The 400-Calorie Mediterranean Diet Cookbook
100 Recipes under 400 Calories—for Easy and Healthy Weight Loss!
by Peter Minaki
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Pub Date 14 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 14 Oct 2021
Doctors, nutritionists, and health experts all agree that the Mediterranean diet is the healthiest way to eat. The Mediterranean diet not only reduces inflammation but also protects against chronic disease, lowers cholesterol, and can aid in weight loss making it one of the most popular diets out there.
In The 400-Calorie Mediterranean Diet Cookbook you can enjoy all the benefits of the Mediterranean diet without sacrificing the delicious flavors that you love. These 100 healthy recipes are all under 400 calories so you can lose weight while enjoying satisfying portion sizes. With photos throughout and recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus good-for-you snacks and low-calorie desserts, you will find everything you need to manage your calorie intake while enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, seafood, and lean meats and nuts. This healthy cookbook makes losing weight and improving your health easier and quicker than ever!
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Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC of The 400-Calorie Mediterranean Diet Cookbook.
As it's been touted constantly, the Mediterranean diet is the ideal plan to follow when trying to live and eat healthfully, providing the best combination of healthy fats, vegetables and fruits to curb cravings and lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
I enjoyed most of the recipes, especially the entrees and those featuring seafood. There were quite a few recipes that peaked my interest.
I did appreciate a small section on desserts because what's the point of life and eating if you can't have something sweet to end a meal.
My only caveat is there weren't enough photos.
I received The 400-Calorie Mediterranean Diet Cookbook as part of a NetGalley giveaway.
The Mediterranean diet, with its emphasis on fresh fruit and vegetables, olive oils, grains, and seafood, is one of the longer-standing trend diets. With an eye towards portion control and weight loss, The 400-Calorie Mediterranean Diet Cookbook offers an array of recipes from breakfasts to desserts and everything in between.
This is a really robust and well-rounded set of recipes that offer lower calorie counts without compromising flavors or ingredients. The layout is a bit stale and leaves something to be desired, and the fairly simple ingredient lists may not appeal to more adventurous eaters, but for those who are seeking nutritious recipes with easy-to-find ingredients, it's a really good option, whether you're following a strict Mediterranean diet or not.
What is not to love about the Mediterranean diet, long noted as being one of the healthiest on the planet filled with the right balance of Meat, vegetables, healthy fats and oils and of course seafood. The bonus of all these recipes being under 400 calories is also brilliant.
I thought the book was split in to sections really well and easy to go back and find a recipe you enjoyed without having to go through long lists. The book is also very informative about the diet and balances needed to loose weight and more importantly keep the weight off, as for me this is always the biggest battle.
So far my favourites have been Eggs in Italian Bread, so easy to make but has that wow factor when presented at the table. Sautéed mushrooms were delicious as a side dish to go with the Chicken skewers. One thing I also liked about this book is most of the ingredients I would already have in my store cupboard and fridge, or could easily find in the supermarket.
The only negative I can find so far is that I would have like a few more pictures to go with the receives, I am a very visual person so like to see what I am cooking.
All in all I really like this book and will be buying a hard copy for my collection once it becomes available.
Thank you to Netgalley and Adams Media for an advance copy of this book in exchange for my thoughts. Expected publication date 14th September 2021.
Thank you to Netgalley and Adams Media for this egalley in exchange for an honest review!
I am a Mediterranean Diet aficionado. Changing the way I eat has lead to weight loss and an overall improvement in my health and well-being. I am always searching for new recipes or different spins on things I normally make. The main meal I struggle with is breakfast and The 400-Calorie Mediterranean Diet Cookbook has plenty of offerings! Catch me making Eggs in Italian Bread and Baklava Oatmeal next week! The side dishes all sounded delicious and there were plenty of different options for dinner based on protein type. This is a great cookbook for anyone who is new to the diet (more like way of life) or anyone who follows the Mediterranean Diet looking to cut some calories!
Date reviewed/posted: July 16, 2021
Publication date: September 14, 2021
When life for the entire galaxy and planet has turned on its end, you have personally decided to basically continue on #maskingup and #lockingdown to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #thirdwave ( #fourthwave #fifthwave?) is upon us, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. Plus it is hot as all heck and nothing is more appealing than sitting in front of a fan with a kindle!
I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.
Enjoy the amazing flavours and health benefits of the Mediterranean diet while effectively managing your weight with 100 recipes—all 400 calories or less.
Doctors, nutritionists, and health experts all agree that the Mediterranean diet is the healthiest way to eat. The Mediterranean diet not only reduces inflammation but also protects against chronic disease, lowers cholesterol, and can aid in weight loss making it one of the most popular diets out there.
In The 400-Calorie Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, you can enjoy all the benefits of the Mediterranean diet without sacrificing the delicious flavours that you love. These 100 healthy recipes are all under 400 calories so you can lose weight while enjoying satisfying portion sizes. With photos throughout and recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus good-for-you snacks and low-calorie desserts, you will find everything you need to manage your calorie intake while enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, seafood, and lean meats and nuts. This healthy cookbook makes losing weight and improving your health easier and quicker than ever!
The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest on the planet and this is a good way to get an introduction to it --- I did not find a lot of new recipes in here for me to try but nonetheless, this is a healthy cookbook that will delight those who are starting down the Mediterranean path. The recipes are well written and understandable by cooks of all levels and the photos make the food very appealing to myself and other lovers of food out there. And 400 calories is totally doable as part of a "diet meal"!
I especially love the book because it uses mostly whole ingredients instead of pre-prepared and packaged foods. I do draw the line at making my own cheese beyond a quickly-made mozzarella, and canning tomatoes but the more "ingredients" you use the better. My one nephew says that I never have any food in my house, only ingredients --- that is why I cook so much. I also refuse to eat or cook with Frankenfoods such as "chick'n" and its 88 ingredients vs. 🐔chicken🐔 having one and cheese that does not come from an animal is udder nonsense!)
I will recommend this book to friends, family, patrons, book clubs, and people reading books in the park as we do … I have had some of my best conversations about books down by the Thames!
As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I simply adore emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/snowflakes / literally-like-overusers etc. ") on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅
Thank you Netgalley for an Arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. After a family member was told to change their eating habits and lose weight by the doctor, we needed something to follow to help. This book is filled with delicious recipes that are easy to follow as well as new ideas that I wouldn't have thought of to try. I liked the layout of the book and the recipes were easy to follow and not too complicated, and being low calorie was great. Looking forward to trying more of these recipes. Would definitely recommend.
I absolutely adored Peter Minaki's 'The 400-Calorie Mediterranean Diet Cookbook'! Not only are the recipes delicious looking and clear, Minaki has also clearly put some thought into his introduction. He lays out the benefits of a Mediterranean diet, while also highlighting the relevancy of exercise and discussing things with a doctor. So many cookbooks make wild claims about nutrition so it was nice to see someone be a little calmer and balanced.
The recipes, as said, can easily be followed and are laid out clearly with (mostly) easy-to-get ingredients. I honestly can't believe some of these recipes are so low-cal because they sound absolutely delicious. The photography is also gorgeous. Overall this felt like a great, no=nonsense cookbook full of recipes I will most-definitely be adding to my own staple.
I love cookbooks, collect them, and have been known to just sit and read them. This is an excellent representation of healthy and easy to follow recipes. The Mediterranean Diet is popular, tasty and healthy, however, it can also lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, reduce inflamation and aid in the control of diabetes. All of this, along with getting some exercise is a win win!
The variety of recipes in this book, will appeal to many different tastes. The ingredients are common and ones that can be found at your local market. Instructions are clear and easy to follow even for the novice cook. Also included with each recipe are the calories per serving, fat content, sodium, carbs, fiber, sugar and protein. This information will be helpful for those on a restricted diet. I highly recommend this book as there is something for all ages and tastes. This would be a good basic family resourse to use for meal planning.
Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for providing this advanced copy of the book. All opinions and comments are my own.
I go back and forth on the Mediterranean diet and am always looking for good recipes. To be honest, I think part of my problem is not having enough recipes that fit the criteria. Eating the same thing over and over gets old and that makes it easy to just walk away.
This books gives a bunch of recipes to help you stick to it and I have to say quite a few of them look tasty whether you’re doing the MD or not. For some reason I don’t recall bread and potatoes on my past attempts so that opens some new doors too, though I will stick with high fiber breads. I think some new doors have opened and it’s time to give it another try with all of these recipes.
The book starts out with a full chapter about the Mediterranean diet, and how it can improve your health. It provides some scientific information, although there weren’t any links to the information that was cited, unfortunately. Some general, common-sense information is offered as well, including how incorporating more exercise and making slow, gradual changes can be easier to maintain. The author also focuses on the benefits of the Mediterranean diet’s focus on not eliminating any food groups, incorporating larger portions of plant-based fiber, and healthy fats. I’m always interested in new and intriguing ways to incorporate more vegetables into my meals, so this seemed like the perfect book.
Recipes are divided into chapters, including breakfast, soups and salads, appetizers and snacks, side dishes, chicken and poultry main dishes, beef and lamb main dishes, pork main dishes, seafood and fish main dishes, vegetarian main dishes, and desserts. While there aren’t as many pictures as I would have liked, the ones that were included had my mouth watering. The vast majority of the ingredients are common and available in a local supermarket, while only a few would require a trip to a specialty supermarket.
I bookmarked so many pages, since the majority of the recipes sounded delicious. I could easily see myself making and enjoying these recipes. Part of what I loved most about them is that they incorporated fresh ingredients and vegetables. The recipes are easy to make and I can already tell that they’d be filling without being heavy.
I wish that there were more pictures of the finished products, since a lot of them really sounded good and I love to see what they should look like. Especially since my versions don’t always look as pretty, haha! My other complaint, aside from the lack of cited sources, is that the calorie counts were included, although the serving size often wasn’t. The recipe would provide calorie counts per serving, but it wouldn’t specify what a serving size is. For a book that is so focused on calorie counts and portion size, I’d have expected the actual portion size to be listed clearly for the recipes. Other than that, I am quite excited to give some of these recipes a try!
The Mediterranean diet is often touted as the healthies diet that exists. I like the sound of that because I usually love this style of eating. To me, most of the recipes do not sound like "diet" food, just tasty food that happens to be healthy. The 400-Calorie Mediterranean Diet Cookbook helps you keep your recipes in check by providing recipes ideas that are all 400 calories or less. There are mouth watering recipes like Greek-Style Flank Steak, Zucchini and Sausage Casserole, and Chicken with Figs. I definitely see myself reaching for this cookbook often.
It's a nice cookbook and there are a few recipes that I would try at home. The book is easy to follow , well organized and colorful. Some recipes have photos but most don't. I love that they're all under 400 cal but not all of them look appealing to me. I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review
Some of these dishes sound AMAZING! I can't wait to actually cook a few.
The book is well written, the recipes are simple and you don't need fairy dust to make them, so I am looking forward to some kitchen time
This has way more sections than I thought it would! (Lose weight; breakfast; soups and salads; appetizers and snacks; side dishes; chicken and poultry main dishes; beef and lamb main dishes; pork main dishes; seafood and fish main dishes; vegetarian main dishes; desserts) I really love how each protein is broken down into its own section. This makes it much easier when you have a specific meat to use - you can just look at the specific section.
I received this book from the publishers via Netgalley for a review. Great recipes, lost a few pounds this is a good book even if you don't want to lose weight.
Would have been better to have more photos. Loved the salad recipes in particular and was holding off the review until I had made quite a few of the recipes and I could attest to them for ease and taste. What I really liked was a lot of the recipes had items that I already had and were easy to cook.
I was given an advance copy by the publishers and net galley but the review is entirely my own.
The health benefits of a Mediterranean diet are discussed - but there is a disclaimer stating you should consult a physician before you try this diet. The diet focuses on healthy grains, vegetables, legumes, fruits and nuts, and it is pointed out that these foods contain a lot of water which can lead to feeling full faster.
Weight loss is a benefit that is obtained by eating these foods and avoiding foods that are loaded in sugar and calories.
The benefits of doing exercise while eating a healthy diet are discussed also, being that your mental state can improve, along with strengthening the heart, lungs and blood vessels.
For breakfast a Tomato and Goat Cheese omelet is introduced, it requiem a short cooking time, and you can add meat if desired. A list of the fat content and calories is given at the end of each recipe.
Baklava Oatmeal is a breakfast recipe that uses steel-cut oats, walnuts, honey and sugar which is then cooked overnight in a slow cooker to produce a tasty treat!
There is also a fig, apricot and almond granola that is cooked in the oven on parchment paper.
For lunch, there is dandelion and white bean soup, that can be cooked in about 2 hours, a gazpacho that contains tomato puree, potatoes, beef stock, beets, dill and pepper that can be ready in 3 hours.
You will enjoy the layered baked feta cheese and tomato with peppers, the Greek bruschetta , is easy to make when you can find genuine Greek rusks.
The Phyllo-wrapped shrimp is made using paprika, phyllo dough and shrimp which is fried, rolled into balls and baked.
For dinner,the Pomegranate Glazed Chicken is made using boneless chicken breasts, mastiha spice and pomegranate juice which is cooked in the oven and on the stove.
An unusual treat is grilled duck breast with salsa, which has plums, nectarines, mint and pepper in it.
The ginger tomato lamb has lamb, ginger, garlic, butter and tomatoes in it, and it is cooked in a slow cooker for 4-5 hours.
For dessert, there are roasted pears with yogurt and lemon, berries and meringue, and honey fritters.
Enjoy delicious food and be good to your body!
Awesome recipe book. Loved the info at the start about healthy eating and the clear instructions.
The recipes are simple and clean, with good instructions and many helpful pictures. I love that the nutritional info is in each recipe. Although I am personally trying to eat more low-carb, this book helps with some other interesting ideas and some that I can adjust.
Thanks, Peter, for the awesome book!! :)
This is such a good cookbook. It’s simple and to the point, which I really appreciated.
As a busy mom in a multi-generational household with some picky eaters and little time to spend cooking, these recipes were PERFECT. Easy to follow, clean ingredients I can also get within budget, and most meals come together very quickly. I was most excited to see a breakfast section, as I feel like this is something many Mediterranean cookbooks skimp over. This one had me so excited to make breakfast again! Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher!
At my last annual appt, my doctor suggested following a Mediterranean diet and the next week this cookbook came up for review - it was perfect timing!
This book is wonderful - lots of descriptions in the beginning, explaining the healthy lifestyle. It has easy to follow recipes, with pretty usual ingredients (mostly items I already had), and beautiful photos. I've tried a couple of the recipes, made with no problems and they were very tasty.
Thank you to NetGalley, the author and publisher for a temporary, digital ARC in return for my review.
If you’re interested in trying a healthy approach to nourishment and delicious food, look no further. This helpful book features a myriad of recipes with enticing photos and fun facts.
My favorite section is the desserts. I can’t wait to shop for fresh figs and make the stuffed figs.
Easy to read recipe book with ideas for every meal.
I particularly enjoyed the breakfast options.
The recipe are often designed to serve families of 4 to 8, so be prepared to scale them.
We love Mediterranean food in our house and I’m always looking for new recipes to try. This author explains in simple language the how-to and the why of healthy eating in the first chapters. There are plenty of realistic photos to inspire. And the recipes are mostly simple with easy to obtain ingredients. I found a few recipes that I’m excited to try on my family! Thank you Netgalley, Adams Media, and Peter Minaki for this eARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
Portion size and ingredients are key in The 400-Calorie Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. Calorie counts per serving, Fat, Sodium Carbohydrate, Fibre, Surgar and Protein counts are included with each recipe. Some recipes can rate as low as 250 calories so that you can mix and match the recipes for variety.
This book also comes with some great cooking and seasoning tips. One suggestion: you can eat almost anything, and even cook with olive oil, but you should pat down the fried veggies to remove excess fat before adding them to the rest of your dish.
Breakfast can be an egg frittata loaded with fried veggies, or a bowl of fig, apricot and almond granola - eaten on its own or sprinkled on your steel cut Baklava Oatmeal! There is aromatic Breakfast Risotto seasoned with cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg and cloves, simmered with milk, apples and butter. Greek Biscotti, Sausage (and veggie) breakfast and homemade Greek Yogurt also feature in the breakfast food section.
The Soup section had be captivated, wanting to try the Dandelion and White Bean soup. A very basic recipe with fresh ingredients and some grated Romano or Parmesan cheese to top it off. I love a good Pumpkin soup and the recipe in this book calls for chives, which I love. Another favourite of mine, Italian Wedding soup, is on the menu and calls for finely chopped fresh oregano, basil and chopped spinach.
The salad menus looked so appetizing:: the pictures were mouthwatering: Artichoke salad, Spinach Salad with Apples and Mint (yum!), and the Strawberry and Feta Sale with Balsamic Dressing - the latter being totally easy and you would have all of those ingredients in your fridge or pantry.. Accompany the salads with flavourful dips such as Bouyiourdi - or Layered Baked Feta and Tomato. Eggplant Caponata is on offer.- always a crowd pleaser and loaded with fibre., There are many other dip recipes and I am definitely going to try the Phyllo-Wrapped Shrimp recipe: so easy and sure to be a hit.
Main dishes include Chicken Skewers, Chicken Galantine, slow cooker Five Ingredient Chicken, Sage Ricotta Chicken Breasts, Beef Meatballs with Mushrooms, Braciola, Spanish Beef Stew, Beef Short Ribs with red wine - in the slow cooker, Lemon Verbena rack of lamb, Pork Roast with prunes, Pork Skewers, Zucchini and Sausage Caserole, Olive Oil poached Cod, Spinach Stuffed Sole, Braised Cuttlefish, and Grilled Sea Bass - my favourite!!!, All these recipes have simple ingredients that you will find in your pantry or local grocery store, and the instructions are quick and simple. The Vegetarian dishes are beautifully displayed in colourful bowls and look uber-tasty!
For Dessert, you have Almond Tangerine Bites that made my mouth water. Honey Wafers, Almond Biscuits and the Mediterranean traditional Cypriot Cookies finish off the meal and the hoard of low calorie recipes to be found in this bountiful cookbook. These recipes look pretty foolproof and the instructions are easy to follow. This is bound to be used often in any serious dieter's kitchen! Bon Appétit!
My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this cookbook in exchange for an honest review. (The pictures included in this review are from the internet and not from this cookbook.) The pictures displaying the numerous recipes in this book are totally mouthwatering!
This book gave me a lot of really good recipe ideas, including the Meatball Wedding soup. However, while this diet is healthy, it is not exactly low carb if you are looking for more vegetarian recipes. That really is my only complaint as the recipes seem very clear.
The 400-Calorie Mediterranean Diet Cookbook is a guide to weight-loss with included recipes written and presented by Peter Minaki. Due out 29th Sept 2021 from Simon & Schuster on their Adams Media imprint, it's 176 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats.
The Mediterranean diet has gotten a lot of attention because of its association with a wide variety of health benefits including a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative disease, and early death. This book provides a good introduction to the diet and lifestyle for readers wanting to make changes to their eating habits for health benefits and a healthier lifestyle.
The layout is logical and easy to follow. The introduction covers the basics of the Mediterranean Diet, tools, supplies, and the how-to and why of choosing ingredients and how to use them to fuel weight loss, suggestions for lifestyle changes and activities, as well as maintenance tips and keeping the weight off. The following chapters include the recipes arranged roughly by category: breakfast, soups & salads, appetizers & snacks, side dishes, chicken & poultry, beef & lamb, pork, seafood & fish, vegetarian, and desserts.
Ingredient measurements are listed bullet style in a header followed by step by step directions. Ingredient measures are supplied in American standard measurements only. (There's a metric conversion table in an appendix in the back of the book). The nutritional information: calories, fat, sodium, carbs, fibre, sugar, and protein content are listed for the recipes as well as serving sizes. The recipes themselves are fairly straightforward and are made with easily sourced ingredients. Many are very simple, none of them are overly complex.
The photography is not abundant; roughly 25-30% of the recipes are illustrated, but the photographs which are included are clear and well done. I wish there had been more photographs and serving suggestions, but I do understand that extra photography increases the price of book projects very quickly.
This is a nice collection of recipes and will keep cooks going for ages. Many of these can also easily be adapted to other styles of cooking and meal planning.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
We all know that the best, healthiest way to eat is the Mediterranean diet, right? Lots of fish, vegetables, fruit and healthy fats. Healthy fats? Really? Does that sound too good to be true? In The 400-Calorie Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, Peter Minaki shows you how to prepare tasty main dishes, side dishes, breakfasts, soups, salads and more. There are 100 recipes and all have no more than 400 calories reach.
The cookbook begins with an excellent, thorough discussion of weight loss, what works and what doesn’t. Along with healthy eating, the author stresses exercise at increased energy levels and meals planned to fuel that increase. The recipes, all beautifully illustrated with mouthwatering photographs are varied and include extra tips to make cooking simpler. These are delicious and easy to prepare for anyone, not just those who would like to lose weight. 5 stars.
Thank you to NettGalley, Adams Media and Peter Minaki for this ARC.
Simple, easy, delicious recipes! The pictures were so enticing! Highly recommend if you're even thinking about the Mediterranean Diet :)
I have been watching to try the Mediterranean Diet for a while. While I will say, of course, I have not tried all of the recipes I have tried some and they are very good.
This is a good cookbook to help me understand the diet and start using it.
As an Italian American losing weight with our normal meals isn’t always the easiest. (Lots of pastas and carbs). This cookbook keeps the flavors we know while cutting the calories significantly.
There’s recipe sections for different meats as well as side dishes/vegetables. Plus breakfast and desserts. It’s definitely a “diet” you can easily follow. I do with there were more pictures with the recipes.
I love this cookbook! Mediterranean food is a big favorite of mine and this book is filled with recipes I will use. I highly recommend it if you want delicious recipes that don't go over 400 calories.
I loved this pictorial guide to delicious Mediterranean dishes. The first chapter, Lose Weight with the Mediterranean Diet, was incredibly helpful in knowing what/when to eat and how to work out based on what you are eating. The recipes are specific, easy to follow, and have beautiful pictures provided. Nutritional content is provided for each recipe, which I found to be very helpful when creating a meal plan with calories in mind. There are lots of additional tidbits and pieces of advice embedded all throughout, so be sure you don’t skip pages. A wonderful resource that will find a permanent home on my kitchen bookshelf.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley and all opinions expressed are solely my own, freely given.
I have lost over 100 lbs over the past three years via intermittent fasting. Since I have been following the 5:2 diet, I was intrigued by the 400- Calorie Mediterranean Diet cookbook. I have read enough to know the Meditteranean diet is healthier and better for you. I really enjoyed that the recipes included nutritional information and the metric conversion section of the cookbook. I would definitely recommend this for anyone one looking for healthier options for cooking. Like all cookbooks some of the recipes I will probably never make, but some will definitely become staples like the Pasta with Arugula and Brie, and the Berries and Meringue,
Thanks to Netgalley, Adams Media and Peter Minaki for the chance to read and try recipes from this book.
Brilliant book, I can’t wait to try out some of these recipes. It will remind me of my days travelling around Europe.
Thank you NetGalley for my complimentary copy in return for my honest review.
This cook book is awesome! I have tried making the yogurt with soy milk (dairy allergy) and it totally works! I love how all the recipes are healthy and give me so many new recipes to try. It is informative as well and I love knowing more about the Mediterranean diet. 5/5 for this cookbook. #netgalley
Peter Minaki’s 400-Calorie Mediterranean Diet Cookbook is amazing! This book, full of recipes, advice, and tips on the Mediterranean diet, will help you lose weight by focusing on lowering inflammation and improving your health. I can’t wait to try the pumpkin soup!
I'm like most people and want to try to eat a healthy lifestyle. The Mediterranean Diet is exactly that! To me, it's not a diet at all, but a change in lifestyle.
I loved this book because it offered many easy recipes that allow you to to enjoy this type of lifestyle and not feel deprived, With emphasis on fresh fruits and veggies along with the right grains and seafood, you will not want for anything else. It even includes desserts!!
If you are looking for an easy to follow book of recipes that fall into the Mediterranean category, this is a great book for you if you are just getting started or if you have eaten this way for awhile.
Thank you to Adams Media and NetGalley for an advanced copy.
I really enjoyed this cookbook. Here's why:
+It explains why a Mediterranean way of eating works
_It gives recommended amounts of daily exercise and even lists meals and snacks to eat before and after exercise
+There are recipes for breakfast, soups and salads, appetizers and snacks, side dishes, chicken and poultry, beef and lamb, pork, seafood and fish, vegetarian dishes, and desserts
+Most of the ingredients are readily available and easy to find in any grocery store
I can't wait to try several of these recipes!
Quite an effective read! This book has all the essentials of a strong recipe book including an introduction to the variety of Mediterranean cultures and foods, and quite an impressive list of resources, including tips, tricks and nutrition facts including calories.
Splurge on this, it is worth it
This is a MUST HAVE book for sure. Cannot wait to get a copy to work through in its entirety. Loved it!
I have been wanting to learn more about the Mediterranean diet so I found this very useful.. This recipes where really good too.
I love cookbooks and have an enormous collection. However, this cookbook is really special and I find myself using it every week! I love Mediterranean style cooking and every recipe is a keeper. (which is unusual in cookbooks). If you're doing a low-carb, high protein diet, or if you're just looking for new recipes for terrific salads and tasty "high quality" protein dinners, this should be your go-to book. I've started using olive oil in almost all my cooking and have cut way back on processed food and saturated fat. And the meals are surprisingly filling. You don't have to feel deprived, you will have a plateful of colorful, delicious foods awaiting you!
The recipes the healthy lifestyle advice is fabulous on this book.
Love the look of the foods on this book and can’t wait to get started on them.
The ingredients look good and done seem at if I will have to spend hours going from one shop to the next to find them. Which for me is an essential.
They also look very nutritious.
I would recommend.
The recipes in this cookbook are varied and not too complicated. I wish there were modifications when a recipe calls for an appliance like a slow cooker. But overall, you'll have the necessary kitchen equipment if you do any regular cooking. Ingredients are readily available, with the exception of some specialty items like dandelions. Organized by meal--breakfast, soups and salad, desserts, etc. I look forward to trying the roasted pears with honey, mint, and lemon. Not every recipe has a photo, but the color photography is attractive. Good for health-conscious cooks and dieters looking for an alternative to the latest fad.
Sometimes you just need that extra inspiration to eat healthier. And when I find recipes I can easily make in my slow cooker, that´s even better! One of the stand-out recipes is the Baklava Oatmeal (yes, I have a sweet tooth)!
The Tuscan Chicken and White Beans and the Grilled Asparagus with Roasted Peppers and Feta are also right up my alley.
The Standard US/Metric Measurement conversions in the back of the book are super handy to have.
Thank you NetGalley, Peter Minaki and Adams Media for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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