I have started 2014 off with a multitude of resolutions, one of which is to lose weight. However, I'm always running out of good light recipe ideas. Luckily, Calgary Public Library has a wonderful collection of light cookbooks for just about every diet plan that will both inspire and provide practical advice.
For those looking for traditional family friendly low calorie recipes featuring high fiber and low sodium recipes, you might want to try The Ultimate Low-Calorie Book: more than 400 light and healthy meals for every day by Jan Miller. The recipes, many of which take thirty minutes or less to prepare, include snacks, sandwiches, desserts, restaurant favourites and meals that can be prepared in advance.
Paleo diets were very popular in 2013 and there is no indication that the trend will change in 2014. If you are looking for some paleo recipe ideas, you might want to try John Chatham's book "The Paleo Diet Solution: the modern caveman's cookbook." This cookbook features three hundred recipes offering a variety of hearty meals based on lean meats, seafood and healthy vegetables.
New to our shelves are companion cookbooks to some of the most popular diet plans. Del Sroufe, author of Forks Over Knives — the Cookbook is releasing his latest book Chef Del's Better Than Vegan: 101 low-fat, plant-based recipes that helped me lose over 200 pounds. In addition to recounting his fascinating weight loss story, Sroufe includes a diverse array of vegan recipes. Imagine having a dinner of portobello wraps with spicey Asian slaw topped off by a delicious dessert of lemon berry sorbet.
William Davis, author of the bestsellers Wheat Belly:lose the wheat, lose the weight, and find your path back to health and Wheat Belly Cookbook 150 recipes to help you lose the wheat, lose the weight, and find your path back to helath is back with Wheat Belly 30 Minutes (Or Less!) Cookbook: 200 quick and simple recipes to lose the wheat, lose the weight, and find your path back to health. You'll find two hundred wheat free recipes for dinner dishes, light meals, sandwiches, cookies and cupcakes in this new release designed for those of us in a hurry.
These are just a few of the many light cooking recipe books that Calgary Public Library has. There is something for everyone, whether it is a long established standard or the newest trend. Check them out in print and in e-book format. Now if I can only forego vanilla lattes...