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Low and No Sugar Recipes for Every Meal
What’s in the Book
100 crave-worthy recipes, from breakfast to dessert, remastered with at least 50% less sugar (and sometimes no sugar at all).
Learn to sweeten naturally, with fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, instead of added sugar. Bonus: foods are more flavorful and more filling!
Evidence-based nutrition science and sound advice from a trusted pediatrician and professor at the forefront of sugar research.
More About the Book
Today our kids consume at least three times the recommended daily allowance of added sugar. And it’s not just because they are drinking too many sodas. Added sugar lurks everywhere in our food—in yogurts and bottled salad dressings, in jarred tomato sauce and oatmeal packets, and on and on. And it’s a real problem—excess sugar causes a variety of health issues, including cavities, of course, but also type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and fatty liver disease.
Here to help concerned parents is a family cookbook that addresses the problem with reduced-sugar versions of kids’ favorite foods, including dessert. Functioning like a cross between Eat This, Not That and Deceptively Delicious, Half the Sugar, All the Love is an eye-opening education, an action plan, and a cookbook all in one. It shows us how to shop smartly to avoid hidden sugars. Busts the most common myths about sugar (honey is not healthier; sugar substitutes are questionable at best). Gives seven easy tips for globally reducing added sugar at home. Helps us stock our pantries with better ingredients. And then offers 100 family friendly recipes that minimize added sugar while maximizing flavor, from granolas and yogurt pops for breakfast through big-batch sauces to make the tastiest dinners, to ingenious desserts—like Jennifer’s favorite Chocolate and Peanut Butter Snack Cake that gets its sweetness from dates.
What People Are Saying
“For those concerned about sugar [Half the Sugar, All the Love] is a great tool.”
– MARK BITTMAN, author of the New York Times bestselling How to Cook Everything series
“Delicious recipes. Jennifer and Anisha have just the right idea on how to reduce unnecessary sugar from our diets, and more importantly, our kids’ diets.”
—TRACY, DANA, LORI, and CORKY POLLAN, authors of the New York Times bestselling Mostly Plants and the award-winning The Pollan Family Table
“So many delicious, kid-friendly ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I can’t wait to dive into these recipes.”
—ELYSE KOPECKY, New York Times bestselling author of Run Fast. Eat Slow. and Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.
“Breaks down all the sugar myths and inspires you to cook decadent recipes that include tons of flavor and fun!”
—CATHERINE McCORD, Founder, Weelicious
“This book hits the sweet-spot perfectly with mouthwatering recipes that reduce added sugars naturally, without going to the unnecessary extreme of eliminating them completely. It proves you can have both taste and healthfulness in every sumptuous bite.”
—ELLIE KRIEGER, RD nutritionist, cookbook author and TV personality
“A new family cookbook we can’t get enough of.”
—COOL MOM PICKS
“Lee (The 52 New Foods Challenge) and Patel, an associate professor of pediatrics at Stanford University, offer alternatives to sugary store-bought, processed food in this collection of 100 low-sugar, family-friendly dishes that don’t lack in flavor. The authors here eschew added sugar, fruit juice, and concentrate in favor of more fibrous “whole or pureed fruit and vegetables.” An overnight French toast strata with raspberry sauce (made with fresh raspberries and maple syrup) calls for one teaspoon of sugar compared to 16 in many other recipes; carrots are subbed for sugar in tomato soup; and using dark chocolate in chocolate chip cookies reduces the need for sugar. The recipes run the gamut and include barbecue chicken with grilled corn salad, rainbow chard lasagna with tomato sauce, and a sugar-free blueberry pie. Kid-friendly favorites like DIY toaster pastries, maple caramel corn, stuffed chicken parmesan strips with marinara dipping sauce, and sloppy joes are sure to win over the harshest (and youngest) critics in the house. This is a smart choice for families interested in improving their diet.”
Meet the Authors
JENNIFER TYLER LEE
Jennifer Tyler Lee is an award-winning author, game creator, self-trained home cook, and healthy eating advocate. She earned her Nutrition and Healthy Living Certificate from Cornell University. Jennifer’s innovative and delicious low-sugar recipes show that quitting sugar doesn’t mean giving up the foods you love—the trick is to sweeten them naturally with fruits and vegetables instead of added sugar. Her first book, The 52 New Foods Challenge, was nominated for an IACP Cookbook Award. Her nutrition game, Crunch a Color®: The Healthy Eating Game, was named one of Dr. Toy’s “10 Best” Children’s Products and received the Parent-Tested Parent-Approved seal of approval. Jennifer’s easy, healthy recipes have been spotlighted by Jessica Alba, Jamie Oliver, Michael Pollan, Oprah, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn Kids, Whole Foods, Parents Magazine, and US Weekly, among many others. She’s a featured contributor at Red Tricycle and shares new recipes each week on her blog, www.52newfoods.com.
ANISHA I. PATEL, MD, MSPH
Dr. Anisha I. Patel is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University, where she leads their pediatric sugar research. She is also an affiliate faculty member at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Patel practices general pediatrics at the Gardner Packard Children’s Health Center and cares for newborns at Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Dr. Patel’s research focuses on child health promotion, including helping children grow up at a healthy weight. She has conducted numerous studies to evaluate interventions and policies that help children and their families reduce daily sugar intake, particularly from sugary drinks. She has published extensively in this area and has maintained a steady track record of funding from foundations and federal agencies. She has presented her research to local, national, and international audiences, and she has been recognized for her work to inform policies with awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Public Health.