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pescetarian

Summertime is relaxation at the seashore time, so here’s a great cookbook to check out this summer- Janis Jibrin’s The Pescetarian Plan (www.janisjibrin.com).

This plan for slimming your waistline combines  vegetarian and seafood options and is a great way to include more healthful omega-3 oils in your diet. The recipes are easy on your budget and simple enough to make, including Cornmeal Crusted Catfish with Cucumbers,  a Sardine Nicoise Salad, Grilled Shrimp with Barbecue Peach Chutney, and such creative sides as cucumber, mango and avocado kebabs. Just follow the 7 Pescetarian Principles Jibrin outlines in the first portion of the book, and then get busy savoring some delicious veggie-seafood menu creations.

The Pescetarian Plan – Gotta Love It!

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Salt seems to sneak into every part of our diet, especially if our daily menus are filled with processed foods. Marla Heller’s “Everyday DASH Diet Cookbook” (www.GrandCentralLifeandStyle.com)  offers more than 150 great ways to dine with no or low salt, with the bonus of speeding up your metabolism to lose weight, lowering your blood pressure and preventing such disorders as diabetes.

The acronym DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Heller gives great suggestions for reorganizing your pantry and kitchen supplies  in order to produce a wide range of meals that are healthy, delicious and flavorful without being high in fat or sodium. She has reinvented many recipe favorites, including macaroni and cheese, chili and paella, so that their ingredients capitalize on herbs and spices as seasonings and farm fresh fruits and vegetables as the key components.

The Everyday DASH Diet Cookbook by Marla Heller – Gotta Love It!

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We recently came across Samantha Logan’s newly released “The 5:2 Fast Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy Fat-Burning Recipes Under 300 Calories” (www.skyhorsepublishing.com)  and highly recommend it was the cookbook to keep handy for light and fresh summer dining.

Packed with a wide range of creative fresh ingredient recipes, including Not So Shabby Crabby Bisque, Grilled Shrimp and Corn Salad and Mediterranean-Style Stuffed Pork Chops. It’s amazing how well you can dine for less than 300 calories and if you reduce your intake just 2 days out of every 7 to 600 calories or less, you’ll be amazed at how well your bikini or Speedo will fit on the beach over the next few months.

The 5:2 Fast Diet Cookbook by Samantha Logan – Gotta Love It!

greensmoothie

Spring is the perfect season for housecleaning your home as well as your body. Elizabeth Swann has written a dynamite guidebook for physical and mental renewal, “The New Green Smoothie Diet Solution” ( http://greensmoothies.me/).

We challenge you to try her suggested “Green Smoothie” recipes for just one week and notice if your energy level, sleep patterns and skin don’t experience a welcome improvement.  This program for detoxing, losing weight, balancing your hormones and just taking good care of yourself is easy to do, inexpensive and varied enough so that you won’t lose interest.

The New Green Smoothie Diet Solution by Elizabeth Swann – Gotta Love It!