The Low Carb Essentials Cookbook by George Stella is a fresh and innovative approach to a low carb diet. George Stella is a certified nutritionist and personal trainer who have used his knowledge and expertise to develop this exciting new cookbook. This cookbook covers everything you would expect from a cookbook, yet in an easy to read format. It also includes a DVD that shows George making popular recipes as well as showing him performing his dishes in the best possible fashion. The DVD contains not only the actual cooking shows but also includes the recipes themselves, which are clearly shown with pictures for each dish. In addition, the DVD contains bonus material such as the history of low carb diets and the benefits of following these diets.
In the past, low carb diets have focused on eliminating or limiting carbohydrates such as sugar and breads. However, this cookbook offers many delicious recipes for foods that are still high in carbohydrates, but at a reduced amount. It may surprise some readers to know that a good portion of traditional food can still be made low carb and yet be tasty and satisfying. The recipes are easy to follow and make the low carb dieter feel happy about eating foods they love.
The main focus of the Low Carb Essentials Cookbook is to provide a variety of tasty dishes that will satisfy just about every low carb dieter’s taste. Because all carbohydrates are not created equal, some recipes will appeal more to low carb dieters than others. Some will be too easy to make while others will need some work. The recipes are balanced in taste, so that there is no one particular favorite. The recipes also have a variety of styles and types of ingredients. Cooking with olive oil and butter instead of butter and bacon provides a much healthier, friendlier, and more enjoyable meal than traditional cooking.
What makes this cookbook unique is its approach of combining science and nutrition to produce quick and easy recipes. For instance, the chicken breast recipe in the book is split into three parts, with part one containing the herbs and spices used to make the dish, and part two including the meats themselves. Because the chicken breast is separated, it cooks faster and is easier to control portions than if the whole chicken was cooked at once. Another positive aspect of the recipes in the Low Carb Essentials Cookbook is that it contains a list of what foods should and shouldn’t be eaten with low carb diets, so that dieters can avoid certain foods that will only aggravate their condition.
This cookbook provides healthy alternatives to fatty foods, which usually give people an extra bounce in their step when they hear about them. It also includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, which give a person a feeling of being full without packing on the pounds. It doesn’t matter whether the dieter prefers baked, fried, or broiled foods, each recipe in this helpful cookbook can be used for a variety of cuisines. The recipes are easy to follow and tasty, and the best thing about them is that the ingredients are mostly found in the local grocery store.
For example, there is no shortage of delicious recipes for meat and fish in the Low Carb Essentials Cookbook. Low carb fish that can be served along with vegetable and salad dishes or a simple steak dinner is just one example of how eating healthy can be fun and delicious. Cottage cheese and low carb bread crumbs that can be slathered on grilled meats also come in useful when preparing meals. They add texture to the food and make it taste better than it would if left plain.
The book also includes several pages that provide ideas for healthy snacks and desserts. There is no shortage of delicious desserts that can be made, from basic cakes and cupcakes to decadent ice cream toppings and chocolate bars. Fruit bouquets and fruit salads can be mixed together with low carb ice cream and topped with nutritious fruit sauce to make an easy, but delicious dessert. Snacks can include trail mix, bagels and other wholesome crackers, brown rice and vegetable pasta, homemade vegetable crisps and low fat ranch dressing.
Low carb eating is a simple way to eat healthy while still enjoying tasty, flavorful meals. With the numerous recipes included and the wide variety of foods that you can eat, there is no reason not to enjoy a low carb lifestyle. In addition, the information in the book will help prevent you from ever reaching the dreaded “Junk Food” stage of your diet and keep you on the path to a nutrient-dense, healthy lifestyle. With the Low Carb Essentials Cookbook, you will never again have to worry about missing out on all the delicious food that you love.