Good Housekeeping the Supermarket Diet Cookbook
Susan Westmoreland, Janis Jibrin. Hearst Communications, $19.95 (320pp) ISBN 978-1-58816-590-9
Those looking for a detailed plan for healthier eating will find a lot to like in this cookbook from Good Housekeeping. Jibrin, the dietician author of The Supermarket Diet, and co-writer Westmoreland offer a rich selection of dishes well within the range of home cooks with a focus on flavor and ease of preparation. Readers who wish to follow the diet to the letter will find a host of menu plans, including options for vegetarian and low-sodium dieters. The authors encourage readers to target daily caloric limits as opposed to counting fat grams or carbs, and include suggestions for daily servings for various food groups and nutritional information for each dish. A varied collection of dishes ranging from Multigrain Pancakes and Spinach and Jack Cheese Bread Pudding to a classic Caesar Salad and Chicken Mole ensure dieters won't get bored. As its title suggests, none of the recipes call for hard-to-find ingredients. Homemade sticklers may bristle at the inclusion of ingredients such as a jar of salsa in Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili, but those looking to cut calories without sacrificing flavor will find this a valuable resource.
Reviewed on: 01/01/2007