Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Eat More of What You Love-Cookbook Review and Giveaway!!



Seldom am I so excited about a product that I review. You may be thinking-"what's so exciting about another cookbook?". However, this is NOT your normal cookbook! I received a copy of Eat More of What You Love by Marlene Koch.


Many of you may be familiar with Marlene Koch, as she is the well-known author of many books dealing with baking with Splenda. I, however, had never even heard of the books, until I stumbled upon one in our local library. Of course, since I have been eating better, and doing some baking with whole grain recently, I was interested in a way to make foods without all the sugar. After trying out a couple recipes, I researched Marlene's other books, and contacted her to see if she'd be interested in a review and giveaway. To my joy, she said yes, and promptly sent me her newest book, Eat More of What You Love! 


EMOWYL is a hardback book filled with over 200 brand new recipes, many of which are pictured in color so you can see the finished result. I browsed the book several times before deciding on 2 recipes to try. My Dad loves chile relenos, so the breakfast Chile Relenos Casserole was an obvious choice. This is a simple recipe that only calls for a few ingredients, all of which I had on hand, except for the peppers. So, after a quick stop at Wal-Mart, I made the casserole for breakfast the next morning. It's very easy to make, and prep time is only 10 minutes or so. Another 30 minutes in the oven, and you have a rich, filling breakfast!



I really enjoyed the casserole, and it was super tasty! The best part? It's good for you!


The next recipe I tried was the Red White and Blue Cheesecake Cupcakes. I substituted a light cherry pie filling for the fresh fruit topping, but otherwise followed the recipe. You would never know these little cheesecakes are made with low and non fat cream cheese, light sour cream, and Splenda! They taste just as rich as the real deal, and were polished off quite quickly! Someone (who shall remain nameless :) even snuck one for breakfast one morning! 




I actually had the family try these before I told them they were a "diet" food. Everyone was astonished, and didn't believe me at first! Even E, who  doesn't like most healthy or "diet" foods, liked these and asked for seconds! 


After my experiences with Marlene's amazing recipes, I am excited about being able to still "eat what I love", without feeling guilty about the sugar, fat or carb content. I am ordering more of her books, and am looking forward to a life of healthy eating! BTW, Eat More of What You Love made the New York Times bestseller list on April 29th!


One of my readers will receive a copy of Eat More of What You Love!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

38 comments:

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