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