Contest Closed: Commit to Cook in 2012: Enter to Win 'The SparkPeople Cookbook'


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Contest Closed: Congratulations,CHARYLC, TJP2007 and ERTSMOM!

We've heard from many of you that you're committed to cooking more in 2012. Whether you've never been comfortable in the kitchen, you want to make over your existing family favorites, or you just need the motivation to give up takeout and fast food, "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight" can help.
The SparkPeople Cookbook was written by Meg Galvin, World Master Chef and Healthy Cooking Expert at and me, with the help of SparkPeople experts and successful members!

We're giving away three copies of the cookbook, just in time for all those New Year's resolutions! 

Inside, you’ll find:
  • 150 meals ready in under 30 minutes
  • Recipes using real foods like butter, bacon and chocolate!
  • Slim It Down options for cutting even more  calories
  • Tips and tricks for adding flavor without fat
  • SparkPeople Success Stories
  • Pantry checklists, resources for parents, and shopping lists
With The SparkPeople Cookbook, you can eat like a chef and still lose weight—without spending hours in the kitchen!
Want a sneak peek into the cookbook?

Try these recipes tonight:

Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken: Our #1 recipe, made healthier, with a full serving of vegetables and less sodium!

Spring Cupcakes with Citrus Icing: Only you'll know each one hides a half-serving of vegetables beneath that decadent orange glaze.

Three-Cheese Macaroni: With bacon--and still 2/3 less fat and almost half the calories of traditional mac-n-cheese.

Roasted Root Vegetables: The magical cooking technique that will get you to eat all your veggies!

Peppercorn Steak with Herbed Blue Cheese: Yes, this is a "weight-loss" recipe. A restaurant-quality meal ready in under 15 minutes!
Who's hungry? Who's ready to commit (or recommit) to cooking healthy meals? (Need more motivation? Join "The SparkPeople Cookbook" Official Team. One of our team goals is to cook one recipe a week from the cookbook.)
We're giving away three copies of the cookbook, just in time for all those New Year's resolutions!
To enter, click here! Be sure to read the rules. This contest will end exactly one week from today! Winners will be notified via email by dailySpark editor Stepfanie Romine.
Want more healthy recipes from Chef Meg, me and fellow SparkPeople members? Be sure to subscribe to SparkPeople's Recipe of the Day email. Click here to sign up!
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What is your favorite recipe from "The SparkPeople Cookbook"? 

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    MISSIE ANGELA - 1/17/2012   11:15:55 PM
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    If I have to choose I would have to say Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken. We actually like everything and are very happy we bought it. My sister does the cooking in this family and she can take any recipe and make it healthier. We are very luck to have her. - 1/13/2012   3:10:54 PM
    Ready to cook healthier for my family of 6. No extra fluffy words needed. :) - 1/12/2012   8:39:14 AM
    Ready to cook healthy for my family of 6. No extra fluffy words needed. :) - 1/12/2012   8:38:35 AM
  • 52
    I would LOVE this recipe book! I have four growing boys and a husband and this would be a wonderful way to get my whole family eatting healthy. I have tried some of the recipes on here and love them. When does this contest end? - 1/12/2012   1:07:04 AM
    I would love to win this cookbook. It would give me healthier meal choices and it would be fun to do with my family. My husband and I love to try new recipes. - 1/11/2012   2:50:00 PM
  • 50
    love this cookbook got it for Christmas already marking pages and printing off receipe for the website. love the ideas great to cook good food and helping me loose wait while i eat. thank you. 49.2 lbs down and more to go. thank you. - 1/11/2012   1:13:49 PM
  • 49
    Zowie! This recipe book is one I would love to have. I am thinking of Julia...the movie. Making each recipe. That would be fabulous! - 1/10/2012   1:24:42 PM
  • 48
    My whole family loves the salsa chix - 1/10/2012   11:43:47 AM
    I am committed to cooking in 2012! (I cook anyway, why not cook healthier!) - 1/10/2012   10:42:10 AM
  • 46
    I bought the cookbook, but I find I use the Spark People Recipe app on my iPad more! I love SparkPeople! - 1/9/2012   11:38:53 AM
  • AMS04161
    ams04161 i truly love to win one of your spakepeople cookbook this would make me very happy right know not having much funds myself winning this cookbook will make me truly happy. i love to cook healthy this would make my day soooo much. - 1/9/2012   8:21:55 AM
    There are 100s of 1000s of Aussie Sparkies now but we aren't eligible for ANY prizes for ANY competitions we enter. No fair!

    As SP is big enough to get WW to pay for adverts on the SP site, then surely they're big enough to go global with prizes for competitions... ugh!!

    Just my two-pence worth! - 1/8/2012   10:31:52 PM
  • 43
    I have been copying recipes from SP ever since I joined the site over 3 years ago. I have made up my own Spark Cook Book, of all the recipes that have appealed to me. I would LOVE to win one of your cookbooks, so I could browse through and have new recipes to try as I journey toward my goal -- and always; because for me this is a new Healthy Lifestyle! - 1/8/2012   9:21:45 PM
    ooooh...I would love to have a new cookbook! I'm trying to cook healthier for my on a budget with 7 kids makes that very hard to do! - 1/8/2012   4:38:57 PM
  • 41
    I would love to win this cookbook. I'm always using recipes from SparkRecipes and trying to change other recipes from other cookbooks and websites into healthier versions of the same thing. This can be a challenge with my serve pepper (Capsaicin) allergy. It can be fun experimenting to find vegetables to replace peppers. It leads me to find new vegetables that I haven't tried. :) - 1/8/2012   3:20:40 PM
  • 40
    Three Cheese Macaroni. I cook healthy and make most everything we eat, so this will help me to make more creative healthy meals and offer my husband something different. I would love to have this cookbook to learn more healthy cooking recipes and techniques.. - 1/8/2012   2:57:34 PM
  • 39
    I am praying that I will win one; I certainly can't afford to buy it now. And I only cook in the microwave both at home and at work; know there are better things to do, but I've never done it. - 1/8/2012   1:52:48 PM
  • 38
    I would love to have one. - 1/8/2012   10:23:44 AM
  • 37
    This would be great to have. - 1/8/2012   9:41:34 AM
  • 36
    The pantry checklist would be such a great help. I have not been doing well at planning meals ahead, but having a better-stocked pantry would help on the days when my husband and I look at each other at 5PM and say...what do you want to do for dinner tonight? - 1/8/2012   9:38:52 AM
    The salsa chicken is amazing! - 1/8/2012   9:03:17 AM
    This would be so great for my family! - 1/8/2012   8:00:18 AM
    This cookbook sounds amazing! - 1/8/2012   12:45:58 AM
  • 32
    OMG I need all the help in the kitchen that I can get! - 1/7/2012   10:40:14 PM
  • 31
    I made the Honey Balsamic Chicken tonight and it was very yummy. - 1/7/2012   9:35:00 PM
  • 30
    I made the slow-cooker salsa chicken tonight, and it is FABULOUS!! - 1/7/2012   8:04:49 PM
  • AMS04161
    ams04161 love to cook and this book will come in handy for me and i would love to win one i asked my sister to get one for me for xmas and she had no money because she working only one day a week and i wasnot happy that i didnot get one so i would love to win one know - 1/7/2012   7:52:35 PM
    I got the Sparkpeople Cookbook for Christmas, Made the Easy Steamed Fish Packets (page 224) for dinner tonight, yummy.......My daughter and I plan on using this cookbook to plan our family meals this year! Thanks Chef Meg and SparkPeople!!! - 1/7/2012   7:38:14 PM
  • 27
    I've made several of the recipes from the book and enjoyed them all. I'm going to make the Baked Chicken Tenders tonight. I was tempted by so many of the slow cooker chicken recipes, but I needed something quick and easy today. :-) I'll try the others another time! - 1/7/2012   5:01:10 PM
  • 26
    I have the book and made Chef Meg's Orange Chicken for dinner last night; it was delicious and DH loved it too! - 1/7/2012   4:27:12 PM
  • 25
    Love Spark Recipes. My favorite is this Spicy Shrimp Linguine. It is like a dish that is at Carabba's! :) - 1/7/2012   3:53:03 PM
    I would really like to win. I am trying to learn how to eat health and I need to do this for me and my daughter who is 6 and weighs 90 lbs. So I really hope that I do win. - 1/7/2012   3:12:54 PM
  • 23
    I soooo want a copy of this, but funds are tight now. Crossing my fingers to win one. - 1/7/2012   3:00:56 PM
  • 22
    I bought the cookbook and loved what I saw...however Ient it out and I'm having a hard time getting it guess my mom just got a new cookbook... - 1/7/2012   1:26:53 PM
  • 21
    I love all these contests, but am constantly frustrated that I get to hear about them but can never enter to win anything, since I'm outside of the U.S. :( :( - 1/7/2012   11:54:58 AM
  • 20
    It is sad I bought the book and haven't used it yet. I think that is my goal this weekend, find a recipe and get the ball rolling. - 1/7/2012   11:41:38 AM
  • 19
    I have just joined Sparkpeople and absolutely love it! I went out looking for this cookbook yesterday while I was out shopping and they were sold out on the few stores I looked in. It was a great surprise to come online to see that there is a contest to win one!! I would love to win this!! First, because I have heard nothing but great things about this book and am so excited to get started. Second, money is tight and we alllll know that story and third, I never win anything......literally, ever!!! Lol Either way, good luck to everyone who entered!! - 1/7/2012   10:37:34 AM
  • 18
    Gave myself the gift of the book and it's great! - 1/7/2012   9:21:59 AM
    I have made the slow cooker salsa chicken and LOVE it. I've made many recipes from Chef Meg as well as her handy kitchen tips. I read the first SPARK book and would love to win the recipe book. Should have asked Santa for this book as a christmas gift. - 1/7/2012   9:14:18 AM
  • 16
    Would love to win one. Have used some of the recipes from the site. - 1/7/2012   7:56:48 AM
  • 15
    I'd love to win a SparkPeople Cookbook, but plan to buy one whether I win or not. (I expect I'll be buying some for gifts, too!)
    Thanks for helping us live healthier lives.
    Can't wait to follow the roasted vegetables instructions/recipes. - 1/7/2012   7:23:05 AM
  • 14
    Would love to have this cookbook, but no money right now to get one. Hope I win one! - 1/7/2012   7:01:28 AM
  • 13
    I made the spaghetti squash recipe a couple of times. It's wonderful!! My husband is reading the book right's more than recipes, folks! We gave a copy to our skinny daughter for Christmas because she's a newlywed and wants to cook healthy meals for herself and husband, and I'd love another copy to give to a friend!~ - 1/7/2012   6:37:53 AM
  • 12
    I own a lot of cookbooks, and I doubted whether or not I REALLY needed another one. Then I thought about all that this site has offered me and all I've accomplished through this site for NO CHARGE, and I thought I could at least afford to support the site by buying the cookbook. It turns out, I LOVE the cookbook! I've made a few recipes from it so far, and I love the food (and so does my picky husband!). I'm so glad I bought it!

    My favorites so far are the Spinach-Stuffed Chicken with Cheese Sauce and the Garlic Chicken Slaw in Lettuce Cups. I'm planning on making the Dark Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Rich Chocolate Glaze for my birthday next month! - 1/7/2012   5:08:05 AM
  • 123ELAINE456
    I would love to win the book. Have not done any cooking or baking for the last few years. Im all alone and have no family or freinds to come see me. So maybe this is what I need to get myself back into cooking and baking. Will have to see if I win first though. God Bless You and have a Wonderful Week. - 1/7/2012   3:23:27 AM
  • 10
    I've been so tempted to buy this cookbook but I just can't justify buying yet another cookbook that collects dust on my bookshelf. It is also hard to justify when there are sooooo many free healthy recipes available on this site and other ones. Now if I were to win a copy... - 1/7/2012   2:50:16 AM
  • 9
    I have a weakness for key lime- anything- from pie to martinis!
    I'm making a double batch of key lime tartlets tomorrow. I had to borrow my Mom's mini muffin tin- in exchange for a batch. I can't wait!!! My plan is to keep them in the freezer, so they're always on standby in case I get a craving!
    If I win, I'll give my Mom a copy so she can make her own. She already "borrowed" my Spark Diet book- never to return I'm afraid ;) - 1/7/2012   2:42:47 AM
  • 8
    Looks good, but I just do NOT need another cookbook.... - 1/7/2012   1:14:42 AM
  • 7
    3 out of 5 of the recipes above look delicious! If this is a good preview of the cookbook I could really benefit from it! I can't really afford to go out and buy cookbooks, so sometimes I borrow from the library. That's kind of helpful, but to own one would be great! - 1/7/2012   12:45:28 AM

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