Power Up with Power Foods

September 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Cookbooks, Reviews

Some unique recipes!!

power foods – 150 delicious recipes with the 38 healthiest ingredients

I purchased this book at the beginning of the summer and experimented in the kitchen throughout the season.  Whether you’re a fresh market foodie, a dining diva, or someone who walks the other way when the phrase “eat clean” is mentioned . . . . there’s something in these recipes for even the pickiest of eaters.

The premise of this book is simply the truth:  the foods we eat have a GINORMOUS impact on our health, our well being and our mood.  Food has incredible power and that’s what makes it so interesting!  The editors of the book (also editors of Whole Living magazine) placed 10 “golden rules” at the very beginning of the book (i.e. choose a wide variety of natural, unprocessed foods) that are logical and easy enough to manage on a daily basis.  Next the book is organized by the categories I have listed below.  Each recipe contains one or more of the “38 healthiest ingredients.”  After making and eating these, I’m here to tell you these are the types of recipes that don’t taste as healthful as they are, you know what I mean?  If you buy just one new cookbook this season, make it this one and, I promise you, it won’t simply sit on your shelf.

Here are the “38 healthiest ingredients” and how they are divided in the cookbook~

Vegetables:  Artihokes, Asparagus, Avocados, Beets, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Kale, Mushrooms, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Winter Squash
Fruits:  Apricots, Berries, Citrus, Kiwifruits, Papayas, Pears
Grains & Legumes:  Brown rice, Oats, Quinoa, Dried Beans, Green Peas, Soybeans (Edamame)

Eggs, Yogurt, & Fish:  Eggs, Yogurt, Sablefish, Rainbow Trout, Wild Alaskan Salmon

Sample Delectable Dishes I Tried and WILL Repeat!:

~ Pecan Pancakes with Mixed Berries (Scrumptious and unique flavor for morning magic!)
~ Sweet Potato Hummus (Addicting hummus!!)
~ Kiwifruit Summer Roll (Surprisingly refreshing!)
~ Quinoa and Corn Salad with Pumpkin Seeds (Satisfying!)
~ Soba Noodle, Tofu and Vegetable Stir-Fry (Alternative pasta!)
~ Edamame Succotash (Unique use of edamame!)

~ Lemon Cream with Blueberries (This gliiiides down your throat!)

Grading Girl gives power foods 150 delicious recipes with the 38 healthiest ingredients an A+ for downright delicious dishes!!!

  • Winsor Pilates

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