It is no secret to anyone that knows me that I have been on a health and wellness journey for about 3 years now after a serious health scare. It is also no secret that because of that health scare, I have changed the way that my family and I eat. I no longer purchase processed foods that are loaded with so much of the bad and have turned to eating more organic fruits and vegetables as well as leaner cuts of meat. I cook everything for my family now as the meals are fresher, healthier and extra delicious. Gone are the days of eating out too because… have you taken a look at the nutritional values of the foods that many of these well known restaurants serve you? Yikes!?! it is pretty scary and the reason I jumped at the chance to give Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence Cookbook a try. This wonderful cookbook is packed full of the cooking basics plus 150 easy healthy recipes that will help me to up my flavor factor when creating delicious, healthy meals for my family.
Let me start off by telling you a bit about Holly Clegg and why I jumped at the chance to check out the trim&TERRIFIC KITCHEN 101 Cookbook. Holly Clegg has sold over 1.5 million cookbooks and she has become a culinary expert on easy, healthy and practical recipes which is right up my alley. Her Best-Selling trim&TERRIFIC Cookbook series are nationally recognized, including the more targeted health focused Eating Well cookbooks such as…. Eating Well Through Cancer, Alimentándose bien durante el cáncer (Spanish edition), Eating Well to Fight arthritis, Diabetic Cooking with the ADA and Guy’s Guide To Eating Well. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School and has made multiple appearances on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Web MD, and The Huffington Post. She has also consulted for Walmart, Teflon, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. She has an amazing blog and social channels that I am following as I am obsessed with everything that she does and will be looking to create new delicious dishes for my family using her fabulous recipes.
Now let’s take a look at this book and why it is the perfect book for getting you started on your journey to cooking cleaner and healthier for you and/or your family. KITCHEN 101 comes to the rescue and it will inspire and guide you to a healthier cooking journey. These recipes are created to be simple and they use everyday ingredients that you probably already have on hand in your refrigerator and/or pantry. This easy healthy cookbook is perfect for preparing healthy quick meals for your family and most recipes are 10 ingredients or less and come with easy-to follow directions with gorgeous photos of each recipe too. There are Crock Pot Cooking, Menus Chapter, Fix It Fast and Rotisserie Chicken chapters that provide you easy mouthwatering nutritious recipes for even the busiest of families and this book is the perfect first cookbook and/or healthy college cookbook too for your recent Grads.
Here is a quick, easy and extra yummy recipe that I am loving……..
Chicken Chipotle Tacos with Avocado Salsa
Shredded chicken in a smoky fiery sauce, topped with refreshing cool avocado salsa makes an outstanding combo.
Makes 8 tacos with heaping 1/3 cup filling, 3 tablespoons salsa
*1/4 cup chopped red onion
*1 teaspoon minced garlic
*2-3 tablespoons chopped chipotle peppers (in can)
*1 tablespoon honey
*2 cups chopped tomatoes
*1/4 cup chopped green onions
*2 cups shredded skinless rotisserie chicken breast
*Salt and pepper to taste
*8 small flour tortillas, heated
*Avocado Salsa, (recipe follows)
1) In large nonstick skillet, coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté onion and garlic 3-5 minutes, stirring.
2) Add chipotle peppers, honey and tomatoes, cooking and stirring 5-7 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
3) Add green onions and chicken. Season to taste. Top each tortilla with chicken mixture and Avocado Salsa (see recipe).
*1/3 cup finely chopped cucumber
*1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
*1 large avocado, diced
*1/2 teaspoon olive oil
*1 tablespoon lime juice
*Salt and pepper to taste
1) In bowl, combine all ingredients. Refrigerate until using.
Nutritional info per serving:
Calories 246, Calories from Fat 38%, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 32mg, Sodium 451mg, Carbohydrates 24g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Total Sugars 5g, Protein 15g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat
Terrific Tip: Chipotle peppers found in Mexican section of the grocery, have a spicy smoky flavor — don’t have them or don’t like them — leave the pepper out and add 1 teaspoon chili powder — tacos will be great either way.
There is so much more to to check out in this packed yummy cookbook from Holly Clegg! Check out few more of my favorites including a recipe for Glazed Salmon (recipe went viral on Youtube!) and Bananas Foster Pudding Pie……..
If you have never had Salmon…. this recipe for Glazed Salmon is the way to go. This is Holly Clegg’s #1 easy and favorite recipe. The glaze on the crispy, crusted salmon takes only minutes to prepare and even less time for it to disappear 😉
Shrimp Salad with Asian Vinegrette
This salad came about as Holly Clegg had leftover grilled Asian shrimp and corn on the cob so she created a fantastic Asian Vinaigrette and turned her leftovers into an awesome salad!
Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry
No need for Chinese take-out when you can whip up this quick and tasty stir-fry. Serve with rice.
The secret is in the marinade, a savory spice mixture, that infuses the chicken with fantastic flavor making this an easy home version of a familiar favorite. (The long ingredient list is for the marinade.)
Easy Beef Enchiladas
Ridiculously easy and absolutely delicious dinner pronto!
And For Dessert…. S’Mores Cookies!
This camping favorite transforms into a melt-in-your-mouth s’mores cookie.
Bananas Foster Pudding Pie
So what do you think of Holly Clegg’s KITCHEN 101: Secrets To Cooking Confidence Cookbook? It is packed full of yummy recipes and this first kitchen cookbook highlights diabetic recipes, slow cooker recipes (which are some of may favorites), freezer-friendly and vegetarian recipes for easy healthy meals. Popular recipes in the book include a Glazed Salmon Recipe which went viral on You Tube, Quick Chicken Lasagna which is made with 5 delicious ingredients, Chili Con Queso and Ooey Gooey Squares. There is also nutritional information with each recipes so that the book is weight-watcher friendly too and some of the Chapters include…..
*Crock Pot Cooking
*Rotisserie Ready Chicken Recipes
*Highlights Diabetic-Friendly Recipes(ADAguidelines)
*Fix It Fast and Start Simple Chapters
*150 Easy-To-Make Recipes with Color-Photographs
*Nutritional Information & Terrific Tips
*Cooking Basics Chapter- kitchen reference guide.
Check out Holly Clegg on her website, social media and check out her entire collection of cookbooks available on Amazon!
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