The World Health Organisation recommends that overall fat intake should make up no more than 20-30 per cent of our daily calories, or in other words, no more than 60 grams of fat each day - of which no more than 20 grams should be saturated fat. However, recent research by the UK's Food Standard's Agency reveals that there is still a lot of public confusion about fat, with nearly half of us not fully recognising that saturated fat is bad for our health. To make it easy for you to follow a healthy low-fat diet, each recipe in this book comes with an easy-to-follow nutritional breakdown, detailing overall fat content, saturated fat level and calories, as well as symbols highlighting nutritional benefits. So you can mix and match recipes to reduce your intake of damaging fats, while making sure that you're getting all the nutrients you need. The invaluable Menu Plans show how to stick to these recommendations, enabling you to balance meals on a daily basis. In other words, if you choose a higher-fat lunch then you simply pick a lower-fat dinner.
Choose from a wide range of recipes inspired by world cuisines, such as Strawberry & Ricotta Muffins, Souffle Cheese Omelette, Chilli Beef Fajitas, Spanish Chicken Casserole, Fish Tikka Brochettes, Open Lasagne with Porcini & Olive, Thai Green Vegetable Curry, Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Cream and Chocolate & Orange Mousse. Tuck in and watch the weight drop off!
Nicola Graimes is an award-winning cookery writer and former editor of Vegetarian Living magazine. She has written more than twenty books, including The Top 100 Recipes for a Healthy Lunchbox, The Big Book of Wok, The New Vegetarian Kitchen (which was chosen as one of OFM's Top 50 Cookbooks of the Year), Veggienomics, and Part-Time Vegetarian, all for Nourish.