Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (August 14, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.9 x 9.4 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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I bought this book expecting a quick and easy way to prepare delicious and healthy dishes for myself and my family. While it is quick, simple and healthy, the taste of the recipes is just ok. I'm a very good cook and a lot of the recipes turned out bland. After a while I ended up adding extra spices or using different cooking techiniques to make the dishes palatable. All that being said, this book is a great resource for someone new to the Zone way of cooking and for someone that is either new to cooking or ,as in my mom's case, hates cooking and wants something easy to make.I loved the fact that the author had suggestions for complementary dishes included in each recipe to help you decide which meat to serve with which vegetable and how to make it a complete Zone meal. No guesswork here! Also, the first few chapters are devoted to teaching the reader about the Zone and it's health benefits as well as how to come up with an eating plan. There are also sample menus for week. It is a very well thought out book, but I just wish that the recipes were more interesting and that the book included pictures of the dishes. It's a good book to start with though.
I love this book! As a working person with too little time to cook, I can open nearly any page of Gloria's book and find something healthy and tasty to prepare, without a lengthy list of ingredients or an intimidating set of instructions. And her recipes aren't just quick and healthy, they are imaginative and delicious -- she freely combines poultry with fruit, for example. (I personally think a lot of these recipes could be made for ANY meal of the day, breakfast, lunch or dinner!) Best of all is her emphasis on balance: she offers good eating in the form of recipes that are balanced (carbs to fats to protein) in ways that we could all pay more attention to. This is ZONE eating at its best. Five stars for this cookbok!
I do not like this book. I was expecting a spin off from the original "Zone diet" by Barry Sears. This book changes the process from blocks to grams, much more confusing . The layout of the recipes further complicates. I ask myself , is this a complete meal recipe or just a partial representation to which I must add more grams? I am sorry I ordered this book.
So glad we received this book as a gift. Following it for the past 2 weeks has already made a major improvement in our energy level and healthy feeling. It is a much healthier and better balanced way of eating than Atkins and South Beach. The recipes are clear and easy, with very helpful notes and practical tips by Gloria Bakst. For people often on-the-move like us, one of the best things about this book is the great suggestions for mobile eating, in restaurants, and easy to carry healthy snack foods. Ms. Bakst's style, humor and friendliness make this reading a delight. Thanks, Ms. Bakst and Ms. Goodbody for a great book. Highly recommend!
What more could you want? The recipes are easy, filling, very delicious. My "meat and potatoes" husband found plenty to eat here. This is a great book for a novice cook as well as someone more experienced. Get two, give one for a gift to anyone who wants to look great and not feel hungry. Bon appetit!
I love the recipes because these Zone meals are delicious and extremely easy to prepare. The fact that they're also healthy adds another ingredient into the mix of satisfaction. Bravo!
The introduction to the book is one of the best I have read. It explains what the zone perfect system of living is in a manner that is easy to understand. When one finishes reading it one is ready to follow the Zone Perfect System if they wish.The receipts are varied and give one options. The suggestions that are in the book make it an interesting and different kind of cook book.
What a great book for the "non-chef" type guy who wants to eat healthy and still not spend all day in the kitchen. These are really easy to follow recipies that are fun to make and you know you've had a healthy meal. I've even bought a few copies for office mates that I know could use the better diet available here.
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