My Heroine Ellie

Intuitively, I choose foods that will make me feel good/satisfied both at the dinner table AND the next morning while I’m scootin’ my jeans on.  My ultimate quest is to find and make dishes that taste like something fattening and sinful, but in fact, are healthy and guilt-free.  However, Ellie Krieger is the queen of  this concept.  She is brilliant and I model my gastronomy behavior after her.  Her current initiatives are even laced with revolutionary motives.  “Ellie has been at the forefront of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign from the beginning when Mrs. Obama’s team personally invited her head up a nutrition education initiative at the “Healthy Kids Fair” at the White House in 2010.”

In Ellie’s book, Comfort Food Fix:

“Here you get all your favorite comfort foods in a healthier way, with hearty dishes like meatloaf, lasagna, chicken pot pie, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and pizza plus treats like chips, puddings, pies and more – made over to be healthier but with all the decadent taste you expect. I also include sumptuous comfort foods you might not ordinarily think of but will surely love, like French onion soup, Autumn Vegetable Curry and Buckwheat with Bowties. Each recipe contains a side-by-side nutrition comparison of my “fixed” version of the recipe versus a typical version. You’ll be amazed at how simple substitutions can dramatically reduce calories, saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol while increasing fiber, nutrients and antioxidants – all without sacrificing flavor.”



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