The Healthy Slow Cooker: More than 135 Gluten-Free Recipes for Health and Wellness

The Healthy Slow Cooker: More than 135 Gluten-Free Recipes for Health and Wellness

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by Judith Finlayson
     
 

Definitions of healthy eating have changed quite dramatically since The Healthy Slow Cooker was first published in 2006. In those days it was one size fits all; i.e. low-fat, no saturated fat, low calorie and moving toward nutrient-dense foods.

Now there is a shift in nutritional guidelines and there is significantly more scientific information to add.

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Overview

Definitions of healthy eating have changed quite dramatically since The Healthy Slow Cooker was first published in 2006. In those days it was one size fits all; i.e. low-fat, no saturated fat, low calorie and moving toward nutrient-dense foods.

Now there is a shift in nutritional guidelines and there is significantly more scientific information to add. Many experts report that many modern diseases are directly associated with the consumption of wheat and advocate for a reduction in carbohydrates for beneficial health results. Another significant development is the evidence against saturated fat is gradually diminishing. And at the same time, established dietary guidelines are under increasing scrutiny.

Judith Finlayson takes all this conflicting information and balances it with a common sense approach that can be customized according to individual needs. All the recipes are deliciously nutrient-dense and have a balanced approach that will meet a wide variety of needs in an unbeatable combination of appetizing, healthy meals prepared in a slow cooker.

With such a wide range of recipes, from hearty soups to elegant desserts, preparing nutritious and delicious meals strikes the perfect balance between achieving healthy eating habits and assuring great tastes. More recipes feature fresh herbs and spices as well as advocate the benefits of eating sustainably caught fish and pasture-raised meat. Nutritional analysis is provided with each recipe.

This book paints the nutritional big picture with a wide variety of nutrient-dense foods that have been easily and conveniently prepared in a slow cooker.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
07/28/2014
Finlayson's extensively revised second edition of 2006's highly successful Healthy Slow Cooker reflects the changes in how healthy eating is now defined. Rather than focusing on low-fat, low-calorie recipes, this book addresses, among other things, the issue of wheat consumption and the fact that many diseases are now associated with gluten. The author explains that "the strategy for healthy eating is quite simple: eliminate processed foods from your diet and habitually eat a variety of nutrient-dense whole foods, including an abundance of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds."Included is a wide range of recipes for breakfast, soups, starters and snacks, vegetarian entrees and main dishes made with poultry, fish, beef, and lamb. She adds nutritional analysis for recipes as well as "bits of recipe-relevant information (for example, the ginger in Carrot Soup with Orange and Parsley is a great digestive)" "Make Ahead" tips are also given to allow home cooks to take "full advantage of the convenience provided by a slow cooker."Some of the delicious dishes include Black Sticky Rice Congee with Coconut, Nettle and Asparagus Soup, Moroccan-Style chicken with Prunes and Quinoa, Ribs with Hominy and Kaleand Vegetable Curry with Lentils and Spinach. An extremely informative, well laid out volume with dishes that are straightforward and easy to execute, this book makes it possible for every home chef to easily cook and eat healthier. (Mar.)
Cherry Hill Courier-Post
[Review for previous edition:] Proves the slow cooker stashed in the back of the cabinet can do more than stews and roasts... nutritional guidelines and tips for using a slow cooker to it's best advantage.
Omaha World-Herald - Sue Story Truax
[Review for previous edition:] Information and recipes with high nutrition, reduced sodium and boosted fiber.
Miami Herald - Kathy Martin
[Review for previous edition:] [One of the top five of] the best of my nearly 20 slow-cooker books... an artful palate and healthful bias come together in recipes.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Amy McConnell Schaarsmith
[Review for previous edition:] One of my favorite slow-cooker cookbooks.
Galveston County Daily News - Linda Fradkin
[Review for previous edition:] Focuses on intriguing dishes that will be ready once you get home... enticing soups and stews.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778804796
Publisher:
Rose, Robert Incorporated
Publication date:
03/04/2014
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
748,354
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Judith Finlayson is a bestselling author whose lifelong love of food and passion for cooking has translated into sales of over 1 million cookbooks. Her website is judithfinlayson.com.

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SandrasBookNook More than 1 year ago
As a home school mom with kids ranging from K to 9th grade this year, I LOVE my slow cooker!! We also have potluck every week at church, so I use my slow cooker a LOT! This book was an eye-opener, though. I had no idea you could make things like "Salty Almonds with Thyme", poached salmon, polenta and even poached pears in a slow cooker! I just recently learned you could cook rice in the slow cooker, so "Brown and Wild Rice with Bay Leaves" was right up my alley. Try the Chicken Cassoulet or Zesty Braised Beef with New Potatoes. I was surprised to find some recipes in here that had nothing to do with a slow cooker such as "Oven-Baked Kale Chips" and "Yogurt Flatbread". Otherwise, this is a great cookbook for people who either love their slow cooker, or are just getting into using one. I received a copy of this book from Robert Rose Inc. for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.