This book has lots of healthy recipes with normal ingredients and common cooking techniques and supplies. However, I was hoping to find a book that would give me information on carbohydrates and sugar as well. My husband was recently diagnosed with diabetes and my niece was diagnosed last fall with Celiac’s disease. I was hoping for an “all-in-one book. So, this book is not exactly what I was hoping for but did have some yummy sounding recipes that I may use for the nieces and nephews visits. If you are looking for general healthier eating this book could be for you. If you need specific nutritional information for the recipes you will need to look elsewhere.
This book gives you advice on how to avoid all those “hidden” calories in what we drink from lemonade to chocolate shakes. I can’t really sum it up better than these statements from the book’s publisher:
“Did you know:
*One bottle of Sunkist orange drink has more sugar than four packs of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
*A large Grape Expectations II Smoothie from Smoothie King has more sugar than 13 Twinkies!
*If you turn your large latte into a large cappuccino, you could lose more than 9 pounds this year!
*A White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks has more than 20 times as many calories as their regular coffee!”