5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Delicious, simple AND healthy...,
This review is from: Skinny Meals in Heels (Kindle Edition)
Anyone familiar with Jennifer's writing will know that it is all about flavour. Skinny Meals in Heels cleverly packs a tasty punch with simple and satisfying everyday recipes that you wouldn't think we're 'skinny'!
Through Jennifer's understanding of winning flavour combinations and ingredients from all around the world (fresh aromatic herbs, pungent spice pastes and zingy dressings) it is easy to eat low fat food and find healthier ways to cook it. A ready supply of tuperware is a must however - even my boyfriend has loved making the salads and soups for packed lunches. Try the filling Chipotle black bean soup with lime-pickled onion and crisp baked tortillas or Potato, smoked trout and dill salad with a caper and whole grain mustard dressing.
As well as soups and salads there are also sections to take you right through the week for snacks, starters, weekday dinners in under an hour, weekend cooking (for when you have more time and want to impress) and skinny puddings. Stuffed chicken breasts with spinach, cinnamon and dates has become a firm favourite as have Sizzling Korean-style beef with sesame seeds and Vietnamese stir-fried fish with dill and rice noodles, to name but a few. All the recipes have great little tips explaining what can be prepped ahead, as well as the all important skinny 'sell' to help you understand the healthy thinking behind the recipe. Also useful is the definitive guide to stir-frying which, once mastered, is the prefect healthy fast-food option.
This is the kind of easy, delicious and healthy food we should all be eating on a daily basis...like Jennifer says, diet is a dirty word!