The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time!

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Broadway Books, Dec 1, 2003 - Cooking - 349 pages
For the legions of harried moms who have tossed in the dishtowel on cooking healthy meals (or any meals!), the easiest-ever guide for bringing super nutrition back to the kitchen.

Getting dinner on the table night after night can be a challenge. So it’s no surprise that busy moms often rely on fast food, takeout, and convenience meals like macaroni & cheese, chicken nuggets, and fries. The kids love it but the drawback is that little twinge of guilt moms feel every time they feed their family another not-so-healthy meal. At the end of the day, many children end up with a poor diet high in sugar, saturated fat, and calories … a major factor in the rising rates of obesity.

Finally, here are realistic guidelines designed to give families a healthy meal makeover.
The Moms lay out a 5-Step Meal Makeover Plan, explaining how to market good nutrition to kids, establish food rules, and make life easier in the kitchen.
In The Best of the Bunch chapter they reveal which brands of kid convenience foods–hot dogs, frozen pizza, and more–are the best tasting and most nutritious ones out there.
The Moms show how to stock a healthy pantry and whip up delicious anytime meals using pantry staples.
They even serve up 120 reworked recipes for family favorites such as Fast-as-Boxed Macaroni & Cheese, Squishy Squash Lasagna, Cheesy Broccoli Soup, Sweet Potato Fries, and Chocolate Pudding with Toppers.

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I love this cookbook and these ladies. All the recipes I've tried have been yummy, easy and nutritious. I'm not very comfortable in the kitchen, am not a very good cook and really struggle with what ... Read full review

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Bissex, a former dietitian for the U.S. Senate, and Weiss, a television journalist who covers health and nutrition, give parents an easy way to improve their families' health in this cookbook, which ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

A former dietitian for the U.S. Senate, Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD, is a sought-after speaker, spokesperson, and nutrition consultant for restaurants and food companies. She lives in Melrose, Massachusetts, with her husband and two daughters.
Liz Weiss, MS, RD, is an award-winning television journalist who has covered health and nutrition stories for PBS and CNN for more than a decade. Currently, she reports for CNN and is Contributing Editor for Health Magazine. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, with her husband and two sons.

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