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Comfort classics with a lighter spin, from the creator of the healthy-eating blog Well Plated by Erin.
Known for her incredibly approachable, slimmed-down, and outrageously delicious recipes, Erin Clarke is the creator of the smash-hit food blog in the healthy-eating blogosphere, Well Plated by Erin. Clarke's site welcomes millions of readers, and with good reason: Her recipes are fast, budget-friendly, and clever; she never includes an ingredient you can't find in a regular supermarket or that isn't essential to a dish's success, and she hacks her recipes for maximum nutrition by using the "stealthy healthy" ingredient swaps she's mastered so that you don't lose an ounce of flavor.
In this essential cookbook for everyday cooking, Clarke shares more than 130 brand-new rapid-fire recipes, along with secrets to lightening up classic comfort favorites inspired by her midwestern roots, and clever recipe hacks that will enable you to put a healthy meal on the table any night of the week. Many of the recipes feature a single ingredient used in multiple, ingenious ways, such as Sweet Potato Boats 5 Ways. The recipes are affordable and keep practicality top-of-mind. She's eliminated odd leftover "orphan" ingredients and included Market Swaps so you can adjust the ingredients based on the season or what you have on hand. To help you make the most of your cooking, she's even included tips to store and reheat leftovers, as well as clever ideas to turn them into an entirely new dish. From One-Pot Creamy Sundried Tomato Orzo to Sheet Pan Tandoori Chicken, all of the recipes are accessible to cooks of every level, and so indulgent you won't detect the healthy ingredients. As Clarke always hears from her readers, "My family doesn't like healthy food, but they LOVED this!" This is your homey guide to a healthier kitchen.
About the Author
Erin Clarke is the creator of the popular recipe website Well Plated by Erin. She has established herself as a go-to resource for nourishing yet delicious meals that are easy enough for an average weeknight, special enough for a date night, and comforting enough to earn picky-eater approval. She is an active runner and a healthy-living enthusiast, and has been known to show up on friends' doorsteps with a pan of enchiladas in one hand and a pitcher of sangria in the other.
“I LOVE this collection of recipes! They strike such an awesome balance of excitement, scrumptiousness, approachability, and healthiness. And Erin’s stories are so charming, they will make you feel like you’re cooking along with your new best friend!”
—Molly Yeh, author of Molly on the Range and host of Girl Meets Farm
“I am so excited and proud of my friend Erin, who turns healthy eating into an attainable and enjoyable experience. There are so many recipes I can’t wait to make.”
—Gina Homolka, New York Times bestselling author of Skinnytaste One and Done
“This book speaks to the way most want to be cooking and eating today. The recipes throughout these pages make it easy for families and anyone with a busy lifestyle to enjoy healthy food at home!”
—Tieghan Gerard, New York Times bestselling author of Half Baked Harvest Super Simple and Half Baked Harvest Cookbook
“Erin Clarke’s food stakes out that ideal middle ground between healthy and indulgent, which means that this book—as beautiful as it is—belongs to the workhorse class. It won’t take long for this book to look bedraggled at the edges, pages splattered with both memories and sauce.”
—Amy Thielen, author of The New Midwestern Table and Give a Girl a Knife
“OMG! Erin’s book is chock-full of an abundance of healthy recipes you're going to love incorporating into your life! Sticky Asian Cauliflower Wings, Kickin’ Black Pepper Pork Stir-Fry, and Salmon Quinoa Cakes.... SIGN ME UP!”
—Gaby Dalkin, author of What’s Gaby Cooking: Eat What You Want
“Fans of the Well Plated blog appreciate Erin’s warm, encouraging voice and foolproof, comforting-yet-lightened-up recipes. The Well Plated Cookbook is Erin’s most thoughtful and thorough recipe collection yet. She ensures that you're never left with a random half-cup of leftover beans and guides you to adjust the recipes to suit your season or pantry. The Well Plated Cookbook will become an indispensable resource in your kitchen.”
—Kathryne Taylor, author of Love Real Food
“Packed to the brim with wholesome recipes and invaluable kitchen tips, The Well Plated Cookbook is an essential resource for anyone who wants to put quick, healthy meals on the table and enjoy every bite.”
—Jeanine Donofrio, author of Love and Lemons Every Day
“This is everyday cooking at its most delicious. Erin’s healthy tweaks of classic comfort foods transform them into guilt-free dishes, while her savvy Storage Tips and Market Swaps make this a great cookbook for beginners, as well as seasoned cooks.”
—Tracy, Dana, Lori, and Corky Pollan, New York Times bestselling authors of Mostly Plants