Synopses & Reviews
The Wholesome Junk Food Cookbook
is a cookbook devoted to wholesome eating. It satisfies our desires for snacks while keeping us healthy. With more than 100 snack recipes from cookies and cakes to ice cream and smoothies, Dr. Laura Trice is on a mission to make healthy eating more fun with treats such as lemon pound cake, Boston cream pie, and chocolate-banana milkshake. While in medical school, Laura saw how people suffered due to illnesses that could have been prevented with better nutrition. Like her patients she realized that she only ate the food that tasted great to her.
In 1997, while working on the set of 7th Heaven, Dr. Laura would bring snacks to the set from time to time and was inspired to make her snacks available on a large scale when she noticed that some of the truck drivers on the set were actually eating her cookies for breakfast instead of donuts! This passion for healthy and great tasting food led to Lauras Wholesome Junk Food, est. 2001. Her wholesome junk foods” are distributed nationally in Whole Foods and Harris Teeters as well as numerous health food stores.
An introduction explaining the importance of eating healthy and promoting a healthy lifestyle and two full-color photographic inserts complement the text. Each chapter includes a sidebar with nutritional and cooking tips.
"In her collection of crave-worthy junk food-minus the junk-Trice, a medical doctor and CEO of the California-based Laura's Wholesome Junk Food, indulges her followers with recipes for many of her company's products among more than 100 wholesome noshes. However, this is no diet cookbook: what's 'wholesome' here are the expeller-pressed oils, evaporated cane juice, unprocessed sea salt and similar products substituted for more-processed (and seemingly ubiquitous) ingredients like saturated fats and corn syrup. Trice's focus is real ingredients, not low-fat or low-calorie variations: chocolate ganache contains chocolate and cream, pie crust recipes call for either butter or oil, ice creams employ coconut milk. Trice also offers welcome everyday treats like 15 simple popsicles free of corn syrup (though Krazy Carrot Pops, made with carrot juice and frozen peas, sound punishing), in addition to expected fare such as granolas, smoothies, and energy-packed baked goods like Cashew Protein Muffins. Anyone favoring salty over sweet will likely be disappointed with a tacked-on chapter of savory snacks. So long as they aren't looking for guilt-free indulgences, fans of sweets looking to reduce their intake of processed foods will benefit from this book." Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder and President of Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco and author of The Spectrum and Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease
If you're going to eat 'junk food' treats, this is what you should be eating. Slowly, mindfully, and with great pleasure."
Kim Barnouin, co-author, Skinny Bitch
"As a big lover of cookbooks, this one is at the top of my list! Not only are the recipes easy to make, they will bring you to your happy place after just one bite, regardless of your dietary preferences. Laura Trice brilliantly proves that you really can have Wholesome Junk Food.”
Daphne Oz, author of The Dorm Room Diet
“Dr. Laura Trice allows us to finally have our cake and eat it too, without the guilt. Through simple substitutions that eliminate toxic processed sweeteners, flours, and dairy from many of her recipes, Dr. Laura preserves the wholesome goodness of your favorite sweet and savory treats—and your kids will love them too! Dr. Laura’s Wholeseome Junk Food Cook Book makes eating well easy and delicious. I couldn’t wait to get my copy!”
FaveDiets.com, June 2010
"This cookbook is perfect for those that want to indulge their sweet tooth in a healthier and more natural way. The information in the cookbook is relevant and interesting, and the recipes are simple, fun and delicious. This is a must-have cookbook for anyone who wants to make an easy healthy snack or dessert."
About the Author
Laura Trice, M.D. is the CEO of Lauras Wholesome Junk Food based in Venice, California. Laura received her B.A. from Smith College with a double major in Chemistry and French Language and Literature, and her M.D. from the University of Vermonts College of Medicine. Laura currently resides in Venice, California.