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. Elizabeth
    Twitter: login4108

    Tweeted about it…my name is: login4108

  2. Elizabeth
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    E-mail subscriber and confirmed.

  3. Elizabeth
    Twitter: login4108

    BTW, I am….

    Stopping by from Cym Lowell’s Book Review Party….thanks for the great giveaway.

    Stop by my blog if you like.


  4. Casse says:

    I’m a follower of this blog. I love Ellie! She has great ideas.

  5. I am a follower and love this book! Thanks so much!

    lavenderdreamstoo at gmail dot com

  6. Sherry Lebow says:

    Follow Create with Joy on GFC Sher Lebow

  7. Sherry Lebow says:

    Follow Create with Joy on twitter CowgirlinWA

  8. Sherry Lebow says:

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

  9. Happily following you. Thanks for linking up at Market Your Biz and Giveaways. I love this giveaway!

  10. Follower on Twitter as well.

  11. Donna says:

    Hi–I’m blog hopping today. I am following you. Come by my site and join Your book review is great!
    Have a wonderful day.

  12. Congrats on the 2500 followers! Great give-a-way and thanks for sharing with NOBH.
    ~Kara @ The Chuppies/NOBH

  13. A says:

    Love Ellie Krieger so hope to win. Subscribed for e-mail updates.

  14. Jessica says:

    I am now a public follower. I stopped by from the comment you left on my brand new blog! Thank you for the kind words.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  15. FHC says:

    gfc follower faith hope & cherrytea

  16. FHC says:

    @_eHope now twitter following “)

  17. FHC says:

    Create with Joy now on FHC blogroll [check blog profile page]

  18. Wende says:

    I am your newest follower…

  19. Wende says:

    I now follow you on Twitter…

  20. That cookbook sounds awesome! I Am going to have to check that out if I don’t win! I’m your newest follower on GFC!

  21. Michelle says:

    Already follow on GFC and Twitter! Thanks for stopping by the Sit and Relax weekend hop! Have a great weekend,
    Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life

  22. melissa newell says:

    thank you for sharing your giveaway at NOBH 8)

  23. Congratulations on the 2500.

  24. Amy Tong says:

    Congratulations on you 2500+ followers! Yes, I’m one of them! 🙂

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  25. Amy Tong says:

    Following you on Twitter @utry_it

  26. Kortney says:

    I’m following via GFC! Congrats on 2500 followers!! That’s awesome!!!

  27. Sally says:

    Oooooh, thanks for much for a chance to win. This is better than crafting supplies..LOL
    Am a follower…

  28. Thanks for linking up to Friday Potluck. I’d love to enter — I follow you!

  29. I follow you on Twitter!

  30. angie says:

    follow create with joy

  31. angie says:

    follow you on twitter @shopannies

  32. I am following you on Twitter.

  33. Rita says:

    GFC follower as Rita

  34. Rita says:

    twitter follower as ritaasmom

  35. What a fantastic giveaway! I am a big Ellie fan, but don’t have this cookbook…I would love to win it!! I am now following you with GFC! Congrats on your milestone!

  36. Cameo H. says:

    Love this book and your review! I would love to win a copy to give as a gift!

  37. Cameo H. says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

  38. Melynda@Moms Sunday Cafe says:

    WOW, 2500 followers! Congratulations!

  39. I already follow you. 🙂
    Looks like a great cookbook. Would love to win.

  40. I follow you on Twitter.


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