Is one of your goals for the new year to start eating healthier, but you love southern food and wonder how you’re going to stick to the plan? Southern Living has come to the rescue with their new health-focused cookbook, The Slim Down South Cookbook. Carolyn O’Neil, registered dietician and TV personality, shows you how to have your biscuits and stay fit too. She says that enjoying great food and good health come down to four fundamental elements (SLIM):
“S” Savor the South: Discover the healthy variety of Southern foods
“L” Linger Longer: Take your sweet time to enjoy meals
“I” Indulge a Little: Incorporate little splurges that keep you satisfied
“M” Make It Happen: Use Southern grit and grace to stay the course
Along with all the great tips sprinkled throughout the cookbook, there’s also a 14-day SLIM eating plan. This book will get you on track to healthier eating in no time. In fact, you’ll find yourself wondering how some of these delectable dishes and desserts could be good for you! Take a look below to see what I mean.
Here’s just a portion of the amazing recipes inside this cookbook:
Rise and Shine! – Dried Cherry-Pecan Oatmeal, Carrot Cake Muffins, Sweet Potato and Edamame Hash, Oatmeal Scones with Pecans, English Muffin French Toast, Veggie Frittata, Baked Cheese Grits, Breakfast Sausage Tostadas
Let’s Do Lunch – Peach-and-Tomato Gazpacho with Cucumber Yogurt, Oregano-Feta Dressing, Barley-Pine Nut Salad, Corn and Black Bean Salad, Tabbouleh Salad, Thai Noodle Salad, Sweet-and-Sour Shrimp, Chicken BLT Salad, Crunchy Pecan Slaw, Peanut Chicken Pitas
Good Grazing – BBQ Peach Summer Rolls, Corncakes with Tomato-Lima Bean Relish, Fried Green Tomato Sliders, Veggie-Hummus Rollups, Hoppin’ John Parfaits, Chicken and Mini Waffles with Spiced Honey, Marinated Shrimp & Artichokes
Dinner Bell – Butternut Squash Soup with a Kick, Herbed Tomato-Zucchini Tart, Lemon-Herb Cornmeal Madeleines, Turnip Greens Stew, Greens-and-Beans Risotto, Cornbread Crab Cakes, Lime-Orange Catfish, Country Chicken & Buttermilk Soup, BBQ in a Jar, Baked Smokin’ Mac & Cheese, Honey-Grilled Pork Tenderloins, Molasses Glazed Flank Steak Soft Tacos
Desserts to Live For – Almond Biscotti, Blackberry-Lemon Buttermilk Sorbet, Cinnamon Swirl Cake, Classic Strawberry Shortcake, Key Lime Pie, Mini Berry Cobblers, Mocha-Pecan Mud Pie, Molasses-Spice Crinkles, Vanilla Bean Baby Pound Cakes, Toasted Pecan Caramel Sauce
Company’s Coming – Baked Pears with Tasted Oat Topping, Shrimp and Grits, Brown Sugared Turkey Bacon, Lime-Raspberry Bites, Boiled Peanut Hummus, Pecan Sandies, Honey-Pecan Chicken Thighs, Sugar & Spice Acorn Squash, Buttermilk Biscuits, Mini Grits and Greens, Two-Layer Salted Pecan Bars
Are you ready to get in the kitchen and start cooking healthier? Make sure to enter the giveaway to add this cookbook to your collection. There are so many fabulous recipes in this new cookbook that I don’t know which one to make first!
This giveaway has ended and the winner has been selected.
Congratulations to Kelly from Simply Kelly Designs
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Details: This giveaway closes on Thursday, January 23, at midnight EST. Winner will be chosen at random and will have 48 hours to respond. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, an alternative winner will be selected. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.
Disclosure: I received a copy of The Slim Down South Cookbook for review purposes. This giveaway and photos were provided by YC Media. The opinions expressed in this post are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
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