Skinnytaste Fast and Slow by Gina Homolka

Skinnytaste Fast and Slow

80+ Under 30 Minute Dishes and 60 Slow Cooker Recipes The easiest, tastiest, most convenient healthy recipes--ever! With Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, you can get a nutritious, flavor-packed, figure-friendly meal--complete with a flourless chocolate brownie made in a slow cooker--on the table any night of the week. Gina Homolka, founder of the widely adored blog Skinnytaste, shares 140 dishes that come together in a snap--whether in a slow cooker ...

Details Skinnytaste Fast and Slow

TitleSkinnytaste Fast and Slow
Release DateOct 11th, 2016
PublisherClarkson Potter
Number of pages304 pages
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Nonfiction, Food, Reference

Reviews Skinnytaste Fast and Slow

  • Leah Craig
    This one looks just as delicious as the other one! Though I'll admit the "fast" part of this cookbook just looks like regular recipes, they don't seem to be significantly quicker to make than the recipes from her first book. Still looks absolutely delicious and I love all the slow cooker options! I can't wait to get this one!
  • Kristie
    I really enjoyed this cookbook. I love using my slow cooker on busy days and there are several recipes here that I'd like to try. I like that the nutritional information is added for each recipe. You will need to determine which recipes fit into your version of a healthy diet. Do you avoid cheese or dairy, red meat, etc?? They're in there. This isn't necessarily a low cholesterol or fat or gluten cookbook. It is just a generally healthy recipe co...
  • Vicki Willis
    This cookbook had a lot of different recipes that would either be ready quick or go in the crockpot. There was a good variety of things that my family would actually eat. It uses ingredients I often aleady have in the cupboards and isn't very complicated cooking. There were nice pictures with almost every recipe. The only thing is that there were quite a few recipes that I felt were not very weight loss friendly. I had been looking forward to the...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    I've sorta followed Gina's blog SkinnyTaste for several years. Everything that I've made of her recipes has always been a pretty much hit or near when I saw this cookbook the drooling started. Plus, since starting the new job I have no time for reading or cooking..and that slow cooker part of the book sounded like pure win. Drool worthy isn't it?And these recipes aren't as fat padding as the stuff I normally cook. I don't get the evil ey...
  • Create With Joy
    Are you looking for a cookbook that can help you achieve your personal and familial health goals – a book featuring mouth-watering recipes that are relatively quick and easy to prepare – a collection that offers a wide range of recipes including vegetarian, gluten-free and freezer-friendly options – and a volume that contains stunning photography and nutritional information as well?For most authors, this sounds like a tall order to fill, bu...
  • Laura
    This is an incredible cookbook - probably the best I've checked out this year. It's all family-friendly dishes that come together in 30 minutes or less; or slow cooked. It's perfect for busy people, and the recipes are very healthy (she also makes them gluten-free, but you don't have to). The recipes push the envelope, flavor-wise but aren't too exotic for most kids and picky eaters. I loved the bunless burgers and the chocolate swirl banana brea...
  • Carey
    What can I say...fines are growing at my library! Perhaps I should BUY this book! The soup section is my favorite, and I can attest to some of them being fantastic. Beautiful pictures, great recipes, with nutritional content provided for each one, makes this a book I'll come back to many times!
  • Coleen (The Book Ramblings)
    Award-winning blogger and best-selling cookbook author, Gina Homolka, has released her latest cookbook, Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, filled with slow-cooker and quick-fix recipes. I discovered the Skinnytaste website over a year ago, and it quickly turned into a resource to find nutritious and flavorful recipes to prepare at home. I have Homolka’s first cookbook, which is one I always come back to, so when this released, I was looking forward to ...
  • Sarah
    I love my slow cooker so I was super excited to pick up this book but it didn't grab me like I wanted it to. It has all the trademarks of a great cookbook: the ingredients are broken down, the steps are clear and easy to foloow and the author entices you with a little personal tidbit about the recipe. I'm a novice cooker and want my recipes to be simple and these just had a few too many steps for me before entering my slow cooker. I did like how ...
    I'm a fan of the first Skinnytaste and have cooked out of that book a ton (and I'm not a WW follower, but the recipes are on the healthy side and tasty for those of you non weight watchers people like myself). this book focuses on slow cooker OR quick meals and I'm also the target audience for that- love my slow cooker. I've been cooking from this book for the past couple three weeks now and haven't had anything that was like 'meh.. nope' it's al...
  • Heather
    Gina can do no wrong. Skinnytaste recipes are in heavy rotation in my kitchen.I was literally sitting with the cookbook making my shopping list as I read it. I appreciate the fact that she doesn't just rehash stuff she posted on her website, but also gives new recipes.And the photography drool-worthy.
  • Gina
    Borrowed this book from the library and I love that she categorizes things as "quick" (ready in 30 mins), slow cooker, and freezer-friendly. Can't wait to try some of the recipes that I haven't seen on her Skinnytaste website.
  • Shannon
    Definitely has some recipes that I'd like to try!
  • Katie Garcia
    This is one of the best cookbooks I've purchased in the past few years. All the recipes are simple enough for a basic cook and don't call for a grocery store full of ingredients.
  • Katie
    As someone who hates to cook, I'm obsessed with this cookbook! Everything is so easy to make, and there is no sacrifice on taste with the healthy substitutions.
  • Simonew
    Love this cookbook. Like the wide variety of recipes. I can think of more than 10 I will make- and that is saying a lot, that is how I judge a cook book - first I see 10 + recipes I like and then see if I actually make them or they inspire me to change up what I am cooking and inspire me to make new types of food. So far have made 2 recipes from this compilation (burnt Broccoli and the fish and chips) and both have been delicious (in fact we made...
  • Anne
    I'm not a follower of the author's website, so wasn't familiar with her style. I've made a handful of recipes from the cookbook and they've all been good. One was just 'meh', while last night's Pernil was very, very good. There are a few ingredients that aren't the easiest to find, so that's a little annoying, and I guess I'm going to have to buy a spiralizer. But we have enjoyed the recipes so far. Looking forward to more.
  • Leigh Linden
    I would give this 3.5 stars. Overall I do like this cookbook and I very quickly made many of her recipes. They are very quick and very easy in general. I also like that she makes healthy choices to reduce calories and increase vegetables in many meals. My main issue is that a lot of the recipes just don't have enough flavor. I will probably still make many of them, just with a few adjustments or additions to make them a bit more interesting.
  • Lauren Kime
    I love a lot of Skinny Taste's online recipes and follow the blog, but I don't know that the extras available in the book are especially worth it. It was great to look through at the library, but none of the recipes I tried from this book were something I'd really want to make again. They weren't bad, but not great.
  • Rachel
    Love everything about her website and cookbooks! Her recipes are just about always fantastic! From this one, the slow cooker chocolate banana bread was fantastic, and the split pea and vegetable soup was very delicious and easy to make.
  • Susan
    I love Gina Homokla and her amazing recipes. My boys have no idea I am cooking "healthy" - the food is amazing and simply. Please keep the cookbooks coming Gina!
  • Katie
    I love this cookbook and I am so excited to start using it. The only thing I wish was different would be that there would be more photos of the recipes. Otherwise, it's perfect!
  • Pammie
    So many great options--can't wait to cook from this book.
  • Jocelin
    The recipes are so yummy! Wanted to purchase the book after I read it.
  • Wdmoor
    I love this book. We've now tried eight slow-cooker recipes and they've all turned into family favorites. Me especially, because I do most of the cooking and these dishes are easy to put together and it's wonderful to come home to one of these meals. I especially appreciate her advice for making a mental game plan ahead of time. With everyone working or going to school and not getting home til late it's easy to say the heck with it and order out ...
  • Lisa
    This is actually 4 1/2. There were just a few things with avocado that I just cannot bring myself to even think about. All of the recipes were in sections according to food type. the top of the recipes indicated servings and what kind of recipe they were ie: gluten free, quick, slow cooker, vegan.... That is so helpful. 99% of the recipes were delicious. I would make them, I would eat them. I think that I am going to have to buy this book, well w...
  • Picky Virgo
    I originally gave this book four stars, but after perusing the index I took one away.The recipes are very good, except for the constant intrusion of "Spiralized" vegetables. Ms. Homolka's previous Skinnytaste book was a paean to that process. Not everyone is in love with it, however, and it would have been nice if she had suggested alternatives.The index needs rethinking. I had sung the praises of the Osso Buco in a Reader's Challenge post, and w...
  • Liz De Coster
    I didn't like this as much as the first one, but I've never been a big slow cooker fan so I might not be quite the target audience.
  • Joanie
    I bought this after trying and loving so many recipes from This book has so many great, healthy recipes, love it
  • Lea
    This is a delicious recipe book, easy to follow and I actually want to eat most of the recipes. Easy to understand. Gorgeous photos.