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The 1200-Calorie-a-Day Menu Cookbook : Quick and Easy Recipes for Delicious Low-fat Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, and Desserts

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Imagine savoring three delicious, satisfying meals every day without worrying about counting calories or calculating fat grams. Now you can enjoy hundreds of combinations of tempting, flavorful breakfasts, lunches, dinners--even desserts--"all for only 1200 calories a day."

Every dinner contains no more than 400 calories per serving. Each breakfast and lunch contains only 3
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 22nd 1994 by McGraw-Hill Education (first published September 1st 1994)
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N.L. Riviezzo
A decent collection of recipes. My primary complaint is that everything is for 4 servings or more which makes it not overly practical when cooking for one or two people. About half of the recipes can be divided but not easily. Also I found it a bit reliant on commercial products that are quite unhealthy even with reduced calories like light bread, fat free cream cheese and boxed cake mix which all have excessive amounts of high fructose corn syrup added to them. In lieu of light bread, I suggest ...more
Kellea
May 14, 2012 Kellea rated it liked it
Recommends it for: cooks, chefs, calorie counters, dieters
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I'm starting to like these cookbooks with a "set menu" style of meal planning. I don't enjoy having to come up with new meals everyday so the more cookbooks like The 1200 Calorie A Day Cookbook I can find will make my life much easier. And although this book was published in 1994 and there have been new versions of this type of cookbook, this one is still a great resource with some great recipes. I definitely recommend this as an addition to your cookbook collection.

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Isis Isis
Mar 02, 2013 Isis Isis rated it did not like it
Out of date with current wisdom in nutrition. Follow this diet and you'll be malnourished, losing muscle tone and lacking vitality for certain.
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