this is a simple cookbook with ingredients youhave at home usually and it is dessert, snacks, lunches and dinners-
Cooking Healthy Across America
JoAnna M. Lund with Barbara Alpert
Hard back spiral bound 2000 Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons
How to Read a Healthy Exchange Recipe
The Eastern Seaboard
Coast-to-Coast Cooking Healthy Menus
Making Healthy Exchanges work for you
I have many of JoAnna's books and this is one of my favorites. I love having
recipes from across the US remade to be more healthy. I also love reading the
little notes included with each recipe. It feels as if JoAnna is talking to me.
Even though JoAnna is no longer with us she lives on in her recipes. JoAnna passed away after a hard fought battle with breast cancer, May 20, 2006. I had the great pleasure of getting to know JoAnna thru a cookbook collectors group and we shared a couple of private cookbook swaps. She was an amazing lady with a wonderful attitude even while battling cancer.
As is true with all of her books the nutritional values are included which makes
these recipes great for anyone following the weight watchers program.They are also great for diabetics and anyone trying to live a healthier lifestyle.
To give you an idea of the recipes in this book I'm listing our families favorites I've made from the following chapters in Cooking Healthy Across America.
From the New England section I've made Fireside Chicken with Biscuits and Corned
From The Eastern Seaboard - Scaled-Down U.S. Senate Bean Soup, Jersey Tomato
Salad, Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches, Maryland Crab Cakes and Creamy Chicken
Cordon Bleu Skillet.
From The South - Dixie Grits Casserole, Brunswick Stew and Pulled-Pork
The Southwest - Come and Get it Chuck Wagon Chili, Green Chili Stew, and Alamo
While writing this review I just realized I've never made a recipe from the West
Section but think that needs to be remedied soon by trying The Golden State
From the Northwest - Willamette Valley Blackberry Cobbler is often requested
when we have fresh blackberries to pick.
Fruit Kolaches is what I've tried from The Heartland and from All-American
Classics - Creamy coleslaw, Mainstay Meatloaf and Chocolate Cake with Chocolate
If you're trying to eat healthier but don't want to give up comfort food then I highly recomend any of JoAnna M. Lund's cookbooks. She even has a few that she wrote before she passed away that are still coming out. Her husband, Cliff, along with her assistant, Gina has taken over upon JoAnna's request, the Healthy Exchanges newsletter and web site. If you'd like to learn more about the cookbooks or Healthy Exchanges you can visit: