Since its publication over 15 years ago, 500 Low-Carb Recipes has become a classic in the low-carb community, earning author Dana Carpender the affectionate moniker “low-carb queen” from her fans. The book is now a bestseller, with over half a million copies sold. Low-carb cooking has evolved. A decade ago, low-carb menus relied on ingredients like artificial sweeteners, unhealthy vegetable oils, protein additives, and processed foods from grocery store shelves, like low-carb branded snack bars and packaged meals. Today’s low-carb cooking is influenced by larger food movements, such as clean eating; farm-to-table ingredients; higher fat ratios, thanks to the popularity of ketogenic diets; and less stigmatization of foods that have substantial inclusion in a low-carb diet, namely animal foods and saturated fat due to the growth of the Paleo and traditional foods movements. The New 500 Low-Carb Recipes is the beloved cookbook updated for today's low-carb movement.
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About the Author
Dana Carpender (Bloomington, Indiana) is a pioneer of the low-carb movement and best-selling author of over 14 cookbooks, including The New 500 Low-Carb Recipes, 1001 Low-Carb Recipes, 500 Paleo Recipes, 15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes, The Low-Carb Diabetes Solution Cookbook, 200 Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes, The Low-Carb Diabetes Solution, The Insulin Resistance Solution, 500 Ketogenic Recipes, and many more. To date, her books have sold over a million copies worldwide. She writes about low-carb cooking and nutrition on her Facebook page, Dana Carpender's Hold the Toast Press.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Welcome to Low-Carbohydrate Variety! 8
Chapter 1 Ingredients You Need to Know About 21
Chapter 2 Hors D'oeuvres, Snacks, and Party Nibbles 38
Chapter 3 Eggs and Dairy 65
Chapter 4 Breads, Muffins, Cereals, and Other Grainy Things 89
Chapter 5 Hot Vegetable Dishes 111
Chapter 6 Side Dish Salads 141
Chapter 7 Chicken and Turkey 170
Chapter 8 Fish 190
Chapter 9 Beef 206
Chapter 10 Pork and Lamb 233
Chapter 11 Main Dish Salads 245
Chapter 12 Soups 257
Chapter 13 Condiments, Seasonings, and Sauces 272
Chapter 14 Cookies, Cakes, and Other Sweets 285
About the Author 320
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review. Since I am hypoglycemic, I am always looking for new low-carb recipes. The New 500 Low-Carb Recipes: 500 Updated Recipes for Doing Low-Carb Better and More Deliciously by Dana Carpender was just the book I was looking for. There were several recipes that I wanted to try immediately. Some of them include: Skillet Chicken Florentine, Lo-Carl Clam Chowder, Polynesian Pork, Country Sausage Skillet Supper, Teriyaki Steak, Green Bean Spaghetti, Skillet Stroganoff, Ellen's Noodleless Lasagne, Parmesan Shrimp, Cheese Grits, and Shrimp Alfredo. I tried to narrow it down to my favorite 5 recipes but I struggled narrowing down to just 10. My favorite is "Joe". It is a one-dish skillet supper with ground chuck, frozen spinach, onions, garlic, and eggs. I do not enjoy cooking but I do it. I prefer someone else to cook for me or to go out to eat. However, these recipes were easy enough for me to make and do not use a lot of ingredients. They also often use normal, every-day ingredients you would have in your house. I found that to be extremely helpful because I really do not like when I have to buy an ingredient that I would probably not use again. Review published on Philomathinphila.com on 2/23/19.
I have tried a few of the recipes so far and have found the recipes to be simple and they taste great! I love this cookbook!
This would be my favorite cookbook even if I wasn’t trying to watch carbs! I love the recipes in this book. They contain only a few ingredients, many that are already kept at home. It is easy to read. The beginning tells us why we should care about carbs and how not to be taken in by “low carb” labels. Then it is simply jam-packed with great recipes to try. The author suggests trying at least one new recipe per week but it is easy to have more variety with the vast array of recipes contained here. It also shows keto, grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free symbols on every recipe so that you never have to guess if your family or friends are able to eat it. Don’t wait one more day. Go get this recipe book now. It could save your life. I received an ARC from Quarto Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That in no way affects my opinion or rating of this book.
A lovely, brightly coloured and inviting cover is a tempting start for this book of 500 low carb recipes. There is a good introduction and then fourteen chapters. Chapter one is 'Ingredients you need to know about' which explains the main ingredients of a low carb diet and alternatives. The remaining thirteen chapters are all recipes ranging from 'Hors D'oeuvres, Snacks and Party Nibbles' all the way through to 'Cookies, Cakes and Other Sweets'. It is a vast array of recipes and all have icons for keto, gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free where appropriate. Each recipe has a Yield section listing the number of servings as well as calories, fat, protein, carbs, dietary fibre and net carbs. I wish there were photos of the completed recipes as this would make it so much more attractive. Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for an ARC.