Paula Deen Releases New Cookbook

Paula Deen Cuts the Fat: 250 Favorite Recipes All Lightened Up

SAVANNAH, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Paula Deen’s new cookbook, Paula Deen Cuts the Fat: 250 Favorite
Recipes All Lightened Up
is on sale today. Deen shares lightened up
versions of fifty of her classic southern recipes, plus two hundred new
and exciting healthier recipes for everyone to enjoy. For the first time
ever, learn how to re-create the authentic, southern meals Paula is
known for, with a little less butter, salt and sugar.

“It is not about dieting – it is about living a healthier life. You can
enjoy everything in moderation. It’s amazing how little changes can give
you big results,” said Paula Deen. “You don’t have to lose any of the
delicious tastes and flavors that we all love! This book will help you
achieve your goals.”

Hot on the heels of Paula announcing that she will join Season 21 of Dancing
with the Stars
, she shares her personal journey and secrets on how
she lost and maintains a forty-pound weight loss.

Paula Deen Cuts the Fat: 250 Favorite Recipes All Lightened Up is
perfect for anyone looking to lose weight, control your blood sugar,
lower high cholesterol or just eat healthier meals. These recipes prove
that you do not have to give up taste when reducing calories.

With over 416 pages of 250 mouthwatering, easy-to-follow recipes;
Paula’s cooking tips sprinkled throughout; and plenty of new food,
friends and family photographs; this book is a must-have.

50 of Paula’s favorite classic recipes lightened up include:

  • All-New Peach Cobbler – The sugar from Paula’s original recipe is cut
    in half and a quarter of the butter is used.
  • The Lady’s New Cheesy Mac – The Low-fat cream cheese replaces sour
    cream and four tablespoons of butter is removed.
  • Everyone’s Favorite Pimiento Cheese – The fat and calories from the
    mayonnaise is removed by replacing it with Greek yogurt.
  • New Savannah Gumbo – The butter and flour in the roux is decreased and
    eight ounces of chicken sausage replaces a pound of smoked sausage.
  • Memphis Dry Rub Ribs – The ribs are portion controlled by switching
    smaller spareribs for meatier baby back ribs. Excess fat on the ribs
    is trimmed off and half of the amount of sugar in the rub is used
    compared to the classic rub’s recipe.
  • Beaufort Shrimp Pie – The bacon is replaced with good for you leafy
    spinach and nutritional powerhouse quinoa replaces breadcrumbs.
  • Nutty Sweet Potato Balls – The sugar is decreased and the sweetness is
    balanced with a crunchy nutty coating and a surprise toasted pecan in
    the center.

200 brand new recipes that cut the calories and fat but not the
delicious taste include:

  • Crabby Shrimp Dip
  • Kale Caesar Salad
  • Better-Than-Basic Meat Loaf
  • Southwest Chicken Enchiladas
  • Baked Coconut Shrimp
  • Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cake

Paula’s tips on how to reduce the calories while keeping the delicious
taste include:

  • Use low-fat cream cheese or Greek yogurt in some dishes and about a
    third less butter and other fats.
  • Replace some sugar with honey and use less sugar and salt overall, cut
    by about a third to a half.
  • Incorporate whole-wheat flours and pastas.
  • Substitute panfrying or sautéing instead of deep-frying.

Paula is living proof that you can enjoy good cookin’ and eatin’ and
still be healthy!

About Paula Deen:

Paula Deen has sold over 11 million copies of her 14 cookbooks. Deen’s
first live tour, “Paula Deen Live!” commenced in June 2014, and featured
cooking demonstrations, games, and stories with Paula and her fans. In
September 2014, Paula Deen Ventures launched the “Paula Deen Network,” a
subscriber-based interactive digital experience that broadcasts a
variety of exclusive content featuring Paula anytime, anywhere. She
showcases her signature Southern dishes and simple, healthy meals in a
fun, unscripted format on a daily basis with all-new recipes, episodes
and cooking tools. The Lady & Sons, the Savannah, Georgia restaurant
Paula founded with her sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen, remains one of the
country’s most popular regional restaurants. On March 11, 2015, Paula
launched her first free mobile game, Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest. In April
2015, she opened her new restaurant, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, in
Pigeon Forge, TN. In May 2015, Paula Deen Ventures launched Paula’s
podcast, Get Cooking with Paula Deen, and radio show, What’s
Cooking with Paula Deen
. On September 8, 2015, Paula released her
new cookbook, Paula Deen Cuts The Fat: 250 Favorite Recipes All
Lightened Up.
Paula can be seen on the current season of Dancing
with the Stars
, premiering on September 14th on ABC.
Deen’s robust social media following includes Facebook (4.5 million
likes), Twitter (1.43 million followers) and Pinterest (271,900
followers). Paula Deen Ventures is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia,
with offices in New York.


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