Families are busier than ever thanks to busy schedules from the parents to the children. It is tough usually to prepare meals and still have time for some family time before the day ends. Today’s home cooks hunger for recipes that have it all—fast, easy, delicious and healthy.
Enter Cooking Light Complete Meals in Minutes, a new cookbook that allows cooks to choose exactly how much time they want to spend in the kitchen—whether it’s 15, 20 or 30 minutes—and find the right recipe in a snap.
This ring binder recipe collection is brought together by Cooking Light magazine’s renowned Test Kitchen professionals and dietitians with the adage that there’s no need to sacrifice taste, nutrition or quality for speed. Brimming with over 700 amazing recipes—including savory main dishes, appetizers and beverages, salads, soups, and sandwiches—dinnertime will never get boring.
The book’s easy-to-follow, engaging design includes:
- 500+ color images
- Icons identifying each dish as a 15-, 20- or 30-minute recipe
- Complete nutritional analysis for every dish
- Lay-flat ring binder format for easy navigation
- Plan Ahead & Shop Smart: Taking a few minutes to plan your meals for the week can maximize each trip to the grocery store and give you more direction while you’re there. Make a comprehensive list that can help you limit your shopping trips to just once per week—saving time, gas and money.
-Befriend Your Freezer: Since frozen fruits and vegetables are preserved at the height of their freshness, their nutritional value is at its peak and they are as beneficial as fresh veggies. Having a nice selection on hand helps cut down on waste (since they won’t go bad) and saves you from rushing to the store for spur-of-the-moment recipe inspirations.
-Grab Your Gadgets: Mixing by hand might be better for your muscle tone, but using your electric gadgets can save tons of time and help you get the job done right.
-Don’t Look a Pre-Packaged Gift Horse in the Mouth: Need chopped onions, matchstick carrots, chunked pineapple, pizza dough, minced garlic or lemon juice? For a slightly added cost, you can save time by letting your grocery store do the work for you. Time is money.
-Slice Strategically: Stack produce like shitake mushrooms, zucchini slices and tomatoes slices before slicing them. It’s faster than cutting them one by one.
-Mix Mixes Into Your Repertoire: Premixed spices, cake mixes and more save tons of time and effort, and most people wouldn’t even notice the difference.
-Master Your Techniques: Taking a little time to learn the proper way to dice, chop, peel and cook will save you oodles of time in the long run.