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182 of 196 people found the following review helpful
on June 15, 2012
I am not sure where to start this review, so I will start with the cover. The pictures on the cover are not of recipes contained in this book. Not a good start.

Next look at the overview of the dash diet, pretty much the dash diet, but with extra restrictions. I am suspicious of the extra restrictions like,"Nuts must be eaten raw."

Now on to the recipes, the introduction tells you to eat 6 servings of vegetables, but the recipes don't tell you how many servings they contain. This is a big hole in the usefulness of the book.

The recipes don't follow the dash diet--the recipe on page 141 has 2788mg of sodium per serving!! Way above 1500 mg/day that the dash recommends.

I will end this review where the book ends, with the index. The index is useless--want to look up black beans? you have to know that the book uses "Anna's black beans" as the index entry not "black beans".

Avoid this book.
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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2012
Like many Baby Boomers, I have developed a new-found interest in my health and was searching for recipes that would aid my "project." I am neither an enthusiastic nor a creative cook, and the cookbooks I found were much too complicated and demanded more time than I was willing to give. A former student recommended this book, and am I glad she did.

The recipes are easy and require no special skills, for which I'm especially grateful. No exotic ingredients are required, and, best of all, these dishes can be made in record time. The dishes take me out of my "comfort zone" -- I've discovered kale! Most importantly, these dishes are amazingly delicious even for those, like my husband, who believe only hot dogs should be considered "food."

I heartily recommend this cookbook for everyone, whether or not you have health concerns. Maybe, like I did, you'll discover that eating healthy can also be easy, fun, and tasty!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2012
I love the variety of wonderful recipes and the inclusion of nutrition information, but the authors failed to include two vital pieces of information with each recipe. First, there is no mention of what the quantity of an individual serving of a recipe is. Without that, the cook will have to divide the food into the number of servings the recipe claims to make and measure the serving size herself. That's pretty tedious. Also, it would have been helpful if there had been mention of how many servings of fruit, veggies, grains, proteins, etc. that a single serving of a recipe provides. Many who follow DASH count servings, not calories
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on November 26, 2012
I finally decided to get off my butt and take control of my BP without medication so I bought this cookbook to help me in my journey. I was excited to get it but my excitement didn't last long. This seems to be like a regular cookbook and is full of errors. A parfait recipe lists the fat as 212g. An omelet recipe lists the fat as 41g. A Mexican pizza recipe lists the calories as 18/serving; there is no way in heck the recipe can have that few calories. And that is only what I've found so far because I haven't finished looking at all the recipes. Some of the recipes have outrageous sodium contents. Mind you, I'm not a registered dietician or nutritionist but even I can tell that can't be right or healthy.

I agree with another reviewer about the lack of serving information. The recipes only say the number of servings and does not include how big each serving is. It would be nice if they could say something like "1 chicken breast with 2 TBSP sauce".

If you decide to buy this cookbook, you probably should calculate the nutritional information yourself instead of relying upon the nutritional info listed.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2012
I'm not what you'd call a health food junkie and I was quite skeptical of the green smoothies at first since I'm not a huge fan of spinach or kale either. Tried the melon smoothie with spinach and actually enjoyed it! So far I've made the homemade granola, and then used it in the breakfast berry parfait. So delicious even my fast-food-loving husband loved it! Can't wait to try more recipes - there are already 20+ I have earmarked and I just got the book! The recipes are easy to follow and I really like that the nutrition facts are printed for each one. Also valuable was that the others took time to introduce the theory behind why this stuff is good for you.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on April 3, 2012
Looking through this book was very disappointing. No photos of the recipes to help you see the final product. The recipe index in the back of the book is a poorly arranged. You can only search by recipe names, but that isn't as helpful as searching by a category or ingredient. I was expecting a lot more from this book.
Save your money.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 2, 2012
The Dash Diet Cookbook is very easy to read and understand when cooking and baking. I fell in love with the Mini Banana Vegan Muffins and I enjoy baking them for friends and family. There are a wide variety of recipes and I look forward to going down the list of things to make! I've already purchased this book for a friend and my mother. I'm also heading out to ship it to a friend who is in the Marines and his wife is newly pregnant, he is looking to lose weight and get in shape and of course with her having to eat for two, I think the healthy recipes in here could benefit them both! Losing weight takes time and a lot of effort but 80% of your weight loss is from changing your portions and bad eating habits. You might see some items that have higher fat/sodium/sugar but you should check the portion size you will be making for yourself and track all your calories! I've already lost almost 20 pounds in the last 2 months due to just changing what and how I am eating. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a healthier lifestyle with food that has great taste to it!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on March 12, 2012
The workout recommendations and log at the beginning of the book are very helpful. The general DASH guidelines outlining the sample foods and the recommended servings for people with high blood pressure were particularly helpful to me. I have tried various recipes, but my favorite is the burger with the portabello mushrooms, caramelized onions and pesto. I'm a red meat burger kind of guy, but my wife makes it for me, and its pretty darn good. I could get used to this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2012
I have had high blood pressure for a few years now. Never pay attention at me eating habits. Not that I ate a lot of junk or fast food before, but even at home, I was not being too conscious about my health. So I started by replacing most of my pantry for natural and organic product. I even make my own tomato sauce now, no more can food, no more sugary cereals etc. What I love about this book is that I fell like my mom or sisters are right there telling me what ingredients to add, so easy and accessible, no weird and unussual ingredients. I tried the Ground Beef Meat Loaf. It was excellent. Now I have the book open and in a stand at all times irght next to my stove!! Thank you ladies, for making my life much easier and tasty!!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on March 12, 2012
The DASH Diet is a super diet, and I have been having great results with it since the beginning of the year. The only thing I have missed is having a great, fun and interesting cookbook to go with it. Both of the books that I have on hand were written by doctors and researchers, so great, fun and interesting don't apply. Well, this book was also long on doctors as authors and short on great, fun and interesting. That is not to say that there aren't some good, tasty dishes here, because there are. Fun, great, interesting? No. Other than missing those little things, my concern is the sodium content of a lot of the recipes. Being over 65, with a history of heart disease and hypertension, my doctor set goal is less than 1500 mg of sodium per day. A lot of the recipes in this book are prescriptions to blow that goal away. I will continue to look for a great, fun and interesting book to keep the diet from becoming boring. Maybe the upcoming "DASH Diet Cookbook for Dummies" will be closer to the mark. Who knows? I will probably get my hands on a copy and look at it before I spring for it.
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