Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Skinnytaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka
Gina Homolka was one of those who could eat anything she wanted and not gain an ounce...until she had babies. After gaining weight with pregnancies, she went to Weight Watchers to initiate a lifestyle of eating sensibly and losing weight. The only problem she faced was tasteless foods. Most of the light or healthy foods had no flavor and didn't entice her...at all. So she started a journey (and a blog) dedicated to taking her favorite foods and turning them into healthy meals.
Her cookbook, The Skinnytaste, is full of not only wonderful looking recipes, but she's included reasons why you should follow in her footsteps. She gives guides for shopping, remaking your kitchen into a healthy place, and all of the necessary numbers you're going to want from a recipe (fat content, calories, carbs, etc.). You'll love the photos and stories in this cookbook.
These are not your typical "healthy, light recipes." These are fabulous meals from breakfast to dessert which just may win you over to the light side. In fact, as I perused the cookbook, I recognized several photos of foods I'd seen on Pinterest or Facebook. Her recipes are highly shared in both forums. Because her recipe list grew, and because she was a graphic design artist, she started the blog, Skinnytaste.com to house her recipes. Her readership grew and began sending in their reports of how the recipes had helped their own weight-loss journey.
I encourage you to get this cookbook! I'd give it a 5 out of 5 stars.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.