- Lean and Lovin’ It: Exceptionally Delicious Recipes for Low-Fat Living and Permanent Weight Loss
Don Mauer: Lean and Lovin’ It, When I weighed over 300 pounds, I used butter on everything, since butter improved the flavor of every food with which it came in contact. Over seven years ago, I cut the fat in my food plan and lost more than 100 pounds. The one flavor I missed almost as much as chocolate was—you guessed it, butter. For me, Butter Buds brought back the flavor of butter to sauces, quick breads, whipped potatoes and yes, chocolate desserts, without adding any fat. Here’s one of my favorite recipes from my new cookbook, Lean and Lovin’ It: Exceptionally Delicious Recipes for Low-Fat Living and Permanent Weight Loss:
When I was a child my maternal grandmother, Nana, would pack a picnic lunch and take me for a nice walk down to a park at the edge of Lake Michigan. We would find a comfortable spot, spread out a blanket, and listen to the lake. Then we would have lunch. Since she knew I was crazy for chocolate pudding, she always had some hidden in the bottom of the basket ready to bring out if “…you’re a member of the Clean Plate Club.” Well I was a charter member and out popped my pudding. I am certain I laughed gleefully, and wolfed it down.