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Nutrition Focused Cookbooks To Add To Your Collection

By: Hidden Gems on March 22, 2022

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By: Hidden Gems on March 22, 2022


Each and every week, subscribers to Hidden Gems are offered FREE books to download, read, and review – from any or all of over 15 different genres. Today we’re going to highlight five cookbooks with a strong nutritional focus that our readers enjoyed exploring.  Whether you want to re-evaluate your meal choices, or are simply looking for some new delicious recipes, check out these great cookbooks and don’t stress about what’s for dinner this weekend.


A Beginner’s Guide to Sustainable Plant-Based Weight-Loss

A Beginner’s Guide to Sustainable Plant-Based Weight-Loss by Shane Corbitt

Curious if a plant-based diet is right for you? In A Beginners Guide to Sustainable Plant-Based Weight Loss, you will discover a straightforward guide to following a plant-based diet, 20+ easy to make recipes, tips and tricks to help you make the shift and the science behind plant-based diets.

“This book was great, it had a lot of great information and was easy to put the information to use,” writes Amazon Customer in their 5-star review. “I already feel healthier and I am already starting to lose weight. I highly recommend this book for everybody and will definitely be getting future books from this author.”

“I love this book!” raves R. Blathers in their 5-star review. “So much information on nutrition and so many recipes!! I’m having a hard time choosing which breakfast recipe I’m making in the morning!! I love how this book goes into great detail explaining all of the health benefits of eating a plant based diet. Extremely informative. I’m just starting this way of eating and this book will definitely be a major reference for me. I also love how the author explains the health benefits of each recipe. I’m trying to lose some weight and I know this will help me reach my goal!”

99 Trillion Helpers To Improve Your Gut Health

99 Trillion Helpers To Improve Your Gut Health by Dr. P.K. Sachitaran

Research shows that your gut is linked to every facet of your wellbeing – including your mood, weight, emotions, and mental health. In 99 Trillion Helpers To Improve Your Gut Health, you will discover how your gut works, what it needs, and the steps you should take to enhance its functioning for an all-round body transformation. Along with all of that, you’ll also find a guide on the vitamins and supplements you should take for a healthier digestive system and general wellbeing, and sample recipes to help you develop a gut-friendly meal plan that you can follow.

Leigh P. writes in their 5-star review, “I’ve always been into looking after myself but have always neglected my gut health. For many years I have tracked my macros but not really looked at the quality of them. Thanks to this book it has changed my perspective of not just how I train my body but what I put in it too. This is a great book for anyone that wants to understand health on a deeper level. Highly recommended!”

“Highly recommend!!” says Misgvus in their 5-star review. “A great book to discuss ways to improve your gut health and recipes to start the journey. Both husband and I don’t have gallbladder and sometimes struggle with our digestive system. Great resource to help with our issues.”

Eat to Prevent and Control Disease Cookbook

Eat to Prevent and Control Disease Cookbook by La Fonceur

This cookbook comes with 70+ vegetarian recipes of Indian cuisine featuring herbs and spices with medicinal properties and superfoods to prevent and control chronic diseases. Eat to Prevent and Control Disease Cookbook brings you tangy beverages, savory snacks, main courses and mouth-watering desserts to prevent and control diabetes, hypertension and arthritis. Reduce your dependence on medications and their associated side effects with the dedicated recipes for these chronic diseases.

“It is definitely one of the more health-oriented cookbooks I have seen,” explains Annie/Lynn in their 5-star review. “It explains how to prepare several essential ingredients at home for use in the recipes rather than using store-bought. It has several ingredients and health tips and notes through the book that you’ll want to read. The drinks were really interesting. So far the stuffed peppers were a hit in our house.”

Komal raves in their 5-star review, “This book is a collection of delicious and healthy recipes that we can also include in our daily lives. I and my mother both loved this book so much. There were so many ingredients that were replaced as a healthy alternative like replacement of sugar and unhealthy refined oils. I am very health conscious and seriously, this book is a blessing for me. I can enjoy tasty food without bothering for my health. Kudos to the author.”

Smart Sourdough

Smart Sourdough by Mark Shepard

Most sourdough recipes lead you through days or even weeks of developing a starter before you can make your bread — and then into a lifetime of maintaining that starter. But this book is based on the belief that all that rigmarole is no longer needed. With modern methods of regulating temperature, and with the easy availability of baker’s yeast, honest-to-goodness naturally fermented sourdough bread can be made from start to finish in less than a day.

Lindell L. Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer writes in their 5-star review, “I’ve made traditional sourdough bread in the past and got tired of feeding the starter, throwing away so much starter as it is fed, and keeping the starter alive. It wasn’t worth all of the work. I was eager to try this streamlined method and was surprised that it worked!”

“I have always wanted to make my own sourdough bread but felt super intimidated,” writes Kora A.D. in her 5-star review. “I am a busy mom and educator, and we often travel, so I knew that sourdough starter and I probably wouldn’t get along. Enter this book, Smart Sourdough. I love my Instant Pot, and I love simplicity, so it sounds like a win-win to me! The steps are laid out with lots of full-color photographs, which I appreciate as a newbie.”

Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

Mediterranean Diet Cookbook by Vanessa Olsen

If you’re ready to change your life with the help of bread, pasta, feta cheese, olive oil, and best of all, wine, then this book is the perfect place to start. The Mediterranean diet is something that will leave an imprint on your heart and have you living life to the fullest.

Shandra B. raves in their 5-star review, “Two books in one! Nutritional information and serving size is included with each recipe. The ingredient list and directions are well written and easy to understand. There is a lot of history in the beginning of the first book, but it is very interesting. I like the added 7 day meal plan, it helps get you started. The second book includes a shortened version of the first book’s beginning. But there are lots more yummy recipes!”

“This is an informative and very easy introduction to eating a Mediterranean diet,” writes Lastayt in their 5-star review. “It’s written so it’s easy to understand the basics and the background of this eating plan. The recipes are not complicated and serve 2 which is perfect for me. I also did not see a lot of ingredients in the recipes that would be hard to find at a basic grocery store. I definitely will be using this cookbook.”

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