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The truly healthy family cookbook : mega-nutritious meals that are inspired, delicious and fad-free
Ruggiero, Tina, author.
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Publication Information:
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing, 2013.
Physical Description:
223 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Offers over one hundred healthy recipes that don't conform to any particular diet fad, but instead are jam-packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals while containing moderate calorie counts.
General Note:
"Based on cutting-edge nutrition science."
Better breakfasts and brunch -- Easy-peasy panini and sandwiches -- Power proteins from land and sea -- Tempting pasta, flatbread and one-dish wonders -- Simply sensational salad meals and side dishes -- Sweet surprises -- Supercharged snacks and nibbles -- Luscious libations.
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When it comes to food and nutrition, it's understandable to be confused right now. What's healthier; vegan, Paleo, gluten-free or raw? Are you stumped about what to feed your family?

THE TRULY HEALTHY FAMILY COOKBOOK has the answers. It's full of delicious recipes based on modern nutrition science. It takes a flexitarian approach that includes the best parts of the current health movements. Armed with this book, you'll have the power to take charge of your family's health with smart, balanced and varied eating.

Registered dietitian, best-selling author and nutrition expert, Tina Ruggiero offers up her best 120 mega-nutritious recipes you won't find elsewhere that focus on what works when it comes to good-for-you cuisine: tasty, fresh, real food ingredients, simple preparation and proven nutrition.

Scrumptious recipes include Homemade Date and Almond Muffins; Orange-Infused Couscous with Fresh Cherries; Curried Veggie Pancakes; Crustless Mini-Quiche with Goat Cheese and Beet Greens; Thai Salmon Sliders; Stuffed Chicken with Herbed Ricotta and Kale; Fruited Yogurt Brulee and Chocolate Chip Angel Food with Ganache.

THE TRULY HEALTHY FAMILY COOKBOOK is about real food with big benefits, and it's relevant no matter how large or small your family. This is the only cookbook you'll need!
Mom's Choice Award Gold Medal recipient.

Author Notes

Tina Ruggiero, M.S., R.D., L.D., is a sought-after nutrition expert, spokesperson and award-winning author. Fondly called "The Gourmet Nutritionist," Tina is frequently seen on national TV, heard on radio, and her writing, recipes and advice have appeared in magazines and newspapers, including Men's Health, USA Today, Family, Woman's World, and First for Women . Tina is the principle of her own nutrition consulting firm where she helps both corporations and consumers. She is also a nutrition correspondent for NBC's syndicated television show Daytime ; a special correspondent to the Tampa Tribune and an avid cook. Her first book, The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet was a finalist in the prestigious IACP cookbook competition.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In this lighthearted volume, Ruggiero (The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet) delivers original, flavorful recipes for family-friendly meals. And while calling them mega-nutritious would be an overstatement for the collection as a whole, each recipe does contain at least one healthy element. Make My Date Date and Almond Muffins are made with whole wheat and amaranth flours, Three Times the Charm Three-Cheese Flatbread with Pears and Maple Drizzle features hemp seeds for extra protein. Even the sugary Simply Peachy Homemade Peach Butter is punctuated with fresh thyme (a tiny bit), which the author celebrates for its "health-promoting flavanoids." Although the recipe titles err on the cutesy side, they serve as a reminder that food can be simple and fun. And the recipes themselves are original and often adventurous: Orange You Fabulous Orange-Infused Whole Wheat Breakfast Couscous with Cherries is a change from standard cereal options; Desert Song Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Dried Fruit combines sweet, spicy, and savory. Parents looking for new ideas for family meals could find this volume to be a worthwhile resource. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 11
Introductionp. 14
Better Breakfasts and Brunchp. 17
Out With the Old, in With the New! These Bold-Flavor Options Rev Up Your Repertoire And Keep You Energized.
Easy-Peasy Panini and Sandwichesp. 45
Fill Up, Not Out, With These Scrumptious Lunches!
Power Proteins from Land and Seap. 63
More Flavor, Fewer Calories, Better Health. Bring It!
Tempting Pasta, Flatbread and One-Dish Wondersp. 91
Simple, Filling Recipes that Will Satisfy the Biggest Appetites While Keeping Calories in Check!
Simply Sensational Salad Meals and Side Dishesp. 115
Give Mealtime a Makeover With Exciting Recipes that Deliver Health and Deliciousness!
Sweet Surprisesp. 141
Save Room for Dessert! Guilt-Free Treats Make Happy Endings!
vSupercharged Snacks and Nibblesp. 159
Whether It's Midday or Midnight, These Sweet and Savory Munchies Offer Satisfaction and Nutrition!
Luscious Libationsp. 183
Perk Up Your Days and Nights With Healthy Coffees, Teas and Skinny Cocktails!
Referencesp. 200
Acknowledgmentsp. 205
Recipe Indexp. 206
Indexp. 208
About the Authorp. 223