Low-fat, low-cholesterol recipes can have big flavor. These cookbooks show you how.
One big selling point for this cookbook, now in its fourth edition, is that it comes from the American Heart Association, an organization whose sole purpose is to encourage heart health. If you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, changing your diet is an important first step, and the AHA recipes are not only cleverly low in fat, they spare the salt as well. Included are recipes for every cooking need — appetizers and snacks, soups, salads, main courses, and vegetarian entrees as well as breads, beverages and desserts. Each recipe includes the fat content, making it easier to reduce fat in your diet. The book also includes strategies for healthy shopping, cooking and dining out ($17).