Slim and Scrumptious features more than 75 recipes for every meal and every taste, plus colorful images and Joy's best family-friendly cooking tips. Whether you want Double Chocolate Pancakes for breakfast, Spicy Pork Tacos with Sassy Slaw for lunch, or Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak with Chimichurri and Creamy Spinach for dinner, Joy shows you that classic, rich food can still be made to taste great with just a fraction of the fat and calories. She also includes fun snacks, desserts, and appetizers that will keep you satisfied all day long, such as Cinnamon Cheesecake Fondue, Frozen Hot Chocolate, and Banana Pecan Bread.
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With every recipe, Joy helps you stretch your food and cooking dollars for everything from a fast and easy family meal to a relaxing and romantic dinner for two. These meals are so amazingly delicious, no one (but the chef!) will ever know that they're healthy, too.
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Parm and Pepper Egg White Salad
You may have sampled an Italian dish called cacio e pepe, a pasta dish flavored with grated Parmesan cheese and lots of freshly cracked black pepper. I took that concept and loosely translated it to a colorful egg white salad that is terrific served on whole-wheat English muffins or pita bread with peppery arugula.
- 3/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon black pepper (see Note)
- 12 large hard-boiled eggs, cooled, yolks removed and whites roughly chopped (see Note)
- ½ large red bell pepper, finely diced
- 2 stalks celery, finely diced
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper. The dressing will be thick.
2. Add the chopped egg whites, bell pepper, and celery, and stir to evenly coat with the dressing.
NOTES: If you prefer less black pepper, start with only ½ teaspoon and increase to taste. To make perfect hard-boiled eggs: Place the eggs in a large pot and cover with cold water by at least 1 inch. Bring the water to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. Once the water boils, remove the pot from the heat, cover it with a tight-fitting lid, and let it stand for 15 minutes. Then rinse the eggs under cold water until cool to the touch, and they’re ready to peel.
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