Renowned cardiac researcher and bestselling author Dean Ornish, M.D., has inspired millions of people to choose a healthier lifestyle and a low-fat diet. But low-fat cooking can be time-consuming and hard to fit into a busy schedule, so Dr. Ornish has found 150 wonderful ways to make it fast, delicious and fun.
Everyday Cooking with Dean Ornish includes 150 easy and extraordinary recipes that are extremely low in fat and cholesterol — and high in flavor. You’ll find slimmed-down versions of comfort foods that are delicious and nutritious, from French Toast and Hashed Browns to enchiladas and lasagna, from Creamy Corn Soup and Spicy Arkansas Chili to Southwest Pizza and Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. The recipes are quick to prepare, the ingredients are familiar and inexpensive and there are hundreds of smart time-saving tips on cooking, shopping and serving. Now you no longer have to choose between good food and good health.
Just found out I have a “mild” blockage, so I immediately Googled “the best diet for heart problems”. The Ornish diet came up on every hit. This is not a fad diet, this is a serious diet used by hospitals, recommended by cardiologists. It has the support of a large group of highly respected people. It is divided into three Groups: Group 1 are those like me, with heart problems and it is the strictest. Groups 2 and 3 are two degrees less strict. He says “this is not an “all or nothing” diet” – i.e., if you “slip” you won’t die on the spot, don’t become discouraged and quit. If you have some food that is not on the diet, just compensate the next day. You only have to walk 30 minutes a day and it doesn’t have to be all at once. For someone like me – a total pudding who couldn’t outrun a child – you can walk in 10 minute intervals, throughout the day. It’s lots of veggies and fruits (& believe me, no one hates veggies more than I do) but it’s “doable”. If I can do it, anybody can. Get this book and also the cook book that goes with it. You’ll give up on the diet if you don’t learn the recipes; you can’t just heat up a pile of veggies and eat them night after night, you’ll gag yourself to death. The recipes are very good and doable – not 30 ingredients that take a chef to cook them. The key is to season the veggies for flavor (to me, veggies have none) & learn new ideas. When you sit down with the books & figure out how much food you have to eat & in what combinations, you realize that it’s a lot of food – it’s hard to get it all in. He recommends 5 small meals a day, & now that people can eat at their desks, it can be done by those in the office. You can eat lots of fruits too and whole grain breads; also non-fat cottage cheese, sour cream, etc, so it’s not all hopeless. Learn to read labels- from this I learned that i can have no-sugar, low fat chocolate syrup (yep – “zeros” all the way down the label), & fat free yogurt which is like ice cream and delicious. If you have a heart problem you have to do this diet!
- Title: Everyday Cooking with Dr. Dean Ornish: 150 Easy, Low-Fat, High-Flavor Recipes
- Autor: Dean Ornish
- Publisher (Publication Date): William Morrow Cookbooks; 1 edition (November 12, 2013)
- Language: English
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