Saturday, March 19, 2016

Creator of SkinnyMom.com Releases First Cookbook, Skinny Suppers!

Like many new moms, former NFL Cheerleader and Fitness Universe Champion Brooke Griffin struggled to lose nearly 70 extra pounds after giving birth to her son. During a time of personal trial, Brooke turned to her faith and decided to make some changes. {Book provided for review/feature consideration}

She combined her love of fitness and cooking healthy food in an effort to lose all the baby weight and along the way started SkinnyMom.com in the basement of her parents' home to help others struggling with similar issues. Now reaching an audience of over 6 million each month, Brooke gives readers "the skinny" on healthy living while empowering them to spend quality time with their families over healthy and delicious suppers. Brooke's days are busy, being a business owner and full-time single mom, but she always finds balance through her faith, fitness, and delicious cooking.

Designed for families who juggle hectic schedules but still want to get a home-cooked dinner on the table, SKINNY SUPPERS: 125 Lightened-Up, Healthier Meals for Your Family (William Morrow Cookbooks, Hardcover, ISBN: 9780062419156, $29.99) helps them eliminate the question of "what's for dinner?" and take the first steps in preparing tasty and waist-friendly meals for their families every night of the week.

Caribbean Jerk Chicken

Inspired by the popularity of Skinny Mom's recipes, the recipes in SKINNY SUPPERS are simple, satisfying, and lower in fat and calories (most under 350 calories per serving), allowing those at all cooking levels to feel confident in the kitchen.Each recipe includes nutritional information, Skinny Sense tips on ingredient swaps,Quick and Easy time-saving shortcuts, Twice as Nice tips on dishes that are even better the second time around, and Suppertime Chat ideas to get and keep the family conversation going. Made with easy-to-find ingredients, these are quick to prepare recipes like:

· Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers (p52)
· Loaded "Baked Potato" Casserole (p87)
· Greek Turkey Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce (p106)
· Cheesy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna Rolls (p136)
· Deep Dish BBQ Hawaiian Skillet Pizza (p164)
· Vegetarian Tikka Masala (p257)

Perfect for the busy home cook with no time to spare, SKINNY SUPPERS provides reliable recipes and tips, inspiration and ideas, encouragement and excitement throughout the cookbook. Filled with photos, easy step-by-step instructions, and nutritional information, SKINNY SUPPERS is the first step in getting the family together for supper!

Brooke Griffin grew up in Kentucky where Sunday Suppers were a staple of her childhood. She fondly remembers squeezing into her granny's tiny country house after church along with her large extended family to eat home-cooked meals and pray. After being the first person in her family to graduate college, Brooke went on to realize her childhood dream of cheerleading in the NFL. She has appeared in national magazines including Oxygen, Women's Fitness, Redbook, American Baby, GQ, and on national television, including on ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN, and Fox. She lives in Kentucky with her son Easton.

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