Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Cooking at home is one of the best ways to take control of your diet. Not only do you get to control all the ingredients that you consume, but you're fully aware of what you're eating. It's really easy to be removed from your food and ignorant of the ingredients when you're dining out. That does not mean that all home-cooked food is good for you. In fact, some cookbooks are downright dangerous. Luckily, there are people who analyze the recipes and let you know which cookbooks to avoid and which to seek out. Here are there list of the five worst for 2011.
Jamie Oliver’s Meals in Minutes One serving of the Meatball Sandwich contains more fat than a Big Mac and more than double the calories, cholesterol, sodium, and saturated fat.
Guy Fieri Food Jambalaya Sandwich contains bacon, smoked sausage, and Andouille sausage; such processed meats raise colon cancer risk.
Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible One serving of Hot Buffalo Wings (three wings) contains 910 calories and 85 grams of fat; meat-heavy diets raise obesity risk.
The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook More than 50 pages of recipes featuring grilled meat, which increases cancer risk.
The Neelys’ Celebration Cookbook Bourbon Bread Pudding is saturated with butter, half-and-half, and whole milk; high-fat diets increase heart-disease risk.

I am not surprised to see

the Neelys,

Paula Deen and Guy Fieri on the list, but Jamie Oliver's name really surprised me. It just goes to show that you really need to check out the nutritional information on recipes before making them at home. Many cookbooks contain that information on the recipe page. If not, you can go online and calculate for yourself.

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