Book Review: The Healthy College Cookbook 4

The Healthy College CookbookOnce a week I try to review some book related to college in order to lend some guidance to a field that has become completely overrun. So many people are writing test guides and college help books that it is easy to buy a product which is not useful and which will be occupying space on your bookshelf for years, mocking your bad judgment 윈도우7 순정.

Did you know that the average college student, when properly prepared, can actually prepare a healthy, cost-efficient meal in less time than it takes for the pizza delivery man to arrive? Although the vast majority of college students do not know anything about cooking, they can quickly and easily learn enough of the basics to successfully cook for themselves windows 10 이전 버전 다운로드.

Cooking for yourself comes with many advantages. First, you will save quite a bit of money. When cooking at home, you only pay for the food – not for the preparation and delivery. Second, you will reap many health benefits. Eating healthfully is a long-term investment. Although good eating habits have been shown to quickly improve one’s memory retention, energy level, and strength, the main benefits come years down the road – when your friends who ate junk food are struggling with numerous health problems Detective Pikachu smi. Preparing your own food helps you remain a debt-free scholar while improving your overall health!

The biggest problem when cooking for yourself is finding quick, healthy recipes. The best resource that I have found for that problem is The Healthy College Cookbook, a cookbook and cooking instruction guide written specifically for college students who need healthy, inexpensive, quick meals Download iPad Tethering.

Beginner Cooking Instructions

Because the authors of this book are college students themselves, they realize that most college students know little (often, nothing) about cooking. Therefore, the first chapter is a quick yet comprehensive introduction to the basics of cooking. Reading this chapter will arm you with the knowledge needed to complete the recipes included in this book Download standard goods.

In this chapter, they begin by explaining what equipment you will need to begin cooking for yourself. I think the most important tools they include on this thorough list are the large and small knives. A good knife set will help you immeasurably. As the authors recommend, make sure to invest in a good knife. Spending $100 on a knife that will last your entire life is much more financially wise than “saving” and getting a cheap $20 knife that will have to be replaced frequently Mobile download of PiguWangtongki. The same thing goes with most of the other tools used in cooking. Paying more upfront will save you more money over time.

This chapter also explains some important foods to keep at hand, the basic terms of cooking, some basic herbs and spices, and a few healthy substitutes that can be used when cooking.


The wide variety of breakfasts in this book include everything from time-tested favorites such as Granola to gourmet treats such as Tomato-Basil Omelets 위플래쉬 ost. In fact, one of the only things these different recipes have in common (besides the fact that they are all breakfast foods) is the fact that they can be prepared with little effort – even by the newest cook!

Because these recipes vary so widely, you can easily find a breakfast for any occasion. If you are like me, you will probably want to settle for something simple for your normal breakfast, but, when you have someone over, you can quickly whip up a tasty and unusual breakfast that they will be sure to enjoy Brave. In fact, next Mother’s Day, you won’t have to make your mother the same toast and eggs that you have made for years, but you can cook up some Huevos Rancheros or perhaps even some Orange Cinnamon Tofu Toast. These simple but tasty recipes can supply your breakfasts for years!


What college student does not eat snacks constantly? Because snacks form such a large portion of a college student’s diet, it is important to not overlook them when considering food 알약 바이러스. Thankfully, The Healthy College Cookbook does not forget snack foods. In fact, they devote an entire chapter to them! Using these recipes, you can make a quick, tasty snack such as Nachos Supreme or a more filling, time-intensive lunch such as Mushroom Pizza 존윅 3 자막. Many of these snacks will last for long periods of time – enabling you to make one large weekly batch that will last for an entire week.

Beware, if you get this book, you will never again be able to excuse grabbing a candy bar or “cooking” some microwave popcorn.

Lunches and Dinners

The rest of the 300+ recipes in this book are excellent for larger lunches or dinners. The recipes are organized according to type: soups, salads, pasta, seafood, chicken, breads, and more! In addition, the book includes special labels that help you find different types of recipes. Quick recipes, vegetarian recipes, vegan recipes, and recipes that work well in dorm rooms are all designated by special symbols. The quick recipe label is especially useful if you are new to cooking or simply too busy to spend much time. These inexpensive and tasty meals will keep you filled, healthy, and debt-free!

Who Is It For?

I highly recommend The Healthy College Cookbook to all college students.  Although I have found some of the recipes somewhat time-consuming and difficult, most of them are easy and quick – perfect for a busy student!

4 thoughts on “Book Review: The Healthy College Cookbook

  1. Reply Stephanie PTY Aug 17,2009 6:20 PM

    How many of the recipes in the book can be made without a stove? For the first two years I was in college, I didn’t have access to a stove, only a microwave. And we weren’t allowed to have anything like a hotplate or a George Foreman grill in our dorm rooms, either.

  2. Reply Nate Desmond Aug 17,2009 7:27 PM

    Thanks for your question, Stephanie! This book includes a number of recipes specially made for dorm rooms that only have microwaves and refrigerators.
    The dorm room recipes are designated by a symbol of a slice of bread with cheese. After quickly skimming the book, I found 35+ recipes with that symbol.

  3. Reply Ibrahim | Aug 24,2009 7:55 PM

    Great stuff. I need a good cook book, and this one looks like it is perfect for me!

  4. Reply Jesse Aug 24,2009 7:58 PM

    Such a great book, even for the at home cook. Simple is simple even after graduation.

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