Did you know that there has never been a study showing that nutritional supplements protect your health? What has been proven: the healing power of nutrients in food. In Recipes You Can't Live Without, you’ll learn how to get everything you need from your plate--deliciously and without overdoing it on calories.
If you want to feel better, lose weight, and stay healthy for years to come, you can’t rely on pills: you need to know how to eat smarter. 101 Recipes You Can’t Live Without identifies the best sources of 13 essential nutrients for a healthy body--the ones researchers have discovered have the most disease-fighting potential--and presents 101 flavor-packed dishes loaded with them.
From hearty breakfasts to mouthwatering desserts, you can rest easy knowing that every bite you put into your mouth is maximizing your health and satisfying your taste buds. Comprehensive chapters outline the surprising connections between nutrients and your health--not just in preventing chronic conditions like heart disease and cancer, but also for sidestepping everyday health concerns, such as insomnia and weight gain.
Plus you’ll discover easy food swaps and tips along the way that help you make the most nutritious choices and cooking techniques that maximize the nutritional value of your foods, including:
- When it comes to vitamin C, a cup of sliced strawberries has more than an orange--and fewer calories. You can always toss a handful on your morning oatmeal, but why not get creative and try our Strawberry Salsa?
- Trouble sleeping? Magnesium-rich foods at dinner are your ticket to a solid eight hours of shut-eye. How does Pumpkin-Seed Coated Chicken sound?
- Skip the egg white omelet and go for the real thing. Egg yolks contain the carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin essential for healthy vision. So does spinach. You’ll find both in our recipe for Eggs Florentine.
- Ban fat-free salad dressings. You need a little fat to absorb the nutrients in your greens (vitamin K) and tomatoes (lycopene). Try our Caper-Basil vinaigrette. Just a tablespoon punches up your salad and contains enough fat to maximize your nutrient intake without piling on the calories.
Let’s face it, no one has ever said "isn’t this vitamin pill delicious?" or bonded with friends and family over a packet of antioxidant supplements. With 101 recipes you can’t live without you have the tool you need to craft the healthiest possible diet without feeling like you’re sacrificing a single thing.