3 thoughts on “Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients”

  1. 122 of 125 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of the last cookbooks you’ll ever need, January 5, 2011
    By 
    W. Luckey (Kennewick, Washington United States) –
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    This review is from: Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients (Paperback)
    This comes from the publishers of Whole Living magazine, part of the Marth Stewart empire. The magazine focuses on holistic (wholistic) living that seeks to improve the physical, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental imbalances in our lives. In practical terms, this means yoga, stress reduction, healthy eating, spiritual tranquility….you get the idea. Although I don’t buy into all of this, we could all stand for more of it. This cookbook focuses on the healthy eating part. It contains beautiful pictures, straightforward recipes(not too many ingredients that are not too difficult to obtain) and some practical advice. Expect recipes with beets, salmon, nuts, eggs, healthy grains (e.g., quinoa) and more. I enjoy cooking and have a bookshelf of cookbooks, including Martha’s two previous cookbooks. This book has the healthiest recipes of the group, but all her books have great recipes. There are few things put out by Martha Stewart living that aren’t well conceived (no, I’m not a paid spokesperson).

    There is an arm of nutrition research that is headed in the direction of this type of cooking: limiting wheat (gluten), limited saturated fat (no or minimal dairy, beef, pork or even fowl), low salt and sugar, incorporating healthy oils (nuts, olive oil), minimal processing, etc. Much of this is vegan cooking. Say goodbye to the Heart Attack Grill. If you have Celiac’s disease, many of the recipes will suit you. This would also be good for people who have genetically related inflammatory-type diseases (e.g., Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, diabetes, etc.). Anecdotally, this type of diet has also been used with autistic children with some success.

    Want to live to be 137? This is a great introduction into this type of cooking. If you are looking for a start into a truly healthy lifestyle, I recommend this text.

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  2. 58 of 59 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A great go to cookbook, February 20, 2011
    This review is from: Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients (Paperback)
    As a Whole Living reader, I was looking forward to purchasing this book. After looking over the reviews, however, I felt discouraged and decided not to buy it. How fortunate that I received it as a Valentine’s Day gift, however! This is a great go to cookbook and an excellent value for the price. Since we got it, we’ve made 10 or so recipes and each one has been great. Yes, the recipes are simple, but delicious and satisfying. I really like how most recipes have only a few ingredients, many of which I already have, so it’s a great resource for planning meals ahead of time.

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  3. 50 of 55 people found the following review helpful
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    On My Way to Eating Less Meat, January 14, 2011
    By 
    K. Aszman
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    This review is from: Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients (Paperback)
    I am really enjoying “Power Foods” and can highly recommend it for people who are interested in adding more vegetables and grains to their diet. If that is your goal you will find this book very informative. The photos are beautiful. Every recipe has a photo which I personally think makes for a better cookbook. There are recipes that do incorporate meat, fish and poultry but they are few and far between.

    I especially like the section on healthy snacks. Snacking is my downfall because I usually grab something that is not good for me while I’m working on dinner or in the afternoon when I need an energy boost. This book offers some very delicious options for snacking. Granted, I’m going to have to plan ahead to be sure they are ready when I am, but I’ve made that commitment and am loving it.

    I love to cook but these recipes are for cooks of all levels of experience. You don’t have to be a chef in the kitchen to whip up a batch of tasty beet chips. I’m really enjoying this book and think most people who are interested in eating healthier will too.Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients

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