Low Carb is Lekker
PUBLISHED by Random House Struik
ISBN: 978 1 43230 478 2
Without question, the enthusiasm around the LCHF (low carb, high fat) lifestyle is thriving in South Africa. While not everyone may agree with this lifestyle choice, for many it has changed their eating habits completely. For those devotees who have found LCHF beneficial, the new publication Low Carb is Lekker should definitely be in your cookbook collection.
Author Inè Reynierse has been through her own LCHF journey to health; the recipes in the book are her tried and tested versions and include some traditional South African favourites. The book starts with an easy-to-understand explanation of the lifestyle and includes a helpful guide of ‘always allow’ foods through to ‘avoid’ foods. There’s not only a list, but also an explanation as to why you should be allowing or avoiding certain foods, which is very helpful for those new to the lifestyle. Inè also gives tips and tricks with regards to useful kitchen tools to invest in, to prepare this food and helpful hints to cut costs as well.
The book includes breakfast, lunch and supper recipes, as well as a fabulous selection of snacks and beautiful baked goods that look utterly delicious. Recipes for chocolate brownies, caramel cream cheese balls, marshmallows and even malva pudding will have you drooling!
Since Inè is a mother, she has also included ideas for dishes that will suit kids, including lunchbox ideas and even kids themed party ideas.
Throughout the book are ‘Lekker Tips’ which give alternatives and serving suggestions, as well as a carbohydrate intake per serving. The book is beautifully styled and the recipes easy to follow.
One of the most difficult things to do when following any eating plan is to be continuously inspired and inventive – boredom, combined with lack of planning, can quickly cause regression. With Low Carb is Lekker, you will not only be inspired to try new meals, but you’ll look at your LCHF lifestyle in a totally new way, not as limiting, but as completely wide open to new ideas and inspiration.