Ron and I are trying to eat healthier. It isn’t easy when you hate most vegetables. When I was asked to review the Secrets of Skinny Cooking cookbook by Victoria Dwek and Shani Taub C.D.C. I jumped at it. I am always looking for delicious, healthy recipes. Several of the recipes caught my eye: Apple Pie Crepes, Skinny Pasta Alfredo, Spicy Chicken Lo Mein, Citrus Cheesecake, and Creme Brulee!
About Secrets of Skinny Cooking
Eating healthy can be hard and many think, dull. So many tasty dishes we love are usually high in calories. But, did you know that low-calorie recipes can be just as enjoyable as those with lots of calories? With their new cookbook, Secrets of Skinny Cooking (Artscroll/Shaar Press; May 2017/Hardcover), bestselling cookbook author Victoria Dwek and nutritionist Shani Taub show home cooks how to create exciting, flavorful, and filling meals… all for a fraction of the calories they’d typically be.
“There are lots of delicious foods out there. Plenty of recipes with fat and sugar that taste really, really good. I think we all know that,” Victoria explains. “But I realized that what people didn’t know…is that light food can be just as satisfying. That’s why I wrote this cookbook, so everyone can feel good about themselves and never, ever feel deprived.”
From that moist Corn Muffin for breakfast, to creamy Eggplant Parmesan for lunch, to Sesame Chicken & Lo Mein for dinner… Victoria and Shani have created flavor-filled recipes of favorite dishes all surprisingly low in calories!
Secrets of Skinny Cooking features:
- Over 135 delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes, with breathtaking photos for each dish
- Secret techniques and tips for zapping the calories from any dish … without zapping the flavor (such as, “How to Sauté and Caramelize Onions Without Oil.”)
- Make ahead info, family-friendly adaptations, and cooking tips from Victoria
- Nutritional information, advice, and motivation from Shani
- Plenty of gluten-free, sugar-free, low carb, Whole30, and Paleo options
- And all recipes are kosher
- ½ cup flour
- 1 egg
- 2 egg whites
- ½ cup milk
- ¾ cup light vanilla Greek Yogurt
- 1 tsp almond or pure vanilla extract (I used vanilla)
- pinch salt
- 1 apple, thinly sliced
- ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- pinch cinnamon
- 6 TBS light vanilla Greek yogurt OR favorite flavor light Greek yogurt OR cottage cheese
- In a blender, combine flour, egg, egg whites, milk, yogurt, extract, and salt.Blend to combine.
- Coat a crepe or frying pan well with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Scoop ¼ cup batter into pan; swirl pan so batter covers bottom of pan. Cook until edges are brown and seem crispy. Slide a spatula under crepe and flip it. Cook for a few seconds on the second side and flip onto plate.
- Turn off heat; spray pan well again. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Coat a frying pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add apples and cook over medium-low heat until beginning to turn golden, about 4 minutes. Add vanilla, syrup, and cinnamon; cook for 1 more minute.
- To assemble place 3 TBS of yogurt or cottage cheese down the center of each crepe. Top with apples. Fold closed. Dust with additional sweetener if desired.
2. You can make crepes ahead of time and freeze them with parchment paper between them.
3. Have other fresh fruit cut up and ready to stuff into the other 4 crepes, or triple the filling recipe.
Mom Maven’s Thoughts
I actually liked these skinny apple pie crepes. I am not a yogurt fan so I was skeptical but I liked them! Secrets of Skinny Cooking is a well-written, easy-to-follow cookbook. For me, there isn’t much I am going to eat out of this cookbook because of the plethora of vegetables and lack of beef and pork. I hope you enjoy this recipe and all of the easy recipes I share here on The Mom Maven. I hope you share them on your social networks. I just ask that you not copy and share the entire recipe with photos. Please use the sharing buttons below and share the link to this post. Thanks!