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2.24.2014

Skinny-licious ~ Review

Skinny-licious
Lite and Scrumptious Recipes for a Slimmer You
By Shauna Evans, RN

Do you struggle with controlling your weight?  Well, so did Shauna Evans after medication threw her metabolism out of whack!  After struggling for years with ways to control and even reverse her weight gain, Shauna quite by accident discovered a way to shed the pounds and regain control of her life.  What she hit upon was what David Zinczenko discovered - The 8-Hour Diet.  

Now before you roll your eyes and moan, "Not another diet book!"  I'll tell you this is not a diet book, but rather a book of recipes that are healthy and delicious.  And what cookbook would be complete without desserts!  There are recipes that will appeal to a wide audience and it is fun to experiment with the different ones to find your favorite.

Being a vegetarian I was delighted to find many recipes that would work with my chosen way of eating and the recipes that do call for meat can be substituted with your favorite meat substitute (and there are a variety of them available on the market today). 

I'm looking forward to next trying the Asparagus and Mushroom Frittata when I can get some fresh asparagus and button mushrooms.  The Lavender Shortbread Cookies are also calling my name and would be perfect on a summer afternoon.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher - Front Table Books, an imprint of Cedar Fort, in exchange for my honest review.


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Eat yourself skinny! Registered nurse and award-winning cook Shauna Evans proves that you don’t need to give up your favorite foods in order to slim down. You can enjoy tasty recipes like Lime and Cilantro Shrimp Skewers, Stuffed Red Peppers, and Cherry Chocolate Cake, all while losing weight and feeling great. Healthy cooking has never been easier!

Meet the Author:
Shauna Schmidt Evans was born and raised in northern Utah beneath the Wasatch Mountains. She was a competitive athlete. Her high school cheer squad was 9th in the nation and she took fourth place in her age category when she ran her first St. George marathon at the age of eighteen. She has completed three half marathons and three full marathons. Shauna graduated from Brigham Young University in nursing with a bachelor of science degree. At BYU, she taught in the anatomy lab. She married Joe Evans, BYU back-up quarterback to Ty Detmer in 1992. They have five fit, athletic children. Shauna has been a water aerobic instructor and continues her nursing education in subjects regarding nutrition, exercise, and overall good health. Health and fitness have always been of special interest to her. She is the author of What Goes With What: Baby Rooms Made Easy and Sweet and Savory: Award Winning Recipes Made Easy. She has won over ten recipes contests including B98.7 and Select Med’s Healthy Recipe Contest in March 2013. She has appeared on The Daily Dish, Good Things Utah, Studio Five, and Channel 13 News and has taught at The Home Show Expo in Salt Lake City.