Tina Ruggiero Presents 'The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook'

Tina Ruggiero Presents 'The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook'

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ When it comes to food and nutrition, everyone seems to be following one fad diet or another. Mom is perplexed. What should she feed her family of four? The newlyweds don't know whether to go Vegan or Paleo, and the single dad wonders if gluten-free is best.

Eating has become about debate and dilemma and most cookbooks undermine what healthy food is all about.

In THE TRULY HEALTHY FAMILY COOKBOOK, author Tina Ruggiero gives the family meal a face-lift, refreshing tired menus with flexitarian options that will satisfy, nourish and delight.

The book is unlike any other family cookbook; it's for families who want more: more nutrition, more satisfaction, more taste, more recipes, more health and more enjoyment at mealtime.

Filled with more than 120 simple and delicious recipes you won't find elsewhere, THE TRULY HEALTHY FAMILY COOKBOOK (Page Street Publishing, August 2013, $22.99, paperback with color photos and illustrations) focuses on what works when it comes to healthy cuisine; tasty, fresh, real food ingredients, simple preparation and proven nutrition based on modern science.

"I don't believe in food exclusions, just the very best that Mother Nature has to offer," says Ruggiero, registered dietitian and author of the bestseller, The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet. "All foods are celebrated in this book. Whether you're just starting your family or you're a part of a modern family, everyone will get excited about the variety, flavor and eye-appeal of my mouth-watering recipes."

Scrumptious breakfast choices include Homemade Date and Almond Muffins and Orange-Infused Whole Wheat Breakfast Couscous with Fresh Cherries; Savory snacks and appetizers feature Curried Veggie Pancakes and Crustless Mini-Quiche with Goat Cheese and Beet Greens; Flexitarian-friendly dinners include Thai Salmon Sliders and Stuffed Chicken with Herbed Ricotta and Kale, and what cookbook would be complete without dessert? Fruited Yogurt Brulee and Chocolate Chip Angel Food with Ganache are two among many recipes that will delight family and friends alike.

Readers will find it easy to prepare great-tasting meals and snacks at any time of the day. All recipes are tailored to meet practical nutrition needs no fads, no gimmicks.

Each wholesome recipe includes:

  • "Real food," smart nutrition tips, calorie counts and a nutrient analysis.
  • Tips for maximizing the use of each recipe, including instructions for advance preparation, freezing and multiple serving suggestions.
  • Vitamin and nutrient-packed ingredients to maximize energy and all-around health.

"When it comes to eating right, or perhaps more important, cooking right, my go to person has always been Tina," writes Peter Greenberg, CBS News. " With my schedule and all the dangerously tempting food options out there, that's a clear-cut recipe for disaster, but Tina always goes back to the basics, and then provides the answers to keep me and just about everyone else on the right track. Nothing beats common sense backed with facts and good judgment, and that clearly defines Tina's advice."