This week on Eat Your Words, Cathy Erway talks with Allison Fishman Task, Cooking Light contributor and author of Cooking Light's Lighten Up, America! Allison's book aims to take classic comfort foods and make them less-filling and more healthy. Tune into this program to learn how to lighten-up mashed potatoes by carefully choosing your spud variety! Looking to make a Thanksgiving dinner that won't induce a food coma? Look no further! Hear about Allison's Yahoo Screen show, Blue Ribbon Hunter, and why she began scouring the country for the nation's top food items. Learn some standard rules for filling out meals with healthy options. Find out why Allison prefer to avoid white flour and sugar in diet. Tune into this program to learn how to incorporate protein and vegetables into three meals everyday! Thanks to our sponsor, Many Kitchens. Music by The California Honeydrops.


"Whenever possible, add in vegetables and fruit to bulk out a meal." [15:25]

"Have what you want, but add something good to it." [16:20]

-- Allison Fishman Task on Eat Your Words