Everyday Food Light: The Quickest and Easiest Recipes, All Under 500 Calories by Martha Stewart Living Magazine

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  • Bombshell13 on May 09, 2020

    Just made the Roasted Chicken and Pears - delicious. Mild in flavour - I think next time I will throw in some garlic cloves to the roast along with the vegetables and pears.

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  • Grape gelatin with blueberries

    • Cheri on March 24, 2012

      UGH. This is SO bland - tasteless. The gelatin has no flavor. May have been the juice I used, which was all natural, nothing added. Needed a sweeter juice. Technically, this worked just fine, the blueberries were a must. Served with some whipped cream, which defeats the lo-cal idea, but really needed for us. I would try this again, with different juice, and possible add a bit of sugar to the gelatin before allowing to set up. I doubled the quantities to use up my blueberries, which made 5 1.5 cup servings.

  • Lighter blue-plate special

    • southerncooker on February 14, 2022

      Loved the meatloaf and mashed potatoes. The buttermilk gave the potatoes a nice tangy flavor that complemented the BBQ sauce on the meatloaf. I used Sweet Baby Ray's original BBQ sauce. My husband doesn't like crunchy green beans so instead of 6 minutes I steamed them 15. They were still a little crunchy, but I thought okay.

  • Baked gnocchi with ricotta and marinara

    • southerncooker on February 10, 2022

      This was a quick, easy, delicious supper. I used cottage cheese instead of Ricotta, since we aren't big fans of Ricotta. I used baby Gnocchi not frozen.

  • Red-leaf lettuce with roasted sweet potatoes and green beans

    • ksg518 on February 20, 2018

      I've made this recipe several times and it's very good. The yogurt dressing is a great low calorie way to top this sort of salad. However, when I've made it in the past I've opted for fresh green beans which I blanch for 2-3 minutes and then add to the sheet pan per the recipe. This time I decided to try the frozen green beans called for in the recipe since it would save time. Did not like it nearly as much and I'll continue to use fresh beans from now on.

  • Pork loin with onions and dried apricots

    • swegener on January 30, 2015

      This was good--my first time ever making a pork loin and it turned out moist. It wasn't super flavorful, but not bad.

  • Soy-ginger chicken

    • weirdsci on January 03, 2016

      Cooks for 1 1/2 hours. Not very quick recipe.

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  • ISBN 10 0307718093
  • ISBN 13 9780307718099
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Mar 01 2012
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 384
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Random House USA Inc
  • Imprint Clarkson Potter

Publishers Text

Cook what you want to eat, without all the fat
The editors of Everyday Food magazine know that it’s not enough to get dinner on the table in a snap—it also has to be good for the whole family. Everyday Food: Light features delicious, healthful recipes, all under 500 calories. Organized seasonally so you can take advantage of the freshest ingredients, this book shows you how to quickly make your favorite dishes in a way that’s light but nonetheless tempting.

Making simple adjustments to your weeknight arsenal is easy with the step-by-step instructions on cooking techniques (like stir-frying and roasting), kitchen tools to help cut down on calories (such as a steamer basket and a citrus zester), and great low- or no-fat flavor boosters (marinades, herbs, and spices). And each recipe is accompanied by a beautiful color photograph and nutritional information to keep you motivated all week long. Here are some of the recipes you’ll find inside:

   • Oven-Fried Chicken
   • Saucy Shrimp and Grits
   • Lighter Eggplant Parmesan
   • Grilled Marinated Flank Steak
   • Olive-Oil Mashed Potatoes
   • Lighter Creamed Spinach
   • Tomato Salad with Olives and Lemon Zest
   • Light Chocolate-Chunk Brownies
   • Pear and Berry Crisp
   • Mini Mocha Cheesecakes
Tips throughout explain what makes these recipes light, whether by using simple substitutions (such as whole-wheat tortillas instead of pizza crust), smart ways to cut back on fat (topping fish with bread crumbs rather than coating it in batter), or healthy cooking methods (baking onion rings instead of frying them). You’ll also find prep and cook times for each recipe, and plenty of one-pot meals that make great weeknight dinners for the whole family.

Staying on track for a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean relying on gimmicky diets or eating flavorless meals. With Everyday Food: Light, cooking fulfilling and tasty dinners has never been easier or more inspiring.

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