500 Ketogenic Recipes – by Dana Carpender

**This is a book with recipes for a particular type of diet (ketogenic diet: low-carb and high-fat). Even if Dana explains what keto diet is, I would strongly recommend getting familiar and researching first if you are not on this diet yet. This is about recipes, not about how to implement this type of diet into your lifestyle. Also, expect to encounter ingredients that you might be unfamiliar with, but not many**


500 Ketogenic Recipes
Hundreds of Easy and Delicious Recipes for Losing Weight, Improving Your Health, and Staying in the Ketogenic Zone
by Dana Carpender
Keywords: non-ficiton, recipes, ketogenic diet

Paperback, 304 pages*
Published December 12th 2017 by Fair Winds Press


Now, my impression of this book was right away: So many recipes and they all sound so incredibly delicious!. I’m talking about 500 recipes here and I don’t remember a single one that I though “ugh pass”, not-a-single-one. At first I was disappointed that it didn’t include pictures, it is always nice to have some idea of how the recipes might look on a plate, but I can forgive that because there was no need for eye candy to make me have food cravings after reading the instructions. Nevertheless, we are visual creatures and having images would have made things even better.The recipes are divided in categories, starting with snacks and then grain substitute recipes, egg recipes, salads and vinaigrettes, hot side dishes, poultry, fish and seafood, beef, pork and lamb, main dish salads, soups, sauces, condiments and seasonings, beverages and desserts. Most of them are very simple to prepare, it includes keto adaptations to classic recipes, some borrowed/adapted from other sources and some  inspired from different parts of the world, specially Mexican food, but you can also find Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine flavors as well.

Other good points:

It is a friendly book: Dana’s commentary at the beginning of each recipe makes me think that I’m reading someone’s food blog about their homemade recipes.

Good design: I liked how the ingredients and nutritional information are on the left and the recipe on the center and right, it reminds me of recipe cards and feels more organized.

Nutritional Information: each recipe includes amount of carbs, fat, %calories from fat, protein, dietary fiber and net carbs.

Great intro: as with previous books, Dana explains in detail most of the ingredients she uses; their different presentations, alternatives, brands, etc. Don’t skip the first two chapters if you are a beginner, it is truly important to get to know and choose the right ingredients.

*I got my eArc from Quarto Publishing Group – Fair Winds Press

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  1. Just started the diet…glad I found your blog!

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  2. Thanks for the review. I just started this diet myself so all the information about this is really appreciated.

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    • Great that it was of use to you 😀 I’m going baby steps, at the moment I have a low-carb diet but haven’t jumped to full keto yet. I can seee my health improving already, so Im quite happy I dared to give it a try. Have a great weekend!


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  4. How awesome! Fantastic Review as always!

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