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Press Release: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fattening by Devin Alexander

February 16th, 2010

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fattening!

  Over 150 Ridiculously Easy Recipes for the Super Busy

 By Devin Alexander

Coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Biggest Loser Cookbook

Famous for insisting that “twenty minutes in the kitchen can save you three hours on the treadmill,” professionally trained chef Devin Alexander contends that preparing your own home-cooked meals actually saves you a lot of time (and struggle!) in other areas of your life—and she’s here to prove just how in her new cookbook: I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT FATTENING! (Broadway Books; On-Sale March 9, 2010; $19.99, Trade Paperback Original). Offering simple, easy-to-follow recipes, Devin shows us how to whip up healthy, delicious, home-cooked meals in the time it would take to go through the drive-thru.

For Devin, taking America’s favorite fattening foods and making them healthy and low-calorie (yet unbelievably delicious!) has been her mission from the start. Having been an overweight child and teenager, she has successfully maintained her fifty-five-pound weight loss for over fifteen years by devising her own versions of her favorite recipes by tweaking the ingredients and techniques. Now, in I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT FATTENING!, Devin demonstrates just how to make these mouthwatering, absolutely guilt-free favorites in mere minutes!

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT FATTENING! is packed with over 150 step-by-step ridiculously quick, easy and nonfattening recipes, and over 50 color photographs. Organized by meal and category, I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT FATTENING! opens with a variety of breakfast dishes, then migrates into lunch with a selection of burgers, sandwiches, and wraps. To ease that in-between hunger that looms before dinner, Devin includes a list of amazing appetizers and savory snacks. For dinner, she offers up a lengthy assortment of midsection-melting main courses, with slimming sides and salad ideas to complement your main dish. And to close, she leaves you with decadent desserts and sweet snacks that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!

In addition, Devin provides advice on how to streamline your kitchen and how to get the most out of your money in these difficult economic times. From cooking in bulk a few nights a week, to stocking your freezers and pantries with the staple items that will last, to investing in sharp knives and the right cutting boards, Devin’s suggestions are sure to make the difference—in your time, your food, and your money! Devin shares her point of view on the perpetual conflict between natural ingredients versus artificial ones, as well as her understanding of the world of all-natural products and how it relates to her cooking philosophy. For health conscious cooks, or for anyone just wanting to eat less processed food,  I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT FATTENING! offers super quick recipes—70% of which can easily be made with all-natural or organic ingredients.  In addition, Devin provides a list of the recipes included in her book that can be prepared using all-natural ingredients, as well as a handy chart of common substitutions for those who prefer to shop all natural or organic.

So, what will it be? The Bacon & Egg Breakfast Quesadilla or the Orange Chocolate Parfait? The Drippin’ Kickin’ Burger or the Grilled Chicken, Goat Cheese, & Roasted Red Pepper Pizza? A side of Stylin’ Steak Fries, the Mexican Mac & Cheese, or the Balsamic Roasted Asparagus? The Mint Fudge Brownie Sundae or the Strawberry Shortcake to Go? No matter what the decision, all of the recipes in I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT FATTENING! represent a delectable collection of the most deliciously easy dishes for the super-busy, decadent-craving, yet health-conscious person!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Devin Alexander, a professionally trained chief and caterer and former chef of the hit reality TV show The Biggest Loser, is the host of the show Healthy Decadence with Devin Alexander on Fit TV. She is the author of The Most Decadent Diet Ever!, Fast Food Fix, and the New York Times bestsellers, The Biggest Loser Cookbook and The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook.

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I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fattening!

Over 150 Ridiculously Easy Recipes for the Super Busy

By Devin Alexander

Broadway Books, Paperback, $19.99

On Sale Date: March 9, 2010

ISBN: 978-0-7679-3157-1

To schedule your interview with Devin Alexander, please contact Tammy Blake at 212.572.2542 or tblake@randomhouse.com or Sean Boyles at 212.782.9003 or sboyles@randomhouse.com


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