Robin Takes Five is a recipe book created by Robin Miller, food writer, nutritionist and author of the best-selling cookbook “Quick Fix Meals”.
The book features 500 recipes containing less than 500 calories with five ingredients or less. It is designed to help busy people get a healthy, quick meal on the table for weekday dinners.
Miller provides 500 options for dishes you can prepare for your friends and family as an alternative to convenience meals. All of the recipes contain five ingredients or less and take no more than twenty minutes to prepare.
The author draws attention to the very high amount of sodium that is present in processed foods, prepared meals and those from restaurants.
Excess sodium can cause hypertension, heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure and is an important health concern, she explains.
While all of her recipes cannot be considered low sodium the book does include many dishes that contain 500mg of sodium or less.
A range of globally inspired recipes are provided such as Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Mediterranean, Southwestern and home-style American. The dishes include soups, stews, pizzas, pasta, rice, chicken, beef, pork, seafood, side dishes, and desserts.
Some of the recipes included in the book are:
Vegetables, fruit, black beans, chicken, turkey, seafood, beef, pork, pasta, rice, frozen pizza dough, frozen pie crust, whole wheat tortillas, goat cheese, low fat Mozarella, low-fat milk, half-and-half, peanuts, cashews, reduced-sodium chicken broth, light mayonnaise, olive oil.
Sirloin Burgers on Ciabatta with Provolone and Slaw
Caramel Almond Popcorn
Mango Curry Chicken
Rice Pudding with Cardamon and Pistachios
Robin Takes Five is a cookbook and does not include exercise recommendations.
Robin Takes 5: 500 Recipes, 5 Ingredients or Less, 500 Calories or Less, for 5 Nights/Week at 5:00 PM retails at $29.99.
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Robin Takes Five provides lots of options for busy weeknight meals that will appeal to the whole family, offering an alternative to takeout or convenience food.
While most of the recipes feature healthy ingredients there are also some that contain processed items. So dieters concerned about sugar, refined flour and sodium intake should avoid or limit most of the pizza and dessert recipes.