Friday, June 12, 2015

Cookbook ~ "The Healthy Family Slow Cooker" by Christina Dymock

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Feed your family the foods they love—with a healthy twist.
Everyone knows slow cookers are a busy mom’s best friend, but it can be a struggle to find healthy Crock Pot recipes your kids will actually eat. Not anymore.
These delicious family-sized meals are perfect for parents and kids alike.
  • Chicken and Artichoke Fettucini
  • Teriyaki Pulled Pork
  • Cajun Rice with Shrimp
  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Chicken Quesadillas
You’ll even find some tasty ideas for sugar-free desserts, like the Blueberry Pudding Cake. And every single recipe can be made in the morning and ready to eat by dinnertime. With a little prep and planning, you’ll soon be enjoying nutritious, healthy, home-cooked meals every night of the week!

My thoughts:  The first thing I noticed about this book is the beautiful cover.  The food looks really good and it is presented well.  One of the great things about this cookbook is that pictures like that are found throughout the book.  Sometimes it helps me to have an idea what the food should approximately look like when it is done.  My meals never turn out this pretty though.
Christina Dymock goes over the basic care of a crock pot and options that work for family size.   She covers how to help your families healthy eating habits and reasons that a crock pot can become a friend.
I received a copy of this cookbook just a few days before my review date.  I  tried the Marinated Drumsticks tonight for dinner (pg 26) and it was great!  One of my picky eaters took seconds. There are many recipes that I am looking forward to trying.
I love using my crock pot.  That way I am not scrambling at the end of the day to get dinner ready for my family.   It's a great way not to heat up my house in the summer!  
I am struggling to find recipes that my kids will eat that are HEALTHY!  That's one of the reasons that I love this cookbook.  There is even a recipe for a healthier version of chocolate cake (yup, I will be trying it out).
I look forward to spending more time using this book. I am grateful to Cedar Fort for providing me with a copy.

About the Author:  Christina Dymock is a graduate of the University of Utah. She has had careers as an editor at an advertising agency, an adjunct instructor at Salt Lake Community College, and author.
An avid cook, Christina divides her time between the kitchen, her computer, and books and her family of six. (Naturally, the family gets the biggest share.) Because she reads everything, she also feels compelled to write in several genres. Her latest book, Blue Christmas, reached the Amazon top seller list in 7 categories as part of the Christmas anthology, Christmas in Snow Valley.
Christina attends multiple writer’s conferences each year, is a part of several critique groups, and enjoys learning about writing. She has been featured during the cooking segment of several local morning shows, published in Woman’s World Magazine and the Deseret News, quoted in Womans’ World Magazine and Parents’ Magazine, published in seven Chicken Soup books, and has published clean romantic fiction under the name Lucy McConnell.

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  1. Oh me! I wish I'd known about this tour. My slow cooker is my favorite kitchen appliance ever, and we are trying to eat healthier. I have a bunch of chicken drumsticks in my fridge so the Marinated Drumsticks would come in handy! Thanks for bringing this cookbook to my attention!

  2. I need this book. I love slow cooker books!


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