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Yummy Tummy Tuesdays – Healthy in a Hurry review and giveaway

PPHealthy in a Hurry
Karen Ansel and Charity Ferreira
Published by Weldon Owen
You can preview the book here.
And buy it here or here.

Recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts covering all the meals of the day, loads of tips,  and the appetizing photos accompanying them make this book a great read.
Eye popping photographs that tempt you to eat right out of the pages, menu ideas, tips to get the most out of your shopping, cooking, and more- this book has it all. And to top it all, the recipes all include super foods which make them healthy as well. What more can I ask for?

This book is wonderful, chockfull of tips, information, and of course, recipes. The book starts off with an informative guide to superfoods along with tips to simplify the whole cooking process and a sample weekly menu. Tips include how to buy, store, and use the superfoods – truly useful.  Healthy pantry samples, seasonal fruits and vegetables, nutrition terms glossary, basic recipes (includes recipes for tomato sauce and vegetable stock) are included at the end of the book.

The book is divided into sections based on the meals of the day – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks/starters, sides, and desserts. Each section includes quick fix ideas (for on the go and making ahead), and each recipe includes a nutrition guide.
Some of my favorite recipes from the book are:
•    Tofu scramble with corn, mushrooms, and bell peppers
•    Chewy fruit and nut bars
•    Heirloom tomato gazpacho
•    Spaghetti with garlicky greens
•    All the salads in the book
•    And again all the quick fix sides which are really quick fix dishes
•    And last, but not the least the totally delish desserts!

Don’t they all sound totally yummy? I have tried the tofu scramble, as well as breakfast smoothies and some of the salads in the book at home and I can tell you that they totally passed the taste test and this mommy’s test for a healthy meal too.

Rating:  A (a few more recipes and some personal stories and/or food related anecdotes would have made me give this an A+probably!)

Disclaimer:Thank you to NetGalley for sending me a digital review copy of the books. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist. They are my personal opinions formed when I read this book.

Thanks to the publisher I have a very special giveaway – my first giveaway on this blog – for my readers, Weldon Owen have offered not one, but two copies of this fabulous cookbook. This means there will be two winners and it’s open to US residents. Giveaway ends March 14th. Please use the rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway


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55 thoughts on “Yummy Tummy Tuesdays – Healthy in a Hurry review and giveaway

  1. My healthy in a hurry tip is eating Lara bars when on the go…they only contain a few ingredients and they're healthy and tasty!

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

  2. My healthy in a hurry tip is to keep baby carrots in the fridge as soon as I open the door so I choose those to snack on instead of junk.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

  3. Reach for whatever is fresh and whole. Carrot sticks-no fuss. Apples-grab and go. Don't snack on crap, when it's easier to grab something healthy. And my GFC is Katrina Page

  4. The book I think I'd get the most use out of (because I think I'd like them all!) is Baby and Toddler- so I can start cooking for my niece when she comes to visit 🙂 I never know what to make for her!

  5. Theirs few books that i want to read.
    Heres some that im intersted to have:
    the total outdoorsman manual and take your best shot.

    Thanks for the opportunity,
    riadeliza823(at)ymail(dot)com

  6. I make a healthy meal the night before to take to work. Or when I cook a lot of times I will make extra for healthy lunches- this works especially well when making brown rice, which takes an annoying 45 minutes to cook! But the stuff is so healthy and good that it's worth making.

    lakergirl2113 @ yahoo dot com

  7. For me, having lots of choices ready to dump & go makes a huge difference. When I put up chicken, I freeze in the marinade & it's ready to grill. I always keep a ton of washed & ready to use veggies in the crispers, and have nuts & seeds as well as dried & reg fruits to add to salads. If we're really hungry, we'll add cheese & put it in a tortilla.

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