With quick and easy vegetarian recipes to suit all taste buds, this vegetarian cookbook provides recipes to satisfy meat-eaters and vegetarians alike, whilst keeping it all low GI.
For those of you who love nothing more than a juicy steak or succulent chicken breast, the Low GI Vegetarian Cookbook may sound as far from your fancy as possible but you could be wrong... Filled with mouth-watering recipes and beautiful colour photos it’s certainly not just for vegetarians following a low GI diet. The recipes and information are also sure to spice up any existing vegetarians eating habits, add variety and make vegetarian cooking and eating even more easy and enjoyable!
Broken down by food type, there are 120 easy vegetarian recipes to try, each looking and sounding as delicious as the one before. For example, in the 'Salads and Vegetables' chapter, how does Golden Thai Curry sound? Or in 'Pasta and Noodles', Pasta Twist, Tomato and Mozzarella Bake? Some of the recipes in Rose Elliot’s low GI vegetarian cookbook are so simple, boil the pasta and 'swirl' around the remaining ingredients! Great for those of us on a time schedule! This vegetarian cookbook really does make it simple, easy and tasty to follow a low GI vegetarian diet. Other chapters include 'Beans and Lentils', 'Cereals and Grains', 'Natural Protein Foods' and 'Fruit, Sugar and Spice' which of course includes some sweet treats.
Being vegetarian and/or following a low GI diet both have their benefits. Over the years research has shown that being a vegetarian is not only healthy but provides your body with more energy and can be good for your weight. Foods with a lower GI value slowly release energy, banishing food cravings and helping you to keep control of your eating habits. Following a low GI vegetarian diet could even equal a weight loss of 2lbs a week.
In Rose Elliot’s Low-GI Vegetarian Cookbook you’ll find much more than just recipes. Rose introduces the book with some useful information on the glycaemic index and a comprehensive breakdown of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and essential fats – all of which a low GI vegetarian or vegan diet can supply. The GI Food Table shows the low, medium and high GI ratings for plenty of common vegetarian and vegan foods for easy reference and the 'Get Slim and Stay Slim' chapter provides straight-talking information on how to follow the plan and make it work for you! For those who are pregnant, there is a whole section dedicated to 'Eating for Two' and how to adapt low GI for babies and children.
Interspersed with the recipes are meal plans, sauces, dressings, breakfast recipes and even 30 minute dinner parties! Also included in the vegetarian cookbook is lots of handy information about specific foods, cooking techniques and where to buy the more exotic ingredients.