I found this really interesting - the author basically spent months in her kitchen, re-creating and tweaking fast food favorites with lower fat and calories, while trying not to have much impact on taste. I know that I sometimes get a fast food craving - though not as much as before - and think this might be a way to save money (because you're cooking at home) and some fat and calories.
Granted, some of the recipes still don't end up as clean as I'd generally like to eat, but I figure, if I really really want a Big Mac (I hate them, but its an example) and I can get something that tastes pretty much the same for 174 calories less, I'll call that a small victory. And her KFC popcorn chicken recipe saves over 300 calories, and most of the reviews I've read says it doesn't really taste much different, despite being "oven-fried".
Just thought I'd share - the book is getting really good reviews. And - google "Devin Alexander Fast Food Recipes" - ABC news has a couple on their site (for a cinnabon, the big mac, mcdonalds fries, subway meatball marinara, and a starbucks blended mocha frappucino) that you can try for free.
Goal Met - 10/28/07
- My Progress Picture Collage - My Goal Story
- Where Have I Been?
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!
Maintained Oct 2007-Sept 2011, then got pregnant. Our baby boy was born in May, 2012...now to lose the baby weight!!