Friday, March 3, 2017

Review: Whole30 Cookbook



Goodreads Summary:
Still think the Whole30 is a diet? Not with recipes like these.

The groundbreaking Whole30 program has helped countless people transform their lives by bringing them better sleep, more energy, fewer cravings, weight loss, and new healthy habits that last a lifetime. In this cookbook, best-selling author and Whole30 co-creator Melissa Hartwig delivers over 150 all-new recipes to help readers prepare delicious, healthy meals during their Whole30 and beyond.

More than 150 recipes for main dishes, sides, dressings, and sauces
Tips to simplify, plan, and prepare meals to save time and money
Variations to turn one easy dish into two or three meals

Whether you’ve done the Whole30 once or five times—or just want to make a variety of satisfying, nourishing meals—this book will inspire you to change your life in 30 days with the Whole30 program.

My Thoughts:
Since doing an official Whole30 in September, I have been trying to cook Whole30 whenever possible. When I heard this cookbook was coming out, I knew I had to have it. I got Jim to buy it for me for Christmas. Since then I have made many recipes from this cookbook, and I have loved them all. I don't want to give an official star rating on this book, but if you're looking for a healthy way of eating, I highly recommend Whole30. And being prepared with good recipes makes that program possible. These recipes are flavorful and relatively simple. I am a very picky eater, and I have been able to find many recipes that appeal to me within this book. I need to let Jim go through it because I do tend to pick out similar recipes, and I'm sure he'd select some more adventurous ones for me. I am so happy we got this cookbook, and there have been several recipes that I've made multiple times already in the last two months. 

Brussel Sprouts that were so tasty I almost ate them all in one sitting

Sweet potato chili - good but not amazing

Mushrooms and greens, our new go-to side for steaks

Pork chops with apples and greens - this whole meal was one recipe and I loved it!

Sausage kale soup - rather bland, but I still didn't mind eating it all week 
(I used pre-made sausage, so I'll add spices to the soup next time)

2 comments:

  1. I like this cookbook too. I need to try more recipes but I flagged a lot of them because they look so good!

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    1. Same here. It's a great resource. I just picked up Well Fed Weeknights from the library, and I need to go through that one and find some recipes to try as well.

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