A good meal is one of life’s great pleasures, but we all know that it can be difficult to choose foods that make us happy and keep us healthy. In his New York Times bestselling book The Best Life Diet, Bob Greene showed more than a million people that you can lose weight and eat delicious food. Now, in The Best Life Diet Cookbook he provides more than 175 recipes that taste as good as they are good for you.
With recipes like Flank Steak with Potatoes and Garlic and Sweet-and-Sour Stuffed Chicken, it isn’t hard to eat well while shedding pounds. Slimmed-down comfort foods like Sweet Potato with Turkey Hash and Beef Stew with Winter Root Vegetables make family dinners satisfying and healthful. Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Oranges and Pistachios comes together in a snap. Or try one of the recipes contributed by world-class chefs like Charlie Trotter or Suzanne Goin, adapted to fit the Best Life guidelines. Craving something sweet? You won’t believe that Pear and Banana Crisp and Apple Pie with Oatmeal Crust are low in fat and calories.
Also included are three sets of two-week meal plans: The Quick and Easy Plan for when you’re most time-pressed; The Family-Friendly Plan with meals to satisfy the whole gang; and The Kitchen Connoisseur Plan for those looking for more of a challenge in the kitchen. Whether you’re trying to drop some pounds or simply want to maintain your weight, these plans do all the calorie-calculating for you.
The Best Life Diet Cookbook is full of useful shopping tips and culinary information. Illustrated with dozens of beautiful black-and-white and color photographs, it is a book you will turn to again and again.
Bob Greene firmly believes that every meal should be a celebration both of the pleasures of food and your commitment to living your best possible life, and with The Best Life Diet Cookbook, you can reclaim your joy of eating and live the life you deserve.
User Ratings and Reviews
1 Star Weak
The Meal Plans are ridiculous. I can not imagine that a normal person could follow this “regime”. Perhaps Oprah would endorse as she has a personal chef who would be able to dole out another half cup of grapes. This is exactly why the someone who is trying to lose weight failes
5 Stars yummy
I made the angel hair pasta with walnuts and peas.
I do not eat meat and did not think this sounded all that good. Garlic I only eat sparingly. I followed the recipe exactly.
I can’t think of anything I have ever eaten that was more delicious. Had you served this to me and asked me what was in it, other than peas I would not know. Did not taste the garlic or the walnuts.
4 Stars BOB GREENE THE BEST LIFE COOKBOOK
This book offers not only good recipes but good information about the foods we eat. Having a good quantity of recipes well illustrated in a format easy to access and use. I highly recommend this Cookbook for people interested in creating healthful eating habits.
5 Stars I LOVE exotic food cookbooks!
I *LOVE IT* when reviewers criticize a book for being “too exotic” or “using ingredients my grocery doesn’t carry” because that is EXACTLY the kind of book I LOVE!!!! So, THANK YOU to those who dissed it, for steering me in the right direction as I am one of those who crave this kind of unusual food. While it’s true that we have no kids living with us (they live with their mother) when they visit, they eat what we serve, even if that is rice pasta in a roasted red pepper sauce or pork with wild fennel pollen and orange rind.
I have just ordered this book and can’t wait to receive it!
4 Stars Matter of preferance
I enjoyed this book. My sister in law couldn’t get past the sassy water. Good recipes. Bought book for my daughter,also, who found the food required for making recipes too expensive.