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Fast Food Fix: 75 Amazing Recipe Makeovers of Your Fast Food Restaurant Favorites
Devin Alexander
1594863105
April 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Is it possible to make fries that taste just like McDonald's with no trans-fatty-acids? Yes, but it's not easy. Blessed with an obsessive, analytical mind and cursed with a craving for Burger King, Alexander offers healthier (but not necessarily healthy) substitutes for brand name burgers, milkshakes, fries and pizza. In true fast food fashion, recipes are single servings, but some are generous enough to serve two. Though substitutions are included (use a whole wheat for a white bun or turkey for pork), Alexander reminds readers the goal is to "cut fat and calories...without affecting taste." This takes precision: though the Popeye's Cajun Battered Fries are still spicy and delicious and relatively straight-forward to make, the recipe for Hardee's 1/3-lb Western Bacon Thickburger has steps for breading onion...


The Paleo Diet
Loren Cordain
0471267554
Dec 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
According to author Loren Cordain, modern health and diet problems didn't start with the advent of packaged snack food, but much earlier--back at the dawn of the agricultural age many thousands of years ago. As humans became less nomadic and more dependent on high-carbohydrate diets, we left behind the diet we had evolved with, which is based on low-fat proteins and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Sugars, fats, and carbs were rare, if they were present at all, and survival required a steady, if low-key, level of activity.

Cordain's book The Paleo Diet blends medical research with a healthy sprinkle of individual anecdotes, practical tips, and recipes designed to make his suggestions into a sustainable lifestyle, rather than a simple month-long diet; he even includes cooking recommendations and nationwide sources for...



Healthy Snacks (Healthy Eating With Mypyramid)

0736853693


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From Booklist
PreS-Gr. 2. Like other titles in the Healthy Eating with MyPyramid series, this book encourages young children to make positive food choices. Full-page, full-color photographs show children of many ages and ethnicities enjoying healthy snacks. The minimal text, which could easily be tackled by somewhat older elementary students still working on basic reading skills, explains that snacks help fuel the body. All nutritional information in this series reflects the USDA's new MyPyramid teaching tool, which is prominently displayed throughout the book. Appended are more snack ideas, a glossary, a bibliography, and a note about the Internet search site -FactHound, which will "fetch" additional sites on this topic. These high-quality illustrations and basic words offer an alternative to commercials, magazines, and movies, that...


The Get With The Program! Guide to Fast Food and Family Restaurants
Bob Greene
0641626908

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Happy Feet, Healthy Food: Your Child's First Journal of Exercise and Healthy Eating

1891369466


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Book Description
Happy Feet, Healthy Food is a combination of logbook (to record exercise and diet) and a sourcebook for games, activities and eating tips. Each week features bright color illustrations, lists of games and activities to try, advice on good foods, suggestions for packing snacks and lunches, and a log page to write about the activities of each day and the foods eaten. The goal is to promote understanding of the bene-fits of exercise and healthy eating, to improve the child's reading and writing skills, and to foster dialogue with parents. Perfect for use in schools or at home.Carol Goodrow is the founding -editor of Kidsrunning.com, a Runner's World site, which has won numerous awards for its creative and informative content. She is also an award-winning elementary school teacher in Tolland, Connecticut.


Foods That Harm Foods That Heal
Reader's Digest
0762106050
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
In a blizzard of conflicting nutritional claims and information, here is a book that gets down to basics, debunks many myths, and gives the reader a useful and comprehensive look at food, nutrition, and health. Based on sound science and the research of more than 300 nutritional experts worldwide, it is well organized and indexed, and will be a refreshingly clear reference for anyone who wants to know about nutrition and health (know anyone who doesn't?). One of the best books I've seen on the subject. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist
Alphabetical listings in this clearly written resource span general categories of illnesses, food groups, additives, and normal life passages, such as aging. Other entries refer to specific medical...


The G.I. Diet : The Easy, Healthy Way to Permanent Weight Loss
Rick Gallop
0761131787
November 1, 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"An inspired, realistic, uncomplicated, long-term approach to successful weight management...A simple guide to food choices, both at home and away, with easy to remember images, practical tips, tasty recipes and strategies for feedback and self-monitoring." ? Michael Sole, M.D., former Chief of Cardiology, Toronto Hospital


From the Trade Paperback edition. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

Book Description
Why was this a #1 bestseller in Canada in 2002? Because it is an easy-to-follow, easy-to-stick-to, truly healthy approach to eating that is based on the Glycemic Index, the original science behind The Zone Diet, but eliminates that diet's complexity and tendency to leave dieters wanting more. If you can understand a traffic light,...


Cooking the Whole Foods Way: Your Complete Everyday Guide to Healthy Delicious Eating with 500 Recipes, Menus, Meal Planning Techniques
Christina Pirello
1557882622
January 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Christina Pirello turned to a whole-foods diet after being diagnosed with terminal leukemia at age 26. To the shock of her doctors, and without any medical treatment, she went into complete remission. She was surprised herself, as she'd been a vegetarian for more than 10 years and wasn't convinced that cutting prepackaged foods, sugar, and dairy from her diet would make that much of a difference to her health.

Pirello says, "Macrobiotics is an understanding that that food is energy, that everything we eat becomes part of us and helps create who we become." With this philosophy in mind, she advises how to plan menus, shop for quality ingredients, and combine foods for optimum energy. She then jumps right into her collection of more than 500 recipes, among them Fresh Corn Chowder, Béchamel Sauce, and Chocolate Hazelnut...



Superfoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life
Steven Pratt M.D.
0060535679
December 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
World renowned authority Dr. Steven Pratt believes that it is easier to prevent disease than to treat it. In Superfoods Rx, he takes readers from the 20th-century world of macronutrients-proteins, fats, and carbohydrates-into the 21-century world of cutting-edge micronutrients.

About the Author
Steven Pratt, M.D., is a world-renowned authority on the role of nutrition and lifestyle in the prevention of disease and optimizing health. He is a senior staff ophthalmologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. He lives in Del Mar, California.


Organic, Inc. : Natural Foods and How They Grew
Samuel Fromartz
0151011303
April 10, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In recent decades, organic food—the idealistic, natural alternative to industrial agribusiness and processed packaged foods—has grown into a multibillion-dollar business. Fromartz's portrait of the adolescent industry reveals that that success has prompted an epic identity crisis. Big corporations like Kraft and General Mills own the bulk of the market, and half of all organic sales come from the largest 2% of farms, alienating those most committed to producing chemical-free fruits and vegetables on small family farms, and selling them locally. Business journalist Fromartz uncovers the trailblazers' tactics: how Whole Foods Market developed a religion of "moral hedonism," how Earthbound Farm launched a revolution with bagged salad mix and how Silk soy milk became "the number one brand in the dairy...


Blender Baby Food
Nicole Young
0778801187
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Brooklyn Parent 11/2005
Recipes so simple that you may never buy jarred baby food again.

Book Description
Making nutritious, homemade baby food has never been so easy! Baby food doesn't have to come in jars, and making your own at home is not difficult. Baby food is strained, puréed or mashed adult food - just a different version of the food you prepare for yourself. Here are three good reasons to make baby food at home: 1. Knowing what's in it, therefore ensuring healthy and wholesome meals. 2. Tailoring the texture to your baby's preferences. 3. Shaping baby's tastes and helping him/her learn what fresh foods taste like. Whether choosing to make all baby's food at home, or just some of it, the blender is a great way to offer new flavors in a baby-friendly texture. Once a child begins...


The Raw Food Detox Diet: The Five-Step Plan for Vibrant Health and Maximum Weight Loss
Natalia Rose
0060799919
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A top nutritionist provides her simple, proven five-level diet plan to safely make the transition to eating raw foods, and to detoxify and achieve- a perfect body no matter how you eat now.

About the Author
Well-known for her highly effective, personalized diets, certified clinical nutritionist Natalia Rose works with some of the world's most body-conscious men and women, including models, actors, and media personalities. She is the nutrition director for The FrÉdÉric Fekkai Spa. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.


Dealing with Food Allergies
Janice Joneja
092352164X
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
A food allergy is an immune system response to a food that the body mistakenly believes is harmful. Chemicals released by the immune system to protect the body trigger allergic reactions — varying widely from mild rashes to life-threatening anaphylactic shock. Often difficult to diagnose, food allergies can be lifetime afflictions — with no treatment other than avoiding the offending food. Dealing with Food Allergies presents up-to-date information on current diagnostic methods and treatment options. An authority on food allergies and intolerances, the author describes the effects of food allergies on the skin, mucous membranes, and respiratory and digestive tracts; discusses treatment by allergists and other healthcare professionals; and empowers readers to manage their food allergies. Illustrations, charts,...


Simply Natural Baby Food: Easy Recipes for Delicious Meals Your Infant and Toddler Will Love
Cathe Olson
0972469036
December 2002
Paperback
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Sharon K. Yntema, author of NEW Vegetarian Baby
An enticing and inspiring book of recipes for children. A very accessible and tasty collection.

Monica Dixon, Ph.D., R.D., Author of Love the Body You Were Born With
In an era of epidemic obesity/diabetes in children, Olson offers wholesome and simple recipe ideas for a healthy start.

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Grub : Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen
Anna Lappe, Bryant Terry
1585424595
April 6, 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This smart, engaging work deftly blends polemic, lifestyle guidance and cooking expertise. The daughter of writer Francis Moore Lappé (Diet for a Small Planet) and medical ethicist Marc Lappé, coauthor Lappé wears her pedigree well, arguing passionately and articulately for the organic lifestyle (Terry is a chef and food justice activist). Early chapters explore how the advent of commercial agriculture and mass-manufactured food has led American eaters down a path to obesity and disease while undermining the local economies of farming communities and, in many cases, encouraging the exploitation of both labor and natural resources. The answer: to adopt a "grub" lifestyle that is both healthy and ethical. The "Seven Steps to a Grub Kitchen" chapter suggests readers commit more time to cooking...


The Complete Book of Raw Food
Julie Rodwell
1578261945
June 2005
Paperback
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Vegetarian Journal
This is a terrific book to get you started.

Vegetarians in Paradise
Every raw food lover would appreciate having The Complete Book of Raw Food on the kitchen bookshelf.

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Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork: A 12-Stop Program to End Bad Habits and Begin a Healthy Lifestyle
Mike Huckabee
0446578061
May 2005
Hardcover
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—Arnold Schwarzenegger
"Governor Huckabee’s fantastic lifestyle change is an inspiration and a model for our nation."

—Bill Clinton
"Governor Mike Huckabee has proven that self discipline, diet, and exercise can lead to a happier, healthier lifestyle."

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The Healthy Baby Meal Planner : Mom-Tested Child-Approved Recipes for Your Baby and Toddler
Annabel Karmel
0743274040
June 21, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Start your baby on a lifetime of healthy eatingCommercial baby food may seem healthy and convenient, but a meal prepared at home with fresh, high-quality ingredients is still the most nutritious one you can give your child. Preparing your own baby food is quick, easy and much more affordable than you might think. It is certainly the best way to cultivate healthy eating habits in your infant or toddler.Since it was published in 1991, Annabel Karmel's book has become the definitive, essential guide to feeding babies and young children and is used by pediatricians, nutritionists, and mothers around the world. Now fully revised and updated, The Healthy Baby Meal Planner will show you which foods are appropriate for each stage of a child's development from infancy to age three.Also included: Latest information on food...


The 90/10 Weight-Loss Plan
Joy Bauer
0312303971
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Review
“An easy to read resource that is quite accessible to the average consumer.” –Journal of the American Dietetic Association

“Lose weight—and still be kind to your sweet tooth.” –Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter

“Bravo!” –Fitness

“****” –Glamour

“If you’re dreading bathing-suit season, arm yourself with this book and plan on a new look.” –New York Daily News


Harvest for Hope : A Guide to Mindful Eating
Jane Goodall, et al
0446533629
November 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
World-renowned scientist and conservationist Jane Goodall earned her fame by studying chimpanzee feeding habits. But in Harvest for Hope, she scrutinizes human eating behaviors, and the colossal food industries that force-feed some cultures' self-destructive habits for mass consumption. It's an unsustainable lifestyle that Goodall argues must change immediately, beginning--not ironically--at a grassroots level.

Looping personal anecdotes from 40 years of global travels with stories from noble farmer Davids and corporate Goliaths, Goodall methodically builds her case for shopping organic and living modestly. Mustering a tender gumption, she details the vicious cycle of pesticide-ridden and genetically engineered crops which feed the unknowing majority of consumers; and also feed the antibiotic-treated animals...



Homegrown Pure and Simple: Great Healthy Food from Garden to Table
Goodbody Nischan
0811844722
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Warm, enthusiastic and sweetly dedicated to the author's garden-devoted mom, this volume celebrates the bounty that can come from a home garden (assuming the involvement of a dedicated gardener) with simple, mostly very healthy recipes. Following an introduction to his own garden, Nischan—author of the James Beard Award–winning Taste Pure and Simple and former chef of New York City's Heartbeat restaurant—organizes recipes into straightforward chapters on salads, soup, main courses, side dishes, "extending the harvest" (jams, pickled veggies, infused oils), breakfast and desserts, all interwoven with garden-related anecdotes. The recipes are appealing, with many options for both vegetarians and carnivores. Sugar Snap Peas with Fennel, Onions, and Grilled Peach Dressing; Grilled Lamp Chops with...


The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook
Shannon Hayes
0967367026
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In the emerald-green fields of America’s finest pasture-based farms, cattle, pigs, bison, goats, sheep, and poultry roam free, eating what nature intended them to eat. In THE GRASSFED GOURMET COOKBOOK, Cornell professor of sustainable agriculture and community development Shannon Hayes presents 125 recipes spotlighting the unique flavors and distinct characteristics of foods that come from animals raised on pasture. Discover how meat and dairy products are meant to taste through mouthwatering recipes for a wide range of pasture-raised meats and dairy products, including beef, bison, venison, veal, lamb, goat, pork, poultry, rabbits, and cheese. Hayes also discusses the nutritional, environmental, social, and animal-welfare benefits of pasture-based farming as well as simple strategies for finding and preparing...


Healthy Foods
Leanne Ely
1891400207
May 2001
Paperback
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Vickilynn Haycraft, co-author of Naturally Healthy Living: Real Food for Real Families
"...common-sense, practical and helpful information, beautifully wrapped up in her entertaining, humorous and easy-to-read style. I recommend Healthy Foods heartily!"

Deborah Taylor Hough, author of Frozen Assets: how to cook for a day and eat for a month, Frozen Assets Lite & Easy and A Simple Choice
"Leanne Ely has combined family-friendly recipes, sound nutritional advice and warm-hearted fun--creating a book that belongs on every family's shelf."

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The French Don't Diet Plan : 10 Simple Steps to Stay Thin for Life
William Dr Clower
0307336514
April 11, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
While it may have once been true that the French have no weight problems, that's no longer the case: at the current rate, the French could be as fat as Americans by 2020. Neurophysiologist Clower (The Fat Fallacy) acknowledges only research supporting his premise, however, in this more pragmatic version of the bestselling French Women Don't Get Fat. Clower picks apart our bad habits and replaces them with healthier (and, incidentally, "French" ones), pushing, for instance, the French habit of obtaining calcium from food rather than supplements, quoting data indicating supplements are linked to kidney stones. In another example, he pits the French practice of eating butter against the American penchant toward margarine, citing butter as healthier. He later admits this is only true if you eat a little butter (eat a...


The Vegetarian Family Cookbook: Featuring more than 275 recipes for quick breakfasts, healthy snacks and lunches, classic comfort foods, hearty main dishes, wholesome baked goods, and more
Nava Atlas
0767913965
February 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Atlas, founder of the popular Web site www.vegkitchen.com, adds to her printed offerings with this latest volume (after The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet) aimed at the family at home. Understanding that children as well as adults can be "picky eaters," she provides a range of easy, adaptable vegetarian recipes that encompasses every occasion. In addition, she adds a vegan perspective to the book by suggesting the necessary substitute ingredients needed to provide this dietary alternative. The recipes take the reader through the day, from luscious breakfast smoothies and crunchy granolas, filling soups, light salads and snacks to the more substantial dishes of a main meal. Expanding on the beans and lentils of traditional vegetarian cuisine, she draws on inspiration from regional and international cuisine, from...


The American Cancer Society's Healthy Eating Cookbook
American Cancer Society
0944235573
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
This "celebration of food, friends, and healthy living" follows the Food Guide Pyramid recommendations of eating 5 or more servings of fruit and vegetables, 6 to 10 servings of grain foods, and 2 to 3 servings of protein foods daily, and limiting fats and sweets. The recipes are low in fat, high in nutrition, and often inventive. "Tapioca Fruit Pudding" is made with orange juice and vanilla yogurt instead of milk and eggs. "Stuffed Shells with Beef and Tomato Sauce" has only one-half pound of lean ground beef for 6 servings. All chicken recipes start with skinned chicken. Calories and fat grams per serving are provided, and many of the recipes are far less than the recommended maximum 30 percent fat. No esoteric ingredients are required.

The strange thing about this cookbook is that the illustrations are all...



The Culprit and The Cure : Why lifestyle is the culprit behind America's poor health
Steven Aldana
0975882805
April 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Midwest Book Reviews, March, 2005
Now you can connect the dots between a healthy lifestyle and the prevention of chronic diseases.

ebook-reviews.net, February, 2005
This book is a unique guide to health that examines the need for healthy lifestyle changes in nutrition and exercise.

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The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life and Spirit
Andrew Weil
0375413065
April 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
In Eating Well for Optimum Health, one of Amazon's bestselling health books of 2000, alternative-medicine maverick Andrew Weil revealed his version of the ideal diet (and backed it up with scientific proof): a variety of unprocessed, or "whole" foods; just-picked, organic vegetables; whole grains; "good" fats, such as the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and nuts; fresh herbs and spices instead of heavy sauces; and a minimum of meat and dairy products. Eating this responsibly is certainly an admirable pursuit, but home cooking of this caliber can be intimidating, requiring much more energy than it would to pull up to the drive-through and order a burger and fries. In The Healthy Kitchen, Weil successfully teams up with Rosie Daley, formerly chef at the ritzy Cal-a-Vie Spa, to show how to cook with confidence within these...


Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food
Susan Albers
1572243503
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Healthy eating is conscious eating, according to eating disorders specialist Susan Albers. In this book, she introduces concepts of acceptance and awareness of one's eating behaviors, new exercises steeped in Buddhist practices for healing negative patterns in this area, and a means for restoring tranquility to meals. Albers does not encourage a diet of deprivation, but instead provides a checklist for the wide variety of mindless eating approaches, from eating when not hungry to faddish diets to food rituals. Practical exercises grounded in cognitive behavioral research reveal the forces that drive unconscious eating. These step-by-step instructions help readers cut through the mind's chatter and reach a new level of understanding of their relationship to food, weight, and health. This, finally, is a sound weight loss...

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