If you’re looking for a simple way to feed your family their favorite foods minus the excess fat, salt, and calories then Meal Makeovers is the app for you! Meal Makeovers features healthier, more nutrient-rich versions of the classic breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert recipes families love …without sacrificing the familiar flavors families expect.
Planning healthy family meals just got a lot easier thanks to Meal Makeovers, created by registered dietitians, mom food bloggers, and radio podcast hosts, Liz Weiss and Janice Newell Bissex (authors of “No Whine with Dinner: 150 Healthy, Kid-Tested Recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms”). The dietitian duo understands the daily challenge of getting healthy foods into kids’ tummies without a single complaint or battle, so they’ve taken childhood favorites–things like spaghetti and meatballs, chicken pot pie, mac & cheese, milk shakes, chocolate chip cookies, and strawberry pudding–and given them a nutritious “fix.”
Meal Makeovers features over 85 recipes, and new recipes will be added regularly. Each “makeover” recipe starts with a description of the dish, including tips for tweaking it to satisfy your family’s individual taste preferences as well as detailed nutrition information based on state-of-the art nutrient analysis software. A list of simple, straight-forward ingredients is followed by step-by-step instructions.
Liz and Janice’s recipes are taste-bud pleasers, and they’re perfect for picky eaters. In the mood for something with a flavor kick? Try Have-It-Your-Way Tacos made with lean ground beef, black beans, a shredded carrot (hey, why not?!), and reduced-fat cheese. Craving a decadent dessert but fear all the fat? Try The Moms’ Pumpkin Whoopie Pies made with wholesome ingredients like fiber-rich whole wheat flour, light cream cheese, low-fat milk, and canned pumpkin.
Meal Makeovers features the categories you’d expect—Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Desserts—plus many more:
•Kid Food Makeovers
•Pasta & Pizza
•Soups & Stews
Recipes are tagged for important attributes like gluten-free, vegan, birthday party, Halloween, smoothies, so they’re easy to search.
Other Meal Makeovers features include:
•Smart shopping lists to add ingredients directly from selected recipes
•Printing and emailing of recipes and shopping lists
•Social media sharing on Facebook and Twitter
•Search function with multiple key words
•Recipe scaling for the servings you need
•A table of standard measurements
•A favorites section where you can save the recipes you rely on the most
•Rating and reviewing of recipes
•Links to the latest “Cooking with the Moms” radio podcast episodes
•Mouthwatering photos of every recipe
You can find Liz and Janice, The Meal Makeover Moms, on the following websites and social networks:
Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen (Food Blog): MealMakeoverMoms.com/Kitchen
Cooking with the Moms (Radio Podcast): MealMakeoverMoms.com/Podcast