Slay the snack monster with 100-Calorie Snack Cookbook

100-calorie-coverMay 5, 2009 —Are you trying to lose weight? Or simply hoping to not gain any? Are you “good” at meals, but not-so-good in between? Do you crave low-fat pretzels, only to eat half the bag, telling yourself after each one that it’s your last? Prolific cookbook writer Sally Sampson’s latest book, 100-CALORIE SNACK COOKBOOK (Wiley Paperback; $18.95; May 2009) is an indispensable reference for anyone trying to maintain a healthy weight, lose weight, or find healthy, inexpensive, and easy-to-prepare alternatives for conscious snacking.

These days, everyone is so busy that making time to eat healthy can be difficult. People are also trying to save their pennies— but who wants to buy expensive, over-packaged and over-processed 100-calorie snacks found lining the shelves at the grocery store? With 100-CALORIE SNACK COOKBOOK even if you only have a few minutes before work, or are racing to pack your child’s lunchbox, you will save time and money by whipping up of one Sampson’s 200 super-simple and absolutely delectable recipes.

Chapters are filled with every type of food readers crave from Soups, Eggs, Salty, Creamy and Cheesy, to Salads, Protein, and Vegetables—even 100-calorie desserts!

• Craving the Crunch? Try Apple Chips, Peanut Butter- Banana- Apple Bites or Chocolate Matchsticks.

• Feel your blood sugar dropping mid-afternoon? Get a protein boost with Tuna with Olive Paste and Fennel, Shrimp with Spiced Salt, Turkey Sliders or a BLT (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato without the bread)

• Tired of plain old grapes for your fruit fix? Unforgettable Ginger Roasted Pears, Fruit Kabobs, and Baked Grapefruit with Mint and Honey will spice up any fruit craving!

• Did you ever think you could satisfy your sweet tooth with just 100 calories? Try Sampson’s Brownies, Chocolate Truffles, or Peanut Butter Milkshake and never feel guilty about dessert again!

100-CALORIE SNACK COOKBOOK even offers useful lists to help readers choose the healthiest no-prep snacks when time is limited, and every recipe includes nutrition facts. Each delicious snack recipe is free of trans fat, low in saturated fat, low to moderate in sodium—and most important, these recipes will energize readers throughout the day and help anyone maintain or lose weight. So, put the bon bon down, and start snacking wisely with 100-CALORIE SNACK COOKBOOK today!

Sally Sampson is the author of twelve cookbooks, including the Recipe of the Week series, Party Dips!, Souped Up!, Party Nuts!, and the James Beard Award-nominated Fifty Dollar Dinner Party. She has co-authored six additional books, including The Olives Table, The Figs Table, and The Olives Dessert Table with chef Todd English. Sampson was the editor-in-chief of and a senior writer for Cooks Illustrated magazine, and has contributed to publications including Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Self, The Boston Globe, and Fine Cooking.

For more information, contact:
Jana Nordstrand

(201) 748-5624
100-Calorie Snack Cookbook
By Sally Sampson, Kathy McManus (Foreword by) (S)

Wiley; April 2009
US $18.95978-0-470-45198-4; Paperback
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