Item description for 500 Low-Carb Recipes: 500 Recipes from Snacks to Dessert, That the Whole Family Will Love by Dana Carpender...
Overview Provides a collection of low-carbohydrate recipes for appetizers, breads, vegetable dishes, main dishes, soups, condiments and sauces, and desserts.
Low-fat or low-carb? A recent New York Times Magazine (July 7, 2002) cover story answered this question and said that Dr. Atkins was right all along, "its not fat that makes us fat but carbohydrates." Though the government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in research trying to prove that fat is the cause of obesity, there has been a subtle shift in the scientific consensus over the past five years supporting what the low-carb diet doctors have been saying all along: if we eat less carbohydrates, we will lose weight and live longer.
One of the toughest challenges of any diet is having enough variety and choices to keep the dieter from losing interest. The most common reason that people abandon their diet is boredom but 500 LOW CARB RECIPES: 500 Recipes, From Snacks to Dessert, That the Whole Family Will Love by Dana Carpender has more than enough recipes to keep even the most finicky dieter on track.
With recipes for everything including hors dÆoeuvres, snacks, breads, muffins, side dishes, entrees, cookies, cakes and much more, this is an endless supply for creating meals for the whole family night after night. Whether everyone in the family is on a diet or not, these recipes are proven winners with adults and kids alike.
Many one-dish meals for single people--main dish salads, skillet suppers that include meat and vegetables, and hearty soups that are a full meal in a bowl.
Ideas for breaking out of old ways of looking at food with suggestions that save time and money and change what is considered a normal meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Information about where to find low-carbohydrate specialty products and descriptions of low-carb specialty foods found in grocery stores everywhere.
An entire chapter that lists and describes low-carb substitute ingredients such as fats and oils, flour substitutes, liquids, seasonings and sweeteners.
Dieters will be pleased to know that they can eat foods like guacamole, omelets, pizza, steak, ham and dessert without giving up great taste and still lose weight. There are enough recipes to create the perfect menu for any holiday of the year--including Thanksgiving. Each of the 500 recipes includes a carbohydrate count to help calculate the total carb intake of each menu.
There are more recipes for main dishes and side dishes than most low-carb dieters will ever be able to eat--everything from down-home cooking to ethnic fare; from quick-and-easy weeknight meals to knock-their-socks off party food. 500 LOW CARB RECIPES is the last cookbook any dieter will ever need to buy and certain to be used until the binding is worn out!
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Reviews - What do customers think about 500 Low-Carb Recipes: 500 Recipes from Snacks to Dessert, That the Whole Family Will Love?
Tasty, easy recipes for the non-chef Sep 9, 2008
I am not a particularly good cook - I won't starve but I won't win any culinary awards. This book is perfect for someone like. It has very easy, creative recipes that aren't necessarily gourmet, but get the job done.
Great cookbook! Aug 27, 2008
Going back on a low carb diet, I needed some good recipies. This book is full of fantastic tasting dishes. The thing I like best is that they are so easy to follow, and you don't need strange ingredients. This book is a must on a low-carb diet.
Bye bye boring! Aug 6, 2008
I lost 50 lbs (pregnancy weight) doing Atkins several years ago and boy was that boring! I literally ate eggs, cheese, lettuce and meat for a year! The weight fell off but I really hated that way of eating and even though ive kept the weight off, I did switch back to low fat/ low calorie eating which leaves me starving all the time. I bought Danas book in the hopes of finding "easy and practical" meals to prepare, not just for me, but for my husband and 3 kids who all had adapted a fairly unhealthy way of eating- out of convenience mostly. I am totally shocked at how easy, delicious, filling and satisfing these meals are! I work 40 hours a week, have 3 kids and never seem to stop and every LC book I have found requires soooo much time in the kitchen it just wasnt worth it!
I have prepared full meals, snacks, lunches and breakfasts for all of us for 2 weeks now and havent even come close to getting bored nor scratched the surface of the countless "doable" recipes she provides. I simply sit down every saturday morning with this book, a notebook and a pen and start flipping through, putting together a main course and a side dish (dinner) for the next 5-6 days. I make sure and vary the ingredients from fish to pork to beef and then I work on what we will have with it! I plan out the meals and jot down the required ingredients (saving the more time consuming meals for the weekends) throwing in at least one "leftovers" night during the week and viola. Take off to the store, but it all and post the menu on the fridge. Its really that easy.
Thanks Dana! I havent even gotten to crack the cover of the crockpot cook book yet, but I will! Noone in my house has even missed the mac and cheese, scalloped potatoes or garlic bread.
(oh and between me, hubby and the kids, we have all lost a few lbs cutting out all those starchy carbs!)
a bit extreme Jul 16, 2008
This book is only for those willing to be pretty extreme in their diet changes - whey protein powders, coconut oil, almond flours, etc. I just don't see myself using many of these recipes on a daily basis unless I wanted to go extremely low carb.
Truly low carb, truly delicious and varied. Jun 1, 2008
Dana Carpender knows what it's like to live a low carb life, she's not a nutritionist just going by the numbers. It's obvious she likes to eat, loves food and likes variety. The ethnic recipes are a taste treat and worth it even if I have difficulty finding some of the ingredients.
Her section on Ingredients You Need To Know About should be in all low carb cookbooks. Finally, I know the secret of what guar and xanthan gums are, and the difference between soy flour and soy powder and soy protein isolate. It's not likely I'll use any of these but now that I know what they are, I know how to substitute for them and I understand what they're doing in any low carb products I buy. This book and her 200 Low Carb Slow Cooker Recipes book are essential for anyone forced to live on a low carb diet.
I checked both books out of the library and kept them until mine arrived from this site. Dana Carpender's two books are the best low carb books I have even nudging out George Stella.