Sunday, February 14, 2016

Delicious Recipes and Recommendations for a Healthy Lifestyle

Not just a recipe-book, this cookbook from the American Heart Association contains valuable information on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The opening chapter discusses how to choose food that is the most likely to promote health. The second chapters gives suggestions for a healthy lifestyle. Even if you don't follow all the suggestions, trying to use as many as possible will improve your health and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

The final chapters of the book contain suggestions for healthy shopping, cooking and stocking your pantry. There is also a chapter reviewing the science behind the recommendations. I like to know how recommendations for eating are derived. This gives easy to understand information.

In addition to all the information on how to live a healthy lifestyle, the recipes are delicious. I found an old favorite for Tabbouleh. The page features cook's tips as well as nutritional information. I find the nutritional information at the end of each recipe very helpful for meal planning.

I'm always looking for interesting vegetable recipes because we eat a lot of vegetables. My favorites in this cookbook are rosemary-artichoke frittata and grilled portobello mushrooms with couscous and greens. They're quick and easy to prepare for
supper or lunch.

My one disappointment with this cookbook is the lack of pictures. However, my meals never turn out looking as beautiful as the pictures, so perhaps it's just as well. I highly recommend this cookbook, if you're trying to live a healthy lifestyle. If you're just starting to explore healthy eating, this is a delicious way to begin.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.