This is the latest in my series of grain free low carb cookbooks. As with the other books in this series (Sweets, Kids and Savory) this is a full color cookbook with beautiful photos of every recipes. This is my first hardcover book and also has 198 easy recipes! Many of you know that our family has doubled in size a little over a year ago. With the growth of our family, Craig and I have been busier than ever. Not only do we have 2 more mouths to feed, we also are trying to enjoy being new parents, as well as keeping Maria Mind Body Health running. I now understand why eating the "healthified" way can be a struggle for a busy family! But since grain free and low carb eating is such a priority for us, Craig and I decided to put together this slow cooker book to make it easier to keep your family nourished even during busy times or on those hot summer days when you just don't want to turn the oven on. This book is filled with amazingly tasty, yet easy recipes like, lasagna, chicken Parmesan, fajitas, cashew chicken, cookie dough cupcakes, pumpkin custard, and many more to keep your family satisfied! There are also lots of valuable tips and tricks to help one along their journey as they learning how to eat as an art.
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I own all of Maria's wonderful books and bought this one as soon as it became available. I wasn't quite sure what to expect of a hardcover, but it is a really nice book, easily lies flat for reference while cooking. The book is beautifully laid out, carefully edited, has photos of every recipe, and has an easy to read nutrition chart for each recipe, including comparison of usual recipes for a dish to her "healthified" version.
She also tucks in numerous brief discussions on health and diet topics, including benefits of her ingredients vs. less healthy alternatives, as well as various health concerns such as Alzheimer's and gout. But none of this gets in the way of the huge number of recipes. Maria is a genius when it comes to providing alternatives to well-loved favorites. Those of us who want to restrict gluten and carbs but miss old favorites only need to find Maria's version. I made her tortillas yesterday (part of the recipe for fajitas in this book) and...
I follow Maria's blog and her recipes are wonderful. Being a newbie to using a slow cooker I decided to give this a try and was not disappointed. This book lays out everything you could need for low carb cooking: explanations of what exactly low-carb cooking consists of (the whys and hows), substitutions, pictures for every recipe, nutritional info (and nutritional info comparison) and the recipes are pretty easy. I've already made several recipes and they turned out great, my favorite so far is the low carb marinara sauce. I'll definitely puck up her other cookbooks.
I really like Maria's recipes. My whole family enjoys them. Her recipes helped my father in law's a1c go from 6.9 to 5.4 in three months. And he had no idea his food was "healthified"! I recommend her books to anyone trying to stay low carb, sugar free and grain free. She has a lot of unique recipes and good replacements for junk food. My only complaint is that a lot of the recipes are repeats from her other cookbooks, just modified to be baked in the slow cooker. I was hoping for more new recipes.
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