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Prevention’s The Healthy Cook


Title: Prevention’s The Healthy Cook

Category: Nonfiction, Cookbooks, Health

Review: This is a really good cookbook for those who are trying to find methods and recipes to make their life in the kitchen more healthier. Though this book was published in 2000, it still has a lot of great tips, ideas, and great methods for the cook who wants to have a healthier life. I can remember my mom using this book in the kitchen and it brings such good memories for me. This is partly why I read this book. So here are some of my thoughts on the book:

Positives: The book explains everything to you on the level of a cook (i.e. a regular person, not a professional chef). This is good because most of us aren’t chefs. Each chapter has boxes of ideas and information that will help you. These boxes can relate information such as Butter and Margarine, is it good for you? Or Making your own pasta. Even growing your own bean sprouts! The book also looks at healthy options compared to the fatty options, for example, putting fruit puree in a cake will reduce calories.

Negatives: Since this was published in 2000 there has been more research in the health field. These tips still apply, but this book definitely needs an update. Also, when it talks about microwaving, the book says you can put foil in it. This is not true. If you put any metal in the microwave you will set it on fire. Definitely read the microwave sections with care.

Overall, I loved this book. I encourage you to buy this book if you want to start a healthier lifestyle. You can get it at Here is the link. This definitely will give you a lot to think about.

Rating: ****


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