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The Biggest Loser Simple Swaps: 100 Easy Changes to Start Living a Healthier Lifestyle

by Melissa Roberson Cheryl Forberg

The road to a healthier lifestyle starts with small decisions and better choices. Now, with The Biggest Loser Simple Swaps,you can get healthy by simply swapping your old food, habit, and lifestyle choices for healthier versions every day. With 100 simple swaps that cut calories, save money, and provide better nutrition as well as more than 30mouthwatering recipes that put these swaps into action, getting fit and healthy has never been easier. Learn how to swap lasagna noodles for veggies. Pasta used to be a guilty pleasure for many Biggest Losers--until they learned to make a healthy version. Try replacing lasagna noodles in your favorite recipe with slices of grilled zucchini or eggplant. Better yet, try the Veggie Lasagna recipe in Chapter 4! Swap traditional yogurt for Greek-style yogurt. Greek-style fat-free yogurt contains the same number of calories as regular fat-free yogurt but has twice the protein and half the carbs. It's a great base for dips, too. Try using it in the French Onion Dip in Chapter 5! Swap sugary cereals for whole grains. The slow release of energy from complex carbs will help you feel full and keep your blood sugar steady and your energy revved. Or turn to Chapter 5 to make your own Hi-Pro Vanilla Breakfast Grains! Throughout the book, you'll also find advice and tips from The Biggest Loser experts, trainers, and the contestants themselves, who understand the challenges of fitting lifestyle changes into a busy schedule. These simple, budget-friendly swaps can make a major difference in your health and weight loss efforts. Start swapping--and losing--today!

Cooking with Quinoa For Dummies

by Cheryl Forberg

140+ gluten-free recipes for adding quinoa to every meal and snackTouted as "the gold of the Incas", quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) has many health benefits. It is high in both protein and fiber, gluten-free, and has been known to help those with cardiovascular health problems, as well as people who suffer from migraine headaches. Research also shows that the nutritional composition of quinoa is important in fighting breast cancer, especially in post-menopausal women. It is a great gluten alternative, and provides complete protein in vegetarian or vegan dishes. Not only does it have all of these phenomenal health qualities, quinoa is also delicious and extremely versatile!Quinoa can be made into a breakfast porridge, stuffed into a wrap for lunch, combined with vegetables for a hearty salad, rolled with spices and breadcrumbs to make a delicious burger, and added to an assortment of cakes and breads for an extra protein punch. Cooking with Quinoa for Dummies shows you how you can easily incorporate quinoa into each and every one of your meals and snacks.Offers over 140 gluten-free recipes for incorporating quinoa into breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, and dessertsExplains the health benefits and disease-fighting power of this superfoodProvides the 4-1-1 on how quinoa can help you lose those unwanted poundsIncludes a 16 page color insert with beautiful photos of gluten-free quinoa-packed mealsCooking with Quinoa For Dummies shows you how to use this hot new superfood in all your favourite dishes!

Flavor First: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor with 75 Delicious, All-natural Recipes

by Cheryl Forberg

As the nutritionist for NBC's hit show The Biggest Loser, Cheryl Forberg not only knows how to help people lose weight, she also understands why they gain it in the first place. One reason Americans keep packing on the pounds is because our taste buds have become accustomed to the intense (and artificial) flavors of highly processed foods that overwhelm our senses. We tend to crave extreme flavors and textures-salty, fried, sweet, creamy-so when we decide to lose weight by substituting grilled chicken for a hamburger, we're not going to enjoy our food. . . and we're unlikely to stick to our weight loss plan. But what if you substituted your greasy drive-thru hamburger for Spicy Beef Satays, Beer-Braised Pork Tacos, or Sesame Prawns? How about if you replaced your morning doughnut with spicy Huevos Sofrito or Toasted Oatcakes with Berry Confetti? Chances are, you'd be too satisfied to miss any of the empty calories in your old favorites. In Flavor First, you'll discover more than 75 recipes for delicious, all-natural entr es, snacks, appetizers, drinks, and desserts that are big on flavor and low in calories. Cheryl shows you how to create easy, family-friendly meals that will add instant flavor and excitement to your daily routine. From simple cooking techniques that create layers of flavor, to recipes for blending your own spice rubs and marinades, to whipping up sauces and vinaigrettes in minutes, Flavor Firstshows you that you don't have to sacrifice flavor to lose weight.

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