Are you craving New England clam chowder? Comfort Food Made Healthy swaps most of the cream for low-fat milk and VOILA! Healthy Chowda. Ready for Fried Chicken? With non-fat buttermilk, this cookbook will show you how to whip up a batch of the oven-fried variety.
If you have been following my blog, I have made three recipes from Eating Well's Comfort Food Made Healthy. The fresh corn chowder was deliciously made with frozen (not fresh) corn. The too-peanut-buttery ginger noodles turned out gross. Twice. The stuffed shells were very comforting and left me with a full belly.
TWO out of THREE isn't so bad. I would say.
On the plus-side:
*This book boasts at least 175 Healthy recipes
*There are over 70 color photos of glossy recipes.
*Recipes are divided up into chapters: Breakfast, Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Meat, Chicken and Turkey, Fish and Seafood, Vegetarian, Sides and Sauces, and Desserts.
*The layout of the recipes is pretty standard and easy to follow.
*Most recipes are comfort food-done-right: Creamy Mushrooms soup, Meatloaf, Mac and Cheese, Peach Raspberry pie etc. Only, with less fat and calories.
On the contrary:
*Some of the recipes are questionably healthy. The Cream of Mushrooms & Barley Soup is 343 calories and 10 grams of fat for one bowl. That still seems a bit high for ONE bowl of soup!
*You can get most of these recipes at EatingWell's website. For FREE.
I've been hesitant to even write a review of this cookbook because I don't really have a lot to say about it. It's decent. It seems to have good, solid recipes. It doesn't have the WOW! factor, but if you are a fan of Eating Well or just like to collect cookbooks (ME!) this cookbook may be a nice addition to your cookbook collection. Otherwise, just stick to Eating Well's Website.