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Cookbook Review: The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook

Updated on October 20, 2007
Eat-Clean Oatmeal Pancakes
Eat-Clean Oatmeal Pancakes

The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook, written by Tosca Reno, bestselling author of The Eat-Clean Diet, is full of delicious, healthful recipes designed to help readers get and stay lean. The book contains over 150 different recipes consistent with the principles of the diet, each made from nutrient rich whole foods that taste great, are good for you, and promote healthy weight loss.

Tosca knows first-hand the amazing results that her bestselling "Eat-Clean" diet plan can have. At the age of 40, she weighted more than 200 pounds. By adopting the eating and lifestyle principles of clean eating, Tosca lost more than 80 pounds, and transitioned from being a self-described overweight housewife to being a cover girl and fitness model who presents fitness seminars and health clubs at schools throughout North America.

About Clean Eating

The Eat-Clean Diet is not a fad diet. It is a healthy lifestyle that encourages healthy food choices and frequent eating. This diet does not promote deprivation, as evidenced by the hearty recipes that form the cornerstone of The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook. Some of the most important principles of the diet include:

  • Consume 5-6 small meals daily
  • Eat frequently, every 2-3 hours
  • Consume a combination of lean protein and complex carbohydrates with every meal
  • Do not skip meals
  • Drink a minimum of two liters of water daily
  • Avoid highly processed refined foods (particularly sugar and white flour)
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Give up super sized portions
  • Other important principles of healthy eating

With all the great recipes in The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook, you could easily transition to clean eating and never even realize you were on a diet.

My Favorite Clean Eating Recipe: Power Oatmeal Pancakes

I'm always looking for healthy breakfast ideas, because I don't like eggs or oatmeal very much. I know both are healthy, but I rarely eat them because I just don't care for the taste. The Power Oatmeal Pancakes in The Eat-Clean Diet taste great. They're ideal for someone like me, because they don't really taste like oatmeal. Made with egg whites, cottage cheese, oatmeal, wheat germ, flax seed, and other healthy ingredients, these pancakes are a tasty protein and fiber-rich way to start your day. They actually work great any time of the day. I love having breakfast for dinner, and this recipe is just as good in the evening as it is first thing in the morning.

About the Author:

Fitness expert Tosca Reno, is the renowned author of the Eat-Clean Diet. She also serves on the advisory column for Oxygen Magazine, for which she also writes a monthly column called Raise the Bar.


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    Alana 8 years ago

    I loved this book! I've made so many of the recipes from it and try eating as clean as possible as Tosca recommends. Recently I picked up her new hardcover cookbook, Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Cookbook; the pictures are even more mouth-watering and I love the selection, everything from Tofu Crème Brule to Curry Chicken Soup! Yummy! I'd love for you to review this book; hopefully you feel the same way!

    -An Eat-Clean Diet Success (total weight loss on ECD: 64lbs!)


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