Food: What the Heck Should I Cook? By Mark Hyman

Thank you Little Brown for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: Dr. Mark Hyman’s Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? revolutionized the way we view food, busting long-held nutritional myths that have sabotaged our health and kept us away from delicious foods that are actually good for us. Now, in this companion cookbook, Dr. Hyman shares more than 100 delicious recipes to help you create a balanced diet for weight loss, longevity, and optimum health. Food is medicine, and medicine never tasted or felt so good. The recipes in Food: What the Heck Should I Cook? highlight the benefits of good fats, fresh veggies, nuts, legumes, and responsibly harvested ingredients of all kinds. Whether you follow a vegan, Paleo, Pegan, grain-free, or dairy-free diet, you’ll find dozens of mouthwatering dishes. With creative options and ideas for lifestyles and budgets of all kinds, Food: What the Heck Should I Cook? is a road map to a satisfying diet of real food that will keep you and your family fit, healthy, and happy for life. 

I think what I appreciate most about this cookbook is that it caters to so many different diets. It’s pretty cool to be able to pick up a cookbook and have multiple people on a variety of different diets benefit from it. On the other hand, I had a hard time finding recipes that I could actually put onto the table. Some of the recipes had ingredients that aren’t easy to find or just had way too many ingredients. I’m all about simplicity and lots of flavor. This didn’t quite hit the mark for me. I also am really fond of books that have pictures for each recipe. This one had beautiful pictures, but not enough (in my personal opinion). I value Mark’s intelligence in the nutrition field and have learned a lot from him, so I am excited to try a lot more of these recipes when I get the chance.

3.5/5 Stars

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