A James Beard Award finalist: "User-friendly recipes for people to take nutrition seriously."—Florence Fabricant, The New York Times. This James Beard Award-nominated collection of more than 350 recipe favorites from EatingWell: The Magazine of Food & Health provides a vital transition from short-term diets to long-term health by offering up delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes that appeal to the health-conscious cook without sacrificing taste. Learn the flavors, strategies, and insights to help you keep fit and stay healthy while never boring your palate. The Essential EatingWell Cookbook includes: A unique "Healthy Weight-Loss Index" that identifies which recipes fit into particular diet guidelines, rating them on overall health, fiber content, and low-carb weight plan compatibility A helpful "Essential EatingWell Pantry" that lists what easy-to-find ingredients to always have on hand to ensure delicious results every time A nutritional analysis for each recipe, including calorie, fat, protein, fiber, and carbohydrate totals Recipes for every meal, from breakfast to dinner, including chapters of delicious side dishes, salads, breads, and desserts 16 color pages.