"Lighten Up" With Mr. Food® During January's National Soup Month
Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 4, 2010) — In recognition of January being “National Soup Month,” and to help his millions of viewers stick with their resolutions to eat lighter in the new year, television host “Mr. Food,” aka Art Ginsburg, devotes today’s segment to recipes for healthy soup.
“Pardon the pun, but the ‘skinny’ on soup is that if we stick with broth-based soups, which contain a lot of water, we can fill up without taking in as many calories as we do with heavier soups and other food,” said Ginsburg. Because so many diets fail within the first few weeks or months of the year, Ginsburg is devoting a variety of segments to light-eating tips and recipes this month, in an effort to help viewers stick to their goals. Since comforting soup is so popular in winter, he feels it is the right time to focus on the fact that lighter soups can still be hearty and flavorful. And that is why he developed his recipe for “Skinny Soup.”
Ginsburg adds, “Whether as a starter or a main course, soup is a natural choice. Homemade or store-bought broth-based soups can kick-start a course of healthier eating and help keep us from tipping the scales.” With both childhood and adult obesity on the rise and millions of Americans being diagnosed with diabetes and heart disease each year, the Mr. Food segment strives to offer healthy alternatives when possible. Soup is just one of many “lighter” ideas in store for Mr. Food viewers. The Mr. Food television show recipes can be found on mrfood.com, where Ginsburg’s latest cookbook, Mr. Food TV Favorites, is also available for quick and easy meal solutions that fit today’s busy lifestyles.
About Mr. Food:
Art Ginsburg, better known as Mr. Food®, has been a fixture on television news programs across the U.S. for more than 30 years. He has maintained a presence in American homes via his television vignette, which is syndicated by CBS Television Distribution and seen by close to 4 million viewers daily. Mr. Food was the first TV chef to promote "anybody can do it" recipes to a wide audience. With close to 50 "quick & easy" cookbooks to his credit, and the popular mrfood.com Web site, Mr. Food continues to give his loyal fans practical solutions to everyday mealtime dilemmas.
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