New in the Market: When to Eat What

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on March 28, 2011 · 0 comments

We enjoy looking at new cookbooks.  Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

When To Eat What is not a diet book in the traditional sense. It is more like a smart buddy that you can rely on in almost any situation. Heidi Reichenberger McIndoo, a registered dietitian, has written a how-to, when-to, what-to-eat book in question and answer format. The book sets up real-life eating scenarios and gives you practical tips for dealing with each situation. The book offers a two-week meal plan averaging 1,600 to 1,800 calories a day and about 30 simple recipes, but the heart of the book is it’s eating-dilemma problem solving.

Each eating scenario is highlighted by an icon so you can see at a glance if the situation deals with eating-on-the-run, workplace issues, weekend eating, workout foods and more. The book is also sprinkled with charts and “Make It Work For You” boxes that add extra ideas and tips to keep your healthy eating plan on track.

I asked Heidi what gave her the idea for this book and here is what she said: “I’ve counseled thousands of people about healthy eating and I saw that my clients could eat very well when their lives went exactly as planned or followed their usual routine. But since life isn’t perfect, there always seemed to be one situation or another that would throw a wrench in their plans and get them off track. I saw the same trouble spots occurring over and over again. In When to Eat What, I provided solutions to different eating situations to help people stick to their healthy eating routine even when life doesn’t make it easy.

The book is loaded with commonsense eating advice.

When To Eat What, Heidi Reichenberger McIndoo, MS, RD, LDN, Adams Media, 2011, $15.95.

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