New Dieter’s Cookbook – Low Calorie Home Cooking from Better Homes and Gardens, edited by Heidi McNutt, is an excellent source of low calorie and low sodium recipes for health-conscious consumers. The author presents some very interesting low cal main dishes centering on such staples as beef, lamb, veal, poultry, salads, and fish.
The preparations are easy to understand and pictures amplify the book’s cooking instructions. Each meal is depicted with a calorie count, as well as portion control for strict dieters.
The book covers cooking preparations for a plethora of desserts like strawberry yogurt pudding and pumpkin raisin drops. A typical granola bar is made with oats, apple, wheat germ, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla. Cooking time is under an hour. Herbs like anise or even cinnamon may be substituted for sugar. Stevia is another good sugar substitute for dieters and people counting sugar grams. The granola bar weighs in at just 180 calories.
The book includes a number of very tasty main courses. Examples are sweet and sour fish (160 calories), spinach stuffed sole (180 calories), deep sea kabobs (250 calories), and fish with cucumber sauce (120 calories).
New Dieter’s Cookbook – Low Calorie Home Cooking is a dream come true for weight-conscious consumers or people who must count sugar calories or the cholesterol content of food. Diabetics can utilize this book; however, substitutions must be made for sugar, and portion control is required for carbohydrates. Major changes to one’s diet should always be discussed with medical providers.