Book Review: Good Enough To Eat

Elise’s Review of Good Enough to Eat by Stacey Ballis

Is it possible to make food that tastes amazing and is also good for you? Melanie Hoffman, the protagonist of Good Enough to Eat, thinks it is, and she lost 145 pounds by learning how to make and eat healthy and delicious food. Unfortunately, while she was busy losing weight and starting a healthy-food café, her husband of nine years decided to leave her for her overweight girlfriend. Distraught and betrayed, Melanie makes some major life changes, gets a new roommate, and learns a little bit about herself in the process.

Good Enough to Eat is a story about friendship, family, understanding love, difficult choices, and, of course, food. Stacey Ballis starts each chapter with a memory or story about food that was important in Melanie’s life and ties it in throughout the chapter. She even includes her healthy and not-so-healthy recipes at the end of the book. This book is an enjoyable, quick read for anyone who likes to cook (or wants to learn) or anyone who just loves food. By the end of the book, you’ll want to head right over to your kitchen and make some of Susan’s Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting or some decadent mashed potatoes. 

Stacey Ballis is also the author of Inappropriate Men, Sleeping Over, Room for Improvement, and Spinster Sisters. For more information about Stacey or Good Enough to Eat you can visit her website at, visit her blog at, or follow her on Twitter (@staceyballis). 

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