Book Giveaway: 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes

Book Giveaway: 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes

For week 3 of my healthy book giveaway, you’re in for a special treat! My fellow registered dietitian and award-winning cookbook author Jackie Newgent has just released her latest cookbook 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes. Jackie is a natural culinary nutritionist who believes in creating recipes using real food and making nutritious food taste delicious, which she sure knows how to do! Get a sneak peak into her new book, then enter to win your own copy.

About 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes
It’s true, there really are 1,000 recipes in this comprehensive cookbook and Jackie did indeed test every one of them to ensure they would entice your taste buds. These recipes aren’t only delicious, but each provides fewer than 500 calories per serving. Best of all, even a kitchen novice will have no trouble whipping them up. Jackie’s recipes will help you meet your fruit and veggie goals, as each recipe is built upon mouthwatering plant-based ingredients. This book is not about cutting out food groups or deprivation, but rather a healthy approach to eating well and preparing food your whole family will love. I’ve already made Mom’s Banana Bread and Ginger Chicken, Broccoli and Oyster Mushroom Stir-Fry, which were thoroughly by my entire family!

Tijuana Turkey “Lasagna” Verde
Makes 4 servings: 1 wedge (1⁄4 pie) each

A bit of lusciousness is a good thing for keep¬ing you happy while following a healthful eating plan. The calories are still kept in check in this layered Mexican-flavored dish by using tangy fat-free Greek yogurt, lean turkey, and a gener¬ous amount of fresh tomatoes. You’ll enjoy every zesty, bubbly, cheesy bite.

2 teaspoons grapeseed or peanut oil
10 1⁄2 ounces ground turkey (about 94% lean)
1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
1⁄2 cup tomatillo salsa (salsa verde)
1⁄3 cup + 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2⁄3 cup fat-free or low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1⁄4 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 1⁄2 teaspoons cornstarch
4 (6-inch) stone-ground corn tortillas, halved
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved, or grape tomatoes
1 1⁄4 cups shredded pepper Jack or Monterey Jack cheese

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and salt and sauté until the turkey is crumbled and brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the salsa and 1⁄3 cup of the cilantro. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the yogurt, sour cream, lime juice, and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Arrange in a 9-inch deep-sided pie dish the fol¬lowing: 4 pieces of the tortillas, half of the yogurt mixture, half of the turkey mixture, half of the tomatoes (round side up), and half of the cheese. Repeat.
  5. Bake in the oven until the layered mixture is hot and bubbly, cheese is fully melted and lightly browned, and tomatoes are fully roasted and gently caramelized, about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand at least 10 minutes before slicing.
  6. Cut the round “lasagna” into four wedges, sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon cilantro, and serve.

Per serving: 390 calories, 23g total fat, 9g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 95mg cholesterol, 610mg sodium, 19g total carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 5g sugars, 29g protein

Reprinted with permission from 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012)

Enter to Win!
One lucky winner will win a copy of Jackie’s new cookbook 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes

Giveaway begins: Wednesday January 23, 2013 at 12:00PM ET
Giveaway ends: Thursday January 24, 2013 at 10:00 PM ET

Mandatory Entry:
Tell me in the comments area “What is your biggest challenge to cooking healthy meals?”

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Enter to win @jackienewgent new book 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes from @tobyamidor http://tobyamidornutrition.com/?p=1868 #giveaway

When entering, be sure to include your email address in the “Email” field when posting your comment so I can let you know if you won.  You do not need to purchase anything to win. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. Jackie Newgent provided me with a book for this review and has sponsored the prize offered.

44 Comments
  • Jessica @ Nutritioulicious
    Posted at 17:38h, 23 January Reply

    Biggest challenge is finding the time! Planning in advance is imperative!

  • Jessica @ Nutritioulicious
    Posted at 17:40h, 23 January Reply

    I already follow you and Jackie on Twitter!

  • Jessica @ Nutritioulicious
    Posted at 17:40h, 23 January Reply

    Already like you on FB and just liked Jackie (thought I did already!)

  • Jessica @ Nutritioulicious
    Posted at 17:41h, 23 January Reply

    Tweeted abt the giveaway! https://twitter.com/jlevinsonrd

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  • Laurie
    Posted at 21:49h, 23 January Reply

    My biggest challenge to healthy cooking is planning what to eat.

  • Laurie
    Posted at 21:50h, 23 January Reply

    I follow you on twitter (@organcandcheap)

  • Divya @ Eat.Teach.Blog.
    Posted at 21:51h, 23 January Reply

    Biggest challenge is the TIME it takes!

  • Laurie
    Posted at 21:51h, 23 January Reply
  • Laurie
    Posted at 21:52h, 23 January Reply

    I Like you on Facebook (my FB name is Healthy, Organic & Cheap)

  • Divya @ Eat.Teach.Blog.
    Posted at 21:52h, 23 January Reply

    Follow you on Twitter already! 🙂

  • Divya @ Eat.Teach.Blog.
    Posted at 21:53h, 23 January Reply

    Followed Jackie on Twitter 🙂

  • Divya @ Eat.Teach.Blog.
    Posted at 21:53h, 23 January Reply

    Tweeted 🙂

  • Jordan D
    Posted at 22:06h, 23 January Reply

    My biggest challenge is cooking healthy meals for one, and finding the time to do so. It’s hard to come home from work and cook something for myself separate from what everyone else is preparing. I’d love a cookbook with healthy recipes that everyone in my house will enjoy!

  • Jordan D
    Posted at 22:07h, 23 January Reply

    I already follow you on twitter
    @j_mosh

  • Jordan D
    Posted at 22:14h, 23 January Reply

    I like you on facebook, too!

  • Jordan D
    Posted at 22:15h, 23 January Reply

    I follow Jackie Newgent on twitter
    @j_mosh

  • Jordan D
    Posted at 22:16h, 23 January Reply
  • Jordan D
    Posted at 22:17h, 23 January Reply

    I liked Jackie Newgent on facebook, too!

  • Carolsue
    Posted at 00:08h, 24 January Reply

    My biggest challenge is finding something everyone in the family likes. Almost impossible.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • Carolsue
    Posted at 00:09h, 24 January Reply

    I follow you on Twitter as MsCarolsueA
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • Carolsue
    Posted at 00:10h, 24 January Reply

    I like you on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • Carolsue
    Posted at 00:10h, 24 January Reply

    I follow Jackie on Twitter as MsCarolsueA
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • Carolsue
    Posted at 00:11h, 24 January Reply

    I like Jackie on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • Carolsue
    Posted at 00:11h, 24 January Reply
  • Renee G
    Posted at 00:31h, 24 January Reply

    My biggest challenge is getting my son to eat with me.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  • Renee G
    Posted at 00:32h, 24 January Reply
  • Melissa Altman-Traub
    Posted at 04:26h, 24 January Reply

    The biggest challenge for me is having the right ingredients in the house

  • Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
    Posted at 06:46h, 24 January Reply

    My biggest challenge when it comes to cooking healthy meals is definitely finding the time to do it!

  • Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
    Posted at 06:47h, 24 January Reply

    I follow you on Twitter!

  • Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
    Posted at 06:48h, 24 January Reply

    I like you on Facebook!

  • Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
    Posted at 06:49h, 24 January Reply

    I follow Jackie on Twitter!

  • Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
    Posted at 06:49h, 24 January Reply

    I like Jackie on Facebook!

  • Carl
    Posted at 15:22h, 24 January Reply

    My biggest challenge to cooking healthy meals is the lack of selection in our little town. We compensate by picking up specialty items when we visit bigger cities. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Carl
    Posted at 15:25h, 24 January Reply
  • Carl
    Posted at 15:26h, 24 January Reply

    I follow @tobyamidor on twitter: @carlrscott

  • Carl
    Posted at 15:27h, 24 January Reply

    I follow @jackienewgent on twitter: @carlrscott

  • Carl
    Posted at 15:28h, 24 January Reply

    I like Toby Amidor Nutrition on Facebook: Carl Scott

  • Carl
    Posted at 15:29h, 24 January Reply

    I like Jackie Newgent on Facebook: Carl Scott

    Thanks again!!

  • Emily
    Posted at 20:21h, 24 January Reply

    My biggest challenge is knowing how to use seasonings correctly and how to be creative during food prep.

  • Sam
    Posted at 00:47h, 28 January Reply

    Turkey “Lasagna” looks delicious. I’m gonna have to try that one. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Toby Amidor
    Posted at 09:29h, 28 January Reply

    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    And the winner of Jackie Newgent’s fabulous book is…Laurie!
    Please keep your eyes peeled for an email from me.

    Stay tuned for another fabulous book to end my 4 week healthy giveaway. It will run from Wednesday through Thursday this week.

    Have a wonderful Monday!
    Toby

  • Penny Orr
    Posted at 06:49h, 02 February Reply

    This cookbook provides helpful tips on how to chose organic and natural foods. Recipes are delicious and the book includes many menus ideas. The information on portion sizes, the diabetes exchange guidelines and other nutrition facts gives consumers what they need to make healthy food choices. It includes a lot of vegetarian recipes which can be easily incorporated in a person’s weekly food choices. The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook can be a staple on the book shelf as a healthy guideline to eating more organic and natural foods in the diet. As a registered dietitian, I will recommend this book to my clients.

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