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Simple, Fresh & Healthy

Learn to make healthy meals with seasonal fruits and vegetables.

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Simple, Fresh & Healthy is a cookbook written by Linda Hafner that contains a collection of seasonal recipes. Hafner is a certified health and fitness instructor and is passionate about health, nutrition and exercise. This cookbook focuses on preparing great meals for a thriving family and they’re also healthy. These meals can be prepared by those that have busy schedules as well. All of the meals are delicious and use local produce. These meals are great because they take such little time and can be more nutritious than prepackaged meals. The foods in Simple, Fresh & Healthy are fresh and free from preservatives. Hafner also weaves her personal story of growing vegetables and gardening throughout the book. The important element being displayed throughout the book is finding a balance between nourishing the body and fueling the family spirit. The included recipes feature everything from pure plum tomato sauce to happy birthday chocolate cake.

PRO
  • Encourages eating locally grown foods
  • Includes recipes that are quick to prepare and good for the whole family
  • Allows for cooking seasonal foods that are at their peak freshness level
  • Foods are more nutritious than packaged items
  • Cookbook is highly rated by those who have used it
  • Recipes broken into winter, spring summer and fall categories
  • Each season offers a list of the fruits and vegetables that are best for that season
CON
  • None to speak of
DIET and NUTRITION

Simple, Fresh & Healthy offers lots of healthy recipes that will have you and your family eating local produce when it is in season. The cookbook gives recipes that are quick and easy to prepare. Author Linda Hafner has maintained her own garden and offers various tips and photos showing readers that they can do it too. Having recipes like this encourages eating lots of healthy fruits and vegetables. This becomes even easier and more convenient if you decide to start your own garden. Some of the recipes included in Simple, Fresh & Healthy include:

  • Steamed Asparagus with Lemon
  • Asparagus Frittata
  • Steamed Spinach
  • Baked Haddock with Spinach and Cheese Sauce
  • Fresh Strawberry Pie
  • Pie Crust
  • Angel Food Cake
  • Carrot Salad
  • Magical Chicken Soup
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Fruit Pizza
  • Bonanza Bean Salad
EXERCISE

Simple, Fresh & Healthy is a cookbook so there is no exercise guidance.

CONCLUSION

Cooking healthy foods doesn’t have to take a lot of time or force you to eat bland food. Simple, Fresh & Healthy shows you how to eat seasonal, locally grown produce to and create wonderful meals at the same time. The recipes within this cookbook use quality ingredients and encourage limiting processed items. No matter what time of year it is, you can enjoy delicious food without including unhealthy preservatives or foreign ingredients.

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