Certified nutritionist Leanne Ely has a simple philosophy: Make it and they will come. Dinner, that is. Take-out, opening a can or microwave fare shouldn™t pass for a nice, healthy meal “ and nothing can replace a family™s time together. But, life is busy and it™s hard to find time to plan and prepare meals. But, thanks to the second edition of Ely™s book, Saving Dinner, preparing dinner can be a stress-free endeavor and you can cut your time in the supermarket in half.

Saving Dinner is full of practical tips on simple, healthy meal planning and now includes an entire section dedicated to recipes for preassembled freezer meals for faster, more economical family dinners.

With 20 recipes geared for today™s busy family, the all-new freezer meal section helps shoppers take advantage of buy one, get one free offers and other sales at the grocery store and making it easier than ever before to serve a hot, nutritious family meal.

There are countless benefits to having your family around the dinner table. Research has shown that they™ll eat more nutritiously and develop better eating habits and children are more likely to get better grades and less likely to fall victim to bad behaviors, explains Ely. This book is designed to make getting around the table easier for today™s busy families.

Efficiently divided by season, each section features eight weeks of menus with recipes, side dish suggestions and an itemized grocery list that is organized by product (daily, meat, produce) to make one-stop shopping easy. Additionally, the book is packed with hundreds of recipes, helpful hints and short cuts in the kitchen that make cooking easier and most of the meals “ including Double-Cheese Meatloaf and Tuscan Bean and Sausage Soup “ can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.

Notes to editors: Leanne Ely is available for interviews and books are available for review. Additionally, we™re able to provide hi-res images of both the products and Leanne Ely upon request.

Saving Dinner was released on Aug. 25, 2009 and is available in bookstores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com.

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