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The American Medical Association Family Health Cookbook
     

The American Medical Association Family Health Cookbook

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by Melanie Barnard, C. Wayne Callaway, Brooke Dojny
 

Healthy eating is a simple and pleasurable way to feel your best. The long-awaited American Medical Association Family Health Cookbook combines good health and great taste in more than 350 enticing new recipes your family will love.

The AMA Family Health Cookbook helps you enjoy the fresh, whole foods you need every day. It also shows you how

Overview

Healthy eating is a simple and pleasurable way to feel your best. The long-awaited American Medical Association Family Health Cookbook combines good health and great taste in more than 350 enticing new recipes your family will love.

The AMA Family Health Cookbook helps you enjoy the fresh, whole foods you need every day. It also shows you how to eat the sweets and fats you love without the guilt -- by enjoying them in moderation. Every recipe includes a nutritional analysis so you know how each dish fits into your overall diet. You'll find quick-and-easy recipes for busy cooks, after-school snacks for kids, and delicious alternatives to high-calorie classics.

The recipes here offer easy, step-by-step instructions, serving suggestions, and side-dish ideas. Helpful sidebars introduce new ingredients, show you how to shop for the best products, and explain cooking techniques that produce great results. Throughout the book, you'll find charts detailing the vitamin and mineral content of fruits and vegetables, the different types of fats and oils and their cooking properties, and flavorful uses for sweet and savory herbs and spices.

Bringing you the know-how you need to eat well and stay well, the AMA Family Health Cookbook starts off with an informative 50-page section on basic nutrition and the vital link between diet and health. You can evaluate your nutritional profile with easy-to-use charts and tables. Loaded with reliable tips for feeding your growing family, controlling your weight with diet and exercise, and eating right to help prevent or control disease, the AMA Family Health Cookbook is your family's indispensable guide to healthy, delightful dining.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Happily, the AMA's concern for healthful meals is matched by the cookbook writers' regard for flavorful ones, making this dull-sounding collection in fact a most engaging cookbook. Following the government-promulgated Food Guide Pyramid recommendations explained in the introduction, the 350 recipes feature wholesome grains, fruits, vegetables and beans, often in unusual combinations. For example, strawberries are a surprise ingredient in Very Cool Beet and Berry Borscht, and jicama and currants jazz up a cole slaw. Mexican, Mediterranean and Asian seasonings abound, with sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, jalapeo peppers and green chiles punching up many of the dishes. While the meat section is modest, included are such old favorites as stews, pot roasts, a Contemporary Shepherd's Pie and a Five-Alarm Firehouse Chili. The dessert section gently modifies some traditionally richer offerings: Deep-Dish Apple Pie has no bottom crust, and Double Chocolate Brownies have apple sauce substituting for some of the shortening. All recipes have a nutritional analysis, and a back-of-the-book chart identifies dishes especially high in vitamins A and C, calcium, iron and fiber. Extensive and reliable, this collection will suit home cooks who hope to fix healthful meals but refuse to sacrifice the pleasures of taste.
Library Journal
More than 350 recipes for healthy living.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671536671
Publisher:
Atria Books
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
Includes 350 healthy recipes
Pages:
513
Product dimensions:
7.86(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.45(d)

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The American Medical Association Family Health Cookbook 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is our family's favorite cookbook. So far every recipe we've tried is a keeper. We enjoy food from many different cultures and this cookbook integrates them in nicely, (including some Thai and Tunisian). The book begins with a useful review of basic nutrition and describes what foods have different kinds of fat and requirements for different age groups.