The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger –
Book Review & 2500 GFC Giveaway

The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger

Quote Of The Day
To get people to eat well,
Don’t say a word about health,
Just cook fantastic food for them.
Ellie Krieger

Are you interested in cooking more nutritiously and improving your family’s health? Would you like to eat better without sacrificing quality and flavor?

Leave it to Ellie Krieger – the star of the Food Network’s Healthy Appetite – to show you how! This registered dietician has provided a roadmap to healthier living in The Food You Crave – Luscious Recipes For A Healthy Life!

The Food You Crave is not your typical recipe or diet book. Inside, you’ll discover a culinary world where no food is off limits. Ellie’s goal is to help you change how you think about food. Instead of saying “Never” to the less healthy foods you sometimes desire, Ellie encourages you to adopt her “Usually – Sometimes – Rarely” food philosophy, which enables you to eat all of the foods you love in varying quantities.

According to Ellie, you can cook with “Usually Foods” as often as you like, since they form the cornerstone of a healthy diet. Usually Foods include colorful vegetables and fruits, whole grains, lean meats and fish, beans, nuts, low fat dairy and healthy oils.

“Sometimes Foods” – which include regular pasta, white flour, sugar, and certain cuts of red meat – are a little less healthy because they are more refined or a little higher in saturated fat. You’ll learn how to incorporate these types of foods into your diet without going overboard.

You’ll also learn how to use “Rarely Foods” – those foods that most of us crave but many nutritionists ban – in strategic ways that allow you to enjoy your favorite foods while keeping the overall recipe healthy. Foods in this category include butter, full-fat cheese, bacon, and cream.

Ellie’s book is full of many wonderful yet healthy temptations. I’ve enjoyed dining on Mom’s Turkey Meatloaf, a delicious and much lighter version of meatloaf than I was raised on, and blasting away the heat with a batch of refreshing Blueberry Blast Smoothies! I can hardly wait to start my day with a Peach French Toast Bake… or to take a mid-day break with a Savory Chinese Chicken Salad… or to dine on some Jerk Chicken with Cool Pineapple Salsa… and to end my day with the Chocolate Cherry Almond Biscotti…

In addition to the fabulous recipes, the book also contains several useful resources I’m sure you’ll refer to time and time again. Included among my favorites are The New Way Pantry, the perfect guide for making your pantry healthier, and the Essential Nutrients For Your Good Health chart!

This award-winning book is published by The Taunton Press – a trusted source of information and inspiration for all things related to the home! Be sure to check out their site – I can attest to the quality of their publications!

2500 GFC Follower Giveaway

As a thank you to all of my loyal followers, I would like to offer you the chance to win a copy of this book! This contest is open to both my US and International followers, old and new. Thank you for your ongoing support – you are the BEST!

Giveaway Rules

To enter this giveaway, please leave a SEPARATE COMMENT with your name and contact information for each entry that you complete. You will receive 1 entry for each item upon verification!

1. Required Entry: Publically follow Create With Joy on Google Friend Connect (under Kindred Spirits!)

2. Optional Entry: Follow Create With Joy on Twitter!

3. Optional Entry: Subscribe to Create With Joy through E-Mail. Your subscription must be activated to count!

4. Optional Entry: Add Create With Joy to your blog roll. Be sure to include a link to your blog for verification purposes!

5. Optional Entry: Add the Create With Joy Button – along with a link back to my blog – to your sidebar! Be sure to include a link to your blog for verification purposes!

6. Optional Entry: Blog about this giveaway! You can do by writing a post about this giveaway on your blog (1 entry), by adding this giveaway to your sidebar with a link back to this post (1 entry), or both (2 entries)! Be sure to include links for verification.

7. Optional Entry: Tweet about this contest and send me a copy of your tweet! You can do this once a day. You will receive 1 entry per day per verified tweet.

Please Copy & Paste The Following Tweet For Your Daily Entry:

#Win The Food You Love #Cookbook @createwithjoy1 @ #cookbooks #foodnetwork #cleaneating #recipes #giveaways #contests

The Fine Print

This giveaway will close on August 14th, 2011. The winner will be chosen using a Random Number Generator. Once I have verified that the winner has complied with the contest requirements, I will contact them via e-mail and announce the winner on the blog. I will then forward their contact information to the publicist at The Taunton Press, who is responsible for mailing and distributing the prize.


Disclosure Of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from The Taunton Press for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation and was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

141 Responses to “The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger –
Book Review & 2500 GFC Giveaway”

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  1. Kadie says:

    I am a public follower. Congrats on reaching 2500 that is great!! Also I have to say I LOVE Ellie I always learn so much when I watch her show!!

  2. cheerful says:

    sounds like a great book…i want to have one! anyway, following you at gfc, subscribe to your email…will do the rest later! visiting from FTF, and congrats for reaching 2500 gfc. all the best and have a great weekend. 🙂

  3. Rebecca says:

    Google follower just clicked and awesome!

  4. amy says:

    Congratulations on your 2500+ followers! What a milestone that worths celebrating! 🙂

    Publically following Create With Joy on Google Friend Connect

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  5. amy says:

    I’m following you on Twitter. @utry_it

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  6. mrs.shopper says:

    Congrats on reaching your goal! Lots of work! New gfc follower from hop. Please follow back at

  7. That books looks great and I love the quote at the beginning of the giveaway! So true! And GFC….have a great week-end!!!

  8. Lisa says:

    GFC follower ~ Lisa Blogs

  9. Ashleigh Walls says:

    Follow via GFC artsavesyou

  10. pam says:

    Wow! 2500 followers. I am amazed at your awesomeness.

  11. pam says:

    I’m following you on twitter!

  12. I follow you on GFC! (Under languagegardner at gmail)

  13. I follow you on twitter @WhyWeLoveGreen

  14. I subscribe through email. (under marblesconlon at yahoo dot com) Yes, I have entirely too many emails!

  15. Ardilla says:

    I’m already a follower. Thanks for the chance 🙂

  16. Ardilla says:

    I posted a link in my sidebar.

  17. Twiglet says:

    Fantastic amount of followers and I am one!!

  18. Carol says:

    Thanks for the chance to win ~ Am following you on GFC ~ your Wordless Weds button is on my blog and will follow you on twitter also ~

    Also thanks for the invite and your wonderful comments on my blog ~ A Creative Harbor ~ have a great Sunday ^_^

  19. Accepting and Embracing Autism says:

    Hi just calling by whilst blog hopping.Already following but good to come by and check out what you have been up too. Be sure to come by and say hi. Sarah

  20. Glo says:

    Looks like a great book, I already follow you on Twitter and by GFC. Happy Sunday!

  21. Hi honey of course I want to enter your awesome giveaway. Please count me in.
    Also thank you so much for coming by and leaving me such a sweet comment.
    I can not tell you how much you appreciate me.
    On my way to put this on my side bar
    Have a great week

  22. you know I am a happy follower. Hugs!

  23. Kimberly says:

    Looks like a book I would enjoy! I was already following you on gfc.
    A Spicy Boy, A Cat, and My Fat Ass

  24. Chari says:

    Hello my friend…

    I just read your sweet note and came right over! Thank you so much for letting me know about your wonderful gift giveaway! Ellie Krieger’s “The Food You Crave” looks like a very interesting book! I would love for you to throw my name in the hat! I have been a follower of your delightful blog for sometime now! Thank you, Ramona…

    Have a super sweet Sunday, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  25. Tammy says:

    New Follower under Kindred

  26. Tammy says:

    Have the e-mail subscription also.

  27. Miss Mary says:

    added you via blog roll:

  28. Miss Mary says:

    following via twitter: @bonjourmissmary

  29. Miss Mary says:

    GFC: bonjourmissmary

  30. amber whitehead says:

    Congratulations on 2500 WOW!! I love the quote you chose !

    I am visiting from the bee friendly hop a little bit late. I’m already a follower but wanted to drop by and say hi.

    Living at the Whitehead’s Zoo

  31. Laurie says:

    I’m a follower!

  32. jamieS says:

    Hi, Just stopping by for the Alexa Blog Hop!

    ~JamieS@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

  33. Donna says:

    Great giveaway – I’m a GFC follower. Wow – congratulations on reaching 2500!

    Thanks for joining the Tuesday Train!

  34. TsangShay says:

    Hi Im your newest follower from FMBT, hope to see you in my blog thanks

  35. Ali says:

    Hi! I am a new follower from Tuesday’s Tag your it Blog Hop!
    Congrats on reaching 2500 GFC!

  36. Ohmigosh! Congratulations! That is so crazy, 2500 GFC! You are a busy lady. I hope one day, I will reach that number too.
    Did you move to WP completely yet? It looks like everything is in great shape here, so it must have been a smooth transition.
    Have a fabulous week. Hope you can join us this week in TTQ, missed you too!

  37. Wow, what a great give away and how sweet you are to include your international friends-thank you so much!

    I would so love to win this!

    I am definitely a google follower but you know that already!

    Best wishes,

  38. Hello again…

    Just signed up to follow you on twitter!


  39. I also just tweeted the above message.



  40. patsy says:

    Looks like a recipe book I could use! Am a follower!

  41. patsy says:

    Followed you on twitter

  42. patsy says:

    Tweeted as patsypat. How do I send you a copy?

  43. Elizabeth says:

    Congrats on your followers’ number…that is great!!

    I am an old follower. +1

    Silversolara AT gmail DOT com

  44. Elizabeth says:

    Twitter Follower.


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