The New American Heart Association Cookbook

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American Heart Association. 9th Edition. New York, USA: Harmony Books. 2017.

SUMMARY:
Would you like to be healthy? Eat correctly? Feel better? The American Heart Association makes it easier in their newest updated cookbook. Full of more than 800 recipes divided into categories such as snacks, soups, salads, seafood, meats, vegetables, breads, and desserts, the cookbook opens with heart healthy guidelines and tips. Complete with a list of ingredients and easy to follow, condensed directions, each recipe also includes nutritional values per serving. Packaged in a thick hardcover book, delicious and healthy menus are definitely possible.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Knowing and trusting the American Heart Association name, I was very interested in the newest edition of the cookbook. With simple yet delicious recipes, the only thing missing was pictures. Appreciating the nutritional sense included at the beginning of the book, this cookbook leaves no doubt as to the health of the recipes. Already watching my family’s diet, The New American Heart Association Cookbook only makes it easier and much more enjoyable. Absolutely a book to keep and share, this new edition updates tried-and-true past recipes mixed with new ones. With a focus on quick and easy methods and menus, there is something healthy for everyone. Sure to become a staple in American kitchens as healthy lifestyles emerge.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The American Heart Association Cookbook from Blogging For Books for my honest review*

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Healthy Fats, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook

American Heart Association. Healthy Fats, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook: Delicious Recipes To Help Reduce Bad Fats And Lower Your Cholesterol. New York, NY: Harmony Books. 2015.

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SUMMARY:
Revised and updated with 50 new recipes, Healthy Fats, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook is the ideal book to help manage weight, gain a perspective on portion control, learn about ingredient guidelines, and create a healthier lifestyle with the included 200 recipes focused on fat and cholesterol content. With a brief introduction to each recipe, an ingredient list, cooking directions and nutritional values, recipes consist of snacks, beverages, salads, meat, seafood, sides, breakfasts and even desserts. Cooking tips, healthy shopping strategies, recipe adaptations, pantry ideas, and risk factors for heart disease and stroke round out this healthy cookbook.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
As the perfect companion to the heart-healthy month of February, Healthy Fats, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook denies any excuses for not learning about the risk factors, taking charge of actions, and living a healthier lifestyle all while eating deliciously and healthy. With recipes such as a healthy Taco Salad, Chilled Asparagus Soup, Slow Cooker Pepper Steak and Cherry Pear Turnovers, most items are available in the local supermarket, the directions are straightforward and the results are nutritious and delicious. Definitely a cookbook worth considering, it is sure to be one I will use often. Nothing fancy yet so very hearty, healthy and appetizing.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Healthy Fats, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook from Blogging For Books for my honest review*

Grill It, Braise It, Broil It

American Heart Association. Grill It, Braise It, Broil It: And 9 Other Easy Techniques For Making Healthy Meals. USA: Clarkson Potter/ Publishers.

SUMMARY:
broilFull of various techniques for creating simple, delicious, heart-healthy recipes, Grill It, Braise It, Broil It makes the cooking techniques available for beginners or reminders for the more advanced. Explanations, tools and equipment required, tips for success and  several recipes are included in each procedure. Whether steaming, poaching, roasting or stewing, the included approaches and corresponding recipes are sure to please…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
I love being able to cook healthy, quick yet delicious meals for my family so this cookbook was perfect for me. With ingredients found in your pantry or easily accessible, I liked the variations on recipes resulting in tasty, heart-healthy meals even the pickiest of eaters may like. Steamed lemony green beans with almonds, grilled Baja fish tacos, and Orange-apricot smoothies were some of my favorites. With safe cooking practices, calorie-level serving recommendations, nutritional values and easy-to-follow recipes, this book may be perfect for college students, newlyweds, retired people or anyone looking for fresh, bright and beneficial recipes or new cooking techniques. Only thing that may have made this book even more useful would be additional pictures to enhance it, otherwise, it is a cookbook I will definitely use often.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Grill It, Braise It, Broil It from Blogging For Books for my honest review*