Tasty and healthy go hand-in-hand

September 7, 2015
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Nadia Lim’s Good Food Cookbook, by Nadia Lim (Random House, RRP $50)

Nadia Lim’s Good Food Cookbook is simple, easy and packed full of healthy and nutritious recipes to cater for everyone. As a dietician, you can trust Nadia to create the best option for the whole family, while still providing recipes that are quick and easy and don’t need hours spent on them to prepare a tasty meal.

Nadia starts each section with helpful and nutritional ideas that make each mealtime healthy and exciting. All recipes clearly state if they are gluten free, dairy free or vegetarian, along with the key facts about how much carbohydrate, protein, fat and energy is in each meal. Nadia ensures that each meal is packed with loads of fresh fruit and vegetables, while still being tasty.

I was extremely impressed with the breakfast section. I know that is the most important meal of the day, but it is so easy to ignore. After seeing and reading how easy this meal can be, I have a new attitude to it. The Avocado and Raspberry smoothie is the best I have made, while the Super Breakfast Muffin gives you the energy to last most of the day without having to snack.

The book also has great ideas for barbecues, yummy salads and sneaky desserts, which still remaining healthy (Nadia allows a sweet treat every now and then!) Try the Beetroot and Chocolate cake. This was a real hit for me and was so simple to create.

This cookbook has hassle-free and cost-effective recipes to feed family or friends. It has fabulous full-colour photographs and is great value for money. It would make the ideal Christmas gift for that hard-to-buy-for person. It would have to be one of the best cookbooks I have ever picked up. It is enjoyable to read, has given me heaps of ideas, and I will continue to keep going back to it.

Lea Mason

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