Joy Bauer Cookbook Review & GIveaway!

A little while ago, the folks at Joy Bauer asked me to review a couple of Joy's books. The first is...
Did you notice the Sangria picture in the upper left? This is my kind of book!!



Do you know Joy? She is the nutritionist of the Today Show, PARADE, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and works as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University. She has several NewYork Times bestsellers such as: Your Inner Skinny: Four Steps to Thin ForeverJoy Bauer's Food Cures: Eat Right to Get Healthier, Look Younger, and Add Years to Your LifeJoy's LIFE Diet: Four Steps to Thin ForeverThe 90/10 Weight-Loss Plan: A Scientifically Designed Balance of Healthy Foods and Fun Foods. Joy believes it's never too late or too early to reap the benefits of healthy living, which means a lot to me. I've been striving so hard to make my nutrition a part of my healthy lifestyle and was excited to learn all I could from Joy to make that happen!

When the cookbook came in, I couldn't wait to dig in. When I get a new cookbook, I like to tag all the pages of recipes I plan on making. A lot of times I only tag a few here or there, but in this book, there was only a few I didn't tag.
Look at all those tabs!
The first thing I decided to make was Crispy Parmesan Chicken with a side of Cinnamon-Sugar Sweet Potato Fries.

Crispy Parmesan Chicken
Ingredients:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1/4 cup nonfat or low-fat buttermilk (shake well before measuring)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
3 egg whites
1 TBSP skim milk
2 tsp hot sauce
3/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup ground flaxseed

1. Butterfly the chicken breasts: Holding your knife parallel to the cutting board, carefully slice into each breast horizontally, taking care not to slice all the way through the meat. Fold each chicken breast open like a book so it lies flat.

2. Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag. Add the buttermilk to the bag and seal it. Squish the contents around to ensure all of the chicken is coated with buttermilk. Marinate for at least 30 min, or up to 24 hours.

3. Preheat the oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and coat the foil with oil spray.

4. Set out 3 shallow dishes for a 3 step breading station.

5. In the first dish, combine the flour, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. mix well.

6. In the second dish, combine the egg whites, milk, and hot sauce. Whisk together until slightly frothy.

7. In the third dish, combine the parmesan cheese and flaxseed, mix well.

8. Shake the excess buttermilk off one of the chicken breasts, and press it into the first dish (seasoned flour), coating both sides. Shake off the excess flour, then dip into the second dish (egg whites), coating both sides. Finally lay the chicken in the third dish, coating both sides with the cheese-flaxseed mixture. Place the coated chicken breast on the prepared baking sheet, and repeat with the remaining chicken breasts.

9. Mist the top of each chicken breast with oil spray.

10. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until browned and crispy.

Cinnamon-Sugar Sweet Potato Fries
Ingredients:
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
1/4 cup whole wheat or oat flour
2 TBSP ground flaxseed
2 TBSP packed brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
2 egg whites


1. Preheat the oven to 425. Liberally coat a large baking sheet with oil spray.

2. Cut the sweet potatoes lengthwise into 1/2 inch thick slices, then cut each slice into 1/2 inch wide strips to form fries.

3. Combine flour, flaxseed, cinnamon, and salt into a 1-gallon resealable plastic bag. Crumble the ingredients together with your fingertips until they are evenly dispersed.

4. Place the egg whites in a shallow dish and whisk until frothy.

5. Dip the fries in the egg whites, then tap them on the edge of the dish to drain away any excess egg white.

6. Add all the fries from the bag and arrange them in a single layer, evenly spaced apart, on the prepared baking sheet. Mist the fries with oil spray.

7. Bake for 15 minutes. Then turn the fries over and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until crispy and browned. Let fries cool slightly before serving to allow the coating to harden.

In the end you have a yummy (and healthy) dinner!
Crispy Parmesan chicken and cinnamon-sugar sweet potato fries

I couldn't wait to try some more...

I made Summery Pesto Pasta

With fresh basil and Zucchini from my garden, delish!

I also tried the Banana Pecan Bread (which was a hit with my coworkers), and the Sesame Chicken Tenders (Kevin LOVED the sauce), and the Mediterranean Meatloaf. Next on my list to try is Double Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce, Sicilian Quinoa Salad, and Joy's turkey meatballs.

The book covers a wide variety of flavors to appeal to many different people and incorporates lots of fresh, healthy food which I love. She keeps it fast, easy, and priced within your budget. I don't like complicated recipes with difficult to understand steps, and Joy keeps is simple and easy to follow. There are pictures for each recipe to give a beautiful overview of the dish.

I am sooooo glad I got the opportunity to check this book out, because I know many of these recipes will become regulars in my kitchen! Check it out on Amazon here: Slim and Scrumptious: More Than 75 Delicious, Healthy Meals Your Family Will Love, or get ready to win!

Joy's team has generously offered 2 copies of the book to giveaway, so we will have 2 winners!

How to Win
please leave a separate comment for each entry
1. Mandatory - Be or become a follower of my blog
2. Check out Joy's website HERE & tell me what you learned about her!
3. Like Running to Health on facebook HERE
4. Do you have a favorite cookbook? Tell me what it is!
5. Share this! Blog, tweet, or facebook (1 for each)

Get ready to enjoy some delicious, healthy food!
Enter by 8/3, remember there will be 2 winners.
Good Luck!




54 comments:

Alanna said...

I'm a follower. :)

Alanna said...

She's a legitimate expert! I love it when people giving advice have credentials.

Alanna said...

I like the Bon Appetit: Fast, Easy, Fresh cookbook. It's huge so has a lot of variety. And a good index too.

Alanna said...

Linked to my sidebar @ running42km.blogspot.com

An Indoor Girl said...

I'm a follower!

When I first glanced at the title of your post I read it as Joy Behar and I thought, I didn't know Joy Behar wrote a cookbook. Joy Bauer makes a lot more sense. lol :)

An Indoor Girl said...

I like all of the Barefoot Contessa's cookbooks, but my favorite is Back to Basics.

Penny said...

I follow

Penny said...

i follow you on fb

Penny said...

my favorite cookbook is my sons 4H club cookbook.

Penny said...

shared on my fb page

runningonwords said...

I'm a follower.

runningonwords said...

I learned that Joy Bauer has food cure plans for various medical conditions, including hypertension.

runningonwords said...

My favorite cookbook is Rick Bayless' "Authentic Mexican."

JenniferLeah said...

love the recipes you shared! I make spf's all the time and will certainly try this version.
you might have wanted to just tag the pages you DID NOT want to try :)

follower!

JenniferLeah said...

impressive education! "Joy received her Bachelor degree in Kinesiological Sciences from the University of Maryland and a master of science in nutrition from New York University"
I had to laugh because when I first say the blog title in the feed I thought it was that JOY from The View and I was like whaaat?? silly me

JenniferLeah said...

I already like you on FB

JenniferLeah said...

A favorite cookbook? hard to say, I have sooooo many-
right now I am enjoying EVERYDAY PALEO even though I am not following paleo. She has some super recipes :)

JenniferLeah said...

linked on my blog

Sara said...

I'm a follower!

Sara said...

I like Running to Health on FB!

Sara said...

My favorite Cookbooks are by Gordon Ramsey - I love his food, but it is kind of pricey to cook that way all of the time. I use his books for special occasions a lot!

Sara said...

Posted on my blog!

Sara said...

Posted on my FB!

Sara said...

Tweeted about your giveaway!

Sara said...

I have never heard of Joy so I am really enjoying her site - I thought the quiz/meal planning for people who suffer from migraines is really interesting. I am going to have my husband do it too!

Teamarcia said...

Wow you've been busy and the eats look delish! FOllower!

Teamarcia said...

I learned that Joy believes eating various foods helps with things like hypertension, etc.

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog.

April said...

I'm a follower!

April said...

I follow you on FB as well.

April said...

I posted a link on my blog sidebar!

April said...

My favorite cookbooks are the Southern Living cookbooks. They publish a new one every year....there is absolutely nothing remotely healthy or low fat in them though.:(

~* Jenn *~ said...

I am a follower!

~* Jenn *~ said...

I "like" Running to Health!

~* Jenn *~ said...

My favorite cookbook is Lean and Lovin' it by Don Mauer

CupCake@ Bigger Girls Can Run Too said...

I am a follower!!

CupCake@ Bigger Girls Can Run Too said...

I liked your page on facebook

CupCake@ Bigger Girls Can Run Too said...

My favorite cookbook is 200 under 200 by Hungry Girl. Love her recipes (and the cupcakes are AMAZING!)

CupCake@ Bigger Girls Can Run Too said...

I tweeted the give away

CupCake@ Bigger Girls Can Run Too said...

I facebooked the give away

CupCake@ Bigger Girls Can Run Too said...

I learned that Joy is the nutritionist for the American Ballet Theatre and the NC Ballet! Holy crap crackers!

CupCake@ Bigger Girls Can Run Too said...

I posted on my give away page on my blog

April said...

the first thing I learned about Joy Bauer is that she is CRAZY busy! Geez!
Nutritionist for the NYC Balley & ABT, has written several NY Times bestsellers, and had developed numerous programs that benefit hospitals in the NY area.

Unknown said...

Following...

Unknown said...

Look fwd to trying Joy's recipes. And adding more Anthocyanins to my diet, based on advice found on her website.

Unknown said...

Like your FB page...

Unknown said...

Fave cookbook: "Power Foods" (Whole Living)

Unknown said...

And now shared on FB...

Elle said...

You can bet I am following you!

Elle said...

I have too many favorites to name only one!

ozone3 said...

I'm a follower!! :)

ozone3 said...

Learned that she's a super busy lady while raising a family.

ozone3 said...

I like Running to Health on FB.

ozone3 said...

I love any Frugal Gourmet cookbook...simple yet delicious recipes.

 
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