Book Giveaway: Ellie Krieger’s Small Changes, Big Results

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Wading through the over-hyped fad diets plastered on every media outlet can get frustrating and confusing. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing (and giving away) four of my favorite new books that offer safe and effective ways to meet your 2013 New Year’s healthy lifestyle resolutions. First up, Ellie Krieger’s revised and updated Small Changes, Big Results.

About Small Changes, Big Results
Ellie Krieger is the host of the Food Network hit “Healthy Appetite.” She’s a registered dietitian and professional cook (and probably one of the nicest women I’ve met) who believes that healthy food should be delicious. When it comes to food, she believes food shouldn’t be shunned and has a “usually-sometimes-rarely” philosophy, which encourages moderation. Her recipes are not only unbelievably delicious (I’ve made many of them), but her step-by-step instructions are simple and easy to follow.

Ellie’s book takes you on a 12-week journey, leading you through a series of small changes in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise and emotional wellness. Each week you’ll be introduced to a small, specific action step, complete with nutrition tips and 65 healthy and delicious recipes.

This updated version is updated to reflect the times. There are 25 new recipes, the “usually-sometimes-rarely” food list has been updated to reflect current science, and there are tips about hot topics like gluten free, coconut oil, and agave.

Ellie’s Kale Chips
With 65 recipes included, it’s impossible to get bored in the kitchen. You’ll find recipes for gluten-free pancakes, creamy cauliflower soup, sesame beef with broccoli and several rush-hour dinners that are on the table in 15 minutes or less. Ellie was kind enough to share her Kale Chip recipe- yum!

Cooking spray
1 small bunch kale (about 1/2 pound)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two baking trays with cooking spray. Remove the center rib and stems from each kale leaf and discard. Tear or cut the leaves into bite-size pieces, about 2 to 3 inches wide. Wash the kale and dry it very well.

Place the kale in a large bowl. Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with the garlic powder and salt, and massage the oil and seasonings into the kale with your hands to distribute evenly. Place the kale in a single layer on the baking sheets, and bake until crisp and the edges are slightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes.

Makes 4 servings

Per Serving: Calories 60; Total Fat 4 g; (Sat Fat 0.5 g, Mono Fat 2.5 g, Poly Fat 0.5 g) ; Protein 2 g; Carb 6 g; Fiber 2 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 170 mg

Enter to Win!
One lucky winner will win a copy of the newly released version of Small Changes, Big Results.

Giveaway begins: Wednesday January 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET
Giveaway ends: Thursday January 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM ET

Mandatory Entry:
Tell me in the comments area “What small change will you make in 2013?”

Additional Entries:
For additional entries do any or all of the below and come back and create a new comment to tell me. Use a separate new comment for each or it will only count as one entry.

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  • Copy and paste this tweet, then come back and comment with the link of your tweet. (allowed only once per day)

Enter for your chance to win @Ellie_Krieger updated Small Changes, Big Results from @tobyamidor #giveaway #resolution

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. Ellie Krieger provided me with the book for this review and has sponsored the prize offered.

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31 Comments on “Book Giveaway: Ellie Krieger’s Small Changes, Big Results

Jennifer (Savor) Says:

I plan to slowly decreased the amount of simple carbs consumed by this family. We do not eat sugary junk but too many carbs overall.

Kristen Says:

My small change this year will be to really focus on fiber and making sure I have at least 3g or more in a food item to get my recommended fiber I take of 25-30g a day 🙂 these food items will have natural fibers and not inulin or other resistant starches.

Heather Says:

I plan to be more equipped with healthy snacks when on the go and at work.

Heather Says:

Following you on Twitter (@squirrelbread).

Heather Says:

Following Ellie Krieger on Twitter as well.

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Liked Toby Amidor Nutrition on FB.

Heather Says:

Liked Ellie Krieger on FB also.

Heather Says:

Tweeted the giveaway.

Sara P. Says:

I am trying to cut out all refined sugar.

JohnNed Says:

I will be eating more vegetables and no Meat on Mondays

Renata Says:

I plan on eating more fruits and veggies in my diet by blending up green smoothies!

Renata Says:

I follow you on Twitter via @serene_streams!

Renata Says:

I like you on Facebook too!

Renata Says:

Tweeted too! Thank you!

Kelly C Says:

I plan to drink more water in 2013

Lindsay @ live. Love. Nutrition. Says:

My goal is to decrease the amount of sweetener use. I usually use the sugar/stevia mix but want to wean myself off of the stevia part

Weight Loss Advice Says:

If you are dieting, your goal is to mainly achieve weight loss.
Regardless of whatever other reason you might have,
weight loss should really be your goal. Having a fit body is not only good for you, it
will make you feel better and also give you an energy boost.
What follows are some good tips to get to that goal in no

Liz @ The Lemon Bow Says:

After recently losing 60 pounds this past year, my goal in 2013 is practice more yoga and continue strength training.

Liz @ The Lemon Bow Says:

I follow you on Twitter.

Liz @ The Lemon Bow Says:

I follow Ellie on Twitter

Rebekah MacGregor Says:

Stop dieting and eat healthily

Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit Says:

I’m really trying hard to curb the sugar, as I have a raging sweet tooth. I am also looking to plan out meals better so that I don’t have to rush through the process in an effort to get food on the table for me, my husband and our one year old girl.

Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit Says:

Gotcha on Twitter! (@adailydoseoffit)

Laurie Says:

My small change for 2013 is trying to reduce my sugar intake.

Laurie Says:

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

Laurie Says:

I follow you on twitter (@organicandcheap).

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I tweeted (

Fran Swain Says:

I really want to focus more on nutrition and losing some weight.. Heart disease is in my family.. I want to maintain a healthy life style so this heart disease cannot attack me.. Eating right is what I want to focus on this new year 2013 and that all starts in the kitchen..
I am looking forward to trying some of your amazing recipes.
Thank you, Fran Swain

Toby Amidor Says:

Happy New Year everyone!

This is the kickoff of 4 weeks of healthy book recipes by some of my favorite registered dietitians.

The winner of Ellie Krieger’s updated Small Changes, Big Results is Fran Swain– congrats! Please keep an eye out for my email so I can have the book mailed out to you.

Stay tuned for next week’s giveaway–it’s a book I actually helped contribute to! I’m very excited for this one.

Until next time….happy, healthy eating!

Jessica Says:

Too bad I missed the giveaway. I have the original version of Ellie’s book – would love to see how the revised and updated one has changed.

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