I’ve been a fan of Taste of Home for as long as I can remember. While my mom was never kitchen-savvy, I did have a babysitter that was. I remember spending many summers at her home and making recipes with her from her Taste of Home magazines and cookbooks.
Recently, Taste of Home released a new cookbook called the “Comfort Food Diet Cookbook.” Before I get to my review of the cookbook, I want to share some information with you from the book:
The Comfort Food Diet Cookbook features America’s favorite comfort recipes with only a fraction of the fat and calories. It’s a sensible approach to eating, cooking, and living that helps readers shed pounds without feeling deprived. Enjoy pizza, lasagna, mac-n-cheese, pulled pork, and ever cheesecake while loosing weight. The perfect diet for those who love hearty, satisfying foods, the cookbook is packed with low-calorie versions of the mouthwatering staples that families enjoy most. Each recipe has been tested by a registered dietitian to ensure the nutritional value fits into a healthy lifestyle. It also features tips for a balanced diet, portion-size chart, six week meal plan, 80 “free foods” and worksheets to plan meals ahead. With 433 recipes of the foods most craved, the Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook is the diet that doesn’t feel like a diet.
My Review of The Comfort Food Diet Cookbook
I recently had the opportunity to test out the Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook with my kids. It’s no secret that I’m trying to lose weight. And after years wasted losing weight the wrong way, I’m always excited to hear about new ways to encourage healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. That’s one reason why I was so excited to test out this cookbook.
I couldn’t believe all of the recipes packed inside this cookbook! While I haven’t had the chance to test them all out, I did try a few. My kids loved the oven-fried fish nuggets. They told me they were the best “fish-sticks” I ever made – and that’s really saying something. Served with fresh steamed veggies and the cookbook’s stuffed potato skins, it was one meal my family is begging me to make again.
I made myself and Ashley the Creamy Pasta Salad one afternoon for lunch, and we both loved it. We felt full afterward, and both agreed we’ll be having it more often.
Another favorite meal that we tried was the ranch ham ‘n’ cheese pasta. This was my personal favorite of all the recipes I tried. It was so yummy, and I couldn’t believe that it was in a “healthy” cookbook. My husband loved it, too, and he is usually not a pasta eater. That night, dessert was the pineapple pudding cake. MMmmmmmm. Talk about heavenly! And only 131 calories in each piece! *Love it!*
Overall, the book is great. I love that all of the recipes inside the book are focused on living a healthy lifestyle. And the portion size chart is awesome. They actually compare serving sizes of foods to things that make sense. Now I know how much 3 ounces of deli meat really is. I also can’t wait to start the six week meal plan. They’ve got every meal and every snack laid out clearly and easily for me to follow. I may be on the path to success soon!
If you’re looking to lose weight, or even just encourage a healthy lifestyle in your house, I’d definitely recommend the Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook. You’ll never run out of things to make for dinner!
Disclaimer: I was contacted by a representative of Krupp Kommunications on behalf of Taste of Home. They sent a complimentary copy of the book mentioned above to me to get my honest review. The free product in no way influenced my opinion, and I was in no other way compensated for this post. My opinions are 100% my own. Other users may have different results when using this product.