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    Sara Wells and Kate Jones

ISBN: 978-1-60907-991-8


400 Calories or Less with Our Best Bites

by: Sara Wells and Kate Jones
Meet the Author
Sara Wells was born and raised in the Seattle area. Inspired by the lush green surroundings of the Pacific Northwest, she earned a degree in horticulture from Brigham Young University and put her talents to work as a landscape designer. Her knack for design, as well as a lifetime passion for culinary exploration and entertaining on the spur-of-the-moment, resulted in catering opportunities, which allowed Sara to showcase her belief that food can taste great and be beautiful as well. Sara served an LDS mission in Curitiba, Brazil, where she picked up a love of fresh ingredients and a taste for Latin flavor that influences much of her cooking today. She and her husband, Eric, currently reside in Boise, Idaho, where they cook, eat, laugh, and play with their three young sons, Tyler, Owen, and Jack. Kate Randle Jones was born and raised in Logan, Utah, where she dabbled in cooking, but never seriously. After her sophmore year at Brigham Young University, she married Sam Jones, and they suddenly found themselves to the the stereotypical broke college student couple. Due to the fact that they needed to eat and she needed a hobby, Kate began cooking and baking nearly everything from scratch. Once she got comfortable in the kitchen, she started experimenting with different tastes, recipes, and methods. She graduated from BYU in 2004 with a degree in English and considers herself beyond lucky that she gets to do her two favorite things: write and cook. In her spare time, she loves to read, entertain, and travel (or, at the very least, think about traveling!). She currently lives in an old house with a big yard in Louisiana with her husband, Sam, and her three children.
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About This Book

Our Best Bites, the mega-bloggers with 2.5 million page views per month, answer the most asked about question from their readers: how do I lose weight?

“Our book is not just low calorie recipes; it’s about providing ingredient alternatives to traditional foods and putting together imaginative taste combinations to make low calorie meals that are interesting, inviting, filling and flavorful. We don’t believe in a philosophy of deprivation. This book is a road map to get that satisfied feeling by making smarter food choices and we’re all for using small portions of ingredients like bacon and chocolate because their flavor profiles are incredible.” – Sara and Kate

Breakfast Anytime: Roasted Tomato Parmesan Egg Cups
Soups: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Turkey Chili
Salads: Curry Cashew Quinoa Salad
Snacks: Roasted Garlic Chickpeas
Main Dishes: Pizza Pasta Bake, Zucchini Ribbons and Pasta in Lemon Basil Sauce, Chipotle Glazed Meat Loaf and Spiced Sweet Potatoes, Banh Mi Tacos, Honey-Lime Shrimp with Tropical Quinoa Salad
Desserts: Chocolate Crepes with Bananas and Caramel, PB & J Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches


  • Complete nutritional information and color photos for each recipe (all under 400 calories), including at-a-glance notes for lower calorie ingredient substitutions or healthy add-on options
  • A handy index of “rollover ingredients” helps plan meals and use up perishable or uncommon ingredients
  • Advice for making the best choices at the salad bar, introducing zesty flavor combinations to create Asian slaw, classic cobb, Indian, Mediterranean, and more from basic ingredients usually found at salad bars.