HELP is such a good book. not only for recipes and menus, but also in understanding the Healthy Exchanges program JoAnna created. There is a lot of help with our journey's both mentally and physically in the pages. I feel I can almost walk with JoAnna as the book is presented on a personal level. I believe its a must have. Like JoAnna says, "Its not a diet, its a way of life."
I haven't tried too many recipes, but here are the reviews of the few we've tried:
Deli Coleslaw p.239 -this is our fave coleslaw. we love the addition of bell pepper and the dressing is just right. 5 stars
Twice-Baked Potatoes p.254 -we LOVE these! I have combined this recipe with Sour Cream Baked Potatoes from Across America in the way of instead of parmesan, I use cheddar. I also added 1 tsp dried onion flakes, bacon bits, and sprinkled the tops with paprika. 5+ stars!
Bubble Pizza p.256 -this easy peasy pizza type dish is such a winner. I added 1 1/2 tsp of sausage seasoning to the meat. I also sprinkled some diced ham or bacon bits, green onion, and canned sliced mushrooms. Mine bakes longer than the 12-15 mins per directions, it takes about 23 - 25 mins. 4 stars.
Lemon Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce p.288 - we love the flavors of lemon and blueberry and this is such a treat! 4 stars.
Party Mix p.252 - our fave mix. perfect for the holidays.
Potato Chips p.293 -this is a fun recipe. kinda gets involved, but makes good chips. I suggest you have a mandoline to slice them thin. not too many can be cooked in the microwave at a time. there is a hint that suggests baking them in the oven, I'll try that next time. 4 stars for taste and texture. 2-3 stars for the prep. its one of those special recipes you make to experiment IMO.
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