COMFORT FOOD – Without the Calories – takes all the hassle out of cooking your favourite feel-good food, the low-cal way.
For me, comfort food is about indulgence; dishes that are rich, full flavoured and satisfying. Think of creamy sauces, golden pastry pies, hearty stews and luscious chocolate puddings. Not surprisingly, comfort food tends to be very high in fat, sugar and starchy carbohydrates – not what you need when you are trying to lose weight!
In this book, I’ve taken classic comfort food dishes and given them a healthy makeover. I’ve reworked the ingredients to reduce the number of calories as much as possible, while still keeping the flavour and appetite appeal, helping you lose weight in the most delicious and simple way possible.
I’m not going to make rash promises about how many pounds you will shed, but I do know that when it comes to losing weight, finding foods that give you pleasure and fit into your lifestyle are the key to success. When you eat well without obsessing over rapid weight-loss, it’s easier to relax and lose what you need to comfortably- and safely.
To help everyone enjoy these reinvented dishes, I’ve used easy-to-find ingredients and given clear, simple cooking instructions. There’s also freezer information included where appropriate, so you know which dishes you can store safely for another day. If you’re already following a diet plan, you’ll find additional nutritional information at the back of the book that’ll help you work my recipes into your week.
And, if you’re stuck for inspiration and have a few pounds to lose, try my 123 Plan. It couldn’t be easier.