A nice sort of cookbook.

When I first spotted Eating Well's Comfort Food Made Healthy, by Jessie Price, I wasn't even sure if I was going to order it. However, I can never pass up a good deal, so the cookbook ended up on one of my many bookshelves. This cookbook is the nice sort of cookbook. It's nice to have. I wouldn't say it is spectacular. However, it does a really good job of meal-make- overs.

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.


SAHM I am said...

Absolutely love the cookbook reviews. So many times I flip through one thinking, "Ooh, this looks good" only to find out there's only 1 or 2 in the whole book that are actually edible.

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