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Low Fat Cookbooks

Reviews of low fat cookbooks with recipes, diets and foods including dinners and desserts:

These cookbooks are a must for any kitchen where a member of the home needs to have a diet for health reasons such as those with cardiovascular disease or for lifestyle choices like losing weight. The low fat recipes in those reviewed below demonstrate that it need not be boring nor leave you feeling hungry. Many people who regularly eat low fat foods report that they feel more energetic and healthier and do not have the heavy tired feeling they used to have after eating. Some report additional health benefits such as a reduction of blood cholesterol. It can be just as quick to prepare as other foods and meals can be as tempting.

The Drummer Boy

The Drummer Boy is my latest novel about the ghost of a Gordon Highlander Drummer Boy from the Battle of Waterloo who haunts a modern day army nurse.

Chapters take place in modern day Aberdeen, at the Noose & Monkey bar and restaurant as well as His Majesty’s Theatre and Garthdee. Other scenes take place at Tidworth and during the Napoleonic War.

Read the first three chapters for free on most devices.

The Essential Low Fat Cookbook

The Essential Low Fat Cookbook by celebrity chef and writer Antony Worrall Thompson, who regularly appears on Daily Cooks Challenge on ITV, has been written with the expert advice from leading dietician Juliette Kellow and is published in association with the cholesterol charity HEART UK. So readers benefits from expert advice to easily follow a low fat diet, how to choose foods at the supermarket and easily make little changes so that you can soon be cooking healthily at home. Juliette Kellow describes in an easy to read manner the health benefits which includes weight loss, a reduction in cholesterol and even less pain from gallstones.

The types of fat section is particularly helpful by explaining the differences between saturated and polyunsaturated and breaking this down into an explanation of the benefits of omega-3 and omega-6 with tips on how to cut bad ones from your diet. The advice is easily achievable. For example in the swapping tips to help you change your lifestyle table she suggests those with a sweet tooth swap chocolates with marshmallows which have no content.

Antony Worrall Thompson has created 180 dishes with the assistance of the dietician and charity HEART UK he has ensured that each has 3% or less content. The references are based on the shop standard of percentage per 100g as can be found on UK food labels.

This helps the reader to monitor their ingredients at the shops and at home and make healthier lifestyle choices.

The low fat meals leap out of their pages thanks to the sharp photography of Georgia Glynn Smith.

There are photographs to accompany most of the dishes which will make the reader want to rush into the kitchen and start cooking.

Combined with the readily available ingredients and easy recipes it becomes a treat as sweet as the puddings section which will make the reader wonder why they haven't read and followed a low fat cook book before.

There are some surprising recipes along the way. We were delighted to find a beef steak sandwich with onion and mushroom relish which has only 2g per 100g and 378 calories, proof that favourite foods need not be omitted altogether. That is its unique feature: it is all about little changes in shopping and cooking. The chapters of dinner recipes and desserts are testament to this: would you have expected to see a saucy chocolate pudding in a low fat diet cookbook? Thanks to the creative talent of chef Antony Worrall Thompson dieters can still have a daily treat, feel full and enjoy eating without any guilt. They are all broken down to amount of calories, saturates, sugar, fibre and salt per 100g serving. So home cooks and dieters can enjoy breakfasts such as scrambled eggs and bacon. Soups include crab and coriander soup. Snacks include chicken satay with cucumber relish. Main courses are Cajun prawns with green beans and coriander. Salads or side orders like panzanella Italian bread and tomato salad. Even cakes are not forgotten and low fat puddings and cakes include raspberry pancakes with blueberry sauce and a tropical fruit cake.

Leading chef Antony Worrall Thompson achieves what few achieve, that is he takes popular dishes and re-invents them. Following the dietary advice is easy and makes choosing a healthier lifestyle painless. It was published by Kyle Books in 2011.

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