DON'T TELL 'EM IT'S GOOD FOR 'EM by Nancy; Ruth Glick & Gloria Kaufer Greene Baggett


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A gimmick--but OK nonetheless: how to ease the family into healthier eating through graduated recipes that eliminate the bad and increase the good. Baggett, Glick, and Greene are in line with current nutritional thinking: reduce fat, Salt, sugar, and smoked and Salt-cured food intake to lessen the likelihood of developing cancer, heart and blood-vessel diseases, and obesity. For numerous benefits, increase your intake of vegetables, grains, legumes, and fiber. After making their case for better eating, the authors give basic cooking tips (how to steam vegetables, how to store foods), and then move on to a wealth of recipes. Each is presented in one, two, or three ""Nutristeps""--which gradually decrease the bad ingredients while increasing the good (for instance, tapering the Salt and meat while increasing the vegetables in a stew), the idea being that families won't experience a shock and can slowly re-educate their taste buds. From soup to snacks, the recipes themselves are appetizing and not at all exotic (chicken and rice, banana bran muffins). So, absolutely nothing new in content--but a more gentle easing into new tastes for those who feel that Pritikin and such are still beyond them.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1983
Publisher: Times Books