5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking: 500 Recipes for Lifelong Wellness
It can be a challenge to discern which foods really do form a healthy diet, let alone how to prepare them into delicious dishes without too much time, fuss, and expense. 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking offers the solution. The diversity of the recipes in this collection offers ways to enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods throughout the day. This is healthy cooking from a very different perspective: because it is first and foremost a cookbook, not a diet book, it begins and ends with enticing, easy-to-prepare recipes that make the five principles simple and doable. The five principles are: (1) Choose Fresh, Whole Foods; (2) Eat Mostly Vegetable and Fruit-Based Foods; (3) Opt for Healthy Fats and Proteins; (4) Select Superfoods (Nutrient-Dense Foods); (5) Eat More Whole Grains. The actions and choices we make at the market, in our kitchens, and around the dining table can affect our health (for better or for worse) and are the most powerful steps we can take toward well-being.
Cooks&Books&Recipes Editors’ Notes:
If you’re already trying to eat healthy, Camilla Saulsbury’s five principles may not be exactly news to you. But in addition, she has 500 recipes that incorporate these principles, and for me, that’s amazingly helpful and innovative. Multigrain Cranberry Breakfast Cookies, 7 different smoothie recipes, Cashew Butter and Banana Wraps, Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower Omelette,Â Sweet Potato Bisque with West Indian Spices, Five-Minute Cheesecake Cups with Raspberries… These recipes are grouped into chapters such as Natural Sugar Sweets, Lean Meat Main Dishes, and Power Snacks, Spreads, and Nibbles — with every single recipe including a Nutrient Listing box. Plus, throughout the book are extras: Superfood Spotlight (e.g., lentils), Health Note (e.g., did you know pinenuts have more protein than any other nut?), Healthy Know-How (e.g., the raw food diet, protein 101). The book is literally stuffed not only with recipes but also with healthy cooking tips and information (thank goodness for the exhaustive index). As the author notes, healthy eating is a lifelong journey. This book can serve as your travel guide.