End-to-end nutrition book
January 27, 2013 3:17 AM Subscribe
I would like to finally find a routine I can follow to eat healthy during the week and I am looking for book recommendations. Unfortunately, most nutrition/cooking books are very one-sided (only contain recipes, only discuss cooking skills, or only nutrition theory) and very biased towards some radical approach (vegatarian/vegan, very low-carb, very high-protein etc.). I am looking for the opposite - ideally a single book for learning about nutrition, cooking and planning your groceries and cooking so all the good advice is actually actionable considering having a 40-hour workweek; also without going into any dietetic extremes and based on sound science and actual practice. Details inside.
posted by jarekr to health & fitness (17 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I would like the following info:
A) balanced and evidence-based discussion of nutrition principles (again, I am not interested in going 100% vegetarian, very low-carb, very high-protein etc., I think the current consensus along reasonable people is something like: stick to unprocessed foods, avoid simple carbs, eat a lot of vegetables, eat some fish, eat a bit of meat; I am interested in something along those lines but more in detail)
B) reasonably easy recipes for healthy dishes (I have successfully cooked quite fancy dishes but I cannot afford to spend 20 hours a week for cooking)
c) advice on mastering basic cooking skills (knife-skills, methods of preparation like stir-frying and what not, here I even don't know what I don't know)
D) practical implementation advice, for example about organizing time for cooking in your weekly routine, cooking and storing food for a couple of days in advance etc. This is what I am especially interested in, I know a bit about A, B and a really tiny bit about C already, but have trouble putting it into practice because of lack of time.
I guess books covering at least three of the above points would already be really interesting.