With more than 750,000 copies of the Eat What You Love cookbook series sold, New York Times bestselling author Marlene Koch returns with a collection of amazing "makeovers" of dishes and drinks we all love when eating out -- without the excess calories (sugar, fat) -- and guilt!
Who doesn't love the creamy, cheesy, gooey, sweet, and fried foods that restaurants dish up? Now you can enjoy them all guilt-free! In Eat What You Love: Restaurant Favorites "magician in the kitchen" Marlene Koch works her magic yet again. Imagine creamy Alfredo pasta, cheesy queso dip, and fried chicken 'n waffles, along with Asian and Steakhouse favorites, Starbucks-style drinks, and more -- with ALL the crave-worthy taste -- and a fraction of sky-high sugar, fat, calories, carbs and sodium.
With plenty of unbelievable "Dare to Compares" Marlene shows just how much you effortlessly save. Whether you are watching your waistline or simply want to eat better, you'll be amazed at how easy it is to create these delicious dishes and drinks inspired by The Cheesecake Factory, Carrabba's, California Pizza Kitchen, P.F. Chang's, Starbucks, Chipotle, McDonald's, Morton's, Panera, and more!
Eat What You Love: Restaurant Favorites guarantees to satisfy every craving with over 140 easy, family friendly recipes for all to enjoy. In it you will find:
Satisfying (not skimpy!) portionsGluten-free recipes and all-natural sugar substitute options Nutrition information with every recipe including weight watcher freestyle smart point comparisons and diabetic exchanges Fuss-free, flavorful, fast recipes made with easy-to-find everyday ingredientsDare to Compare: A typical order of General Tso's chicken serves up 1,300 calories including 3,200 milligrams of sodium, over 70 grams of fat, and 3 days' worth of added sugar! Marlene's equally crave-worthy version is just 300 calories with 80% less fat, 85% less sodium, and 90% less sugar!
The latest entertaining, family-friendly entry in Koch's Eat What You Love series (Everyday, Quick & Easy, etc.) gives readers healthy alternatives to fast food and comfort food staples with recipes that cut the fat, calories, and sodium in each dish. Time-pressed home cooks can easily recreate such restaurant favorites as Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, crispy chicken fingers (from any a number of restaurants), or bruschetta mussels from Maggiano's Little Italy. While the lower calorie counts are impressive, Koch's lowered sodium for some recipes is eye-popping (for example, her Chicken Fried Chicken with Gravy, from the Midwestern Cotton Patch Caf chain, cuts 2,020 mg of sodium down to 600). Koch's take on the Cheesecake Factory's chicken taquitos lowers the calories from 1,140 to 190 (that's with two taquitos, rather than the restaurant's four). Her recipe for Chili's Style Beef Fajitas contains only 210 calories and 380 mg of sodium, compared to 1,600 calories and 5,600 mg of sodium in the original. Koch lists which of her recipes are gluten-free, and, when dining out, advises how to order healthily ("opt for grilled, steamed, or broiled entrees" and eat dessert at home). These accessible, healthy versions of popular dishes are sure to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.