The Skinny Taste Cookbook

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Gina Homolka is America’s most trusted home cook when it comes to easy, flavorful recipes that are miraculously low-calorie and made from all-natural, easy-to-find ingredients. Her blog, Skinnytaste is the number one go-to site for slimmed down recipes that you’d swear are anything but. It only takes one look to see why people go crazy for Gina’s food: cheesy, creamy Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken and Broccoli with only 420 calories per serving, breakfast dishes like Make-Ahead Western Omelet “Muffins” that truly fill you up until lunchtime, and sweets such as Double Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies that are low in sugar and butter-free but still totally indulgent.
The Skinnytaste Cookbook features 150 amazing recipes: 125 all-new dishes and 25 must-have favorites. As a busy mother of two, Gina started Skinnytaste when she wanted to lose a few pounds herself. She turned to Weight Watchers for help and liked the program but struggled to find enough tempting recipes to help her stay on track. Instead, she started “skinny-fying” her favorite meals so that she could eat happily while losing weight.
With 100 stunning photographs and detailed nutritional information for every recipe, The Skinnytaste Cookbook is an incredible resource of fulfilling, joy-inducing meals that every home cook will love.

About the Author

GINA HOMOLKA is the founder of, the award-winning blog that’s been featured on Fitness, Better Homes and Gardens,, and, among other media outlets. She lives on Long Island with her husband and their two children.
HEATHER K. JONES, R.D. is a registered dietitian, the author of several nutrition books, and the founder of, a weight loss resource that focuses on healing and hope instead of diets and deprivation.



DISCLAIMER: I can’t take pretty picture of the food I make.One day I might learn how to take pictures of gorgeous food and then I can check that off my bucket list. That being said, let me start off by saying how much I LOVED this cookbook!

Until I had received The Skinnytaste Cookbook I had never even heard of Gina Homolka and her blog.  I am so glad I have found her now! The first time I went through it I took out my little post it note markers and ended up with about 25-30 hanging out just from the first look through!

This cookbook is so versatile. Homolka labels everything from gluten free, quick, vegetarian, slow cooker and freezer friendly. The pictures are gorgeous and I love how there is nutritional value with every recipe. Homolka even tells you how to tweak certain recipes to make them gluten free.

Some of our favorites so far :

Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken:


It was so easy to make. Now hers turned out thicker while mine ended up being more like a soup. Either way it is AMAZING. I was skeptical since there wasn’t much prep or going to in it. But the flavors were awesome.


As you can tell I have an avocado addiction, but the toppings for this are many. What was amazing is that Puppy kept asking for more. He had it for lunch the next day too. Usually though he just ate his with tortilla chips.


Another favorite was the Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna:

Can you say YUMMY!! Like I said before I don’t have photo abilities or even plating abilities but this meal was another hit!! Even with Little One is is the pickiest eater ever!! At six and a vegetarian it is rough. Even Chief liked it and she isn’t crazy usually about lasagna.



As I said this cookbook is amazing. So simple yet so amazing. This is one cookbook my whole family agreed upon.


  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; 1 edition (September 30, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0385345623
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385345620


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

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