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You have it made! : delicious, healthy do-ahead meals
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352 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- The 411 on storing, thawing, and reheating -- Breakfast & brunch -- Salads -- Soups -- Meat -- Poultry -- Seafood -- Vegetarian -- Sides.
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Shares over one hundred and forty recipes for dishes that can be made ahead of time, including blueberry-chia overnight oats in jars, herbed salmon salad, and pulled pork tacos with pineapple and pickled onions.

Krieger helps you turn your refrigerator and freezer into a treasure trove of satisfying, good-for-you meals. The recipes use fresh, minimally processed ingredients so you'll get tasty dishes that are healthy and flavorful, as well as simple.


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Make-ahead recipes from the longtime Food Network star and best-selling author

Ellie Krieger, New York Times best-selling and multi-award-winning author, has written a cookbook devoted to the kind of recipes that her fans have been waiting for--make-ahead meals. For those who are always short on time when it comes to cooking, Ellie is here to help. Her recipes--which include breakfast bakes, soups, salads, casseroles, and more--can all be prepared ahead of time, making putting food on the table that much easier. Each recipe includes instructions for refrigerating and/or freezing as well as storing and reheating directions. With exciting dishes like the Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats in Jars and the Herbed Salmon Salad, you'll be able to have meals ready days in advance. As with her other books, all of Ellie's recipes are healthy and come complete with nutrition information. But that doesn't mean they sound like diet food! Just look at the Creamy Tomato Soup, Chicken Enchilada Pie, and Smoky Smothered Pork Chops, to name a few. You Have It Made helps you turn your fridge and freezer into a treasure chest of satisfying, good-for-you meals.

Author Notes

Ellie Krieger, born September 26, 1965, is the host of a show on the Food Network called Healthy Appetite. She is also an author and has written several books on healthy eating. Her latest book is called, So Easy: Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week.

Krieger has a bachelor's degree in clinical nutrition from Cornell University, and has a master's in nutrition from Columbia. Krieger is a registered dietitian and nutritionist. (Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Healthy cooking often requires many steps and a reliance on daily visits to farmers' markets, but Krieger's new collection makes truly nourishing food more accessible to the average household. As the title suggests, all of these recipes can be made ahead, and Krieger includes freezing, storage, and reheating directions for convenience. Trendy superfoods such as chia seeds and farro make appearances, but the majority of recipes hew to more mainstream flavors and ingredients: herbed ham and cheese bread pudding; grilled steak and broccoli salad; and almond-crusted chicken tenders with apricot-mustard dipping sauce. In addition to casseroles and stews, Krieger includes prebaked flat bread and pre-simmered bouillabaisse broth. This well-crafted book provides solid inspiration for better eating. Photos. Agent: Jane Dystel, Dystel & Goderich Literary. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

Krieger (Weeknight Wonders) expands a familiar selection of healthy make-ahead dishes (e.g., apple-cinnamon baked oatmeal, chicken enchilada pie, beef and bean burrito) with innovative recipes that test the boundaries of what can be frozen and reheated. For broccoli cheddar "quiche in a bag," for instance, a raw egg mixture is frozen until needed, then thawed and poured into a crust to bake. Similarly, stout-marinated pork chops are frozen in a beer and spice mixture, so they can simultaneously marinate and defrost before they're cooked. Unlike comparable titles, this cookbook places storage instructions alongside individual recipes, not just in an introductory section. It also provides notably unconventional breakfast options, such as peach-cherry breakfast cobbler and harvest breakfast cookies. VERDICT Expect demand for another well-done volume from Krieger. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.