Joy Bauer’s Super Food! Cookbook Review

Joy Bauer's Super Food

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I was sent a copy of Joy Bauer’s Super Food! as part of my participation in the Abrams Dinner Party for 2019/2020. I received the cookbook at no charge for my honest review.  I am pleased to celebrate this cookbook over the next week where I will share a couple of recipes culminating with a givaway. Keep reading!

Joy Bauer Super Food Cookbook

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About Joy Bauer Super Food!:

Do you want to live to be 100?
Do you want to look and feel amazing?
Do you want to chow down on insanely delicious food?

In this new and inspiring cookbook, Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, celebrity chef, #1 New York Times best-selling author, and NBC’s TODAY show health expert, shows us exactly how to accomplish all three.

After reviewing countless studies and analyzing the eating habits of people around the world living the longest, healthiest lives, Joy uses the most nutritious ingredients to whip up super creative, crave-worthy food. The 150 recipes in Joy Bauer’s Superfood! include everything from Buffalo wings to deep-dish pan pizza to salted caramel milkshakes to loaded nachos…and so much more. Imagine enjoying all these indulgent, delectable foods while boosting immunity, easing anxiety and stress, increasing energy, promoting longevity, and greatly improving your overall health. This book is the ultimate celebration of deliciousness and nutrient-rich recipes for eternal youth and vitality.

About the Author:

oy Bauer, MS, RDN, is one of the nation’s leading health authorities. She is the nutrition and healthy lifestyle expert for NBC’s TODAY show and the host of NBC’s Health + Happiness. Joy is also a monthly columnist for Woman’s Day magazine, the official nutritionist for the New York City Ballet and the creator of Joy is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with 13 bestselling books to her credit. Her latest book, Joy’s Simple Food Remedies, explores the healing power of food and features natural, holistic remedies for the most common every day ailments, including bloating, headaches, anxiety and stress, low energy, brain fog and high cholesterol.

Her newest and upcoming children’s book, Yummy Yoga, hits stands on October 8th, 2019 and communicates a true passion of Joy’s— encouraging young kids to try healthy new foods and energizing exercise in a playful and engaging format.

In the earlier part of her career, Joy was the Director of Nutrition and Fitness for the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, as well as the clinical dietitian for their neurosurgical team. One of Joy’s most rewarding experiences was creating and implementing “Heart Smart Kids,” a health program for underprivileged children living in Harlem. Prior to making the jump to media, she taught Anatomy & Physiology and Sports Nutrition at NYU’s School of Continuing Education, as she worked to build what would soon become the largest private nutrition center in the country.

Passionate about delivering scientifically sound, realistic information to millions of Americans, Joy has received countless awards including the National Media Excellence Award from two of the most esteemed organizations, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society of Nutrition Science. She is also continuously featured in prominent publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, People, US Weekly, Parade, etc.

When she’s not dishing out health info or sharing delicious recipes on TV, you’ll find Joy making a mess in her kitchen or spending quality time at home with her husband, three kids, and fur-baby, Gatsby.

My Opinion:

This cookbook has a number of recipes that intrigued me from my first look through. The premise is simple; incorporate “super foods” into your diet to live a longer, healthier life. These foods are those eaten in the parts of the world where people live the longest. They include vegetables, legumes, fruits, seeds and nuts, coffee and tea, whole grains, and extras like cocoa and extra virgin olive oil.

Ms. Bauer breaks her book into classic sections like Morning Meals, Breads, etc, Soups and Salads, and so on. In each of those sections you find super food takes on classic recipes like chicken and waffles and tortilla wraps. You won’t find fat filled, empty calorie recipes; the waffles for example are made with zucchini and carrot shreds with a little bit of flour to bind. The chicken is oven baked (or in my interpretation air fried) and the finished dish is very tasty.

The recipes are well written and easy to follow.  I haven’t found any strange or hard to source ingredients which is always a good thing. The book emphasizes using fresh and seasonal ingredients and you will find vegetarian, vegan and meals with meat inside. I’ve tried several so far and have enjoyed every one.

It’s a great book for a beginner or someone who has been cooking for a while.



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