Jeanne Jones takes readers favorite pasta, rice, and bean recipes and lightens them, reducing the calories, fat, sodium, and cholesterol while preserving all of the terrific flavor. Today more than ever people are trying to eat healthy without depriving themselves of hearty flavors and traditional recipes. Grains are more popular than ever, with people adding more pasta, rice, and beans to their diet to increase energy and ward off disease. You can enjoy Creamy Spinach Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Wild Mushroom Risotto, and Tarragon Chicken and White Beans without the guilt. Each recipe provides complete nutritional information. Jeanne Jones is the author of 20 books, including Cook It Light One-Dish Meals, Cook It Light Desserts, Cook It Light Pasta, Rice, and Beans, Cook It Light Classics, and Cook It Light, all published by Macmillan. Known as the Dear Abby of the food world, she writes the spa menus for Canyon Ranch, the Four Seasons hotels, and many other well-known spas and restaurants. She lives in La Jolla, California.