I am a long time subscriber of Everyday Food, and their light issue is one of my favorites. So I bit the bullet and bought this cookbook. I’m glad I did! Read more below in this week’s book review.

The book’s stats:

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Tips and Techniques (the best methods for light cooking, tools for lower-calorie cooking, low-fat flavor boosters)
  • Recipes by Season (each is divided into soups & salads, main dishes, sides, and desserts)
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Acknowledgments
  • Photo Credits
  • Index

Things I loved:

  • The photos! Gorgeous photos on every page. (My photos of the photos do not do them justice!)
  • Nutrition info for each recipe with calorie count shown clearly–so that you can see it while flipping through the book.
  • In typically Everyday Food style, recipes are easy and approachable. 

Things I wished were different (because I’m always going to give you my honest opinion!):

  • It is a compilation of recipes from the magazine issues, so I’ve seen and tried some of these recipes already. However, it is extremely nice to have them in book format and all in one place.

Some recipes that I really want to try:

  • Sweet Potato and Chipotle Soup (156 calories per serving)
  • Asian Noodle Soup with Chicken and Snow Peas (355 calories per serving)
  • Salmon with Brown Sugar-Mustard Glaze (298 calories per serving)
  • Rustic Nectarine Tart (194 calories per serving)
  • Chocolate Panna Cotta (231 calories per serving)

Interested? Purchase here.


Disclaimer: Some links in this post are affiliate links. I bought this book with my own money though!