Book Review | Cooking with Healthy Girl
Author: Mandy Potter
Before I even tried any recipes, Cooking with Healthy Girl: Everyday Recipes Made Healthy by Mandy Potter was a hit here! My girls wanted to look through the cookbook immediately and were drawn to the beautiful photos of the food and automatically began asking about making a variety of the recipes (they really wanted to make the brownies on the cover as well as the Spaghetti Pie and the Cinnamon Buns).
The recipes were really easy to follow and the ingredients were easy to find (which I really appreciate – there is nothing I hate more than buying a cookbook and then finding that the ingredients are difficult to find). I liked the layout of the cookbook (including a whole section on sides, which I appreciated because I find it difficult to find great recipes that are side dishes) and I appreciated the fact that all of the nutritional information accompanies each recipe.
That being said, I wish that there were more photos to accompany the recipes. I prefer cookbooks that have a photo for each recipe because I like being able to see the finished product. As well, while the recipes were likely much healthier than the original version of the recipes, many were quite high in calories and fat. I was surprised because I hadn’t expected recipes in a “healthy” cookbook to still have 520 calories and 24 grams of fat per serving (Hamburger Pizza) as one example.
That being said, I do like Cooking with Healthy Girl: Everyday Recipes Made Healthy. I think that anyone who is interested in eating healthier would enjoy this cookbook – just make sure you check the calories and fat content of the recipes.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.*