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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Book Review: Snack Girl to the Rescue! by Lisa Cain

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Do you need to be rescued from bad eating habits and junk food? Are you looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle but don’t know where to begin? Well, fear not because Lisa Cain, a.k.a. “Snack Girl,” is here to help! A busy mother of two, Lisa faces the same challenges to healthy eating that we all do—unlimited access to junk food, a jam-packed schedule, a tight budget, and a love of delicious food. So in Snack Girl to the Rescue, she has created a way to make small changes that will make a difference in how you eat and live.

On her mega-popular blog, she shares the simple secrets and delicious, healthful recipes that have helped keep her budget and her body in check. without sacrificing fun or flavor. Now with Snack Girl to the Rescue! A Real-Life Guide to Losing Weight and Getting Healthy with 100 Recipes Under 400 Calories, Lisa is sharing her best, tried and true advice on avoiding common weight-loss pitfalls, shopping healthier on a budget, and getting in shape, along with 100 recipes for fun, quick, and affordable meals and snacks—all of which clock in under 400 calories and are Weight Watchers friendly!

There are no gimmicks, no short cuts, it's just how you're supposed to live: a healthy balanced life. Lisa shows us in this book, that nobody is perfect—but with a few minor tweaks, you can change your lifestyle, be happy and be healthy.

Here is a bit about the author:

Lisa Cain, Ph.D, an evolutionary biologist by training, is the founder of She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her husband, their two children, and their dog.

I have been a long-time subscriber to so when I had the opportunity to read and review Snack Girl to the Rescue! by Lisa Cain I was so excited.

This book is broken up into parts.  Part One is the meat of the book.  It includes Lisa’s thoughts on fad diets, diet pills and other sorts of diets.  It also includes her personal experiences with many of these diets.  It talks about healthy eating, healthy balances of foods, and the importance of exercise.  Honestly, I had a hard time getting through the first part of this book.  Not because it was poorly written or not interesting but just because this seemed to be my particular hurdle. 

Part Two is the good stuff, at least for me anyway.  Part Two is the recipe section and let me tell you there are some really good sounding recipes in there.  For instance, the pineapple vodka slush seems to keep calling my name.


These recipes are great because they are low in calories but still taste great.  For many of us trying to lose weight or maintain our healthy weight, the thought of eating another tasteless backed chicken breast and a pile of plain steamed veggies sounds about as appealing as walking across hot coals carrying an elephant.  But with Lisa’s recipes, they introduce tons of flavor and variety into your healthy eating habits (notice I didn’t say the dreaded “d” word). 

If you are looking for practical, real-world changes to your eating habits and lifestyle, this is a great book for you and I would recommend you take a look at Lisa’s recipes for low calorie food ideas. 

Disclaimer:  I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.

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