Famous for its rich flavor and comforting qualities, Southern food is also notorious for its high fat content and for cooking procedures that destroy nutritional value. The author of several best-selling books on Southern cooking, Daisy King fully understands the qualities that make Southern food so appealing. In Miss Daisy's Healthy Southern Cooking she applies her expertise to creating healthy versions of her famous recipes and providing healthy alternatives to many popular Southern dishes. Year after year,"" she writes, ""guests who patronized Miss Daisy's requested low-fat, low-cholesterol, and low-calorie recipes and menus. During those years I continued to develop, collect, and file recipes for a cookbook containing healthier versions of traditional Southern recipes."" Miss Daisy's Healthy Southern Cooking is filled with those recipes, and it provides ways to fine-tune a healthy lifestyle though carefully developed and tested recipes for lighter, healthier foods that really taste good. More than just a cookbook, Miss Daisy's Healthy Southern Cooking is a guide to a healthy lifestyle. Miss Daisy offers helpful hints on how to shop for groceries, plan menus, dine at restaurants, order fast food, and understand the nutrition labels mandated by the federal government. She discusses health concerns and the effects of diet on health, thus making it a revelation for everyone who wants to eat Southern and eat healthy.""