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Posted January 3, 2013
I admit it. I have food issues. You can give up vices like dri
I admit it. I have food issues. You can give up vices like drinking and smoking but how do you give up food when it is a problem for you? The truth is that you can't. If you struggle with eating healthy then this book is for you.
There are thousands of books out there about diets but few that focus on actual nutrition and REAL healthy eating. We all know a few things about healthy eating like cutting back on sweets but after reading this book I realized there is much that I don't know.
The author begins the book with two real case studies from her nutrition practice. I found those stories motivational and it made me eager to read the rest of the book.
The Table Of Contents includes:
Healthy Eating And Nutritional Myths
The Basics Of A Healthy Diet
Make It Easy To Eat Healthy
Quick Meal Prep Tips
Tips To Get Kids Eating Healthy Meals
Save Money While Eating Healthy
Put Variety Into Your Meals
Healthy Eating For Special Diets
Six Week Quick Start Guide
Appendix A: Food Safety
Appendix B: Pathogens That Cause Foodborne Illness
Appendix C: Stock Recipes
Appendix D: Easy Healthy Meals and Snack Recipes
Appendix E: Mix & Match – Meal Planning Success
Appendix F: Low Sodium Spice Mixes
Appendix G: Spice/Food Combinations
Appendix H: Low Fat Gravies and Sauces
Appendix I: Oven Roasted Vegetables
Appendix J: Leaner Cuts of Beats
This book will shatter many of the myths of healthy and not so healthy eating and includes a six week quick start guide that gives you lots of small, healthy changes you can make every week.
I recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn more about healthy eating but doesn't want to go on some crazy diet that doesn't work. This book would be a great pick as a gift for you adults who need to know more about a healthy diet and for anyone who has food issues. The appendices alone make the book worth what you pay for it.
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Posted September 26, 2013
Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite Quick Star
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Quick Start Recipes For Healthy Meals is written by Gretchen Scalpi. This is an insightful book, which introduces a consumer to a healthier and less expensive way of preparing and eating foods. People in general are often drawn to a meal that is quick and easy, thus leading them to consume take out or restaurant prepared foods. The author, being a Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator, teaches the reader the importance of healthy eating.
Eating right and consuming fewer fats and calories can establish a healthy weight loss routine or a weight stabilization plan. Take out foods or restaurant prepared foods are often very high in fat content which provides more calories than needed for a person to consume. Within the pages of the book, the author gives tips and full descriptive recipes for healthy, low calorie and tasty foods.
Quick Start Recipes for Healthy Meals provides the consumer with an interesting selection of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert-snack recipes. These recipes include most of the food pyramid: dairy, vegetables, fruits, poultry, red meat, fish, and even some low fat content sweets. Two of the most intriguing aspects of the book is that the author provides a complete nutrition facts chart with each recipe along with the ingredients needed to exchange with others to make the meal diabetic friendly.