Quick Start Recipes For Healthy Meals


Non-Fiction - Cooking/Food
29 Pages
Reviewed on 09/23/2013
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Author Biography

Gretchen Scalpi works to promote good nutrition and wellness as an entrepreneur, author, health and wellness coach, consultant and speaker. Gretchen is a Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator. She is also a Certified LEAP Therapist (Lifestyle Eating and Performance), specializing in the clinical management of food sensitivities and related conditions.

Gretchen received a BS in Human Nutrition and Food Service Management from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY. She worked as Chief Clinical Dietitian in an area hospital for 25 years, and has taught nutrition and food services courses in two area community colleges.

Gretchen opened her health and wellness coaching and private nutrition practice in 2002 and has expanded to two office locations in New York. She has worked with hundreds of clients in Dutchess and Orange Counties. Gretchen’s practice provides individual nutritional counseling, health and wellness coaching in the areas of diabetes, weight management, food sensitivities, gastrointestinal disorders, and general wellness. She offers the “Real Living Program”, which is an online weight management program where you receive regular coaching and guidance every week to help you make changes to reach your weight loss goals.

Gretchen is the author of “The EVERYTHING Guide to Managing and Reversing Pre-Diabetes 2nd Ed.”, “The EVERYTHING Diabetes Cookbook 2nd Ed.”

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

Quick Start Recipes For Healthy Meals is written by Gretchen Scalpi. This is an insightful book, which introduces a consumer to a healthier and less expensive way of preparing and eating foods. People in general are often drawn to a meal that is quick and easy, thus leading them to consume take out or restaurant prepared foods. The author, being a Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator, teaches the reader the importance of healthy eating.

Eating right and consuming fewer fats and calories can establish a healthy weight loss routine or a weight stabilization plan. Take out foods or restaurant prepared foods are often very high in fat content which provides more calories than needed for a person to consume. Within the pages of the book, the author gives tips and full descriptive recipes for healthy, low calorie and tasty foods.

Quick Start Recipes for Healthy Meals provides the consumer with an interesting selection of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert-snack recipes. These recipes include most of the food pyramid: dairy, vegetables, fruits, poultry, red meat, fish, and even some low fat content sweets. Two of the most intriguing aspects of the book is that the author provides a complete nutrition facts chart with each recipe along with the ingredients needed to exchange with others to make the meal diabetic friendly.