Review of The Healthy Breakfast Cookbook

This cookbook brings home the fact that “healthy” can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people.

Sascha Darlington

The Healthy Breakfast Cookbook

Shayna Telesmanic

January 14, 2020

Rockridge Press

Blurb: Start the day off right with tasty, healthy breakfasts

Whether you are single or feeding a family of five, preparing a balanced breakfast isn’t always a luxury you may have. Fortunately, The Healthy Breakfast Cookbook will equip you with tools and recipes to make a healthy, delicious breakfast―with time left to eat it too.

Filled with delicious recipes like Sweet Potato Breakfast Biscuits and Protein-Packed Banana Pancakes, this cookbook offers something for every type of morning eater―and every type of schedule. You’ll find a range of nutritionally balanced breakfasts, whether you’re planning ahead or scrambling to throw something together (and even a few recipes for more indulgent weekend mornings). This book―and all of its recipes, tips, and tricks―is dedicated to making the morning ritual as easy and delicious as possible!

This cookbook includes:

  • 75 tasty, balanced breakfasts―Enjoy healthier takes on the foods you love, all of which have nutritional information and dietary labels.
  • Solutions for busy mornings―Look for recipes with a “super-rushed” label when you need a quick solution or make-ahead tips when you’re able to plan in advance.
  • Handy tips and tools―Advice for substituting ingredients, making prep as easy as possible, and perfecting staples such as hard-boiled eggs.

Bring back the most important meal of the day with The Healthy Breakfast Cookbook.

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Once upon a time I heard that breakfast was the most important meal of the day and should have lots of protein to give you a boost. And, lately, I’ve heard that people are getting healthier without even eating breakfast and just drinking coffee. Me? I like breakfast; it probably has a lot to do with that whole thing about me liking food anyway. How could I miss out on a meal?!

Which leads me to a second point. For whom is The Healthy Breakfast Cookbook healthy? I have recently drunk the kool aid for the Mediterranean diet/lifestyle and am completely convinced that this is the way to eat. So to see a cookbook suggesting that adding ground beef to the already healthy shashuka (a definitely healthy Mediterranean dish without meat) makes it healthier seems like sacrilege. I can’t imagine in what situation eating ground beef is healthy to begin with. Toss in all of the recipes in which bacon (a processed food) and sausage (also processed) appear and I’m certain that “healthy” shouldn’t be in the title.

Also, I’m afraid that adding all of this meat into the first meal of the day is part of what makes an American diet so very unhealthy unless, of course, no more meat is added for the remainder of the day.

I won’t get into “easy” because that’s totally dependent on the abilities of the cook.

However, I will agree that the recipes are tasty sounding. Avocado toast with pesto? I am all over that recipe. Sweet potatoes as toast sound yummy as well.

If you’re trying to lose weight and are looking for healthy recipes, keep looking. However, if you’re looking for yummy breakfast recipes, these might be just for you!

I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.



3 out of 5 butterflies

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