Snack Girl to the Rescue

snack girl



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.

As a mom I cook…… EVERY DAY!!  Who knew right?!? Sometimes I feel food is my enemy because (my boys especially) never seem full some days. Yet there are so many good things that can happen in the kitchen and around food. Since I have been reinventing the way my family eats the past couple of years I thought Lisa Cain’s new cookbook Snack Girl to the Rescue could help come along side our journey.

First if you haven’t gone over to Lisa’s blog.. go now. Lisa’s blog is honest and quirky and full of good ideas. It’s bright, colorful, and the layout was fun. So it set high expectations for her book. When I received the book I loved it until I opened it. Ok I will get my biggest complaint of the book out now. NO PICTURES!!! Seriously who has a cookbook without a single picture of any of the food prepared. There are pictures all over her blog.

All the recipes were very simple. My family and I tried the sweet potato, bean and corn burgers (pg. 144) right off because I am always looking for hearty meat free meals to keep the budget down as well. I liked them as well as my hubby. Chief said they were good and my boys looked at me like I was feeding them poison. (Don’t worry they are super picky eaters) I will also say that my hubby said they tasted even better as leftovers.

One of the things I loved about her cookbook was her love for zucchini. I LOVE zucchini!! I will definitely be trying the Ham and Cheese Zucchiniwich (pg 152) as well as Sneaky Zucchini Lasagna (pg 182) since Puppy loves lasagna.

Another issue I had with the cookbook was the vegetable section. They were all roasted except one. There are other ways to eat veggies. Overall this cookbook is a good resource for someone just starting out eating healthy and looking for very simple recipes. A good portion of the book was dedicated to hearing Lisa’s story so newbies to eating healthy might find her story helpful.

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; 1 edition
  • ISBN-10: 0385349084
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385349086


I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

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