Cooking That Counts, Part One

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Disclaimer: This blog post is sponsored by Time, Inc. Books. They provided the book and compensated us to review it. Opinions and comments are our own. Whoa, wait. Walmart? is in no way responsible for the quality or your satisfaction with said product. We only take on partnerships for products that we love and use. (kissy face emoji!)

Hello lovely ladies! (And gentlemen! Maybe?) We’re sharing a delicious cookbook with you today, Cooking That Counts by the Editors of Cooking Light. It is available in Walmart stores and online currently on rollback to $11.64!

Cooking That Counts is based around meal plans that add up to between 1200 and 1500 calories per day. You can pick and choose the meals for your days or weeks from the vast selection and you’d still be in that target calorie range! How cool is that?!

Don’t count calories? Don’t worry! These recipes are FAR from diet-tasting. In fact, I’ve never counted calories and I’m in love with this cookbook. (To be clear, I have done various healthy-eating lifestyle changes at different points in my life, like counting points and cutting food groups like dairy, grains, and legumes.)

I love this cookbook because the majority of the recipes are based on delicious, whole foods. Bonus points to Cooking That Counts because they are easy too! When I received the book, I was flipping through it and adding sticky notes to the recipes that I wanted to make. True story- I had to stop, because I was literally tagging every single page! SO many good choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! One section under the breakfast recipes is devoted to various types of toasts. Y’all, they all sound to die for.

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So, today I’m sharing a Cooking That Counts recipe with you guys. Their Orange-Almond Chicken and Cabbage bowl is now a permeant fixture in my lunch rotation. Here is why I love this recipe: it’s fast, uses up leftovers, and is incredibly yummy! We pick up a rotisserie chicken about once a week for dinner. Why? First of all, it’s inexpensive (Sam’s Club has them for under $5!) and secondly, it lasts my family at least three meals. We eat it as-is the fist night with a few veggie sides. Then, the next couple of days, I make recipes that call for shredded or diced chicken. Like this one from Cooking That Counts! #winning

Check out the recipe below. (BTW- I subbed cilantro for the scallions.)

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I hope you love it as much as I do! Feel free to comment on our Instagram post if you have any questions about the book. Stay tuned, Amanda will be sharing her favorite recipe from this book in about two weeks. Enjoy your delicious, healthy meals!

xo, Bethany

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