The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook: Mega-Nutritious Meals That Are Inspired, Delicious, and Fad-Free
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication Date: August 2013
Featured Recipe: Orange-Infused Whole Wheat Breakfast Couscous with Cherries
What’s healthiest: vegan, Paleo, gluten-free, or raw? Are you stumped about what to feed your family? The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook has the answers. It’s full of delicious recipes based on modern nutrition science, taking a flexitarian approach that includes the best parts of the various current health movements. Armed with this book, you’ll have the power to take charge of your family’s health with smart, balanced, and varied eating.
Registered dietitian, best-selling author, and nutrition expert Tina Ruggiero offers 120 mega-nutritious recipes that focus on what works when it comes to good-for-you cuisine: tasty, fresh, real food ingredients, simple preparation, and proven nutrition. Scrumptious recipes include Homemade Date and Almond Muffins; Orange-Infused Couscous with Fresh Cherries; Curried Veggie Pancakes; Crustless Mini-Quiche with Goat Cheese and Beet Greens; Thai Salmon Sliders; Stuffed Chicken with Herbed Ricotta and Kale; Fruited Yogurt Brulee and Chocolate Chip Angel Food with Ganache.
Cooks&Books&Recipes Featured Cook Katie on The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook:
I’m always a little cautious about cookbooks with the word “healthy” in the title because too often, “healthy” translates to “gluten -free,” “fat-free,” or an otherwise restricted diet. However, as soon as I read the introduction to The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook by , I knew it was a cookbook I would use often. Ruggiero, a registered dietician, has a practical, family-friendly approach centered on healthy cooking with tasty, fresh ingredients instead of deprivation. She obviously has a lot of experience with feeding children and has a realistic view of what “healthy eating” means for the average family. Instead of espousing an extreme diet, she gives practical tips for including more whole-grains and fresh produce into family meals. The book is divided into sections by meal, starting with breakfast dishes and ending with a tempting array of light desserts. I was especially impressed with the selection of tasty beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic; I can’t wait to try the Earl Grey Pear Latte. In the introduction, Ruggiero says that she wants this book to be a “go-to reference for delicious, healthy, everyday food,” and that is exactly what it feels like.
The Cookbook Basics:
Paperback (8.9 x 8.1 inches)
About the author: Award winning nutrition expert, cookbook author, media spokesperson, registered dietitian and television personality Tina Ruggiero is a respected figure in the world of health and nutrition. With two highly acclaimed cookbooks to her credit, Tina has traveled the world to offer her services as a nutrition expert, recipe developer, writer, nutrition spokesperson and TV nutrition host.
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