Summer Cookbooks: Delicious Clean Eating + Reader Giveaway

Cider-Braised Chicken

Summer is here! That means sunny weather, farmers markets, and relaxing days at the beach and pool! If you love to cook and EAT like I do, but also want to stay healthy (and maybe look a little slimmer in that swim suit) these two new cookbooks can help you accomplish everything on that list.

The quick Six Fix

THE QUICK SIX FIX by Stuart O’Keeffe

Stuart O’Keeffe grew up in Ireland cooking alongside his mother and learning how to make fresh home-cooked meals made with more love than labor. By working efficiently, keeping the kitchen space clean and cooking with minimal yet flavorful ingredients, Stuart believes that anyone can make great meals fast—with just six key ingredients. A professional and celebrity chef, Stuart brings his philosophy to everyone’s kitchen in his first cookbook and includes helpful tips and reminders along the way. In THE QUICK SIX FIX, Stuart begins with the pantry essentials and tools readers will need to whip up a range of tasty dishes at a moment’s notice. Teaching readers how to make smart shortcuts, like pairing key store-bought items with homemade ingredients, Stuart demonstrates how to cut kitchen time, save money, and get out of the kitchen in thirty minutes or less.

Stuart believes that fewer ingredients afford higher quality. With an inventive menu and meal-planning sections filled with wholesome shareable dishes—plenty of vegetarian options too—plus more than seventy-five full color photos, THE QUICK SIX FIX is the must-have tool for creating easy-to-make, great-tasting dishes that are sure to wow the ones we love.

Lose Weight by Eating

LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING by Audrey Johns

Like many Americans, Audrey Johns struggled with fad diets and constant weight gain. Nearing the three-hundred-pound mark, she was eating under 1,000 calories per day of frozen “diet” meals and still gaining weight. After trying every major diet out there (and some scary ones too!), Audrey was left with no lasting results and more broke than ever. That’s when she decided to go back to the basics. She taught herself how to cook and transformed her favorite foods into skinny versions. After only a year of eating her new skinny recipes, she went from a size 24 to a size 4, losing over 150 pounds in 11 months. LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING takes more than 130 recipes that are typically full of unhealthy processed foods and empty calories—recipes we simply shouldn’t eat every day—and creates skinny versions.

With fewer than 500 calories per serving that can actually help readers lose weight, she shows readers how to lose weight without giving up everyday family staples, such as pasta, scones, fried chicken, nachos, meatloaf, cookies, and so much more. A helpful and accessible diet and cookbook, LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING is full of guilt-free, low-calorie, unprocessed versions of all your favorite foods that are also picky-kid-friendly and husband-approved. With her new book, Audrey wants to help others who struggle with their weight or cooking skills to show that with a little kitchen confidence, you can change your life, your body, and your health.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Granola

Reader Giveaway: One lucky The Weeknight Chef reader will win both THE QUICK SIX FIX and LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 7/18/16. Good luck!

Summer Cookbook Giveaway

Comments

  1. Stephanie Liske says:

    I am very curious how to lose weight by eating! lol That sounds impossible, but I’m sure I’d love giving it a try.

  2. Stephanie Liske says:

    I am very curious how to lose weight by eating! lol That sounds impossible, but I’m sure I’d love giving it a try.

  3. Ashley C says:

    Both these cookbooks sound amazing! I am absolutely fascinated by the Lose Weight By Eating cookbook. I would love to be able to get more information on it!

  4. Ashley C says:

    Both these cookbooks sound amazing! I am absolutely fascinated by the Lose Weight By Eating cookbook. I would love to be able to get more information on it!

  5. The Quick 6 would be very useful for me!

  6. The Quick 6 would be very useful for me!

  7. Julia Barnes says:

    I’d love to win either of these. I am a cookbook junkie and always looking for new ones that help with healthy eating!

  8. Julia Barnes says:

    I’d love to win either of these. I am a cookbook junkie and always looking for new ones that help with healthy eating!

  9. Mary Campbell says:

    Great looking cookbooks

  10. Mary Campbell says:

    Great looking cookbooks

  11. It’s important to me to make healthy meals but I don’t like being in the kitchen long. I love the idea of good foods that are clean and good for us that contain SIX ingredients!

  12. It’s important to me to make healthy meals but I don’t like being in the kitchen long. I love the idea of good foods that are clean and good for us that contain SIX ingredients!

  13. Richard Hicks says:

    Both books seem very interesting. Really want to read the one about losing weight without eating!!

  14. Richard Hicks says:

    Both books seem very interesting. Really want to read the one about losing weight without eating!!

  15. Brittney House says:

    I like the smoothie recipe book. I like to replace some of my meals with smoothies and this would help me with some new recipes.

  16. Brittney House says:

    I like the smoothie recipe book. I like to replace some of my meals with smoothies and this would help me with some new recipes.

  17. They have so many great recipes and I love trying new meals.

  18. They have so many great recipes and I love trying new meals.

  19. I would love the cookbook, Lose Weight While Eating! The best way to lose weight is by eating healthy
    foods that are pure and low calorie. I will try every recipe in the book.

  20. I would love the cookbook, Lose Weight While Eating! The best way to lose weight is by eating healthy
    foods that are pure and low calorie. I will try every recipe in the book.

  21. I would love to win The Quick Six Fix because it sounds easy but everything looks delicious!

  22. I would love to win The Quick Six Fix because it sounds easy but everything looks delicious!

  23. Michele Baron says:

    I would love to learn how to lose weight by eating….the diet I’m on isn’t working too well

  24. Michele Baron says:

    I would love to learn how to lose weight by eating….the diet I’m on isn’t working too well

  25. Angela Saver says:

    I would love to win both of these cookbooks, but am especially interested in Lose Weight By Eating because I am currently losing weight & can use all the help I can get! I love cookbooks & love finding new foods to cook for my family!

  26. Angela Saver says:

    I would love to win both of these cookbooks, but am especially interested in Lose Weight By Eating because I am currently losing weight & can use all the help I can get! I love cookbooks & love finding new foods to cook for my family!

  27. Susan Chester says:

    Lose Weight By Eating looks good to me. I like that not only does it have recipes, but also tells a story about the author’s weight loss.

  28. Susan Chester says:

    Lose Weight By Eating looks good to me. I like that not only does it have recipes, but also tells a story about the author’s weight loss.

  29. Denise Sachs says:

    I want to win, because I’m trying to learn how to cook better.

  30. Denise Sachs says:

    I want to win, because I’m trying to learn how to cook better.

  31. Michelle H. says:

    I want to win these books to give me ideas on healthier eating.

  32. Michelle H. says:

    I want to win these books to give me ideas on healthier eating.

  33. susan smoaks says:

    my top priority for my family and me is to be healthy. i would love to win these cookbooks so that i can learn to cook healthy for my family and myself.

  34. susan smoaks says:

    my top priority for my family and me is to be healthy. i would love to win these cookbooks so that i can learn to cook healthy for my family and myself.

  35. Daniel M says:

    always like trying new recipes

  36. Daniel M says:

    always like trying new recipes

  37. Penny Snyder says:

    I love trying new, healthy recipes!!~

  38. Penny Snyder says:

    I love trying new, healthy recipes!!~

  39. shannon fowler says:

    i want to win because my fiancé and i always bond over cooking. I’m a health nut though, and he used to be too. he got tired of what we were eating, so some new recipes that are healthy would be awesome!

  40. shannon fowler says:

    i want to win because my fiancé and i always bond over cooking. I’m a health nut though, and he used to be too. he got tired of what we were eating, so some new recipes that are healthy would be awesome!

  41. Cindy Peterson says:

    I have been eating clean for over three months and I have lost weight and feel great. I would enjoy trying new clean eating recipes.

  42. Cindy Peterson says:

    I have been eating clean for over three months and I have lost weight and feel great. I would enjoy trying new clean eating recipes.

  43. I would like to win because I collect cookbooks.

  44. I would like to win because I collect cookbooks.

  45. Katherine Riley says:

    I’ve always had a problem losing weight, so the Lose Weight by Eating book sounds intriguing.

  46. Katherine Riley says:

    I’ve always had a problem losing weight, so the Lose Weight by Eating book sounds intriguing.

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