NOW EAT THIS! 100 Quick Calorie Cuts at Home/On-the-go, by Rocco DiSpirito. Grand Central Publishing, 208 pp., $12.99.
You'll flip for this book by famed TV chef/ Manhattan restaurateur/bestselling cookbook author (not to mention onetime "Dancing With the Stars" contestant) DiSpirito -- or, rather, you'll flip this book:
One side gives tips for cutting calories at home. Flip it over, and you'll find how to do so in more challenging circumstances -- dining out. "Cut the calories here and there, and you'll be sliding into your skinny jeans in no time," he writes. "And you don't have to force-feed yourself tasteless crap."
THE SCOOP From panko crumbs/low-fat buttermilk for "fried" chicken to a recipe for an olive oil substitute, DiSpirito offers many creative ways to trim meals at home. As for eating out, he guides you toward healthier meals, even at fast-food joints.
THE BOTTOM LINE This handy, colorful little book includes food plans, shopping lists and a useful guide to condiments.