About our book

Something Healthy to EatMy book has recipes for all to enjoy. For the health conscious reader the recipes and advice make healthy choices easy and attainable; for the cook who wants fast and simple recipes, my book provides a wide range of choices; for the gourmet chef I offer creative recipes to try and make them your own. All the recipes are suited for a strictly kosher kitchen.

I was able to reverse my husband’s high cholesterol to excellent with good ratios and he never took medications by changing ingredients in well loved and familiar recipes. Forget health food that tastes like “non food” and be prepared to eat food that opens a whole new world of taste to your mouth and wellness to your body. My very easy Fat Free Cheesecake recipe is a favorite. So is my extremely easy Fat Free Instant Tiramisu. My Plain and Fancy Teacake recipe was a winner on the “Cut The Calories” contest on the Good Morning America Show. Desserts are not a “no no”; I make lots of desserts with fruits, low sugar, no salt  and, of course, whole grains and healthy fat. (My special dessert book, “Something Healthy to Eat – Desserts”), is on Kindle for all you techies who like recipes electronically.

My main dish recipes are beneficial to your health and are figure friendly. All recipes are cost effective, simple, quick and figure friendly because they are naturally lower in calories. Try my 5 Minute Chili is a crowd pleaser made without real meat. My Fat Free New England Fish Chowder recipe tastes like it’s loaded with butter and cream but it’s fat free.

LynnCam TV has been broadcasting healthy cooking shows based on my cookbook, “Something Healthy to Eat – A Love Story with Food”, of which I am the hostess. The shows can be received in 23 communities north of Boston. Excerpts are on YouTube (www.youtube.com/lynncamtv) and some entire programs may be seen on Blip.tv (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=something+healthy+to+eat&aq=f/). My website is http://www.healthytoeat.com/.

I have received a generous grant from the North Shore Health Network to produce healthy eating shows in English and Spanish with young people from Salem Cyberspace (www.salemcyberspace.org), a not-for-profit learning center for low income immigrant teens and their parents. The kids from Salem Cyberspace love cooking with me on my show and enjoy my wholesome food more than fast food. An abbreviated version of “Something Healthy to Eat – A Love Story with Food” will be printed in English and Spanish.

My cookbook is being used to create healthy meals for clients at Bridgewell in Lynnfield, MA, a nonprofit provider of quality services on the North Shore of Boston and the Merrimack Valley, for adults with disabilities.

“Something Healthy to Eat” is actually an unintentional autobiography. Besides the recipes, you’ll have fun reading the introduction and the overviews of each section and each recipe picturing me as a young girl messily “helping” my grandmother in the kitchen and spreading flour everywhere in the process to the young woman discussing finding a husband with that same grandmother. You will see how I grew as a cook from a young bride with no concept of how to cook even the simplest dish to an enthusiastic homemaker who eventually made my husband healthy.

To your health

Biography of Flo Goodman

Flo Goodman, Healthy to Eat

Flo Goodman

Flo Goodman has cooked for Hank for 47 years to keep him healthy. They have three adult children and are crazy in love with their grandchildren.

Flo holds a BFA in Graphic Arts and Illustration from Pratt Institute and a Master’s Degree in Fine Art and Fine Art Education from Columbia University Teachers College. She has a permanent teaching license in New York and Massachusetts.

She has been an art supervisor and teacher in various school systems in Massachusetts and New York.

Her latest project is this cookbook and she is working intensively with low-income immigrant teens from Salem Cyberspace on her TV show.

She is the star of her cooking show, also called “Something Healthy to Eat” on LynnCam TV.  Flo cooks the recipes that are in her book. You can see excerpts on

You can also find Flo on Facebook at

Also check in with us on Twitter!

To your health! Cheers, à vôtre santé, l’chaim, skol, etc.


7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Roz Hirschhorn  |  March 25, 2010 at 12:30 am

    My mom and I love the cookbook. The recipes are all easy and taste great. Highly recomment the book to all. It is a wonderful book with healthy recipes that everyone will eat and enjoy.
    Freda and Roz

  • 2. Niorma Bentilla  |  September 26, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Please send an address to order book by mail

    • 3. somethinghealthytoeat  |  January 9, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      Will do. Thanks for the tip.
      Books can be ordered at:
      Healthy to Eat
      129 Lynn Shore Drive
      Lynn, MA 01902
      Make checks payable to Florence Goodman.

  • 4. Edie Thompson  |  March 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I am the Irish baby-sitter whose engagement party is referred to on page 174. I have so many happy memories of hours spent at the Goodman homes (both in Swampscott and later in Marblehead) during my teenage years, and many of them included these recipes! Flo was the first person to teach me that I could make my own croutons. Hank had a vegetable garden long before it became the trendy thing to do. I love Green Tomato Crisp.
    Much love from your former babysitter and lifelong friend (now a mother AND grandmother!!)

  • 5. Chava  |  April 6, 2011 at 9:33 am

    love the cookbook – the recipes are quick, easy, healthy and delicious. everyone should give it a try!

  • 6. Jo-Ann Albers  |  April 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Your recommendation for using olive oil instead of butter or magarine has made our meals healthier. I’m looking forward to more meal;s from Flo. — Jo-Ann Albers, Cincinnati


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