Monday, July 28, 2014

The Low-Sugar Cookbook by Nicola Graimes

The Low-Sugar Cookbook

Written by: Nicola Graimes
Print Length: 257 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1848999755
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Cookbook
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Most of us eat too much sugar, which can have serious repercussions on our health and well-being. It is widely accepted that a diet too high in sugar can cause mood swings, fatigue, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and even premature ageing. But eating low-sugar foods doesn't have to mean being condemned to a dull diet, as the wonderful range of recipes in this book demonstrates. The good news is that there are numerous naturally sweet foods and flavourings that can be substituted so that there's no need to resort to artificial sweeteners with their reported adverse health effects. Here, Nicola Graimes presents more than 100 easy-to-follow meals and snacks, inspired by recipes from around the world. Chapters are divided into Breakfasts, Brunches, Light Meals, Snacks, Dinners, Desserts, and Cakes, Bakes, Breads. You'll find delicious family favourites ranging from curries, stews, stir-fries and salads to sponge puddings, muffins and cheesecakes. Savoury foods can also be surprisingly high in added sugar, particularly canned foods and sauces, and you'll find specially adapted dishes for healthier, low-sugar alternatives.

All the recipes have been carefully created to be suitable for diabetics to meet their dietary requirements. This means that they are also low in salt and saturated fat and high in unrefined carbohydrates and fibre - not forgetting packed with bountiful amounts of fresh produce. Clear at-a-glance symbols highlighting nutritional benefits provide an additional valuable feature.

The Low-Sugar CookbookMy Review:
The Low-Sugar Cookbook by Nicola Graimes

The Low-Sugar Cookbook follows the new trend to cut empty carbs out of your diet. This book is filled with many delicious sounding recipes and provides good insight into cutting processed sugars from your life.

The recipes are easy to follow and detailed.

What would make this a 5 star cook book for me. I do enjoy pictures of each recipes as I am a visual person especially when it comes to food so I would suggest adding more pictures. I would also suggest adding sources on where to find uncommon ingredients.

I look forward to testing these recipes out and finding healthier alternatives to current eating choices.

I received this ARC copy of The Low-Sugar Cookbook from Watkins Publishing Limited - Nourish in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication August 5, 2014.

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