Cookbook Recommendation For Someone New To Healthy Cooking?
My mother is trying to modify her dietary and cooking habits to eat healthier, and I wanted to get her a good introductory cookbook to give her some advice and ideas. She grew up in the South and is not really a gourmet, so her usual m.o. is to use lots of butter/oil, overcook things, and use a lot of canned/frozen/pre-fab ingredients. Does anyone know of a cookbook with some simpler tips, ideas, and recipes that I can give to her to ease her into healthier habits? Thanks in advance.
Any of the cookbooks from Eating Well or Cooking Light should be good. They are pretty simple to cook from and have good tasty recipes. A subscription to Eating Well magazine might be good too.
I second the recommendation for Cooking Light -- both the magazines and the cookbooks are good.
Weight Watchers has some good books as well.
The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook: Eating Well for Better Health
It's actually a gorgeous cookbook with lots of light, v.good recipes (none of which are for "hospital food").