Feb 9, 2010 9:08 AM
We all know how terrible the nutrition stats are at chain restaurants - lots of dishes clock in at over 1,200 calories, a huge chunk of your daily recommended allotment - but that doesn't change the fact that, say, an Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Onion is really, really, seriously tasty. Save your waistline and your wallet some grief and delve into the Cook This, Not That! Kitchen Survival Guide ($11.50). Not all the recipes are as low in fat & calories as they could be, but you'll learn how to make imitations of popular restaurant entrees, appetizers, and desserts with far less money and calories. We love the cornmeal-crusted catfish with corn salsa and their take on Cheesecake Factory Warm Apple Crisp. Om nom nom.
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