20 responses

  1. Andrea@WellnessNotes
    January 10, 2014

    Great review, EA! It really is a great book!

    And the salad sounds great! I haven’t tried any recipes from the book yet, but I will soon. Maybe I’ll start with this one…

    • The Spicy RD
      January 10, 2014

      Thanks so much Andrea and loved your review too! I highly recommend the salad. It is really yummy and so simple to make, plus I have leftovers for lunch today. Yay :-) Also on my list to try are the Avocado Brownies made with sprouted mung beans, Very curious to try!

  2. Jeanette | Jeanette’s Healthy Living
    January 10, 2014

    Sounds like a fun book EA! I have to say I love the bling on salads and have to keep an eye on how many toppings I put on.

    • The Spicy RD
      January 10, 2014

      It’s definitely fun Jeanette, and I think “diet books” and healthy eating should be fun :-) Healthy salads can definitely be taken to the extreme when too much “bling” is put on! One “accessory” can be just as delicious and a lot less caloric :-)

  3. Deena Kakaya
    January 10, 2014

    I love the thing about bling, brilliant. You know I’ve been eating salads this month so far, pretty much every day. I feel so, so much better for it. Xx

    • The Spicy RD
      January 10, 2014

      I agree-love Lauren’s take on “bling” in salads too :-) So glad to hear your new year is off to a healthy & delicious start Deena! xo

  4. Lauren
    January 10, 2014

    EA I’ve loved your blog from the get go. So happy we’re virtual friends- AND love how pretty you made LBT, thanks for this.

  5. The Spicy RD
    January 10, 2014

    Thanks so much Lauren, & of course the feeling is mutual :-) Happy to share your fun, fabulous book and to add a little bling to my LBT post too! One day, we will toast together in person :-)

  6. Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian
    January 10, 2014

    Such a great review!!
    That salad looks amazing!! I must make!
    I agree that prep is key!! :)

    • The Spicy RD
      January 11, 2014

      Thanks Kristen! And, yes, prep is something I’m really trying to focus on more especially after reading LBT. I just developed a new recipe for The Recipe ReDux, and loved having cooked quinoa al ready to go in my fridge :-)

  7. Alysa (InspiredRD)
    January 10, 2014

    What a beautiful photo! I loved this book too and have been dying to make this salad. Definitely going to do it this weekend!

    • The Spicy RD
      January 11, 2014

      Thanks so much Alysa, and the salad is definitely a keeper! I finally put it to rest today, after having it for 3 lunches in a row :-)

  8. Min
    January 10, 2014

    Thank you for bringing this book to my attention, EA! Tip #1=no problem! I plan and prep for the whole week every Sunday as I don’t really have much time to spend in the kitchen during the weekdays. I really like Tip #2. I’ve been snacking a bit more than usual lately, and I’m going to start writing down my 2 snacks, being more intentional about what I put into my mouth. Tip #3 is going to be rough…only one?!?! I’ve been a fan of your blog from day 1, and I turn to you for up-to-date nutrition info so keep it coming ;).

    • The Spicy RD
      January 11, 2014

      My pleasure Min, and thanks so much for your sweet comment :-) Good for you for already being a pro at meal prep! In regards to Tip 3, I think if you’re having a salad as you main dish without anything else to eat, then 2 accessories might be ok. Just don’t tell Lauren I told you so :-)

  9. kellie@foodtoglow
    January 11, 2014

    A big fan of salads like this (as you well know!), containing three of my favourite ingredients – whatever the season. I am a bit hooked on white miso and stick it in many things – even cornbread! I am with you on the intuitive side (listening to your body), especially as I mainly see cancer patients with some wanting to lose weight post-treatment, and structured is not usually applicable unless it is very tailored to the individual (they sometimes still have cancer but it is managed with meds). My latest weight mgmt workshops have yielded some stunning progress – i.e., two recent folk have lost over 65 pounds between them since October. All hard work by them but lead by listening to their body’s signals and practising mindful eating/daily physical activity. I love the tips you gleaned from The lIttle Book of Thin. I must say, I am kind of put off by the title though. But I imagine it will appeal to many people. And she looks so lovely that she is a great marketer for her product!

    • The Spicy RD
      January 11, 2014

      I was totally thinking of you when I made this salad-even the vibrant green color reminds me of something healthy and delicious you would make Kellie :-) And thanks so much for your thoughtful comment! I tend to agree with you about the title, but if you read the book, you will see that healthy weight loss is definitely more the focus than “thin.” I have read some other comments {on other blogs that have reviewed LBT} about perhaps naming it The Little Book of Healthy, or something to that effect, but I have read Lauren’s replies to those comments & she stands by her title. Love that we can all have healthy discussions about our differences of opinion :-) And I LOVE hearing about the success you’ve been having with your weight management workshop clients. Congrats!!!

  10. Carolyn Brown
    January 15, 2014

    YUM i’ve made this recipe a few times but never comes out as pretty! I think my biggest healthy eating challenges are eating out a lot and having very limited kitchen space. Also my kitchen and my living room are one in the same (ah nyc living) so the fridge is always an arms reach away. I am a huge fan (both personally and professionally :) )of the presnacktual agreement. Signing on the dotted line works wonders!

  11. Andrea Ficarra
    January 22, 2014

    After reading your review, I had to make may way to Amazon and buy myself a copy! As a dietetic intern, I really think that “The Little Book of Thin” will help strengthen my nutrition counseling and educating, based on your review, comments, and recipe sharing. What is the one take away point from this book that you use the most with your clients?

    Thanks!

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