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“Flexitarian” Options for Healthy Family Eating Featured by Tina Ruggiero in The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook

September 18, 2013

120 mega-nutritious recipes include Curried Veggie Pancakes, Thai Salmon Sliders and Fruited Yogurt Brulee

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — When it comes to food and nutrition, everyone seems to be following one fad diet or another. Mom is perplexed. What should she feed her family of four? The newlyweds don’t know whether to go Vegan or Paleo, and the single dad wonders if gluten-free is best.

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Eating has become about debate and dilemma and most cookbooks undermine what healthy food is all about.

In THE TRULY HEALTHY FAMILY COOKBOOK, author Tina Ruggiero gives the family meal a face-lift, refreshing tired menus with flexitarian options that will satisfy, nourish and delight.

The book is unlike any other family cookbook; it’s for families who want more: more nutrition, more satisfaction, more taste, more recipes, more health and more enjoyment at mealtime.

Filled with more than 120 simple and delicious recipes you won’t find elsewhere, THE TRULY HEALTHY FAMILY COOKBOOK (Page Street Publishing, August 2013, $22.99, paperback with color photos and illustrations) focuses on what works when it comes to healthy cuisine; tasty, fresh, real food ingredients, simple preparation and proven nutrition based on modern science.

“I don’t believe in food exclusions, just the very best that Mother Nature has to offer,” says Ruggiero, registered dietitian and author of the bestseller, The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet. “All foods are celebrated in this book. Whether you’re just starting your family or you’re a part of a modern family, everyone will get excited about the variety, flavor and eye-appeal of my mouth-watering recipes.”

Scrumptious breakfast choices include Homemade Date and Almond Muffins and Orange-Infused Whole Wheat Breakfast Couscous with Fresh Cherries; Savory snacks and appetizers feature Curried Veggie Pancakes and Crustless Mini-Quiche with Goat Cheese and Beet Greens; Flexitarian-friendly dinners include Thai Salmon Sliders and Stuffed Chicken with Herbed Ricotta and Kale, and what cookbook would be complete without dessert? Fruited Yogurt Brulee and Chocolate Chip Angel Food with Ganache are two among many recipes that will delight family and friends alike.

Readers will find it easy to prepare great-tasting meals and snacks at any time of the day. All recipes are tailored to meet practical nutrition needs – no fads, no gimmicks.

Each wholesome recipe includes:

    --  "Real food," smart nutrition tips, calorie counts and a nutrient
        analysis.
    --  Tips for maximizing the use of each recipe, including instructions for
        advance preparation, freezing and multiple serving suggestions.
    --  Vitamin and nutrient-packed ingredients to maximize energy and
        all-around health.

“When it comes to eating right, or perhaps more important, cooking right, my go to person has always been Tina,” writes Peter Greenberg, CBS News. ” With my schedule and all the dangerously tempting food options out there, that’s a clear-cut recipe for disaster, but Tina always goes back to the basics, and then provides the answers to keep me — and just about everyone else — on the right track. Nothing beats common sense backed with facts and good judgment, and that clearly defines Tina’s advice.”

THE TRULY HEALTHY FAMILY COOKBOOK is about real food with big benefits, and it’s relevant no matter how large or small a family. Armed with this book, readers will have the power to take charge of their family’s health without eliminating foods, following crazy diets or foraging for their own food.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

TINA RUGGIERO, M.S., R.D., L.D.
is an award winning nutrition expert, cookbook author, media spokesperson, registered dietitian, television personality, and a respected figure in the world of health and nutrition.

Having two highly-acclaimed cookbooks to her credit, Tina has traveled the world to offer her services as a nutritionist, recipe developer, writer, spokesperson and TV nutrition host. From CNN to the Chicago Tribune, she is frequently quoted in national media and regularly appears on television and radio programs sharing healthy recipes and discussing the latest news about diet, science and health.

Tina is the on-air nutrition personality for the national morning talk show Daytime on NBC, and she is a nutrition and health writer for the Tampa Tribune where she covers topics including healthy eating and living, food science, diet and cooking. Each month, she also contributes to the Tribune’s special supplement, 4You Primetime, which is exclusively devoted to Baby Boomer health, diet and fitness.

Her first book, The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet, instantly became a best-seller, and it has been translated into six languages.

Tina received a B.S. with honors from N.Y.U. and her M.S. and R.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She earned a certificate in Mixology from The American Bartending School. Tina is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

For daily updates, follow Tina on Twitter @Tina_Ruggiero, or read her blog at http://www.tinaruggiero.com.

THE TRULY HEALTHY FAMILY COOKBOOK

Mega-nutritious Meals that are Inspired, Delicious and Fad-free

By Tina Ruggiero M.S., R.D., L.D.

Page Street Publishing

August 2013

$ 22.99 Trade Paperback

ISBN-10: 1624140084

ISBN-13: 978-1624140082

To view the book trailer visit http://www.tinaruggiero.com/book-trailer.

For more information, to request a review copy of the book or an interview, please contact Amy Galvin at 847-204-4811 or via Email.

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