Cookbook offers commonsense healthy eating

  • Judy Hevrdejs, Chicago Tribune
  • Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:28pm
  • Life

There are a zillion diet books on this planet. A new book from Cooking Light magazine is not one of them.

Instead, “The Food Lover’s Healthy Habits Cookbook” ($24.95), by nutrition pro Janet Helm and Cooking Light’s editors, is a commonsense approach to eating well.

The book is a nutrition coach, cooking teacher and personal trainer.

The book offers 12 Healthy Habits (“Reduce the amount of sodium you eat every day.” “Eat three servings of veggies a day”), then shows you how.

What’s especially helpful? The tips in each chapter: suggestions for simplifying meals (premade pizza dough, rotisserie chicken), and 20 foods a savvy cook has on hand (boil-in-the-bag brown rice, frozen corn).

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