Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Your Favorite Holiday Comfort Foods Made Healthy

If you've been looking for a way to enjoy the holiday season to its fullest without making your waistline pay the price in the New Year, you can finally rejoice: "Healthy” isn’t synonymous with “blah” or “bland” anymore with EatingWell Comfort Foods Made Healthy: The Classic Makeover Cookbook (November 2008, The Countryman Press). Jessie Price and the Editors of EatingWellComfort Foods Made Healthy bring you Nell Newman's classic recipe for herb-roasted Thanksgiving turkey and gravy; delicious (and healthy!) cheddar mashed Yukon golds; revamped holiday sugar cookies; traditional matzo ball soup, and even pumpkin pie flavored with rum. Price has also made-over chicken-fried steak with one-third of the calories of the original; tacos with a quarter of the fat; oven-fried chicken with half the calories and a quarter of the fat; revamped strawberry shortcake with a 50% fat reduction, and so much more. Including over 150 recipe makeovers for everything from decadent desserts to classic sides, game day appetizers, and homestyle main dishes, Comfort Foods Made Healthy will keep your family and friends begging for more. Each makeover also includes nutritional analysis and tips on how it was made healthier.

Inspiring real-life stories and interviews of people whose meals have inspired makeovers appear throughout the book, including that of legendary NFL running back Anthony Davis, who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes the same year he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and Nell Newman, whose organic Thanksgiving makeover encouraged her father to launch Newman’s Own Organics. With a playful tone, easy-to-follow instructions, quick and simple recipes, and basic techniques, EatingWell Comfort Foods Made Healthy is the shortest route to a healthier (and more satisfying) life.

Jessie Price, Food Editor for EatingWell Magazine, grew up in a family of great cooks and food fanatics. After graduating from Williams College, she cooked in restaurants in California and Colorado, including the Relais and Chateaux, Home Ranch near Steamboat Springs Since she joined the EatingWell editorial team full-time in 2004, Jessie has worked on four other EatingWell books, including Healthy in a Hurry, EatingWell Serves Two, The EatingWell Diet and EatingWell for a Healthy Heart. She lives in Charlotte, Vermont, where she stays busy growing her own vegetables and tracking down great Vermont food products.

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