(Closed) Healthy cook books

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think a better option is to learn substitution to make his favorite foods and flavors healthier and ways to get him to eat more fiber and vegetable heavy meals. This way any cookbook can serve as dinner inspiration.

Also, if you dont already, start a pinterest board for this.

What are his top 2 favorite dishes?

For example, he loves pizza? Try a stuffed pepper with a little bit of brown rice, grated zuchinni, sauteed onion, tomato sauce, turkey pepperoni, oregano and basil. and top with a bit of 2% mozz. Is it pizza? No, but it has the same flavor profile and its not trying to be pizza. 

Fried chicken? Instead take chicken strips, coat in greek yogurt seasoned with ranch dry seasoning, then roll in panko crumbs and bake elevated on a drying rack over a cookie sheet until cooked through and crispy. Lots of flavor and full of moisture.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I actually love love love Skinny Italian by Teresa Giudice. the recipes are really good with not too many ingredients. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@StuporDuck:  He doesnt like peppers, try the same method with tomato (the shredded zuchinni bulk sit out but cooks down so you cant really tell its there.) and different flavors so you can make it more often and it seems different. Next time try chicken sausage, brown rice, oregano, and top with a bit of feta cheese for a greek flair.

What vegetables does he like? Then look up new and different ways to use them.

My Darling Husband started not eating a lot aof differen things and now eats a ton as I tried different prep methods for things. For example he didnt like cauliflower initially, but liked cauliflower soup (roasted then pureed with chicken broth till smooth and a tiny bit of blue cheese on top) and eventually he came to eat cauliflower in various forms.  

Or I discovered he loves winter squashes. There are lots of dishes for those. tonight I am making a roasted butternut, cranberry and sage side dish. Its hearty and still healthy and its different so he wont get sick of the same item a couple times a month.

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@StuporDuck:  Hey you are already ahead of the game, he goes to the grocery store?!?!  hehe

Dh went Friday for me and I gave him an explicit list and I still got about 5 emails from him while he was there asking questions?

But you are right, he has to care as much as you if he is sharing the cooking/shopping. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

It’s not a cookbook, but I love skinnytaste blog

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@hopefloats:  I love the Skinny Taste blog too! I cook something off of there like once a week its awesome! 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I adore Cooking Light magazine! The recipes range from easy and familiar to exotic and more involved, and they are almost always amazing. I also like that they rely on real food instead of artificial sweeteners or anything. Check out their website, too – they have recipe archives going back for years. 

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