Blog Tour: Skinny-licious by Shauna Evans


Skinny-Licious: Lite and Scrumptious Recipes for a Slimmer YouSkinny-licious: 
Lite and Scrumptious Recipes for a Slimmer You
by Shauna Evans
January 7th 2014 by Cedar Fort                 


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!

    Cedar Fort Books 

My Review

I was super excited to see Skinny-licious come up for a tour with Cedar Fort! I've been participating in a fitness challenge (off last week and starting again this week) and I thought this was perfect timing for me to use a cookbook like this. The cover is gorgeous and the idea of making and eating yummy without inhaling a ton of calories sounds fabulous too!

So what did I think? I really have been enjoying this cookbook! The recipes are simple, which is half the battle in eating healthy, I think. I need recipes that I can easily make during the week with all the craziness of homework and getting kids or my husband and I where we need to be. Sometimes we turn to fast food or easy and not-so-good for us meals because we need something super fast. Another thing I really liked was the portion control ideas. One such idea is with the recipe for Mud Pies where she suggests using ice cream cartons so that you only eat the amount you should.

Then there is the 8-Hour Eating Schedule. I have actually done this sometimes without realizing that it is an actual weight-loss plan or that I was doing anything that scientifically aides weight loss. I'm planning on starting that this week as I begin another fitness challenge and seeing how well that helps me lose weight. I'll be updating this review in a few weeks to say if it is working for me or not.

Some favorite recipes from the book were the Bruschetta, Greek Salad (yummy Creamy Greek Dressing), Shrimp Red Curry (love curry and shrimp, so it's a big hit and using brown rice ups the nutrients), the Bruschetta Chicken (a knock-off of the Cheescake Factory's Tuscan chicken), and the Herb-Crusted Salmon.

I'm looking forward to continuing to try recipes from Skinny-licious and lose weight over the next few months. I'm also planning on trying out Shauna's other cookbook, Sweet and Savory.

Source: From the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

My PhotoShauna 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.
Website - Goodreads

Other cookbooks by Shauna:
Sweet and Savory

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