Tuesday, June 13, 1995

I am a mother of 4 and I also work but I just recently started a diet with my husband?

I was trying to see if anyone could help me come up with a menu for me to eat for my diet plan something quick and easy and also that the kids may love also meat wise i mostly eat chicken pork chops ground beef i eat fruit veggis and love just about and breakfast food but just having a hard time trying to come up with different heathly meals that we all can enjoy so that i can also lose weight

Answer on I am a mother of 4 and I also work but I just recently started a diet with my husband?

Buy the New Dieter’s Cookbook. It’s a gold mine for low calorie, tasty, healthy meals. I bought that book in 2000 and it’s a good cookbook if you want to lose weight (I don’t know about more recent editions) especially if you have kids as my kids are pretty fussy eaters but loved most of the recipes I make with that book.

I don’t need to lose weight anymore but I still use that book. It should not be called the “New Dieter’s Cookbook” but the “Healthy, low calorie, fulfilling and scrumptious Cookbook”.

They don’t cut corners. They have a lot of ingredients (which is why the recipes taste so good) and you can adapt them, omit things you don’t like or don’t have, use better/fresher ingredients (I never use anything frozen and I only use my own homemade chicken stock).

The only problem with that book is that it has hundred of recipes (like 400?) but once you find 50 that you really like and do them over and over, you don’t want to experiment further and might miss out on the other 350 recipes. Like it’s in my “to do” list...doing a recipe from that book that I’ve never done before.