Booklist Review
If there's a more despised four-letter word than diet, Americans would be hard-pressed to find it. Prolific author and TV host Alexander adds yet another to her shelf by playing to U.S. home chefs' desire to, yes, have their cake and eat it, too. Created in concert with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines, these dishes stick to many of the tried-and-true tricks: substitute low-cal or fat-free ingredients; err on the side of veggies, fruit, and proteins; choose the oven over a deep-fat fryer. On the other hand, Alexander takes advantage of the latest in food trends, like spiralizing zucchini instead of using pasta, swapping quark (a fat-free cheese) for low-cal yogurt, and incorporating avocado into meals. Each dish features the ADA choices/exchanges as well as nutritional information, and almost every recipe includes a cook's note for easier cooking and superior results. Pièces de résistance: crab-stuffed shrimp, snickerdoodle kettle corn, maple-chili-glazed pork tenderloin, sweet papaya slaw, and quick berry crumbles à la mode.--Jacobs, Barbara Copyright 2018 Booklist