No pasta? No dessert? No way! Everything in moderation, says Rachael Ray. After all, some days only chocolate or spaghetti will hit the spot.In Rachael Rays 30-Minute Get Real Meals, the bestselling cookbook author and Food Network star serves up another helping of creative, hassle-free recipes that are ready to rock your tastebuds in less than thirty minutes. The latest addition to Rachaels runaway hit series of 30-Minute Meals cookbooks is designed for cooks who want to look and feel great but long for the fun and the flavor thats missing from their extreme low-carb meals. Why fill your shopping cart and your stomach with processed, low-carb cereals and breads that taste like cardboard when you can eat the foods you crave? Here, at last, are recipes for those who just cannot and will not live totally carb-free: Pasta dinners made mostly with proteins and vegetables and only a couple of ounces of pasta per servings, fresh Thai and Mexican lettuce wraps, take-out-style stir-frys, and tons of burger ideaswith and without the buns. And when youve just got to satisfy that sweet tooth, even nonbakers (like Rachael) will flip for Nutty Creamsicle Pie, Stuffed Roasted Strawberries, and other surprisingly easy dessert recipes.With more than 150 new dishes, plenty of time-saving tips, and a generous serving of Rachael's you can do it attitude, 30-Minute Get Real Meals proves you dont have to go to extremes to eat healthy.Rachael Ray confesses that theres pasta in her pantry, and she isnt afraid to admit that chili is just an excuse to snack on corn chips. On the other hand, she also confesses that its more fun to shop for clothes when shes eating fewer carbs. So whats a carb-frustrated cook to do these days? Dont go to extremes, says the force of nature behind Food Networks 30-Minute Meals. Get real! With a little creativity and less than half an hour, now you can watch your carbs and eat them, too. Satisfy your carb-starved cravings and still mind that waistline with more than 150 healthy, delicious recipesincluding Rachaels first-ever section devoted just to desserts:Snacks and Super-Supper SnacksBurgers Gone WildTake a Dip: FonduesSalads that Stack UpThats SouperWell-Rounded Square MealsPasta: Come Home AgainDesserts? Yes, Desserts!From the Trade Paperback edition.