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About Wendy Jo Peterson
Well hello there and thanks for popping by. My name is Wendy Jo Peterson and I am a culinary trained registered dietitian nutritionist. I’ve been practicing as a dietitian for over 20 years and have been teaching culinary arts since 2003. In 2012, my career turned more toward professional speaking and writing, from television appearances to speaking around the globe. I have since published 7 books and have written for many magazine publications. Professionally today I work mostly on recipe development, collaborating with culinary-focused brands, writing, speaking, and consulting in the realm of nutrition.
Work doesn’t define me. I also happen to be a mama to an adorable daughter and 2 rescued labs. My husband and I have been a team since 1994, and I’ve enjoyed supporting his near 30 year career in the military. We’ve lived all over the US and in Europe, and have enjoyed traveling the world together.
As for my hobbies, I have too many! ha! From sewing to hiking and adventure exploring in our campervan. Currently we live on the beach in SoCal, so you can often find me at the beach, in my garden, or walking my pups to the local playground.
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Wondering how get the most out of your Instant Pot or your favorite multi-cooker? This one-of a kind guide will walk you through what you need to know to start cooking with your Instant Pot today. It covers what you can cook to setting functions to keeping your pot looking (and smelling!) like new, plus what will happen step-by-step through the cooking process. You will also get over 100 tasty, family-friendly recipes for making delicious mains, appetizers, sides, breakfasts, and desserts—in a flash.
Inside, you’ll get the lowdown on getting to know your pot and all its features. Discover all that you and your Instant Pot can achieve, from cooking fluffy rice, beans from scratch, and creating roasts, soups, vegetarian, Mediterranean, Keto, and Indian dishes, to making homemade yogurt, baby food, and decadent desserts.
- Prep, set it, and go
- Compatable with Instant Potmodels and brands like Ninja All-in-One Multi-Cooker
- Get hours back in your day
- Save time without losing flavor
- Baby-friendly recipes
Includes recipes to suit the entire family, including baby-friendly, keto, gluten free and vegan options created by two dietitians! Now you can serve up home-cooked meals in a fraction of the time of a slow cooker—without feeling guilty about not spending a lot of time in your kitchen.
Despite their small size, the adrenal glands play an important role in the body, producing numerous hormones that impact our development and growth, affect our ability to deal with stress, and help to regulate kidney function. In Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies, you'll find clear self-evaluations and treatment guidelines that will empower you to take charge of your adrenal health through nutrition, vitamins, herbs, bioidentical adrenal hormone supplementation, and self-care practices.
Adrenal fatigue is in essence a "tired out" adrenal gland that is not able to support the body the way that it should. The effects can be far-reaching and affect the quality of one's daily life. It can affect the immune system, cause inflammation, decrease sex drive, and inhibit the ability to get up in the morning. But now there's hope!
- The 4-1-1 on the structure and function of the adrenal gland
- Linking inflammation and adrenal fatigue
- Connecting food allergy and adrenal issues
- How to test for adrenal fatigue
- Information on eating patterns for all-day energy and improved concentration
- Dealing with other medical conditions and adrenal fatigue
- Relaxation tips to reduce stress
Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies helps those suffering from this debilitating illness reclaim their lives by addressing the delicate balance among the adrenal glands—which can make the day-to-day difference between feeling awful and feeling good.
Prep ahead and save time all week long! With over 125 time-saving recipes, you can transform your schedule with make-ahead breakfasts, salads-on-the-go, and easy-to-fix charcuterie dinner boards!
With simple prep each week, you can stock your fridge and freezer with heat-and-eat meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner or do partial prep and make dinnertime a breeze. Meal Prep Cookbook For Dummies can help you spend less time in the kitchen, meet health goals, save money, and just plain eat better. With over 125 recipes, plus tips and techniques for making all your favorites ahead of time, this book lets you breeze through your week. Imagine the possibilities that will open to you when you can just pop a healthy and delectable pre-made meal in the microwave, and—ding!—your made-from-scratch dinner is ready. Prep ahead and toss vegetables and your favorite protein on a sheet pan and dinner is ready in under 20 minutes. What will you do with all your extra time?
Why stress about what to eat each day? Meal Prep Cookbook For Dummies will take the uncertainty out of mealtime, as you discover everything from cooking basics to grocery store tips to meal prepping secrets. Whatever your home-chef skill level, you’ll discover new favorite meals, organize your kitchen, store food efficiently, and learn new ideas to take your meal prepping abilities to the next level.
- Discover over 125 make-ahead recipes that you can prepare at home in 45 minutes or less, with the cooking tools you already have
- Meal prep for any diet (carb conscious, gluten-free, vegetarian), allergy, or food sensitivity
- Craft delicious and nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for yourself or your whole family
- Get new ideas and tips for sprucing up your staples, planning your grocery trips, and balancing your meals
Before you know it, you’ll have meal prep down to a science, so you can relax a little bit more, knowing breakfast, lunch, and dinner are already taken care of!
For decades, doctors and nutritional experts have observed—and confirmed—that people in Mediterranean countries have much lower occurrences in vascular disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes than their counterparts in northern European countries and the United States. Now, Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies shows you how to cook meals inspired by the cuisines of Italy, Greece, Spain, and southern France so you too can live a healthier life free of excess weight and disease.
The Mediterranean diet—ranked #2 in Best Diets overall, it is high in vegetables, fruits, olive oil, and whole grains, and moderate in protein and animal fats—has proven to be beneficial in reducing the risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Now, a new study shows it may also be good for the brain. The Mediterranean diet isn't just a fad or a quick fix—it's a healthy lifestyle choice that's here to stay!
- Create more than 150 tasty recipes
- Get expert tips on meal planning and exercise regimes
- Prevent and fight diseases by eating delicious food
- Find delicious alternatives to unhealthy ingredients
Whether you're just discovering the Mediterranean diet or are looking for some new recipes to add to your repertoire, this updated, hands-on guide offering the latest research has everything you need to start living a healthier life.
Prepare your favorite comfort foods the healthy way
Chocolate chip muffins? Crispy bacon? Steak tacos? But . . . should you? Of course you should—especially when your air fryer makes it possible to put deliciously crispy food on your plate with a minimum of fuss, mess, and up to 80% fewer calories! Whether you’re looking to eat healthier, lose weight, or impress your friends, Air Fryer Cookbook For Dummies fills you in on everything you need to make air frying a regular part of your routine.
In addition to 150 mouth-watering recipes from popular nutrition and diet experts Wendy Jo Peterson and Elizabeth Shaw, you’ll find a thorough exploration of the benefits of air frying, the most suitable foods, and how to cook for a specialized diet—from Keto to vegan. And to top things off, our authors share the secrets of the perfect seasoning or sauce to accompany any dish.
- Know how your air fryer actually works
- Cook safely and efficiently
- Prep your dishes for perfectly air fried results
- Plan your meals
From breakfast to supper—with a few sweet treats and party snacks on the side—Air Fryer Cookbook For Dummies shows you how to turn hot air into those mouth-watering “fried” foods you love the most.
The way to eat if you want to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
The Mediterranean diet is a way of life – one where you eats lots of fresh food and slow down. More technically, the Mediterranean diet is a modern set of guidelines inspired by traditional diet patters of southern Italy, the Greek island of Crete, and other parts of Greece. For decades, doctors and nutritional experts have observed and confirmed that Mediterranean countries have much lower occurrences of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes in their citizens than northern European countries and the United States. Mediterranean Diet In a Day For Dummies quickly gets you started on this healthy, delicious eating plan. With focused content and expert advice, you’ll get a quick introduction to Mediterranean lifestyle principles and how they can help with disease prevention, weight management, and overall wellness. You’ll discover how to tie all the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle concepts together and see what a Mediterranean Food Guide Pyramid looks like. With a focus on eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, and seafood; eating less meat; and choosing healthy fats such as olive oil. The lifestyle also includes a focus the importance of fun activities, time shared with family and friends and an overall passion for life! With helpful charts and tables, you’ll get listings of antioxidant-rich foods, health benefits by the color of your food, and cooking charts. You’ll get detailed steps for building your meals with the Mediterranean mindset and easy-to-follow plans that list the foods, oils, herbs and spices, and cooking times that make it easy to get started. You’ll even get a peek at a sample meal makeover – taking a traditional meal and making it a Mediterranean meal.
Related Title: When you are ready for recipes, make your next book purchase, Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies. With over 150 recipes it is a terrific follow up to this get started guide.
We are all Born to Eat, and it seems only natural for us to start at the beginning—with our babies. When babies show signs of readiness for solid foods, they can eat almost everything the family eats and become competent, happy eaters. By honoring self-regulation and using a family food foundation, we can support an intuitive eating approach for everyone around the table.
With a focus on self-feeding and a baby-led weaning approach, nutritionists and wellness experts Leslie Schilling and Wendy Jo Peterson provide age-based advice, step-by-step instructions, self-care help for parents, and easy recipes to ensure that your infant is introduced to solid, tasty food as early as possible. It’s time to kick diet culture out of our homes!
Craving fresh-baked bread?
The 2020 pandemic has highlighted our love of bread, especially when it was nowhere to be found! Bread making took center stage for many of us stuck at home and craving comfort food. Fresh baked bread definitely soothes the soul. As it should, bread baking has been a tradition for thousands of years and across all continents. Bread Making For Dummies explores the science behind the art of bread making and our cultural connection to wild and commercial yeasts. Break out your kitchen scale and favorite wholesome grains and join us on the journey, from classic German Pretzels (Brezeln) to warm Salted Pecan Rolls to Rustic Sourdough.
Popular culinary author and dietician Wendy Jo Peterson has your foolproof loaf, flatbread, and roll needs covered. If you want to really start from scratch and culture your own yeast—no problem! She’ll also let you in on the secrets of the fashionable no-knead and sourdough recipes that have been drawing chefs’ kisses of discerning delight from bread-aficionados for the past decade.
- Discover the tools and ingredients needed in bread making
- Grow your own sourdough starter
- Form savory or sweet loaves
- Stuff breads for a complete meal
- Boost the nutritional quality of breads with wholesome ingredients, like nuts, seeds, and old-world grains
Whether you’re a nervous newbie or a seasoned, floury-aproned baker, Bread Making For Dummies is the beginning of a delicious, doughy adventure—so get your butter knife ready and discover just how easy and extra-tasty home bread-making can be!
Cuando muestran indicios de estar preparados para tomar alimentos sólidos, los bebés pueden comer casi lo mismo que el resto de la familia. Además, al apoyar el proceso de autorregulación (otra habilidad innata) y centrarnos en alimentos naturales, contribuimos al desarrollo de niños, padres y familias más sanos.
No es necesario que prepares una comida diferente únicamente para tu bebé ni que conviertas en puré todo lo que comes para ayudar a que tu hijo crezca de forma saludable. Con algo de paciencia, dedicación y habilidad, puedes transformar casi cualquier comida familiar en una apta para bebés. Siguiendo el método del baby-led weaning, las nutricionistas Leslie Schilling y Wendy Jo Peterson te ofrecen consejos, instrucciones paso a paso y recetas sencillas para que puedas asegurarte de que tu hijo entra en contacto con alimentos saludables y sabrosos lo antes posible.