TV Host Mario Lopez Authors Followup Cookbook, “Extra Lean Family”

“Achieve Your Family’s Best Health Ever” (Hardcover)

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TV personality Mario Lopez has garnered fame as an actor, dancer, author, fitness guru, and host. Some of his most recognizable roles include Saved By the Bell, Dancing With the Stars, and Broadway's revival of A Chorus Line. He is currently the host of television's second-longest-running entertainment show, Extra, as well as MTV's America's Best Dance Crew.

Lopez is also a two-time cookbook author. His first work, Extra Lean, was published last year and became a New York Times best-seller.

Now, as a brand new father, Lopez and co-author Jimmy Pena have written a second cookbook with families in mind. Extra Lean Family follows the same pattern as its predecessor with a strong emphasis in the following three areas: understanding metabolism, boosting the body's metabolism, and learning the proper amounts of food in balanced meals.

The cookbook contains several recipes that can be cooked in 20 minutes or less and offers solutions for healthy snacks to munch on in between meals. Lopez also encourages readers to re-evaluate their pantry shelves, eliminate high-calorie convenience foods, and learn to understand food labels. His Five-Week Meal Plan is a helpful tool to balance the daily intake requirements for carbohydrates, protein, and fat.

Lopez also dedicated a chapter of Extra Lean Family to kid-friendly recipes and dietary issues such as constant snacking, nutrition for young athletes, and body image. Readers will find recipes in this section such as Bacon & Cheddar Macaroni Casserole, Dark Chocolate Brownies, and Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce.

Extra Lean Family: Get Lean and Achieve Your Family's Best Health Ever is hardcover and will be published by Celebra on May 3, 2011.

Sources:  Amazon.com
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