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Supergrains: Cook Your Way to Great Healthby Chrissy Freer
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Discover how delicious nutritious eating can be with 100 flavorful recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, featuring twelve different grains (and six of them are gluten-free). Add these nutrient-packed superfoods to your diet and you’ll be cooking meals that are high in health benefits and low in calorie count.
Did you know that adding more of the right kind of grains to your diet can stimulate healthy digestion, help control blood sugar levels, aid weight control and reduce the risk of heart disease? Supergrains explores twelve of these grains: quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, brown rice, chia, millet, oats, spelt, kamut, barley, farro and freekeh, all of them nutrient-packed superfoods for a healthy body and heart.
Supergrains have been around for centuries but, until recently, forgotten in favor of highly refined grains, like white rice and white wheat flour, that make up most of our grain consumption. Refined grains are stripped of the nutrients, healthy fats and antioxidants found in supergrains: it’s time to get back to the good grains!
Supergrains gives you the nutritional statistics for each grain, and invaluable tips on what they are best used for and how to cook them. Six of the grains are gluten-free and many of them are a complete source of protein—which means these fresh and tasty recipes are a great choice for restricted diets, such as gluten- or wheat-free, vegetarians and vegans.
All 100 recipes use ingredients that are readily available at your local grocery store, and have easy-to-follow, step-by-step methods. With Supergrains you’ll be cooking healthy, delicious meals that your whole family will love.
A fresh look at ten delicious super-foods (over half of which are gluten free) to add a nutrient-packed punch to your day! No longer being held captive by the health food store, the world is waking up to the unique health benefits of grains.
Supergrains includes over 100 delicious recipes. Firstly, you get the lowdown on the nutritional stats for each grain--for instance, did you know that chia contains more omega 3 and dietary fibre than any other food found in nature?--and then 10-12 delicious recipes for each one. All of the grains are ready to buy at your local supermarket--quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, brown rice, chia seeds, millet, oats, spelt, kamut and barley--and with the recipes in Supergrains you'll see how easy it is to include them in your everyday diet.
The step-by-step and easy-to-follow methods will give you the confidence to cook with these super-foods in fresh and contemporary ways, with dishes such as: Quinoa with Lamb, Pine Nuts and Currants; Buckwheat Pasta with Pancetta, Broccoli and Chili; and Roasted Nectarines with Barley and Almond Crumble. Six out of ten of these grains are gluten free and many are a complete source of protein, making these recipes perfect for vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike. Get ready to cook some delicious, healthy meals that your whole family will love.
About the Author
CHRISSY FREER is a qualified nutritionalist, food writer and recipe developer who has worked with a host of celebrity chefs, including Bill Granger. She has contributed to more than ten Weight Watchers cookbooks, as well as the Biggest Loser Families Cookbook. She is a regular contributor to an extensive list of publications, including Delicious and Bon Appetit magazines.
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