Judy Hevrdejs, Chicago Tribune
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).