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Subject: Looking for Low Fat Recipe books
Date Posted: 8/17/2008 7:12 PM ET
Member Since: 12/7/2005
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If anyone has some good ones and can make a deal, please let me know.

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 10:42 AM ET
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Not a real answer to your question, but just some thoughts....seems like cookbooks are in big demand, and rarely come up or last long. I've started checking out cookbooks from the library, to see whether they are good enough to seek out or not. It's saved me enormous time and money.

DH was/is on strict low-fat diet for a while, so I had lots, but soon they get repetitive. Moosewood has a great low-fat cookbook, but a lot of their dishes are too heavy and "hearty" for our hot S. Fla. weather. There is another called "Mediiterranean LIght" that is very good.  There are gazillions of low-fat cookbooks out there, once you start looking.

One word of warning: after trying numerous "fat-free" dairy products, especially cheese, we decided they are not worth it. I say either don't do the dish at all, or take a little fat there and give it up elsewhere. Some things just cannot be substituted, in our opinion. It may be different for others.

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 4:23 PM ET
Member Since: 4/23/2008
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Like Betty, I don't have any to offer - but I highly recommend "30 low-fat meals in 30 minutes" which has some of my very favorite recipes, especially one for cumin-seasoned chicken with pimiento and couscous.  I also use Mollie Katzen's "Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without" for veggie dishes (most of her stuff is low-fat) and go to cookinglight.com all the time to browse for recipes (their site is totally free).


Good luck!

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 9:59 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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Do you want specifically low-fat or are other diet type books of interest?  I've a couple boxes of cookbooks, but they are much too heavy to post individually. There are only a couple low-fat ones in the pile, but several other types of diet cookbooks.