Just about everyone has resorted to a fad diet in an attempt to lose weight at least once. But unfortunately most of the time, that turns out to be a short-term solution. In her new book, “Get a Real Food Life,” author Janine Whiteson offers an eight-week food makeover to help people get started down the road to better health. She discusses the book on “Today.” Sample some of her recipe suggestions below.
RECIPES ARE meant to be adjusted to suit the cook and the eaters. Tweak each recipe to suit your tastes: You love onions? Add more. You don’t like bell peppers? Don’t use them, or replace them with more of an ingredient you do like.
Most of the recipes make 2, 4, or 8 servings. You can double the small recipes to serve more people, or cut the bigger ones in half to serve fewer. But remember, leftovers make quick meals for the next day!
Excerpted from “Get a Real Food Life,” by Janine Whiteson with Marion Rosenfeld. Copyright 2002. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, Rodale Press.