Is nutrition news getting you down? Confused over all the conflicting reports? Don’t be – this new book is here to help. With concise information about what you should be eating, straightforward advice, handy hints, and healthy recipes this volume is here to save the day. The best part? Chocolate is still on the menu.
Several years ago, registered dietitian Liz Pearson and home economist Mairlyn Smith developed The Ultimate Healthy Eating Plan that still leaves room for chocolate.
This award winning best-seller provided guidance for optimal health and the prevention of diseases including cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health and don’t forget the chocolate! Is a welcome follow-up book about disease-fighting powerhouse foods.
There are 90 new heart healthy, diabetic friendly, and just plain delicious recipes, 40 revised recipes and 10 classics in the new book, plus Liz has once again done fabulous research. Aside from updates to her previous Chapters; she has written new Chapters: Spice Up Your Life, Ditch the Soft Drinks, Drink Water, & Take Time for Tea, Get Off the Couch!, Life in the Fast Lane, Using Food Labels to Make Healthier Choices, and of course Don’t Forget the Chocolate!
Here are some of the new recipes:
* Double Chocolate Muffins – 200 calories, 5 g of fat and 5 g of fibre
* Blazin’ Black Bean Chili – 240 calories per serving and 13 g of fibre
* Blueberry Wheat Berry Salad – a delicious summer salad made with whole grains
* Leek and Lemon Soup – each bowl provides 2 ½ servings of Fruits and Veggies
* The Ultimate Chocolate Treat – one taste and you are hooked on this one
We have quotes from Canadian Foodie Icon, the wonderful and gracious Elizabeth Baird, the funniest lady in the foodie world and the Canadian Food Editor of the Sun , Rita Demontis, healthy eating Guru and Order of Canada recipient, Anne Lindsay, Vegetarian Chef extraordinaire and the Chair of the Women’s Culinary Network, Nettie Cronish, and the Projects Editor of my favourite healthy eating magazine, Cooking Light, Mary Creel, R.D.
This is an eating plan that’s smart and healthy — and filled with delicious choices, including chocolate.
Cooking Bible Margaret Taylor
After my original purchase of “Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health and don’t forget the chocolate” a couple of years ago, I found it so informative and the recipes that compliment the information so easy to make while providing good nutrition, I bought copies for my daughters-in-law and good friends. These people were so impressed, they also bought copies for family and friends. If I could have only one cookbook, this is the one I would choose! 5.0 out of 5 stars This book is AWESOME! Eating healthfully has never been easier or tastier!
This book is AWESOME! Eating healthfully has never been easier or tastier! Elise Y. (Toronto, Canada)
I have this book as well as the first one they wrote and the recipes are so easy and best of all so tasty. The recipes are so easy to make and require very few ingredients and preparation. The information in the start of the book is easy to follow and very thorough. Mairlyn’s great recipes and sense of humour throughout the recipe section will keep you laughing as you cook. The recipes make just enough for a family or a household of one or two, so no throwing out food gone bad from huge volumes. It’s the best cookbook I have ever had.
If you want to eat healthfully, with ease and fantastic food, you have to get this book.
Easy For Heart & Health Gerry Lomberg (Toronto, On. Canada)
When my doctor recently told me I had high blood pressure and had to lose weight, I freaked out and then decided I had to do something about my eating habits. This book was the one that made the most sense and is helping me to live a healthy life. It has made cooking fun and easy, and is giving me the impetus to eat healthy and nutritiously. I love it.
I am thoroughly enjoying this book. It is well organized and full of great information. The recipes are super healthy, really, really good and you don’t have to shop exclusively at the health food store to prepare them. There are no ‘oddball’ ingredients you have to search high and low for. Most of them are already in the pantry. The recipe pages have relevant extra info and tips which I have found helpful. It would get five stars if it weren’t for the aggravating addition of the exclamation ‘what the heck!’ on pretty much every other page.
Well worth the money-excellent book Z. Nurse (Canada)
I saw one of the authors, Liz Pearson, speak at a seminar and found her talk interesting and informative without being pushy or advertising. I bought the book after the talk for my spouse who found the book to be excellent. The recipes are easy to follow, the information is relevant and informative and we have recommended it to many friends. The recipes that we have tried were easy, healthy and really good tasting. Some of them give tips on how to find vegetables you may not be familiar with, some have the ingredients in the order of preparation with tip of how they prepared for easy preparation, one has what to do with left over ingredients like the big can of pumpkin or if the recipe is kid friend. The kid friendly part depends on the kid and their age, we found. It is the one book and cookbook that we are both using the most of and would have paid the full cover price if had to and found it worth it. Nice to find a cookbook by qualified people, with nutritional information and is fun to use.
Best book I have ever read! Jade Jenkins (Canada)
Basically if my house was burning down, this would be the one thing I would save!
This book has become my bible! the recipes are so easy to read, make, and eat! one of my personal favs is the 190 calorie double choc chip muffins. both Pearson and Smith make this an easy and enjoyable read.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to lead a healthy lifestyle, especially those that are new to the health craze and looking for some direction.
The Best Book Yet Huntington Beach, California, USA
This book is without a doubt the best book I ever bought. On a trip to Toronto I picked it up and haven’t put it down since. The information is easy to read and the recipes are excellent. Who knew you could make heart healthy treats? Oprah really needs this book to add to her collection.
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
This book has been the best thing for my husband and myself to get on track for healthy eating. We have collectively shed 60 pounds by following the Weight Loss Meal Plan….the recipes are delicious and use simple everyday ingredients…..
Great Book!!! Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This book is awesome. The nutritional information is helpful and the recipes are great. I attended a cooking class with Mairlyn and the recipes she chose were fantastic. The Asian Noodle Salad is great for summer parties and the muffins are wonderful. Great job ladies!!!