BOOK REVIEW: From Junk Food to Joy Food by Joy Bauer

Title: From Junk Food to Joy Food
Author: Joy Bauer
Publication: February 23, 2016
Publisher: Hay House Inc
Genre: Food, Health and Fitness, Cookbooks
Pages: 276



SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

We all want to look and feel better, but where’s the fun in nibbling on boring salads and choking down steamed broccoli? It’s tough sticking to a diet when you’re craving barbecue ribs, fettucine Alfredo, vegetable lo mein, and chocolate milkshakes. But best-selling author and TODAY show nutrition expert Joy Bauer is fresh from her kitchen with news for you: You can have your cheesecake and eat it, too!

In these bright, colorful pages, Joy shares how you can drop the calories in your most fattening favorites—without compromising flavor. With a few simple tricks, she transforms a bacon cheeseburger from a whopping 1,100 calories to a mere 425 . . . and General Tso’s Chicken from an alarming 1,000 to a slimming 260.

From Boston cream pie to spaghetti and meatballs, mint chocolate chip ice cream to Buffalo wings with creamy bleu cheese dip, Joy takes the most decadent treats from fat to fit. Want to give a BLT some TLC? Joy’s take on this classic comfort food could save you 35,000 calories annually—with the potential to drop 10 pounds!

Featuring more than 120 recipes and oodles of gorgeous photos, From Junk Food to Joy Food has you covered from sun up to late night: breakfasts, dips, soups, sides, suppers, pizzas, pastas, desserts, mocktails, and more. Don’t deny yourself the flavors you love—learn to make them with joy!


**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Who wants to turn down some of their favorite dishes because of calories. Not anyone! But sometimes we have to make that sacrifice for our health or weight. From Junk Food to Joy Food by Joy Bauer shows us great, easy ways to take some of our favorite foods that can be unhealthy and make them healthier and yummier! Yummier isn’t even a word, but today it is!

Joy Bauer took some of our favorite comfort foods and turns them into healthier versions of themselves. The great news is you don’t lose any of the flavor, but you drop at least half the calories in a lot of these dishes. The cookbook covers everything from appetizers and dips to full on entrees and delicious desserts. One of my favorites was the Cheesy Meat Lasagna Rolls. A typical lasagna is packed full of calories and fat. With Joy’s Lasagna Rolls you get portion control and deliciosness in cute little rolls of cheese, meat, and pasta. Also she has her marshmallow popcorn treats that are to die for. The sweet and salty snack is the perfect treat for watching a movie after dinner or grabbing a quick snack while you run out the door.

If you are like me and you love food but you don’t love what all your favorites do to your figure, then pick up From Junk Food to Joy Food now and satisfy those cravings in a healthier way. Also try something new. There are so many recipes included in this book that you could cook for months and never repeat! Definitely a five out of five star for this fantastic cookbook for everyone.

Pick up your copy of From Junk Food to Joy Food now on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Also look for it in your local bookstore. You can add it to your To Read list on Goodreads and tell Joy Bauer what you think of her recipes after you are done reading and trying a few.

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