Google anything with the word “healthy” in it, and you’re bound to see the blog Skinnytaste come up high on the list.
I have followed Gina Homolka and her Skinnytaste blog for quite some time so I was extremely excited to see her come out with this cookbook.
Having made several of her recipes, I knew this would be a cookbook worth investing in. Gina’s recipes have always been full of flavor and nutrition while being lower in calories. And when I say that, I mean it.
Since January 1st has come and gone, and New Year’s Resolutions abound, this is the perfect time of year to try experimenting with The Skinnytaste Cookbook, so I have been pouring through the book and experimenting.
First off, the book is large sized, which I Loved, and the photos in the book are big and bold and beautiful, which I adore in cookbooks. The first chapter gives you some motivation with helps, like “A Skinny Kitchen Makeover”, which helps you understand staples and good-for-you items to have in your own kitchen.
And the food you’ll be cooking will be excitingly ethnic and full of spice and flavor. The recipes range from wonderful breakfast recipes like Winter, Potato, Kale and Sausage Frittata and Coco-Loco Mango Green Smoothies to healthy mains like Greek Salad Pita Pizzas and Mongolian Beef and Broccoli. There is even a dessert section featuring some lovely looking Mini-Pavlovas with Fresh Fruit and Silky Chocolate Cream Pie made with some ingredients you wouldn’t expect but actually work and taste so good.
Each recipe has a menu showing the nutritional breakdown in fat, calories, carbohydrates, cholesterol, sugar, etc. to help you keep track with ease of what your food intake is everyday. I love that she uses natural whole ingredients, unlike many other healthy cookbooks that use canned low fat cream of something soups and such. There are also little cutout sections every page or so called “Skinny Scoops” that give you hints for quicker fixings and also pantry tips like freezing leftover buttermilk (a quandry I always have).
If you are looking for a fresh take right now on your eating habits…Skinnytaste is worth the buy. I look forward to trying more of Gina’s recipes soon!