- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: DK (June 12 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1465474544
- ISBN-13: 978-1465474544
- Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 2 x 23.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 658 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,468 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Low Carb On The Go: More Than 80 Fast, Healthy Recipes - Anytime, Anywhere Paperback – Jun 12 2018
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About the Author
Sandra and Mirco Stupning run the Low Carb Rezepte (Recipes) website, dedicated to everyday delicious low-carb recipes, which attracts more than two million unique visitors a year. The success of the website led Sandra and Mirko to publish their first e-book, The Low Carb Cookbook, to enthusiastic feedback. With a large social media presence (more than 130,000 likes on the Low Carb Rezepte Facebook page), Sandra and Mirko have successfully turned their collection of low-carb recipes into a high-profile brand. Sandra Stupning is a qualified nutritionist; both authors are passionate about cooking and healthy eating.
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The books starts with some technical stuff for new cooks. Here there isn't enough detail. For instance, if you follow the recommendation and rinse canned veg you get rid of lot of the salt. If you rinse canned beans, though, you get rid of the aquafaba which is a useful product, even though the authors don’t use it in this book.
The first recipe section is Breakfast and is drinks, smoothies and bowls of this and that, mostly yoghurt with additives. This is pretty normal stuff. Lots of chia seeds. There's a recipe for almond milk, one for avocado-based chocolate pudding, some crunchy muesli. The authors forgot to mention to peel the papaya for a yoghurt bowl. Why do we have to hear that pumpkin seeds, or anything else for that matter, are superfoods?
The next section is spreads and breads. More chia seeds. The spreads are either cream cheese based or chia seed-thickened pastes. The breads avoid wheat flour, although some include spelt, which of course is a wheat. You can substitute your own favorite low gluten or low carb breads, crackers, cheese, or fruit slices under the spreads.
Next is vegetarian meals which are mostly salads in jars.
Note: The authors are very keen on glass containers so nearly everything is shown in glass canning jars with bails, which look to be a right pain to eat from. Really folks, covered glass dishes are ok too.
In this section there is a recipe for kimchi that is shown as if you are to eat it by itself as a salad. Kimchi is normally a garnish. Authentic kimchi will tear out your tonsils and the intense garlic will not amuse your co-workers.
This section contains the worst recipe in the book, a supposed soup. Fill a jar with chopped veg and herbs. Take to work. When you want to eat fill the jar with boiling water and close it up. Wait 5 minutes then pour into bowl and eat. You can add cooked meat if you want. For heaven's sake don't try this, it will be awful.
By the time you get this far, you realize that this is not really a food on-the go book, this is a pack your lunch for work book, which is OK but it isn't what the publishers blurb says. The recipes are all easy (The snack section, I warn you, looks dismal.) and the presentation is clear with very nice little tables of prep time and nutrition for each recipe.
Like the other pack a lunch books I have reviewed, I don't think this book is particularly useful. If you can cook nice meals in your favorite dietary style you don't need a book on how to pack it into a jar.
I received a review copy of "Low Carb On The Go: More Than 80 Fast, Healthy Recipes - Anytime, Anywhere" by Sandra Stupning, Mirco Stupning (DK) through NetGalley.com.
The photographs in the book are appetizing; all of the recipes are visually appealing. I live in a medium sized city with standard-type supermarkets, so many of the ingredients seemed a little exotic to me. However, I imagine some of them can be found in the gluten-free section of the market and others can be ordered from the internet.
I received an advance reading copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.
This concept behind this cookbook is the perfect solution to my dilemma. It focuses on creating healthy, tasty low-carb meals that can be easily prepared at home and carried to the office, or elsewhere. I haven’t tried any of the recipes, but many of them sounded quite appealing, and there is a lot of great advice about packing food to maintain its flavor and texture until you are ready to eat it. There were also a number of recipes for low carb breads that could really make a nice addition to a lunchtime salad.
My one disappointment was that so many of the dessert recipes call for the use of stevia, or other low-calorie sugar alternatives. Although I appreciate that Stevia is a natural herbal sugar replacement, I can not abide the bitter aftertaste, nor do I like the taste of other options such as xylitol. If I decide to try any of those recipes, I will have to experiment with adding small amounts of sweeteners such as honey, agave, molasses or maple syrup, and hope that the test and texture of the final product remains appetizing.
But, that is a fairly minor quibble, and I am definitely looking forward to testing out a number of these recipes to help me manage my health over the long term.
i received an advanced reading copy from DK via NetGalley. Thanks!