You Can Trust a Skinny Cook Cookbook Giveaway! 3 Winners :)

Thank you for entering. The contest is now closed and the winners have been notified πŸ™‚

What a pleasure it was meeting Allison Fishman in person at the BlogHer Food Conference a few weeks ago in Atlanta. I have been dying to meet her for months since I found her fantastic cookbook! She is beautiful and so talented, so glad I had the chance to meet her. We both have the privilege of working with Wiley Publishing too, so exciting!

Wait until you flip through the pages of Allison’s book, she’s witty, funny and the photos are enough to make you want to make each and every one of her recipes! No kidding, I forgot that her recipes are healthy. Take a look at Amazon.com where you can get your own copy if you don’t want to gamble with the giveaway πŸ™‚

Here’s a little more about Allison…..

Allison Fishman is a cooking teacher, food writer, and personal coach. She is the author of You Can Trust A Skinny Cook, and a contributor and the TV spokesperson for Cooking Light magazine. She was a co-host of Lifetime’s Cook Yourself Thin and TLC’s Home Made Simple. A passionate home cook, Allison has worked for Martha Stewart, Food Network, and Atkins as a food stylist, recipe developer, and cookbook editor. Her writing and recipes have appeared in Saveur, Fine Cooking, Glamour, Real Simple, and Everyday Food. Allison is the founder of The Wooden Spoon, a private cooking school designed to give modern food lovers the skills to prepare delicious meals at home, and a graduate of Cornell University and The Institute for Culinary Education. She has a Masters degree in Food Studies from New York University and recently moved from Brooklyn, NY to Montclair, NJ.

Photo via Justin Schwartz

Photo via Justin Schwartz

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1. Tell us…”What is your favorite healthy meal to prepare for your family?” Heaven knows we all need more of these ideas!

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3. Contest ends Sunday June 19th 8pm PST. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and be notified by email.

4. Giveaway provided by Wiley Publishing.

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  1. I like to make burritos. I use whole wheat wraps, grilled lean steak, fresh made salsa and lots of cilantro. We usually have some black beans on the side. Healthy, low calorie and low fat and, most importantly, tasty!!

  2. Jessica Steele

    My favorite way to cook healthy for my little family is to use my garden an d sometimes I venture to my grandfathers fruit garden. My favorite recipe is a zucchini and roasted tomato pasta, and for dessert we have fresh fruit popsicles with fruit chunks in it.

  3. Amy

    Grilled Steak Salad with caramelized onions and blue cheese crumbles with a light vinaigrette on the side.

  4. Becca H.

    I LOVE roasting veggies, because they require so little fat to make them delicious. Just a nice sprinkling of Kosher salt and a drizzle of olive oil and they’re delicious!

  5. This cook book looks great! One of my favorite healthy meals is a grilled piece of lean meat (chicken, pork or beef) with a lot of healthy things on the side…roasted asparagus or broccoli, then a salad and/or some fresh fruit.

  6. Julie

    Tofu stuffed shells is my favorite meatless, hard to narrow down, try to keep it healthy for my family, well, most of the time.

  7. ginger

    i love stir fry! so many ways to mix it up that it never gets boring! also helps that it contains lots of veggies and my 2.5 year old and 16 month old will eat it too. πŸ™‚

    1. sweetpumpkin

      That is how I make my chicken fingers too! I bake it as well. I put a little hot sauce in the egg wash.

  8. Becca H.

    I get your updates via RSS feed and look forward to them! There’s always something yummy coming from your oven!

  9. Victoria V

    I like to try and make normal everyday meals a bit healthier – Sloppy Joes with turkey and wheat buns – things like that. I just try to add in more nutrients wherever I can. πŸ™‚

  10. sweetpumpkin

    One of my favorite healthy meals is roasting a chicken with salt & pepper, and the best part lime zest! Then I use the juice of the lime on the outside and stuff the cavity with it. Once it is out of the oven I shred it for tacos! Keep the topping light and healthy. So good and always requested from my sweet husband.

  11. My favorite healthy meal to make is any sort of wrap! Usually I use chicken that I bake in the oven, put a little cheese on the whole wheat wrap and put that in the oven as well to make it all nice and melty πŸ™‚ Throw on some lettuce and whatever other ingredients we are feeling at the time!

  12. Suzanne

    My favorite summer healthy meal is a fresh fruit and spinach smoothie with a small sandwich. Yum.

  13. Melanie

    My favorite healthy family meal is white chicken chili. I love it because it is so easy to make and is jammed full of great veggies and lean proteins. My kids love it, too!

  14. I <3 cooking healthy!! We love to roast veggies, use lots of fresh herbs every day (instead of fat, sugar, or salt), always use EVOO, and broil our proteins! πŸ™‚ I'm not sure I have on particularly-healthy-and-favorite meal.

  15. Colleen Tsambarlis

    One of my favorite ‘healthy meals’ would be sauteed veggies(asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, carmelized onions and peppers) with sauteed seasoned chicken. No carbs needed! Just some garlic and olive oil along with your favorite seasonings.

  16. jordan

    turkey chili! very filling and surprisingly healthy. I load it up with extra veggies too (try zucchini!) πŸ™‚

  17. jennifer Gauthier

    favorite healthy meal is veggies on grill from garden and fresh fish hubby just caught also on grill, usually a big salad on side with more goodies from our garden. Nothing fancy but we all love it and very simple to prepare.

  18. Julie

    Once I week I try to make our evening meal meatless. My favorite is so easy, basically whole wheat pasta, broccoli and a can of diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil topped off with parm and provolone cheese. Yummy. The first time I made it they didn’t notice that it didn’t have meat! πŸ™‚

  19. As much as my husband and I are carnivores….sometimes (esp in the summer) we just love a big plate of sauteed veggies-zucchini, mushrooms, onions. Yum!

  20. jennifer Gauthier

    also follow you you on your RSS feed : )

    Looking at your Chicken and black bean green enchilada rice bake . Sounds yummy and just the ticket for fathers day dinner : ) .

  21. any kind of fish… preferably grilled… with a great salad and plenty of fresh veggies. it’s a filling and super healthy meal. yum!

  22. Laura P.

    I love to make grilled fish with a side of whole grain rice. Simple, easy, and delicious! Perfect for summer:)

  23. Elle

    our favorite go-to & healthy meal: I saute our favorite in season veggies in some olive oil with sea salt/fresh pepper & add them to plain pasta. The juice from tomatoes is usually enough for us, but you can put a little olive oil/butter on the noodles first. Topped with fresh parm – yum!

  24. Laura P.

    I love grilled fish with a side of whole grain rice. Simple, easy, and delicious! Perfect for summer:)

  25. Jenny E.

    One of our family favorites is a chicken & rice dish w/ asparagus. Delicious and healthy! πŸ™‚

  26. Kalyn

    I love to make smoothies with spinach in them. They’re quick, easy, delicious, and have lots of good for you stuff in them. Lots of fruit, spinach, and milk. I even add flax seed. And honey if it needs sweetened instead of sugar.

  27. Crystal

    Favorite healthy meal would definitely be salad with grilled chicken & fresh fruit–it’s so yummy!

  28. Sabrina

    I love our taco nights! Full of deliciously seasoned meat, lots of veggies and a satisfied tummy!

  29. Ambrey Holliday

    I cook my own pizzas, homemade dough and sauces πŸ™‚ Lots of taste without lots of guilt!

  30. Rebecca

    I love finding comfort food recipes that are healthier. Most recently, found a recipe for Deep Dish pizza that was waaaay healthier than what you find in the restaurant. And it was delicious!

  31. Elyse

    We like to do fancy salads. We will pull chicken, cut up apples, strawberries, red onions, a dash of sunflower seeds and throw it all in a bowl and mix up with a bit of balsamic vinegar or raspberry vinegar. Then, we will lay a couple of spoonfulls on top of a bed of romaine lettuce. That way we don’t get a ton of dressing, but still very flavorful and yummy!

  32. I love to make Chicken Parmesan for the family. I pound some chicken breasts, rub a little mayo & sour cream on the breasts so the panko bread crumbs have something to stick to and it keeps the chicken breasts moist. Cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Then I pour a little tomato sauce on top with shredded whole milk mozzarella or chihuahua cheese on top. Broil for a minute or two until cheese gets brown bubbles.

  33. Sasha

    I love to make whole wheat pasta with turkey sausage, mushrooms and wilted spinach. It’s filling, light, and quick!

  34. Katie George

    My family loves marinated grilled chicken. Very simple. I also grill up lots of veggies…onions, peppers, asparagus, etc. I sprinkle with lemon pepper and goat cheese when it is finished! Easy and yummy!

  35. Peggy

    Lately they have been liking Green Enchilada Rice Casserole. It’s easy to put together, I almost always have the ingredients, and EVERYONE likes it!

  36. Leanne

    One of my favorite meals to make is breaded chicken, tri-color pasta with some oil and basil, and steamed broccoli. It’s quick and simple, and the breading on the chicken makes it really yummy. For the breading I do something like breadcrumbs, ground flaxseed, wheat germ, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

  37. Becky

    I think my all time favorite healthy meal would be a recipe from the Eat Shrink and Be Merry Cookbook called “Grill of my Dreams” – a marinated, then grilled pork tenderloin with grilled veggies. So good.

  38. Emily

    Kabobs. They are perfect because everyone can have just that combination of meat, veggies or fruit they like AND it gets us all outside while they are grilling up!!

  39. Amber O.

    Our 18 month old seems to have put herself on an all carb diet, so I have to be creative to get her to eat vegetables and protein. She loves my easy lasagna-style pasta. I use whole wheat penne, organic tomato sauce with pureed sweet potatoes and carrots mixed in. For the cheese, I use low fat cottage cheese and shredded mozzarella. Mix in some parsley, a non-gmo free range egg and bake, and you have toddler -friendly healthy meal!

  40. Manette Gutterman

    My kids are big fans of brown rice and black beans. We also love chicken & corn on the grill with broccoli. They’re very picky eaters but these are the meals that satisfy everyone in my family.

  41. Lisa

    I love to make stir-fry. It is a one pot dinner and I can control everything that goes in. I like it low-sodium and tons of fresh veggies and I change up the protein so it doesn’t feel like the same thing over and over.

  42. My favorite healthy meal for my family is grilled chicken (my husband is the king of the bbq) a fresh spinach salad topped with yummy things like goat cheese and candies almonds and lots of fresh summer fruit.

  43. Kristen

    At this time of year when the garden is full of wonderful vegetables, I love to make a salad consisting of fresh chopped veggies, a little Italian seasoning, and olive oil. Grilled veggie sandwiches are also really good!

  44. I serve individual pizzas with whole wheat crust, humus, grilled vegies and goat cheese crumbles on top with a garden fresh salad with a balsamic vinegarett dressing.

  45. I like to splurge (a little-not too much) on the main dish but I always serve fresh vegetables and fruit to fill up the rest of the plate πŸ™‚ But I really love finding new healthy recipes.

  46. Geri

    My favorite healthy meal to prepare for my family is baked salmon with lemon, a little butter, and dill. Served with fresh veggies and it’s perfect!

  47. My favorite healthy meal to prepare is grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, and stir fried green beans. Easy and can not be messed up! I also like Hungry Girl’s taco meatloaf

  48. Jenn

    My favorite healthy meal is a baked potato and salad. When I do these for dinner I make sure there is loads of healthy toppings and minimize the cheese and butter which is what they’re usually topped with.

  49. Julie Ryan

    I love to make a big batch of peppers and onions and top it with a portioned controlled piece of protein!

  50. Jen

    My girls like grilled veggies like peppers and carrots and couple of potatoes, I put them on a cookie sheet and drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil on the top with a sprinkling of kosher salt. Yummy now I wanna eat this

  51. Stacey W.

    My favorite healthy meal is a modified chicken salad salad. I mix grilled or baked chicken with hummus and then place that mixture on my mixed greens and top with a drizzle of Newman’s Own Olive Oil & Vinegar dressing. So yummy.

  52. My favorite healthy meal to prepare is black bean veggie burgers. I’ve tried many frozen black bean burgers and never been impressed, but we have this recipe that just thinking about it makes my mouth water. I can’t believe something so good for you could be so delicious!

  53. My husband is a meat and potatoes guy and I’m more of a healthy, vegetables person so I compromise in my cooking. We love salmon or chicken packets. You just put salmon or chicken in foil, put any spices you want in there with a little olive oil, and add any vegetable you want. Bake for 30 minutes and you’ve got a healthy, yummy, versatile meal!

  54. Brooke

    I use lean meats for healthy dishes…. always serve veggies for my kids (even if I sneak them into the food) and try to be balanced! πŸ™‚

  55. Denise P.

    I make chicken tacos. I cook a whole chicken (bonus – chicken stock), make fresh salsa, then serve on whole wheat tortillas with lettuce and radishes. Side of beans and rice.

  56. Tracey

    Hi!
    I love to make taco salad, made with crumbled vegan Boca or Morning star crumbles.I add 1/2 a packet of taco(low sodium) seasoning, then layer over lettuce, fat free shredded chedder. The salad dressing is 1/2 fat free thousand island and your favorite salsa.Very healthy and satisfying!

  57. Lynda Clark

    One of our favorite healthy meals is to take a variety of fresh veggies (whatever’s in the fridge) and do a stir-fry, using cooking spray and a touch of sesame oil and reduced sodium soy sauce for flavor and then add either a little chicken breast or tofu for protein and serve it with steamed brown rice.
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  58. Alicia

    I SO need this cookbook! Many of our dinners aren’t as healthy as they should be. One of our favorite healthy meals is taking what we used to eat – a steak & potato with cooked veggies, and changing it to a really nice raw spinach & veggie salad with strips of steak and homemade lowfat dressing. So where we used to eat a steak each, we now use one steak to make 3 yummy salads.

  59. I throw frozen chicken breasts, frozen corn, black beans, & salsa in a crockpot in the morning & by dinner time we have yummy shredded chicken tacos topped with avocado & sour cream. My family loves it.

  60. Megan

    Our favorite healthy meal is stir fry. It’s so yummy and the kids actually eat some of the veggies!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. Angie

    I love to make a big batch of quinoa, mix with sauted veggies (some of my favorits are red peppers, mushrooms, onion, artichoke, asaparagus) maybe throw in some beans and then top with some fresh herbs and paremesan. It makes a great lunch on its own or I’ll serve it along some grilled fish for dinner.

  62. Hmmm…One of my latest healthy things to make for my family is spaghetti made with zucchini noodles, but I also love making salmon, veggies and brown rice

  63. Brindi

    Hi! My latest healthy recipe is a baked version of chicken nuggets, made with panko bread crumbs, skim milk and asiago cheese. (I found the recipe on the How Sweet blog). I was excited to try it, and nervous my husband wouldn’t like them. But he loved them! I made them again the next week and my mother-in-law loved them and is making them for her husband! yay for my new find!!!

  64. Amber

    One of my favorite go-to meals is Chicken Fajitas:) I love the flavors of the marinated chicken and roasted peppers (we aren’t onion eaters). Served with homemade wheat torillas, homemade salsa with LOTS of cilantro, and all the fixins! It just doesn’t get any better!

  65. Ryan

    For healthy meals, we all love Rice Bowls. We start with a base on brown rice. To that we add a variety of toppings, depending on what is in the house; no salt added corn, black beans, lean ground beef with low sodium taco seasoning, fresh pico, salsa, low fat cheese, fat free refried beans, tomatoes, cilantro. The list goes on and on. The best part is that the 2 kids (7 and 5) will always eat this because they can make it exactly how they want it.

  66. Marissa

    My favorite healthy meal to cook for my family or my sweet roommates is whole wheat pasta with roasted broccoli and tomato with olive oil and parmesan cheese.

  67. Laura

    I’m not great with healthy cooking, but lately I’ve been roasting asparagus with just a little olive oil and seasonings. It’s about the only veggie my husband will actually eat!

  68. Courtney

    My favorite healthy meal is tilapia cooked in olive oil and seasoned with lemon pepper, served with asparagus.

  69. Natalie

    I try to make sure that all of my meals are well balanced, this comes from having a dietician mom. One of our favorite meals is salsa chicken.

  70. Jennifer

    I love to chop up all the fresh veggies from the garden, throw together with some herbs and garlic and a bit of cheese in a whole grain tortilla and throw on the grill for some grilled quesidillas. With some fresh homemade salsa-my 4 kiddos eat these up!

  71. Jennyroo

    Our classic healthy meal is stir fry chicken, rice, and broccoli… everyone will eat it, thank goodness!

  72. Kate

    We mix quinoa with different fresh vegetables for variety. Quinoa is such a great substitution for ordinary rice in dishes.

  73. Sarah

    My favorite healthy meal is also easy! Chicken marinated in italian dressing and baked or grilled. Asparagus(mine and my sons favorite!) and brown rice as sides! We eat this at least once a week since it is so easy!

  74. Joanna

    My go-to healthy meal consists of a lightly marinated grilled beef or chicken, along with a grilled veggie [zucchini is my fave] and some sort of starch [either brown rice or a potato]. And some kind of fruit with whipped cream for dessert. Yum!

  75. Cecilia

    One or our favorite family meals is a Portuguese/Greek style Lemon Garlic marinated boneless skinless chicken breast, done on the BBQ and served with Greek Salad, Pita Bread and Tzatziki πŸ™‚ MMMmmmmm…gives me a craving!

    Breakfast is home made granola with home made yogurt and fruit πŸ™‚

  76. Cindy

    Would love this cookbook! One of my family favorites is Cobb Salad–we take romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, reduced fat cheese, low fat turkey bacon, grilled chicken breasts, hard boiled egg and put it all on a platter. Low fat (kids & hubby) or Fat free (mine)Ranch dressing on the side and a few croutons. My kids BEG for this all the time!

  77. Alanna

    I love making grilled veggie sandwiches! I just grill the veggies, that are seasoned with a little olive oil and salt and pepper, and put them on a yummy crusty roll. I love them and so does my family!

  78. Dina

    I make a veggie curry, usually cauliflower & chickpeas, fairly often. I buy the jarred sauce and it is so fast and easy!

  79. Sasha

    hmmm, tough one! i like to rustle up a good old thai green curry, its easy and i think pretty healthy if you use as many veggies as you have on hand along with the protein of choice, but lets be fair most importantly its scrummy πŸ™‚

  80. Juie R

    My favorite meal to prepare lately is quinoa. I make a Greek salad version, a Mexican version and a primavera version.

  81. Haley

    Shrimp tacos– is my favorite meal to prepare. We make it healthy by using one corn tortilla, cabbage, salsa/hot sauce, and then come some spicy shrimp. I spice up the shrimp with some salt, chili powder, and taco seasoning. Delicious!

  82. Cheri

    I love this time of year. I can take anything from the garden and toss it with pasta and a hit of olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon and my family loves it.

  83. Kimiko

    Whenever we want to eat something healthy for dinner, we usually have salmon served with whole wheat couscous and a side of steamed veggies. Grilled chicken salad is eaten pretty often in our house too.

  84. My favorite recipe that’s healthy is to make a caesar salad from scratch with blackened salmon on top. It’s low in calories and delicious!

  85. Corisa

    My mother and I love to have fish with lots of veggies and maybe a baked sweet potato ! always a stasifying meal!

  86. One of our favorite healthy meals is zuccini ribbons and turkey meatballs in tomato sauce. It is our healthy version of spaghetti and meatballs.

  87. Rebecca

    My favorite healthy meal was just created about a month ago for the hubby’s and my anniversary dinner. Indian Spice Pork Skewers courtesy of Our Best Bites, and Grilled Green Beans. We also made a Banana and Apple Crumble for dessert. So yummy!

  88. Herein lies the reason I need this cookbook. I can’t think of any recipes I make that are all that good for you!! I cook fatty, carby foods!!

    I do have a recipe from P-dub for her beef/snowpeas/bellpeppers that is super delicious and I think relatively healthy for you (low-sodium soy sauce!)

  89. Maria M.

    My healthy meal would be ground chicken picadillo in a tomato sauce with a lot of fresh herbs and spices over brown rice or white rice with a refreshing green salad topped with extra virgin olive oil and lime.

  90. My favorite healthy meal is chili lime tilapia, roasted asparagus, brown rice,and salad with berries,lettuces,slivered almonds, and berry vinegarette dressing.

  91. Jody

    I love the grill turkey breast with red potatoes and mix veggies. UMMM…I not evne hungry and now this is what I want!

  92. Jessica

    My go-to meal is often a soup and salad combo, which can as easy as tossing some veggies together, and opening a jar of soup. On the other hand, it can be made into a beautiful homemade meal by making the the soup from scratch, and adding some special ingredients to the salad, such as goat cheese stuffed figs, or maple roasted sweet potatoes. It’s versatility is probably why it’s my default meal!

  93. Krissy

    My fav healthy meal to fix for me and my hubby is grilled chicken salad.
    Thanks for a great giveaway. πŸ™‚

  94. I generally try and make any meal a little healthier by using whole grains, lean meat, and adding lots of veggies! I think my favorite healthy meal is probably crock pot Mexican stuffed peppers. I slow cook chicken, add crushed tomatoes and Rotel, black beans, corn, peppers, whatever I find… and then some brown rice and bake it in a bell pepper with some mexican shredded cheese on top.

  95. Thanks for such a great giveaway – if I don’t win I’ll definitely check out her cookbook on Amazon. Currently my favorite healthy recipe to make that’s a HUGE hit with my family is Broccoli Rabe with White Beans – the recipe is from Sara Foster’s Casual Cooking. PS. LOVE the title of this cookbook!

  96. andrea

    I will just use last night’s meal because it’s ONE of my faves: chicken on the grill, smashed sweet potatoes with a small dab of butter, and broccoli.

  97. My favorite healthy meal for my family is anything with baked chicken breasts. Just by popping them in the oven with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper, they always comes out juicy and delicious, perfect for soups, salads, or any other quick fix.

  98. ~ Betsy

    During this time of year I like to grab fresh vegetables from our (not so big) garden and whip up a quick side dish with beans, squash, cukes, tomatoes, etc. Yum.

  99. We don’t eat fish very often, so I enjoy anytime we eat fish… Our favorite are grilled salmon steaks or salmon burgers with salad and some veggies.

  100. Rebecca kipe

    I make my own yogurt and granola bars…they taste WAY better than store bought and I know what’s in them!

  101. kaitlyn

    I’m from the heart of Mississippi, so we love fried food! I LOVE to make faux fried chicken baked in the oven! Everyone loves it!

  102. Jey

    Quinoa Summer Salad with spring onions and cherry tomatoes and feta cheese. It’s so light and perfect for summer and the bursts of flavor from the spring onions and tomatoes are awesome! πŸ™‚

  103. ellen

    Salads and sugarless desserts. Our meals are small because fruits and vegetable is plentiful. We snack on them throughout the day and have one sit-down meal a day. We are, by no means, skinny; we’re healthier than most our age.

  104. Keely

    My favorite healthy meal to prepare for my family is grilled or broiled chicken salads. It’s so easy to make and so tasty! Every Monday is grilled chicken salads for us!

  105. Marie

    It depends on the season. Right now we love all things tomato and zucchini from the garden. I’d have to say grilled chicken brushetta.

  106. Lisa

    Our family loves turkey burgers sprinkled with Herbs de Provence and topped with sauteed mushrooms and garlic, and a slice of lowfat mozarella. I use sugar free, whole wheat buns – they’re more moist than regular white buns and way yummier, too! Serve with a side of oven roasted sweet potato fries, and you’re good to go!

  107. Diane Jarvis

    I think the healthiest thing I make for my family is the chicken lime soup that I got from your website (I promise I am not trying to butter you up!)!! I definitely need more healthy options! dianejjarvis(at)gmail(dot)com

  108. Kara

    Whole wheat pasta, turkey sausage, tomatoes, and parmesan cheese is one of my favorite healthy meals to cook.

  109. kim ledford

    my families favorite is grilled & marinated chicken breast on a bed of orzo and sundried tomatoes and roasted brussel sprouts! We could eat raosted vegetables with a little olive oil and sea salt every night, so quick, so easy and so YUMMY!

  110. Since my family is all adults, I can get away with just chopping a bunch of vegetables, tossing them with balsamic and serving some bread with it. I also love any simple fish. Adults are so much easier to serve….

  111. Jade

    I keep it simple with shishkabobs. Can’t go wrong when loaded with grilled veggies and a little chicken.

  112. I love making a strawberry and mandarin orange spinach salad with toasted almond slices and Craisins with poppyseed dressing… it is amazingly delicious and healthy!

  113. Vicki N

    My favorite healthy meal is chicken stir fry. You can always change it up or just add leftovers depending on how you feel that day. Any vegie, any meat goes!

  114. Since it’s just my husband and I and a baby that doesn’t eat solids yet, we eat a lot of beans and rice with everything and lots of salads. My husband loves salads, which is agreat thing since he’s allergic to most other raw vegetables.

  115. Rachel Z

    My husband and I make Mediterranean wraps with whole wheat tortillas, hummus, grilled chicken, feta, cucumbers, and a little plain yogurt dressing. Yum!

  116. Beth Nelms

    Our once a week healthy meal is baked chicken with asparagus and a hearty green salad. It’s a family favorite!

  117. I love making protein pancakes with 1/2 cup of Quaker oats, cottage cheese, & egg whites blended in a blender and then fried like normal pancakes. 28 grams of protein per serving and delish!

  118. Mylie Wilde

    I absolutely LOVE the honey mustard pretzel coated chicken fingers found in HungryGirl 1-2-3. They are moist, salty, sweet, and crunchy all rolled into 1!!

  119. I love “surprising” my family with desserts that are (somewhat) healthy, vegan, and gluten free! It’s always great to see them wanting seconds, and then explaining that those brownies are full of fibrous beans. πŸ˜‰

  120. My favorite healthy meal that I cook for my family is garlic chicken quinoa. It is so delicious and packed with red and yellow peppers, chopped onions, chicken, and quinoa that is cooked in vegetable broth. So good and so easy!

  121. Erin

    My favorite healthy meal is roasted asparagus and feta chicken. The chicken is so good baked with lemon juice and feta cheese!

  122. Daisie Dance

    My family and I LOVE fish tacos made by marinating the fish in a cilantro-lime vinaigrette (recipe from Our Best Bites). YUM!!

  123. kacee

    We like to eat grilled chicken and roasted veggies! Yum! We use the left over chicken for salads, sandwiches, etc!

  124. Amanda Collier

    I love to make maple glazed pork chops with cooked apples and sweet potatoes, especially in the winter time. I turn the leftovers into pork fried rice and add any veggies that I find at the farmers’ market.

  125. Kelly Elizabeth Perron

    Inspired by a recipe out of Cooking Light, we often have “thai wraps” – wraps basically filled with a teryaki-ish stir-fry. You use whole wheat tortillas, and can vary the filling however you like!

  126. I made some tempeh in a balsamic sauce that was delicious with sauteed onions and spinach. Can’t say that anyone ate it besides me though!

  127. monica

    My, oh my, that food look scrumptious! I love making stir fry for my family, with tofu and tons of vegetables. Yum!

  128. Brittany C.

    My favorite healthy meal to make is bruschetta chicken with spaghetti squash “pasta”.
    This is so fun! I LOVED Cook Yourself Thin. I tivo’d every episode and use their cook book all the time!

  129. I love grilling, a lean meat such as chicken, seasoned or marinated, served with grilled veggies and grilled fruit for dessert!

  130. Holly

    I like to grill chicken and veggies for a healthy meal. This summer I am trying fish as well, starting with tilapia.

  131. Kim B.

    My favorite healthy meal to prepare is taco salad made with turkey instead of ground beef. I also throw in some kidney beans to make it a little more filling πŸ™‚

  132. Wendy A.

    Grilled teriyaki flank steak, a lean chiken enchiladas, taco salad with baked chips, whole wheat pasta with turkey sausage and homemade msrinare.

  133. Naomi Dempsey

    We love to roast all kinds of vegetables, but that’s not really a meal. We love to make spaghetti too. I consider spaghetti to be a balanced meal, if nothing else.

  134. Michelle

    My favourite healthy meal to cook for my family is chili! We eat wild game pretty much exclusively and it is very low in fat. I make chili with ground moose, or moose stew meat, use lots of veggies including canned tomatoes grown in my garden. I often serve chili over a bed of brown rice or with a nice homemade loaf of whole grain bread.

  135. Lisa G.

    Thank you for offering this give-a-way. I am always looking for new healthy recipes to prepare. My favorite meal is a healthy turkey chili. It is quick, easy, and full of flavor!

  136. amanda

    veggie (or chicken and veggie) stir fry… so good and as long as you don’t add some crazy sugary/fatty/gross sauce πŸ™‚ it is uber healthy!

  137. sheri grennille

    we all love fried rice – i use brown rice and lots of veggies, then we add chicken or shrimp or tofu (7 year old won’t eat tofu… yet).

  138. Liza

    I love making my version of chicken divan, I make the sauce from scratch (and low fat stuff), lots and lots of broccoli, it’s so yummy

  139. Laura

    One of my favorite healthy meals to make is grilled chicken salads with a homemade vinaigrette and a bunch of fresh produce.

  140. Gigi

    My favorite healthy meal is anything Italian that’s been “lightened”. My favorite recipe is from Taste of Home and it’s a baked manicotti that’s super low in fat and calories. No, really! πŸ™‚

  141. Katina VC

    Nothing can beat the taste of fresh veggies (any kind) hot off the grill. It’s a meal in itself!

  142. Our favorite healthy meal is roasted spaghetti squash topped with homemade turkey meat sauce. A great way to turn a vegetable into a main course!

  143. aj

    Favorite healthy meal — right now, as my kitchen is under construction — we’re grilling EVERYTHING A LOT. veggies. pork. the occasional steak. We just try to make sure everything is balanced.

    And btw… love the FB page, and you’ve been on my RSS feed for a while. Just signed up for TW. Can’t wait to follow.

  144. I love to make a healthy stir fry. I cook chicken in a pan with seasonings and sauce, then add fresh veggies to steam. Voila! One pot healthy meal!

  145. Batsheva C.

    Grilled chicken with veggies! I marinate it all overnight in some olive oil, with pepper, salt, and garlic powder. The next evening I just toss it onto my hot grill pan and PRESTO! delicious dinner for two πŸ™‚

  146. Sarah H.P.

    My favourite healthy meal to prepare for my family is grilled chicken breasts with steamed vegetables and a home made loaf of whole-wheat French bread.

  147. Arjan

    I just made for the first time, and definitely not the last, this chunky vegetable salad. It has cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, onion and probably a few other things im forgetting and then you make a dressing using some vinegars and spices.

  148. Mikki

    This book looks great. My favorite healthy thing to cook is a vegetable stir-fry or vegetable soup πŸ™‚

  149. I just made a fantastic fiber brownie cup recipe, and it is great! Very simple, and it actually good for you. It is my current favorite.

  150. Jessica-Rae

    I love a nice and simple greek salad! Spinach, feta, red onion, cherry tomatoes and a bit of greek dressing — easy and delicious!

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