A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Alexander demonstrates simple ways to cut fat and calories and increase the protein, fiber, and vitamin content of the foods you eat.
Products & Purchases
As a cookbook author, Alexander's work gets publicity from the show.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Recipes occasionally call for wine.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the host of this cooking show emphasizes a healthy diet and lifestyle -- specifically, by making small adjustments to cut down on calories and fat in the foods you prepare. As a weight-loss veteran (she lost 55 pounds and has kept them off for 15 years), Alexander knows the importance of making "diet" food appealing, so all of her recipes are guaranteed to tickle the taste buds. In addition to the preparation process, the show also includes educational information about food content (vitamins, sodium levels, etc.) and a wealth of cooking tips. Tweens and teens who enjoy the culinary arts will like this fun, fast-paced series.
Is It Any Good?
Alexander's super-peppy demeanor and obvious enthusiasm for the culinary arts is infectious, and viewers will enjoy and learn from the time they spend in her kitchen. But if you're inclined to take notes on the recipes, be warned that the show's quick pace calls for top-notch stenography skills -- or a visit to the show's Web site.
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