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CONTEST CLOSED: Win a Copy of 'The SparkPeople Cookbook' (Now in Paperback!)

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1/3/2013 12:00 PM   :  56 comments   :  16,741 Views

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Thanks for entering. This contest is now closed, and winners have been notified!

UPDATE: We're extending this contest through the end of January 2013 and giving away five more copies. (The first five winners will be notified this week via email.)

Did you commit to cooking more in 2013? Whether you've never been comfortable in the kitchen, you want to make over your existing family recipes, or you need some motivation to give up takeout and fast food, SparkPeople can help!

To kick-start your year of cooking more--and to celebrate the launch of "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight" in paperback--we're giving you the chance to win one of five copies of our cookbook

Whether you've been on this road to a healthier you for awhile or you're new to SparkPeople in 2013, you'll want to keep reading. This is a giveaway you won't want to miss!

Written with our healthy cooking expert, Meg Galvin, the book is chock-full of over 150 quick and delicious recipes like barbecue chicken pizza, coconut lime shrimp, and mini apple tarts. Since these dishes were created by SparkPeople, you know they’re good for you, too! The book also includes success stories from SparkPeople members, helpful tips on food preparation, pantry checklists, and much more. Think of it as a personal chef in book form, encouraging you to live your best life by making smart food choices, one page and one recipe at a time.

The book was published in paperback on January 2, and it's also available in a new enhanced e-book version, which contains how-to videos and additional content. No matter which version you get, we know you'll love it!

Read more about the book, enter to win a copy--and get sneak-peek recipes!

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
  • The results of our "Ditch the Diet" taste test, in which we debunk common diet myths
With "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight," you can eat like a chef and still lose weight—without spending hours in the kitchen! Just look at these recipes:


Peppercorn Steak with Herbed Blue Cheese: A steakhouse-quality supper ready in under 10 minutes!
 

Meg-herita Pizza: We've bumped up the nutrition--and kept all the flavor--of Pizza Margherita, the traditional Italian pizza with tomato, sliced mozzarella, basil, and olive oil.


Chicken-Veggie Quesadillas with Ranch Yogurt Sauce: This is a great kids’ meal, or cut each quesadilla into eight pieces for an appetizer.  

Three-Cheese Macaroni: Cheesy, rich, delicious--just what you expect in macaroni and cheese. What you won't expect? 2/3 the fat and half the calories of the original!

Spring Cupcakes with Citrus Icing: These cupcakes are perfect for an Easter brunch, a children’s party (no need to tell them the “confetti” inside comes from vegetables), or a graduation celebration.

Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken: Our #1 recipe, made healthier and easier!

Hungry yet? Don't wait--enter the contest!

To enter to win either an e-book or paperback copy of "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight," click here!
Be sure to read the rules. This contest will end January 31! Winners will be notified via email.

Don't want to take your chances and wait? Get a copy today! Click here for more info. If you already have a copy, you can still enter--but tell us which recipe is your favorite in the comments below!


Click here to to redeem your SparkPoints
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Comments

  • LUNELA
    56
    I would love to have this cookbook but I will be happy for whoever wins because whoever wins will deserve it. :) I am just glad to be part of this community! :) - 1/26/2013   3:38:28 PM
  • 55
    Yes, please! - 1/22/2013   11:48:14 PM
  • BWALTERS07
    54
    Would love to have this cookbook. Love looking up recipes on here, but would be nice to actually have a book to use also. Hope i win!!!! - 1/18/2013   4:12:03 PM
  • TOBYSMOM7
    53
    Ineed a copy to learn how to cook again. - 1/17/2013   2:50:35 PM
  • 52
    Would love to win this cookbook!!! - 1/17/2013   11:53:27 AM
  • SANDICAT61
    51
    My problem with losing weight is that I do not know how to cook properly. My goal this year is to learn to cook and this cook book would be a good start. - 1/16/2013   12:36:46 PM
  • 50
    I entered to win a copy. - 1/15/2013   2:01:19 PM
  • 49
    Entered! This cookbook sounds amazing!
    - 1/15/2013   1:53:59 PM
  • DOINITRIGHT2012
    48
    Always looking for great resources. - 1/14/2013   1:40:07 AM
  • DENELL1978
    47
    everything looks so good would love to have a copy of my own - 1/10/2013   3:04:39 PM
  • LADYBUGOF14
    46
    What a wonderful cookbook. Would love to have it for quick references to quick nutritious meals. - 1/8/2013   11:56:54 AM
  • CLASSOF92
    45
    This sounds like a great cookbook. I will be looking for it at my local bookstore. I am a snack-aholic and hope to find smart alternatives in your book. - 1/8/2013   11:19:27 AM
  • SUEQUARLES
    44
    I keep hearing about the cookbook and the recipes here sound great. - 1/6/2013   10:22:43 PM
  • 43
    I see they sell this cookbook at wal~mart.....hmmm, maybe if I do not win this contest I will have to scoop it up. - 1/5/2013   9:21:39 PM
  • NIKKO2003
    42
    Yum, looking forward to it. - 1/4/2013   7:22:54 PM
  • 41
    For those of you trying to figure out how to enter: it's a little bit subtle, the links all run in to each other! Click on the first 'click here' (in between '...Lose the Weight' and 'the rules')

    Hope this helps and good luck! - 1/4/2013   12:55:15 PM
  • 40
    Find this paragraph above : To enter to win either an e-book or paperback copy of "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight," click here! Be sure to read the rules. This contest will end January 16! Winners will be notified via email. After the word "Weight," it says click here, slide pass the sentence that includes weight and click here is in light blue, click and you will see your info and know what to do. - 1/4/2013   12:54:49 PM
  • 39
    How do I enter for a chance at getting this book? I don't see any means to enter. The rules are not specific to this sweeps, but are a general guideline. Where's the Entry form? - 1/4/2013   12:04:16 PM
  • HUNNGGGRY
    38
    Now that I don't have internet at home, this would be awesome!! But I cant figure out how to enter. - 1/4/2013   11:44:13 AM
  • 37
    I have looked through my sister's copy of the cookbook, and copied down some of the recipes but didn't get a chance to read any of the great stuff in there, and would love to have a "real" copy, not just a few recipes! thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!! I love SP and have been on here for almost 3 years. I hit my goal last Jan and have been up and down a bit since, but want to add more recipes to my kitchen shelves!
    My favorite recipe would have to be the Chicken-Veggie Quesadillas with Ranch Yogurt Sauce! They look totally yummy!! - 1/4/2013   11:14:33 AM
  • CHANGINGK
    36
    Hoping to win the cookbook! I am ready for changes! - 1/4/2013   11:01:24 AM
  • 35
    I'd love to win a copy but I have no clue where the entry form is!! - 1/4/2013   10:49:59 AM
  • 34
    I would love a copy for my parents who both need to lose weight and introduce healthy eating to their diets as they both are suffering from a lot of health problems. - 1/4/2013   9:51:04 AM
  • 33
    I can't cook to save my life...if I win, I'm hoping this will help! :) - 1/4/2013   9:31:56 AM
  • LINYOUNG
    32
    I, too, would love to win this cookbook. I need to cook more meals at home for both myself and my husband. Good luck to everyone!
    - 1/4/2013   9:23:59 AM
  • REBECCAMA
    31
    Would love to win! I have the SparkPeople book but not the cookbook. I need some new ideas. Thanks! - 1/4/2013   8:41:12 AM
  • IZZYBEBOP
    30
    I'd LOVE to win a copy of the cookbook. The only ones I have were handed down from my mother. - 1/4/2013   8:31:26 AM
  • 29
    Excited to get a chance to make some of Meg's recipes! - 1/4/2013   8:05:53 AM
  • 123ELAINE456
    28
    I want the Book for my Sister In Law that needs to lose weight for her Health. She is on a lot of Medication, has Multiple Health Problems, needs to have a 12 Hour Surgery for Hernias(4-5) to improve her life. The Surgery a very dangerous because of having the seperate everything etc. So please pray that she will have it done for her own health. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care. - 1/4/2013   5:01:07 AM
  • NANCYSTEVENS
    27
    I need a cookbook with healthy recipes. So would love to win the paper back edition. - 1/4/2013   4:19:15 AM
  • FISHINGLADY66
    26
    I want a copy of Spark Cookbook for my sister who is diabetic. - 1/4/2013   3:37:08 AM
  • 25
    I'd love to win a free copy of the paperback Spark People cookbook. The recipes I've seen are so motivating, and I need all the motivation I can get to get healthier. - 1/4/2013   12:41:49 AM
  • PEGANDSTAR
    24
    Think this cookbook would be very helpful to start out the New Year with - 1/3/2013   11:59:26 PM
  • 23
    Oh oh oh pick me! I would be so excited to own this cookbook! - 1/3/2013   11:50:31 PM
  • WITTYKITTY1989
    22
    The recipes I've seen from this book so far are awesome!! - 1/3/2013   11:34:31 PM
  • 21
    I would love to have a copy of the Spark People cook book. - 1/3/2013   11:14:51 PM
  • 20
    wish non-Americans got the same opportunities as those who live in the US - 1/3/2013   11:06:46 PM
  • 19
    I'm borrowing this book from my local library right now. I've been too busy reading "The Spark" to truly focus on it, but I would love to have a copy for my kitchen. Some days you need a little bit of outside inspiration. - 1/3/2013   10:49:05 PM
  • ZXFACTOR
    18
    I would love to win a copy of this book. I love the recipes I've found on the site so far from other members and from the Spark People Recipe App. Winning a copy of this book would make things complete for me. Thanks and Happy New Year! - 1/3/2013   10:47:10 PM
  • 17
    I'd love to have the cookbook. I'm hoping to get my family on board with healthy eating in 2013 - 1/3/2013   10:02:00 PM
  • 16
    The recipes look and sound delicious--how wonderful it would be to win the cookbook and have them all in one spot! - 1/3/2013   9:16:19 PM
  • 15
    I would love to win this so that I can give it to a friend. - 1/3/2013   9:13:18 PM
  • 14
    Hmm..have borrowed this from the library and would love to win a copy..however..the link only leads me to ways to buy it..not to enter to win it!!!! - 1/3/2013   9:03:02 PM
  • 13
    Love to have a copy of this cookbook💐 - 1/3/2013   9:00:50 PM
  • KARENMAR
    12
    I'm getting back into using spark people again and love the changes to the site since I was here last. Having a cookbook would definitely keep the motivation going! - 1/3/2013   8:02:08 PM
  • 11
    Would love to win "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight." I'm always looking for new recipes. Specially Gluten Free. - 1/3/2013   8:00:04 PM
  • KBELJGETSFIT
    10
    Wow! What a great resource this cook book would be. The recipes look delicious. Fingers crossed to win a copy! Thanks.
    - 1/3/2013   7:06:35 PM
  • KBELJGETSFIT
    9
    Wow! What a great resource this cook book would be. The recipes look delicious. Fingers crossed to win a copy! Thanks.
    - 1/3/2013   7:06:35 PM
  • 8
    LOVE the slow sooker salsa chicken, its on my plan to make this weekend! - 1/3/2013   5:02:35 PM
  • 7
    I am always looking for new healthy recipes. Would love to win this! - 1/3/2013   3:26:19 PM

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