Book Review: Amish Friends Healthy Options Cookbook

9 Jun

I’m a sucker for cookbooks. I love browsing new recipes dreaming of those perfect dishes to serve my family and friends when they come to stay. For the past year I have been in a cooking rut — trying to maintain a healthy diet often leads me to the same old same old. When I saw Amish Friends Healthy Options Cookbook, I knew I had to have it! Who can turn down tested recipes that are actually good for you?! While this cookbook has the standard categories — main dishes, salads, breakfast foods, etc. — it was the snack options that grabbed my attention. It’s not that hard preparing healthy meals; my issue is not consuming yummy snacks that go straight to my hips 😉 . I chose No-Bake Energy Bites as a test. No-bake means easy in my book, and they were. They were also very tasty. I’m taking these along on a weekend road trip. Sorry convenience store candy bars!

I look forward to trying more great recipes. There are plenty that are gluten free if you need that. Some I plan to try are Nutricious Baked Oatmeal, Cabbage Rolls, and Peanut Butter-Chocolate Granola Bars. Here’s to healthy and delicious eating!


Audience: families.

Genre: cookbook

(Thanks to Barbour Publishing for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

Loaded with dozens of Amish recipes for the health conscious.

New, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter, is valuable cookbook that offers healthy recipe options.
Everyone wants to feel healthy, right? Food can be one of our best medicines, and many Amish are known for seeking ways for health to begin in the kitchen. Brand new, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter, is a helpful cookbook from Amish and Mennonite cooks who offer healthy recipe options. Over 200 recipes are divided into traditional categories from main dishes and sides to desserts and snacks with labels for gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, etc. Also included are health tips and remedies. Encased in a lay-flat binding and presented in full color, home cooks of all ages will be eager to add this cookbook to their collections.