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The Complete Idiot's Guide to High-Fiber Cooking [Paperback]

Liz Scott

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Dec 2 2008 The Complete Idiot's Guide
Get healthy with fiber, without sacrificing taste.

Research shows that a high-fiber diet may help prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, digestive disorders, and other serious ailments. In this guide, readers will discover types of fiber and what foods are highest in them, recipes for delicious high-fiber breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and desserts, tips on how to put fiber into foods that aren?t high in fiber, and more.

?The New England Journal of Medicine reports that diabetic patients who included 50 grams of fiber in their daily diet lowered their glucose levels by 10 percent

?Research has proven that increasing the amount of fiber can help people lose weight

?A higher fiber diet reduces cholesterol levels

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Alpha; Original edition (Dec 2 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592578209
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592578207
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,022,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything I was looking for! Jan. 30 2009
By Turelie - Published on
All I ever want in a cookbook is fast and easy recipes with ingredients that I do NOT have to hunt for all over hell and creation. I LOVE unique and interesting foods, but sometimes you just want a book of simple recipes that you can whip together. And by whip I mean reach into your fridge and cabinets, find what you need and cook it, all under 20 minutes. Most of the recipes in this book fit that bill. The ones that don't, they just take longer than 30 minutes, but still have great ingredients.

I grabbed this book at a bookstore because I was having an impatient day and it had the most appealing recipes that did not read like a "Best of Emeril Lagasse" cookbook. (And I do love me some Emeril recipes!) What I saw looked like ingredients I can get at my local, rural grocery store. I don't want to have to make a 90 minute trip into the city for ingredients that need to be used within 4 days or they spoil. That's a special weekend menu idea, not an everyday thing.

With all of that said, this book is lovely. It's broken down into parts like an Intro, breakfast and brunch, snacks and beverages, lunch, dinner, sides, and desserts. Those sections are further broken down into chapters. For example, in Breakfast and Brunch, you've got Hot and Cold Cereals, Muffins/Scones and Griddle Cakes, and Eggs/Omelets and Frittatas. Snacks and Beverages has Dips and Spreads, Appetizers, Nibbles and Trail Mixes, and Smoothies and Shakes.

Further, I am a BIG fan of natural ingredients. No fake sugar, no margarine. I want real butter, real sugar....all in moderation. Several other cookbooks that appealed to my other requirements failed in the no-fake-food department. I REFUSE to use Splenda in my cooking. So, if you're not shy about real food, you'll be all set here. As far as calorie count ranges from around 100/150 up to 700 or so for the dinner recipes. Its mixed well, so you can skip the really high ones and still be getting your money's worth.

The soups sound yummy, I can't wait to try them.

I think this book is a great investment. I have no regrets paying a little more in a bookstore for it. I can't wait to try some of the recipes.
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars High fiber but not necessarily healthy April 10 2010
By Rebecca White - Published on
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I have been on a weight loss mission for about a year now. So far I have lost 60 pounds. Part of the way I have lost it is by increasing my fiber intake along with reducing calories. The recipes in this book are relatively high in fiber, but they are also high in calories as well. There is a recipe in this book for chicken that is 667 calories! The recipe doesn't include any sides or anything. That is more calories than I would normally eat in a whole dinner. If you are not worrying so much about calories and are just trying to incorporate more fiber into your diet, this book may be good for you. However, if you are trying to include fiber in a weight loss plan, you may want to try something different.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Good Recipes March 14 2009
By Trend - Published on
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Yummy recipes that are good for you. The book includes the fiber content of each dish and in addltion, fiber counts on many food common foods. Amazon's delivery was exceptionally speedy and free with the Super Saver shipping requirements on my order. Thanks Amazon.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as expected Feb. 3 2011
By Lia Smurf - Published on
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Disappointed because this book did not contain as many "high-fiber" recipes as expected. Some of the recipes are not high in fiber at all. I could come up with a number of high fiber recipes that were higher in fiber than a number of the recipes in this book. I was not interested in recipes that contain 1 to 3 grams of fiber. Very disappointing.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good receipes but...... April 15 2009
By K. Little - Published on
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the author does not list the sodium content for the recipes which makes it difficult for me to use since I'm on a high fiber, low sodium diet.

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