Monday, February 22, 2016

Healthy Fats, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook: Delicious Recipes To Help Reduce Bad Fats And Lower Your Cholesterol

Healthy Fats, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook is the 5th edition and  a revised and updated version of American Heart Association Low-fat, low-cholesterol cookbook. I was really impressed to learn that contributions  to the American Heart Association help with gathering research for publications like this.

Recently my mother has developed some problems with her heart. Before that I was looking at different ways I could eat a lot more healthier. Now I'm really seeking knowledge and recipes.  In my journey for cookbooks I found Healthy Fats. It consists of 200 recipes, 50 of them are new editions. This is more then a cookbook; it's a manuel on healthy living.  It's loaded with information to aid in reducing your risk for heart disease or stroke. In the appendix you will find ideas for shopping, cooking, dining out, and warning signs for heart disease and stroke. There's even ideas on how to stock your pantry.

About the recipes. I found some really good ideas. I've always wanted a grilled pizza. On page 212 there it is, Grilled Pizza with Grilled Vegetables. Chili on page 200. Meatloaf with Apricot sauce on page 192. These are just a few examples of delicious recipes listed. I wish there were some pictures of the dishes. The only picture is on the cover of the book.

This cookbook is a must for anyone suffering from heart disease. I now look for items with the American Heart Association label, when I go grocery shopping.  It's a red heart with a white checkmark. These foods meet the nutritional requirements for healthy heart eating. No more super-size or all you can eat buffets for me. Portion control is a must in healthy eating.

I received this book free from WaterBrook Publishing Group for doing this review. I was not required to write a positive review, all thoughts and opinions are mine.