The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor

The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor

by Gina Homolka, Heather K. Jones

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Get the recipes everyone is talking about in the debut cookbook from the wildly popular blog, Skinnytaste.
Gina Homolka is America’s most trusted home cook when it comes to easy, flavorful recipes that are miraculously low-calorie and made from all-natural, easy-to-find ingredients. Her blog, Skinnytaste is the number one go-to site for slimmed down recipes that you’d swear are anything but. It only takes one look to see why people go crazy for Gina’s food: cheesy, creamy Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken and Broccoli with only 420 calories per serving, breakfast dishes like Make-Ahead Western Omelet "Muffins" that truly fill you up until lunchtime, and sweets such as Double Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies that are low in sugar and butter-free but still totally indulgent.
The Skinnytaste Cookbook features 150 amazing recipes: 125 all-new dishes and 25 must-have favorites. As a busy mother of two, Gina started Skinnytaste when she wanted to lose a few pounds herself. She turned to Weight Watchers for help and liked the program but struggled to find enough tempting recipes to help her stay on track. Instead, she started “skinny-fying” her favorite meals so that she could eat happily while losing weight.
With 100 stunning photographs and detailed nutritional information for every recipe, The Skinnytaste Cookbook is an incredible resource of fulfilling, joy-inducing meals that every home cook will love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385345637
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 140,195
File size: 36 MB
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About the Author

GINA HOMOLKA is the founder of, the award-winning blog that's been featured on Fitness, Better Homes and Gardens,, and, among other media outlets. She lives on Long Island with her husband and their two children.
HEATHER K. JONES, R.D. is a registered dietitian, the author of several nutrition books, and the founder of, a weight loss resource that focuses on healing and hope instead of diets and deprivation.

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The SkinnyTaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I went back and forth on ordering this cookbook. While Gina most definitely has tasty recipes, I have a wheat allergy and I thought that there would be too many things that I could not make. But I was very wrong! All in all, it is a beautiful book. I have so many recipes that I want to try and it is great to know that I will be eating healthy, moderate calorie foods. I have been celebrating my recent 10 pound weight loss. It’s not a lot but compared to where I have been in my struggle, it is a start. That is why this book is so amazing to me. There are so many unique recipes that I can't wait to try - loaded nacho potato skins, pages of fabulous salads, thai mussels, zucchini lasagna...I don't know where to start. I am sure that everyone will find something in this book that appeals to them. And if these recipes are all the quality of the recipes on her blog, then this is certainly a winner! My PB&J Overnight Oats in a Jar is already in the fridge. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your money purchasing this as a Nook Book. The photos are tiny, cannot really see and do not do Gina Homolka's work justice! Instead, BUY THE BOOK and enjoy every photo, full page recipe and Gina's commentary. This is a great cookbook, just not Nook worthy. I'm surprised as they are able to get better coverage for magazines on Nook. Disappointed that Barnes & Noble will require I buy this in both forms in order to enjoy/use the cookbook. I give the book itself a five star rating.
LeScap More than 1 year ago
I do like the cookbook, I just feel she has so many better recipe's on her blog site. I was hoping alot more online would have been in this cookbook. I was left feeling a bit underwhelmed and I was so excited to get this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have the hardback and love it so I decided to buy this ebook so I can reference recipe ingredients and bookmark favorites. As for a readable cookbook, it is a bit disappointing as an ebook. Pictures are small and font changed do not help much, therefore 4/5 stars for the formatting of the ebook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this cookbook. Every meal I have made has been a huge hit with the family and incredibly delicious! Is a staple in my house for meal ideas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've made multiple recipes in here and feel like I'm eating from a restaurant each time. My husband loves my cooking now!! Definitely buy :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my new favorite cookbook! The recipes are delicious and all of the ones that I have made so far have turned out wonderfully! Highly recommended!
CleoBA More than 1 year ago
I love this cook book. My husband raves about the meals and the flavors are amazing. I am going to purchase this book for gifts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great recipes throughout the entire book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a gourmet cook, with over 200 cookbooks who thinks cooking is soothing and relaxing.  The kids use to say if mom has had a bad day, dinner will be off the charts good!  It takes a lot for a cookbook to impress me and this one did. Can't wait to get into all the amazing recipes I saw in and grateful for the reviews that said the food tasted great too. I have bought too many "loow calorie/diet " cookbooks that promised great things and the food tastes like cardboard boxes. Intrigued by the Overnight oats and can't wait to try it. .
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Louida More than 1 year ago
Bought this as a gift, but after looking through it have decided to put it on my gift list for Mother's Day -
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an exceptional cookbook loaded with tasty recipes.   If you've enjoyed Gina's blog you will LOVE this cookbook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got this book as a Christmas gift after following Gina's blog for the past year or so. It was everything I had hoped for and more. I own MANY cookbooks with healthy recipes, but nothing has ever inspired me to cook nutritious foods like this beautiful book. STRONGLY RECOMMEND!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Love this book!!! I've made her heavenly Banana Oat's muffin and it came out delicious, and my husband and I love the buttermilk oven fried chicken. I mean it was a bit of work but very tasty. I also love her recipes on her Blog.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Already made a bunch of recipes from the book and they have been really good. I have been wanting to get this book for a bit and utilize her online resources, but I like to have some "real and actual" cookbooks in my hands. My son is a wrestler in high school and we have been looking for new ways to prepare food lightly - this has done the trick. He tabbed all the pages of recipes he wants to us to make, it's practically the whole book. Anyway, good purchase, delicious light and healthy recipes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book because I recently started the weight watchers program and since her blog is all about providing healthy meals with their points plus values, I thought it would be nice to have her cookbook on hand so I wouldn't have to always resort to looking online. I'm not disappointed and a lot of the recipes look delicious! The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because her book and site are all for the WW Points Plus but she doesn't give the values on her recipes. I had to sit there and calculate the value of each serving in the book. Very time consuming but very worth it still in the end!
Ladyepanda More than 1 year ago
The recipes in this cookbook are very tasty - my husband declared tonight (after I made the Chicken Marsala recipe) that there was NO WAY this recipe was good for our diet. He LOVED it, and it was so delicious!
cjfergie23 More than 1 year ago
The photos are absolutely mouth watering! I plan on cooking my way through Skinnytaste Cookbook, trying updated old favorites and newer unique recipes. I'm starting with Kiss My Grits Shrimp.
DebbieAK More than 1 year ago
I love the cookbook, I have made several recipes. They are easy to make and tastes YUMMY! And the best part they are low in calories!
Courtney028 More than 1 year ago
The Skinnytaste Cookbook contains recipes that I felt tasted amazing compared to other cookbooks that feature "light" options. Personally I am not a vegan or vegetarian but I loved the meatless options that this cookbook offered, especially the Cheesy Baked Penne with Eggplant. I am not usually crazy about Eggplant but this was amazing. The other recipe that stood out was the Baked Fried Chicken. I think most people will agree that fried chicken is awesome, but horrible for you. This was a great easy way to get that fix. I have followed this site for a long time on Pinterest and the book was definitely worth it! (I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I have always loved Gina's Blog and all the yummy food in it. But I have to say this has now become my favorite cook book. I have never been a great cook but she is so clear in her writing how to make all these dishes. On top of that, they are low calorie and healthy for you! My family even loves it. Thank you Gina!