Monday, September 13, 2010

A cookbook giveaway

This week, I am starting with a giveaway. It is the Taste of Home Guilt Free Cooking, and includes 356 recipes that are mostly lower in fat than normal recipes. Almost half of the recipes can be completed in under 30 minutes.

Taste of Home is known for good, down home recipes that are crowd pleasers. This cookbook credits a large staff of contributors that includes a registered dietitian. The book begins with some healthy eating tips and each recipe has a listing of nutritional information that includes calories, fat, cholesterol, carbohydrates, sodium, fiber and protein. There is even a diabetic exchange.

One of the things I like about the book are the pretty photos throughout. Each recipe is pictured in color and is easy to read with helpful tips on almost every page.

There are recipes for every meal or occasion and it really does look like the recipes are meant to cut out some of the most unhealthy ingredients while keeping the taste and quality. I think this cookbook is a good start towards healthier cooking.

My only problem with the cookbook is that the recipes are mostly for meats and carbohydrates, but as I said earlier, it is a good start. An improvement for me would be more vegetarian recipes.

Leave a comment and tell me why you think this cookbook would be good for you and I will include you in the drawing on Thursday. The winner will be announced Friday morning.


  1. I could really use a cookbook like this to help me do a better job of cooking healthy food at home!! Elizabeth O.

  2. I am always looking for my next favorite cookbook. Maybe this could be it!

  3. This cookbook looks like it has some yummy recipes! I am always looking for new healthy recipes to try. I love the pictures too!

  4. I love the Taste of Home family of cookbooks and magazines. I know I'm in for a good meal when I use one of their recipes. I sure would love to cook from this one and maybe loose some weight.

  5. The Taste of Home recipes are always easy to follow and use regular ingredients without a lot of fuss. Many are high in fat though, so I'd love to use this cookbook with better nutritional profiles.

  6. This looks like a great cookbook - I love the photos you have of it. Whenever 'Taste of Home,' comes to Newnan, I try to attend - it's always so much fun and I learn a lot too! Thanks for a fun post, Joanie