Apr 9, 2015

400 Calories or Less with Our Best Bites

A review copy was provided

by Sarah Wells and Kate Jones

Healthy living is all about choices, and now it's even easier to make good choices with 400 Calories or Less with Our Best Bites.

From tasty snacks to mouthwatering entrees to delicious desserts, each recipe is packed with big, bold flavors—and all under 400 calories!

But maybe—if you feel like splurging—you'd like to change it up a little? Add a different protein? A side dish or two? In this innovative, full-color cookbook, the girls from the award-winning website Our Best Bites have provided a variety of add-on options that puts you in control of your meals and your calories.

More than sixty-five easy-to-follow recipes

* use common pantry ingredients.
* include tips to make shopping and cooking a breeze.
* provide nutritional information to make healthy choices easier.
* are customizable so you can fix healthy dishes that your family will love, while still maintaining your calorie goals.

So dig into your favorite dishes and enjoy mealtime again, knowing that your healthy lifestyle goals are in reach.

My Review
As you have seen in past posts, I am not the best cook in the house and I often have my husband do the cooking when I am reviewing. Well, be proud...this time I did all of the test/review recipes myself. They are SO EASY to put together! They taste GREAT and best of all they are ALL LOW in calories! I also LOVE that there is a mouth-watering picture with each recipe. And for those who need it there are Gluten-Free recipes. Be sure to try the Italian Roasted Vegetables, the Breakfast Pizzas and the Slow Cooker Pot Roast...so delicious! I will definitely be using this cookbook OFTEN!

Just look at some of the yumminess-

About the Authors

Sara Wells was born and raised in the Seattle area. Inspired by the lush green surroundings of the Pacific Northwest, she earned a degree in horticulture from Brigham Young University and put her talents to work as a landscape designer. Her knack for design, as well as a lifetime passion for culinary exploration and entertaining on the spur-of-the-moment, resulted in catering opportunities, which allowed Sara to showcase her belief that food can taste great and be beautiful as well.

Sara served an LDS mission in Curitiba, Brazil, where she picked up a love of fresh ingredients and a taste for Latin flavor that influences much of her cooking today. She and her husband, Eric, currently reside in Boise, Idaho, where they cook, eat, laugh, and play with their three young sons, Tyler, Owen, and Jack.

Kate Randle Jones was born and raised in Logan, Utah, where she dabbled in cooking, but never seriously. After her sophmore year at Brigham Young University, she married Sam Jones, and they suddenly found themselves to the the stereotypical broke college student couple. Due to the fact that they needed to eat and she needed a hobby, Kate began cooking and baking nearly everything from scratch. Once she got comfortable in the kitchen, she started experimenting with different tastes, recipes, and methods.

She graduated from BYU in 2004 with a degree in English and considers herself beyond lucky that she gets to do her two favorite things: write and cook. In her spare time, she loves to read, entertain, and travel (or, at the very least, think about traveling!). She currently lives in an old house with a big yard in Louisiana with her husband, Sam, and her three children.


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