Menu

We have reviewed the following cookbooks and charted them for ease of use and if they provide information about fat content.

Book

Analysis

<30%

Fat

Common Ingred

<7

Ingred

Easy Instruct

Easy Open

Easy Find

Comments

366 Low-fat Brand-Name Recipes in Minutes

YES*

SOME

MOST*

MOST

<8

O K

NO

YES

*Has grams, and % daily value mixed together, is hard to read *Few brands not available in Idaho Falls or are high priced or is not healthiest product choice –NO photos

American Heart Assoc Cookbook

YES

NO

variety of seasonings

>10

lots of steps

NO!

YES

Calls for “acceptable” margarine or oil is explained in front of book, Uses olive oil, nut not canola—NO photos

American Heart Assoc Quick & Easy

YES

MOST

MOST

<10

YES

YES

YES

Calls for “acceptable” margarine or oil, explained in front of book –some photos

American Heart Assoc Low- Fat Low Cholesterol

YES

YES

variety of spices

~10

YES

NO

YES

Most require several steps to prepare—NO photos, but clip art

Betty Crocker’s New Low- Fat Low-Cholesterol

YES

SOME

*

~12

YES*

O K

YES

Uses specialty items that may be expensive – Many recipes have several steps – Has easy codes for diets – Nice photos throughout book

Betty Crocker New Choices

YES

MOST

YES

~12

YES

YES

YES!

In nice binder w/tabs — Has easy code for different diets – Photos throughout book

Betty Crocker’s New Cookbook

YES

SOME*

YES

>10

YES!

YES

YES

*Often includes lighter versions – Good basic cooking info! – Nice photos!

Butter Busters

YES

MOST

*

>12

YES

NO

YES

*Special items needed — Lots of recipes for sweets – Only 7 red meat recipes – NO photos, clip art

C’mon America Let’s Eat

YES*

YES

*

<12

MOST

YES

YES

*No carb grams *Requires special seasoning & several non fat products – 23 desserts 3 w/ red meat recipes – Few photos

Don’t Eat Your Heart Out

NO

NO

YES

>10

lots of steps

O K

YES

Need a lot of time to prepare foods – Recipes start page 237 – NO photos

Book

Analysis

<30%

Fat

Common Ingred

<7

Ingred

Easy Instruct

Easy Open

Easy Find

Comments

Eat Smart For A Healthy Heart

YES

NO

*

>12

VERY

NO

NO*

*Uncommon ingredients often required – Organized in menus, hard to find, Quick reference list starts pg 40 – Few photos

Healthy Homestyle Cooking

YES*

YES

YES

<12

YES

NO

YES

*No carb listed – Methods to lower fat given throughout book – Some photos

In The Kitchen With Rosie

YES

YES

NO

>12

YES

NO

YES

Small & expensive book – some recipes take 3 pages – Very few photos

Jane Fonda Cooking for Healthy Living

YES

MOST

MOST*

>12

YES

NO

O K

*Some unusual spices – Requires several steps to prepare – 1 pork, 1 beef, several bison recipes – Menu suggestions – Nice photos throughout the book

Lean & Luscious

YES

NO

YES*

<10

YES

YES

YES

*Uses a lot of sugar substitute – NO photos, some clip art

Quick & Healthy

YES

YES

YES

<12

YES

YES

O K

Fat & carb info in back of book – Index is hard to find – NO photos

Quick & Healthy II

YES

MOST

YES

<12

YES

YES

YES

NO photos

Secrets of Fat-Free Cooking

YES*

YES

MOST*

~12

YES in steps

NO

YES

*No carbs *Uses fat free cheese (not great products) & some items only available at health food stores (costly) – NO photos, but cute line drawings

Simply Colorado

YES*

NO

YES

<10

YES

YES

YES

*No carbs listed – NO photos

Weight Watchers Quick Meals

YES

SOME

*

<10

Yes*

NO

NO

*Includes menu + market list + prep schedule

— *Some unusual items, lots of caraway seeds and alcohol – Some photos

Weight Watchers Cut The Fat

YES

YES

*

>10

YES

O K

YES

*A few unusual or expensive items – No photos – designed to match WW point system

Weight Watchers Dining With The Duchess

YES

FEW

NO*

<9

YES in steps*

O K

NO*

*Several items may be hard to find in I.F. also often calls for some kind of alcohol —

*Many seem labor intense — *Organized in menus, gold writing hard to read – Few photos