In her new book, The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Cookbook: Bend the Rules to Lose the Weight, Stephanie gives detailed instructions and recipes for you to kinda-sorta follow the keto diet but still live your life and enjoy the foods you loveall while making weight loss a very real possibility if that's the goal you have in mind.

The cookbook: The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Cookbook: Bend the Rules to Lose the Weight! (Adams Media), out now.

The author: Stephanie Laska. Stephanie is behind the Dirty, Lazy, Keto blog. She has an inspiring weight-loss journey of her own, which she detailed in her first book, DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Getting Started: How I Lost 140 Pounds . In a nutshell, Stephanie heard all the keto buzz and wanted to try it for herself, but she could only stick to it if she did it her waymeaning still enjoying her favorite foods, and things like Starbucks, too. Stephanie also leads a keto support group on Facebook that's open only to women (you can try it for free for a period, then you pay a fee).

What you'll get: Stephanie provides 100 recipes in the book, and they will appeal to a ton of different people. Whether you need a fancy-looking meal for when you're having people over, a meatless dish, or something that a picky eater will eat, you're in the pages of the right cookbook. P.S., you don't need to have any cooking experience to succeed with this book.

Try it before you buy it:

Stuffed Chicken for Suppah

Review: 'The Dirty, Lazy, Keto Cookbook'
Review: 'The Dirty, Lazy, Keto Cookbook'
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Serves 4 | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 24 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 12 cups crumbled feta cheese, divided
  • 2 ounces full-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 4 (4.8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 14 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 medium Roma tomatoes, each sliced into 8 rounds

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or greased foil.
  2. Steam spinach in microwave 23 minutes (or cook in a medium skillet 35 minutes over medium heat). Let cooked spinach cool, then squeeze out excess moisture.
  3. To a medium bowl, add spinach, garlic, and 34 cup feta cheese.
  4. Microwave cream cheese to soften for 1530 seconds. Add to spinach mixture, stirring thoroughly.
  5. Place chicken on baking sheet. Cut horizontal slit in each breast, creating a pocket. (Center your cut midway, between top and bottom of the breast.)
  6. Stuff each breast with one-quarter of the total spinach mixture. Sprinkle lightly with pepper.
  7. Top each breast with four tomato slices and remaining feta.
  8. Bake 1620 minutes until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Tent pan with foil if cheese starts to brown before chicken is done.

Cooking tips:

  • Choose chicken breasts similar in size so they cook evenly in the same amount of time.
  • If youre on a budget, or trying to feed more guests, this same recipe can be applied to five or six smaller-sized chicken breasts. Smaller pieces also cook faster, giving you more time to socialize.
  • An alternate method is to quickly brown the stuffed chicken in a cast iron pan, then transfer the entire dish to the oven to bake thoroughly with the remaining cook time.
  • Any other type of cheese can be substituted in the same amounts.

Per serving: 364 calories, 19 g fat, 7 g carbs (5 g net carbs), 4 g sugar, 40 g protein.