Skinnytaste Fast And Slow – Book Review


Skinnytaste Fast And Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix And Slow Cooker Recipes

Are you looking for a cookbook that can help you achieve your personal and familial health goals – a book featuring mouth-watering recipes that are relatively quick and easy to prepare – a collection that offers a wide range of recipes including vegetarian, gluten-free and freezer-friendly options – and a volume that contains stunning photography and nutritional information as well?

For most authors, this sounds like a tall order to fill, but Skinnytaste Fast And Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix And Slow Cooker Recipes by Gina Homolka with Heather K. Jones, R.D. delivers on every count!


Skinnytaste Fast And Slow provides readers with 140 delicious, healthy recipes – 60 of which are Slow Cooker Recipes and 80+ of which are Under 30-Minute Dishes. The dishes are created by Gina Homolka, the founder of the popular blog Skinnytaste.

The recipes are amazing and the best part of the cookbook is that most of them are photographed (there are 120 stunning full-color photographs in this book) so you know exactly what you’re getting. Here’s a sample of some of the recipes you’ll find inside:


Slow Cooker Recipes

  • Chicken and Dumpling Soup
  • Korean-Style Beef Tacos
  • Spicy Harissa Lamb Ragu
  • Peach-Strawberry Crumble

Under 30 Minute Recipes

  • Zucchini Noodles with Shrimp and Feta
  • Pizza-Stuffed Chicken Roll-Ups
  • Grilled Cheese with Havarti, Brussels Sprouts, and Apple
  • Cauliflower “Fried” Rice

If you are trying to lose weight and/or improve your health, then Skinnytaste Fast And Slow deserves a place in your kitchen.

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

About The Authors

About Gina Homolka


Gina Homolka is the founder of, the award-winning blog that’s been featured on Fitness, Better Home and Gardens,, and, among other media outlets. She lives on Long Island with her husband and their two children.

About Heather K. Jones


Heather K. Jones, R.D., is a registered dietitian, the author of several nutrition books, and the founder of www.heatherkjones, a weight loss resource that focuses on healing and hope instead of diets and deprivation.


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13 Responses to “Skinnytaste Fast And Slow – Book Review”

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  1. Melissa
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Thanks for reviewing this book!

    The recipes and photos look amazing!

  2. Vicki says:

    I have this on my list. I can’t wait to get to it!

  3. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Everyone loves Skinnytaste! I need to pick up one of their cookbooks.

  4. jama says:

    I have this one on hold at the library. Looking forward to the slow cooker recipes especially. Thanks for the review!

  5. Someone donated a brand new copy of this book to our book shop a few weeks ago, and I have been keeping my eye on it. Now I may have to purchase it!

  6. I’m not a great cook, but I happen to love cookbooks. 🙂 I love the idea of some quick recipes and some slow cooker. Thank you for linking up with Literacy Musings Monday.

  7. Thanks for the review. I’ve been on the fence about buying it, mostly because I only have about about 30 minutes fix dinner and I was afraid the recipes would take too long.

  8. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    I love Skinnytaste’s recipes and this cookbook is stunning. I really want to try the Korean Beef Tacos!

  9. Brandi Raae says:

    Thanks for linking up with Literacy Musing Mondays!

  10. Sounds like a great book 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

  11. Kippi says:

    This recipe book looks like a great choice for me.
    Thank you for sharing,

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