Q&A With Jackie Newgent, Author of 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes by Dana Angelo White in Ask the Experts, February 13, 2013
RD and recipe developer Jackie Newgent has done it again. Read more about her new book (of 1,000, yes 1,000 low-calorie recipes!), get her kitchen secrets and find out her inspiration for creating deliciously healthy recipes.
HE: We love your new book, 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes! What was your inspiration for creating all of the recipes?
Jackie Newgent: I take inspiration from just about everything. I enjoy reinventing foods that everyone knows and loves to fit with today’s trends. Dining out a lot, I’m often inspired by what accomplished chefs are whipping up. I’m lucky enough to travel, which enables me to bring other local and global influences into my recipes. And growing up with a Lebanese mother (who I was cooking with from the age of 3!), I always find a way to bring Middle Eastern and regional Mediterranean flavors into many of my recipes.