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Cookbook Recommendation For Someone New To Healthy Cooking?

Nom De Plume Dec 6, 2006 07:37 PM

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.

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  1. Candy RE: Nom De Plume Dec 6, 2006 10:09 PM

    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.

    1. DanaB RE: Nom De Plume Dec 6, 2006 11:48 PM

      I second the recommendation for Cooking Light -- both the magazines and the cookbooks are good.

      Weight Watchers has some good books as well.

      1. JenMarie66 RE: Nom De Plume Dec 7, 2006 02:02 AM

        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").

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