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Eat Well, Feel Well

A delicious cookbook for those with digestive disease.

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Eat Well, Feel Well is a cookbook written for those who are following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet as created by Elaine Gottschall.

This cookbook, which features over 150 recipes made without wheat, flour, milk and sugar, was written by Kendall Conrad after her daughter was diagnosed with a dangerous digestive problem. She was recommended to follow the specific carbohydrate diet and it helped relieve many of the painful symptoms that come along with diseases such as ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, diverticulitis, IBS and Crohn’s disease.

Eat Well, Feel Well can be enjoyed by anyone who wants to follow a low starch diet. The recipes can be used for casual meals or elegant dinner parties depending on your needs and everything from appetizers and starters to desserts is featured so that you’ll have every course covered.

PRO
  • Includes numerous recipes that are all approved for the specific carbohydrate diet
  • Recipes featured are very healthy and can be enjoyed by anyone looking to eat a more nutritious and low glycemic diet
  • Emphasizes variety, flavor and nutrition
  • Recipes created by someone with a family member suffering from a digestive disorder so they have been tested and approved
  • Recipes eliminate starch and complex sugars, which are commonly found in processed foods
  • Eating this way makes foods easier for the body to digest
  • Encourages cooking with organic foods
CON
  • Specific dietary focus may dissuade some from purchasing it
  • No illustrations or photographs accompany the recipes
  • Some ingredients may be hard to find or costly to purchase
  • Inclusion of legumes, onions and peppers in some of the recipes may cause gastrointestinal problems for those prone to or diagnosed with digestive disorders
  • Recipes geared more to adults than to kids
DIET and NUTRITION

Over 150 recipes are included in this cookbook and all are in compliance with the specific carbohydrate diet. Those suffering from digestive diseases can use these recipes to relieve many of the painful symptoms they must endure on a daily basis as well as anyone looking to eat in more healthful and low glycemic way.

Overall, Eat Well, Feel Well emphasizes eating plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, legumes as well as alternatives to wheat, sugar and dairy.

Some of the delicious recipes featured in the book include:

  • Curried deviled eggs with mango-currant chutney
  • Thai beef salad with papaya and toasted coconut and Egyptian red lentil soup
  • Whole roasted red snapper stuffed with fennel and citrus
  • Ground beef chili with navy beans
  • Simple cheese soufflé
  • Honey garlic chicken drummettes
  • Cashew butter tortillas
EXERCISE

No exercise plan accompanies this book.

CONCLUSION

If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with a digestive disease, you know the pain of living with that disease. There are several books available that talk about living with the symptoms of those diseases, but Eat Well, Feel Well gives you numerous ideas of how to cook to ease your symptoms. This book includes over 150 recipes for those on the Carbohydrate Specific Diet.

While the recipes can be used by anyone wanting to follow a low starch or low glycemic diet, a few criticisms of the Eat Well, Feel Well are its lack of photographs, its sometimes hard-to-find ingredients and the recipes' overall appeal to adult taste buds rather than kids tastes.

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