Lose Weight by Eating

Love the title for this new cookbook by Audrey Johns!

Audrey JohnsThe idea behind the book is that Johns had been overweight all her life. Unhappy and wanting to lose weight, she’d tried many diets and weight-loss programs unsuccessfully.

Finally she “stopped eating all processed foods, anything with chemicals, preservatives and artificial sweeteners, and increased [her] water intake.” Her answer was to take traditional recipes and remake them with healthier substitute ingredients.

As more and more of her friends and acquaintances asked what her secret to weight loss was, she decided to start a blog, Lose Weight by Eating, in 2012. That led to more success, media appearances, and now her cookbook by the same name as her site, Lose Weight by Eating.

Lose Weight by Eating

There are lots of recipe photos – always a plus – and a few different (e.g. Happy Kids Menu, Time Crunch Menu) weekly Menu Planners in the back of the cookbook.

I’m a big fan of scones, so anything I can do to make them healthier, I’ll do. There are a couple scone recipes in this cookbook that look tasty, especially the Strawberry Scones with Lime Glaze recipe on page 60 that I’m going to try.

Rather than re-typing the entire recipe here, I’m going to copy/paste an excerpt from a similar online Johns scone recipe. Follow the link for the rest of the story and full recipe.

Elegant Lavender Orange Scones

Elegant Lavender Orange Scones“These Lavender Orange Scones are my new favorite scones, not only does my house smell like the French countryside but they are so good my daughter gobbled up two! Lavender soothes an upset tummy, calms nerves and helps with depression and anxiety.

I am lucky enough to live in an area that produces lavender, I can get it at my local Farmer’s Market. Check out your local Farmer’s Market you may have a local lavender farmer too, if not order on-line from Central Coast Lavender – only $7 for a jar of amazing Culinary Lavender.” Read More & Get Recipe – Makes 16 Lavender Orange Scones.

You can get your copy at Amazon.com in paperback ($15.16) or for Kindles ($17.99). Other major bookstores also carry Lose Weight by Eating, so check your favorite to see if they have it in stock.