500 Best Healthy Recipes
500 Best Healthy Recipes
500 Best Healthy Recipes 500 Best Healthy Recipes 500 Best Healthy Recipes 500 Best Healthy Recipes 500 Best Healthy Recipes 500 Best Healthy Recipes 500 Best Healthy Recipes 500 Best Healthy Recipes 500 Best Healthy Recipes 500 Best Healthy Recipes 500 Best Healthy Recipes

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Publisher: Robert Rose

Author Statement: Lynn Roblin, RD, Nutrition Editor
Audience: Trade
Specs: 32 color photographs, index
Pages: 416
Trim Size: 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" x 1 1/4"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20040306
Copyright Year: 2004
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500 Best Healthy Recipes

500 great tasting recipes designed to make good nutrition easy, combined with a clear, concise explanation of daily nutrition requirements, tips, techniques and things to make ahead.

Healthy eating made simply delicious in one comprehensive volume.

Many have the best of intentions when it comes to eating healthy meals. However, heavy demands on time and unanswered questions on acceptable amounts of fat and sodium conspire to defeat healthy eating. The 500 Best Healthy Recipes brings together hundreds of delicious, nutritious and healthy recipes.

Nutrition expert Lynn Roblin offers a good start. In clear, concise terms, she explains daily requirements for essential vitamins and minerals. Correct amounts of carbohydrates, fat and sodium are the focal points of good health. Roblin explains the need for maintaining the right balance of these elements in our diet. In a realistic, conversational style, she outlines a healthy eating plan.

With so many recipes, there are hundreds of appetizing, healthy meals to choose from:

  • Chunky Artichoke Dip
  • Oriental Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Snow Peas and Asparagus
  • Leg of Lamb with Pesto and Wild Rice
  • Broccoli Pesto Fettuccine
  • Black Bean, Corn and Leek Frittata
  • Beef, Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
  • Blueberry Peach Cake
  • Glazed Espresso Chocolate Cake

Best of all, these are recipes that can be enjoyed by everyone from families to empty nesters to students. With easy-to-follow directions, helpful tips, techniques and make ahead ideas, 500 Best Healthy Recipes belongs in everyone's kitchen.


Lynn Roblin, MSc, RD, was a public health nutritionist for many years and is now in demand as a nutrition expert and writer.


10 best strategies for healthy eating

  1. Eat a variety of foods.
  2. Pay attention to portion sizes; use those recommended in the food guide to control the amount of food and calories you consume.
  3. Eat more whole grains such as whole-wheat, bran and oat breads and cereals, whole-wheat pasta and brown rice to increase the fiber in your diet.
  4. Include a variety of vegetables and fruits, especially dark red, orange and green varieties, to get more antioxidant nutrients like beta carotene and lycopene.
  5. Have fruit or vegetable more often that their juice to control calories and get more fiber.
  6. Keep your meals moderate in total fat and low in saturated and trans fats to promote a healthy heart by eating low-fat dairy products, lean meats and foods prepared without added fat.
  7. Balance the amount of food you eat with the amount of physical activity you do to maintain or improve your weight.
  8. Limit your consumption of salty foods to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range.
  9. If you drink alcohol, have it moderate amounts, which may help promote a healthy heart (1 drink a day for women, 2 drinks a day for men) or eliminate it altogether, as too much alcohol is linked with liver disease and increased rates of breast cancer in women.
  10. Cut back on high-caffeine beverages, which may interfere with bone health and are dehydrating.

[The section headings of the opening chapter have been included to show the range of topics covered, but space did not allow a full listing of the 500 recipes. Each recipe includes a Nutritional Analysis per serving, with Tips and Make Ahead suggestions as appropriate. Informational sidebars and general cooking suggestions are included throughout the recipes.]

    About this book

    Eating for health

    • vary your choices
    • pay attention to food groups
    • tips for adding variety to your diet
    • Guide to food choices and amounts
    • understanding nutrients
    • carbohydrates
      • the glycemic index
      • foods and GI
      • the best advice about carbohydrates
    • fat
      • how much fat do you need?
      • measuring fat in food
      • sample daily intakes of fat
      • the different types of fats
      • omega-3 fats
      • avoiding trans fats
      • good cholesterol / bad cholesterol
      • fat and blood cholesterol levels
      • dietary cholesterol
      • eggs
      • milk
      • nuts (nut alert)
      • getting the right fats in your diet
    • protein
      • protein sources
      • plant protein
      • best ways to get the protein you need in your diet
    • 10 best strategies for healthy eating

    Losing weight and keeping it off

      • is your weight a health concern?
    • the skinny on diets
      • very low-fat/high-carbohydrate diets
      • know the risks
      • high-protein/low-carbohydrate diets
      • know the risks
      • high-carbohydrate/moderate-fat diets
      • know the benefits
    • the best advice about weight-loss diets
      • keeping weight off
      • pay attention to portions
      • a calorie is a calorie
      • tips for managing quantities
      • watch those calories
    • 10 best strategies for managing your weight

    Other essentials

    • vitamins
      • vitamin A and beta carotene
      • vitamin C
      • vitamin E
      • vitamin B6
      • vitamin B12
      • folate
      • vitamin D
    • minerals
      • calcium
      • phosphorus
      • magnesium
      • potassium
      • sodium
      • tips for lowering blood pressure
      • the best ways to cut back on sodium
      • iron
      • zinc
      • is a vegetarian diet better than a meat diet?
    • beyond vitamins and minerals
      • plant powerhouses
      • foods rich in phytochemicals
      • fiber
      • the best ways to add fiber to your diet
      • fluids
      • what to drink

    Shopping for the best nutrition

    • using food labels
      • claims for vitamins or minerals
      • understanding nutrition claims on labels
    • what's better--fresh, frozen, canned or organic?


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    • (51 recipes)

    Pasta, pizza and wraps

    • (Pasta: 92 recipes; Pizza: 10 recipes; Wraps: 12 recipes)

    Grains and legumes

    • (34 recipes)

    Fish and seafood

    • (31 recipes)


    • (31 recipes)


    • (18 recipes)


    • (Main dishes: 20 recipes; Side Dishes: 17 recipes)


    • (91 recipes)


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