Eat, Shrink & Be Merry!: GreatTasting Food That Won't Go From Your Lips To Your Hips

by Janet Podleski

August 1, 2005 | Trade Paperback

Eat, Shrink & Be Merry!: GreatTasting Food That Won't Go From Your Lips To Your Hips is rated 4.8095 out of 5 by 21.
Sisters Janet and Greta Podleski, authors of the blockbuster bestsellers Looneyspoons and Crazy Plates (1.3 million copies sold!), are back with their tastiest, meatiest, juiciest book ever: Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! Loaded with scrumptious, easy-to-prepare recipes, tons of useful healthy-eating tips, stunning food photography, and an endless supply of silly jokes and cartoons, Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! will tempt your taste buds while tickling your funny bone. Wanna make your mouth water and your hips happy? Try family-pleasing recipes like Lord of the Wings, Darth Tater, and Salmon Cowell!

Eat
Lip-smackin', three-cheese lasagna! Mouthwatering, juicy beef burgers! Tanatalizing Thai chicken pizza! Sinfully delicious double-chocolate cheesecake! Who says healthy eating has to be tasteless, unappealing, and boring? No weigh! With Eat, Shrink & Be Merry!, you'll enjoy 150 delectable, super-satisfying recipes for all of your favorite foods - without all the fat!

Shrink
Forget the fads to lose the flab! Our common-sense strategies and bite sized chunks of valuable, up-to-date nutritional advice will debunk the myths, clear up misconceptions, and get you on the right track to a healthier lifestyle. With Eat, Shrink & Be Merry!, you'll learn how to eat instead of diet!

Be Merry
Laugh your way to good health with over 200 zany cartoons, loads of super-corny jokes and puns, heaps of interesting and entertaining food lore, and oodles of food tips and trivia. With Eat, Shrink & Be Merry!, you'll fight fat and have fun doing it.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 11.24 × 8.1 × 0.62 in

Published: August 1, 2005

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0968063136

ISBN - 13: 9780968063132

Found in: Healthy Cooking

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Purchase! I am a huge fan of Janet & Greta's show, and I grew up with recipies from their Looneyspoons cookbook. When I saw that this book was available, I had to try it out. Great recipes that please everyone! Many different categories (seafood, beef, pork, vegetarian, etc) and enough to keep my cooking new for a while! We've tried a handful of the recipes already and have been thoroughly impressed. My fiance is gluten-intolerant and his younger sister who lives with us is vegetarian. We've been able to use lots of the recipes to feed all of us and meet both of their dietary needs at once! We loved the "Sealed with a Quiche" recipe! Can't wait to work my way through the rest of the book! Highly recommended!
Date published: 2011-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every Dish is Delicious My husband is a very picky eater who enjoys high fat, high calorie foods and complains when given something to eat that is low in fat. However, every recipe I have made him out of this recipe book he has thoroughly enjoyed. The recipes are so delicious that I prepared my entire Easter dinner using recipes just from this book and both the adults and the children devoured each dish.
Date published: 2009-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love the humour and info in this book I haven't tried all the recipes, but did find alot of the tips a great way to "healthify" my recipes.
Date published: 2008-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from yummy and fun too! A fun- to- read cookbook with great tasting, easy to make and healthy recipes. The recipe names make me chuckle every time I open the book. Try the Worth Every Penne recipe. Yummy!
Date published: 2008-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY! VERY! FUNNY Even if you don't cook, you have to get this book. It will keep you in stitches.
Date published: 2008-02-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good recipes but seems familiar... These recipes are very tasty, and use familiar super-market products while adding flavour with things like sesame oil & herbs etc., but the recipes and flavours seem very similar to many dishes in their first two books.
Date published: 2008-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BUY THIS COOKBOOK! The Podleski sisters have another Canadian hit on their hands with this; their third low-fat cookbook. Their recipes are designed so that anyone can cook them in a kitchen. It is obvious that a lot of research went into this cookbook. I will say that their three cookbooks are a departure from the norm. I like it and find it to be rather refreshing! Others may not think so. This book is packed with all sorts of nutritional information, trivia, tips, proverbs and "the skinny" on each of the 150 recipes. Be sure to buy the other 2 cookbooks also; 'Looney Spoons', and 'Crazy Plates' .
Date published: 2007-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have the others I have the others and thought I would but this one and I haven't regretted yet. I am going to move and these recipes are so easy that it will make things for me a lot easier.
Date published: 2006-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Read all the good reviews about this book on weight loss boards and decided to try it. The recipes are great, easy to prepare but come out tasting like a lot of work was involved. They are very consistent with ingredient usage so while you may have to buy some items, they won't go to waste as they are used in other recipes. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2006-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Give it a Chance you WON'T regret it !! I bought both cookbooks (loonyspoons and this one) I was a bit unsure and was going to return both books but as I sat down and took the time to read the receipes I began to "dog ear" the ones that I liked by the end of the book more then 90% of the book was dog ear'd !! the receipes may have lots of ingredients but you use them in multiple receipes and my kids LOVED the stuff I have made. The only hard part is picking which receipe to make next !! Thank you both for a fact filled, low fat, FUNNY cookbook that reads like a great book !!!
Date published: 2006-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best food you have ever tasted this book is excellent, it helped me lose 50 pounds it is amazing buy this book and you wont regret it ITS AWESOME
Date published: 2005-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! Wow... what an accomplishment. Thank you for making this book Janet and Greta. You girls are amazing. You can see how much time you put into this project, all of it to make us healthier eaters! Not only are they great recipes, but the content and information you provide is outstanding. Funny too! I like your story at the beginning of the book, you get a real sense of who you are and the commitment you both put into this wonderful recipe book. Way to go girls! I am your biggest fan!
Date published: 2005-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Yet to find a recipe we do not love.
Date published: 2005-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cooking can help your love life! :) Not only is it recipes, but great information for your over all health. I have made a few recipes already and they are easy to follow and taste great. Now my boyfriend can't say I can't cook! :):):):):)
Date published: 2005-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must have book! I am not a big one for cook books because I find that in other books the recipes are hard to follow and the ingredients hard to get. This book is so amazing, it is all about making fun, easy, and healthy recipes using basic ingredients. I have made many of the recipes and they have all been amazing. This is one cookbook that you should have especially if you are trying to eat healthier.
Date published: 2005-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best I highly recommend this book! I bought the new cookbook as soon as I saw it in the bookstore since I was so happy with the first 2 books. The Podleski sisters have topped themselves. I like it because it’s interesting and informative as well as containing fantastic recipes.
Date published: 2005-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Be Merry? - I'm Delirious!! I purchased Eat Shrink and Be Merry to add to my copies of LoonySpoons and Crazy Plates. I bought my copy in Calgary and read it while my husband drove us the 12+ hours back to Creighton. By the time we hit Saskatoon (some 6+ hours later), I had read the book cover to cover and convinced (conned is more like it!) my husband to stop in Saskatoon so I could pick up a 2nd copy to mail to my sister in Calgary! I was completely blown away by the recipes, the food/spice combinations and how this book is chock-full of information, tips and advice. I spent Monday of Labour Day Weekend cooking in the kitchen. I did seven (7) recipes: Pumpkin Soup, Couscous with Grilled Veggies, . Mushroom Brown Rice with Cranberries, Wild & Brown Rice in Coconut Milk with Currants, Curry Cauliflower Soup, Veggies in Cheese Sauce and Chinese Meatballs in Fresh Ginger Sauce. To say this food was unbelievable is a major understatement. The Pumpkin Soup recipe alone is worth the cost of the Book itself! Last night, I reached the new frontier . . . Tofu! I make the Stir-fry with Teriyaki Tofu, and my husband was pleasantly surprised at how it tasted and the tofu's texture! My intentions are to go through all the recipes in Eat Shrink and Be Merry, and then go back through Loony Spoons and Crazy Plates. It is making the transition to healthy eating so much easier than I could have imagined. Thank you so, so much for coming out with this latest gem from your collection! I am telling EVERYONE TO BUY YOUR LATEST MASTERPIECE! Way to go Ladies!
Date published: 2005-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the Wait I waited with baited breath all summer for the new addition of the Podleski sister's cookbook and believe me it was worth the wait. The new book Eat, Shrink & Be Merry is as beautiful as it is informative. The recipes are quick, easy and most important nutritious. I really like the way Greta includes the cooking tips or where do I find it sections. That way people who are culinary disabled don't feel that way, she is very subtle and gentle. Janet's wealth of information adds tremendously to the cookbook. I find my two teenage boys looking through and either trying to stump me on the pop quizine sections or dazzle me with the Funky Factoids. The cartoons are as always hilarious and make this book a fun read. My favourite chapter is the last one. It proves these ladies have both a sense of humour and realize we are all human and like to indulge ourselves once in a while. Thanks ladies, it's another hit!
Date published: 2005-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read, Cooked and am Merry The third and BEST work of the Podleski sisters. While the quality and variety of the recipes remains excellent, ES & BM excels in the wit and humor throughout. Exceptionally bound and printed with beautiful photographs ending each chapter, we find ourselves reading the book for its cute recipe titles as well as the up-to-date health and nutritional information. EVERY kitchen and EVERY family with kids will be thrilled with the healthy, easy-to-prepare, quick and delicious offerings. A MUST HAVE!
Date published: 2005-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More Yummy, Good-For-You Recipes! Give this cookbook to everyone that you know! I use it daily, and just love every recipe in it. Janet and Greta's recipes are delicious, easy and quick to make. Thanks for making cooking fun again!
Date published: 2005-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another winner! This is a great addition to the other two cookbooks, and this time they've added the fibre count. I can't wait for another one from these two great authors!
Date published: 2005-08-10

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Eat, Shrink & Be Merry!: GreatTasting Food That Won't Go From Your Lips To Your Hips

by Janet Podleski

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 11.24 × 8.1 × 0.62 in

Published: August 1, 2005

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0968063136

ISBN - 13: 9780968063132

From the Jacket

Sisters Janet and Greta Podleski, authors of the blockbuster bestsellers Looneyspoons and Crazy Plates (1.3 million copies sold!), are back with their tastiest, meatiest, juiciest book ever: Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! Loaded with scrumptious, easy-to-prepare recipes, tons of useful healthy-eating tips, stunning food photography, and an endless supply of silly jokes and cartoons, Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! will tempt your taste buds while tickling your funny bone. Wanna make your mouth water and your hips happy? Try family-pleasing recipes like Lord of the Wings, Darth Tater, and Salmon Cowell!

Eat
Lip-smackin', three-cheese lasagna! Mouthwatering, juicy beef burgers! Tanatalizing Thai chicken pizza! Sinfully delicious double-chocolate cheesecake! Who says healthy eating has to be tasteless, unappealing, and boring? No weigh! With Eat, Shrink & Be Merry!, you'll enjoy 150 delectable, super-satisfying recipes for all of your favorite foods - without all the fat!

Shrink
Forget the fads to lose the flab! Our common-sense strategies and bite sized chunks of valuable, up-to-date nutritional advice will debunk the myths, clear up misconceptions, and get you on the right track to a healthier lifestyle. With Eat, Shrink & Be Merry!, you'll learn how to eat instead of diet!

Be Merry
Laugh your way to good health with over 200 zany cartoons, loads of super-corny jokes and puns, heaps of interesting and entertaining food lore, and oodles of food tips and trivia. With Eat, Shrink & Be Merry!, you'll fight fat and have fun doing it.

About the Author

Janet and Greta Podleski are the authors of the mega-sellers Looneyspoons and Crazy Plates. However, they swear that their third book, Eat, Shrink and Be Merry!, is by far their best! They've put two years of full-time work and all of their passion into this project--you'll love it.The tireless sisters are now heading across the country to "spread the word" and are about to tape a pilot for a new TV show.