookbooks available at the Hastings Public Library can start you out on a new guilt-free lifestyle as you learn how to cook all over again.