Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2018
I’ll be honest: when I read the initial reviews for this cookbook after waiting months for its release I became nervous having pre-ordered. For some reason, my cookbook didn’t show up on Oct 9th so I was reading reviews in the meantime.
I don’t understand the negative reviews. One in particular castigating the author for high calorie submissions when I only saw one matching that description in the Slow-Cooker section (Loaded Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 806 calories for one loaded boat). The rest of the recipes are below 500 calories.
I enjoy the organizational format and the abundance of professional photos of most of the meals. You can get a good idea if the recipe is for you by photos alone and this has been well done just like her previous two cookbooks.
She also has a “Skinny Scoop” commentary on the bottom of the page that offers information you may not have known related to the recipe or references how to use the recipe in tandem with another one of the recipes in the book.
As always I appreciated the time taken to list a recipes nutritional information since I calorie count making it much easier for me in that effort.
I’ve included photos of what I have made so far having only had this book for a few days and a photo of the so-called calorie offending one so many reviewers are criticizing as a departure from her previous publications. As you can see, it looks absolutely scrumptious and may just be one they use on a cheat day or simply adjust their daily meal plan to fit it in because it looks worth a try.
First photo: Turkey Kielbasa and Cabbage (209 calories)
Second photo: Turkey Cheeseburger Soup (254 calories)
Third photo: Loaded Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (809 calories)
Fourth photo: Organizational format
Fifth photo: Wild Salmon with Avocado-Basil Salad (349 calories)
Sixth photo: Navy Bean, Bacon, and Spinach Soup (for IP at 207 calories a serving)
Seventh photo: Chicken and Lentil Soup (for IP at 273 calories)
If you loved her other cookbooks and blog, this one does not disappoint despite what others have said. Some of the criticism of this publication is grossly exaggerated and for what reason I can only speculate.