The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time!

Janice Newell Bissex, Author, Liz Weiss, Author Broadway Books $16.95 (368p) ISBN 978-0-7679-1423-9
Bissex, a former dietitian for the U.S. Senate, and Weiss, a television journalist who covers health and nutrition, give parents an easy way to improve their families' health in this cookbook, which revamps typical mac-and-cheese-style meals with more nutritious, less fattening versions that the authors insist kids will love. The book begins with a chapter that explains the need for eating wholesome meals and that suggest ways to prepare your kitchen, as well as your family, for the long-term meal makeover. The authors also provide moms with a researched guide to buying the most healthful convenience foods. In the recipe segment, Bissex and Weiss offer a wide variety of options. Dishes like Super Sausage & Broccoli Strata and Baked Fish with Spinach Cheese Sauce retain the essence of the original meals but reduce the most unhealthy elements, often by replacing whole fat items with low-fat ones, white flour with whole-wheat, fatty cuts with leaner meat, and, in general, reducing portion size. This cookbook will not only inspire moms to make over their family's eating habits, it will give them ample and flavorful means to do so.
Reviewed on: 12/22/2003
Release date: 12/01/2003
Genre: Nonfiction
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