Healthy Meals in Less Than 15 Minutes?

Health Food Pioneer Gives Secrets to Nutrient-Rich, Low-Calorie Menus Leaving Time To Spare

Reviewed by Madelyn Miller, the TravelLady

If you think that making a delicious meal that is good for you requires a lot of time and effort George Mateljan's new book, The  World's Healthiest Foods, Essential Guide for the Healthiest Way of Eating shows you how you can make a delicious meal in just 15 minutes! Most of George's   500 Mediterranean-style recipes take 7 minutes or less to prepare and his Healthiest Way of Cooking methods are not only quick and easy, but also preserve the maximum number of nutrients and makes food taste great.

The recipes in the book feature the World's Healthiest Foods, nutrient-rich foods that contain the maximum number of nutrients for the least number of calories, which are also great for healthy weight loss.

George spent 25 years developing these 15 minute recipes

George has had a life-long love affair with food. In the 1970's, George founded Health Valley Foods and was a pioneer in the consumer health food movement. As the president of Health Valley for more than 25 years, he created convenient, healthy foods made from organically grown ingredients, free from pesticides and chemicals; the company still remains the gold standard for health food.

George's continuing passion for food sent him to the ends of the earth to study the nutritional benefits of health-promoting foods. He has traveled to over 80 countries, and experienced cuisines from many cultures renowned for their health and longevity. George has studied cuisine at some of the world's most renowned institutions including France's La Varenne, Italy's Guiliano Bugialli's Cooking School, and Gourmet's Oxford in England.

I really want to meet George. We both study cuisine from a different point of view. I go to food and wine festivals and taste the best of the world's best chefs. Most of them are high on the cholesterol and glycemic index. Pritikin would have a heart attack just reading about what I eat.

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Epicurean Travel in Illinois
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Eating in Italy
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Grapefest in Texas
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Gumbo Girl
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I also went on a tour of the Chianti area of Italy with Guliano Bugialli. We drank red wine and the hosts poured olive oil on top of everything. It was healthy. It was delicious. But why did all my waistbands feel so tight at the end of the trip?

What Next?

Since leaving Health Valley, George has founded the George Mateljan Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping make the world a healthier place through the information it provides on its website, The World's Healthiest Foods ( www.whfoods.org)  and the publication of his new book.

The website provides an unbiased review of scientific studies and information about the World's Healthiest Foods; the book is a companion to the website, providing practical ways to incorporate these foods into a healthier lifestyle with easy-to-prepare recipes and cooking methods.

A Book with 880 Recipes means it is not just good for cooking, you can use it for Weight Lifting .

George has published and authored a number of  cookbooks. His latest book, The World's Healthiest Foods: Essential Guide for the Healthiest Way of Eating (GMF Publishing; May  2007), is an 880-page cookbook and encyclopedia about the nutrient-rich World's Healthiest Foods and how to prepare them using the Healthiest Way of Cooking methods—innovative ways of cooking to retain the greatest number of nutrients while making food taste great.

In The World's Healthiest Foods, Mateljan shares:

100 of the Healthiest Foods of All Time and Their Nutrient Value
500 Gourmet Healthy Recipes; Many Prepared In Under Seven Minutes
How To Turn Naturally Good Ingredients Into Nutrient-Rich Low Calorie Menus
4-Week Plan for a Healthy Eating Makeover
Step By Step Color Photos for Food Preparations
Healthier Cooking Techniques Designed to Retain the Most Nutrients: Healthy Sauté, Quick Broil and Healthy Steaming
How to Select and Store The World's Healthiest Foods
Cutting and Preparing Foods to Retain Freshness
A Full Section on Health Promoting Nutrients and The Best Food Sources

Based on the basics of Mediterranean-style eating, and containing numerous charts, photos and questions & answers, this book teaches readers how to identify, shop for, and prepare foods that promote vibrant health and energy; while at the same time fit into busy lifestyles, and appeal to both sophisticated palates as well as "meat & potato" traditionalists.

The Big Question: How Does it Taste?

Last time I was in Hawaii, George invited me to his house in Hawaii for a healthy lunch. I was in Hawaii to judge the Kona Chocolate Festival on the Big Island and it seemed like kind of an oxymoron to leave one island after a weekend of chocolate to eat no fat meals. Maybe it was what I needed. Or maybe I wasn't ready yet. http://www.travellady.com/Issues/November06/3714ChocolateNewYear.htm

But the cookbook was waiting for me when I got home and sits by my bedside for inspiration.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
George Mateljan is a healthy food and cooking expert who has spent a lifetime creating healthy recipes to help people enjoy the Healthiest Way of Eating. As an entrepreneur, researcher, and cookbook author, George is dedicated to educating the public on healthy lifestyle living. His other books, Cooking Without Fat, Baking Without Fat, Healthy Living Cuisine, Healthier Eating Guide and Cookbook and Natural Foods Cookbook have been read by millions. With more than twenty-five years in the health food business, five bestselling books, his Foundation and website www.whfoods.org – which has more than 5 million visitors a year – George is dedicated to helping Americans eat healthier and enjoy life. George's passion for wholesome food sent him to the ends of the earth in his quest to learn about the World's Healthiest Foods. He has traveled to more than 80 countries to experience cuisines from cultures renowned for their health and longevity. George Mateljan lives in Hawaii where he loves preparing delicious and fast healthy meals, jogs and swims daily, and enjoys researching ways to make Americans live longer and healthier lives.

The World's Healthiest Foods: Essential Guide for the Healthiest Way of Eating
By George Mateljan
GMF Publishing, May 2007
880 pages; charts, color photos, recipes; Cookbook/Reference
$39.95 US
ISBN: 0-9769185-4-4

This Book will be a Great Addition to my Healthy Eating Library

I believe if you have all the healthy eating books, you should be healthy. Sort of like buying lots of cleanser and toilet bowl cleaner to keep your house clean.

THE SAINT-TROPEZ DIET
By Apostolos Pappas, Ph.D.
with Marie-Annick Courtier
Hatherleigh Press, December 2006
978-1-57826-235-9
$25.95 Cloth/ 6 x 9 / 320 pages
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SOUTH BEACH DIET PARTIES & HOLIDAYS COOKBOOK
Healthy Recipes for Entertaining Family and Friends
By Arthur Agatston
Rodale Books
www.rodale.com

THE COMPLETE IDOIT'S GUIDE to Low Sodium Meals
By Shelly Vaughan James and Heidi McINdoo, R.D.
www.idiotsguides.com

NATURAL CHOICES for WOMEN'S HEALTH
By Laurie Steelsmith
How the secrets of Natural and Chinese Medicine can create an Lifetime of Wellness
Three Rivers Press
www.crownpublishing.com

CARBS FROM HEAVEN
CARBS FROM HELL
By James D. Krystosik
Discover the Carbs that tack on Pounds & those that don't
Square One Publishers
www.squareonepublishers.com

COLORFULLY SLIM
THE 7-Day Color Diet and Lifetime Health Plan
By Mindy Weisel, Carolyn Weisel Miller M.S., R.D. and Jessica weasel Courtney L.E.
Complete with the 7-Day Color Diet and maintenance program, more than 100 recipes, and seven day sof colorful beauty treatments and tips that can be expanded to a lifetime.
Capital Books, Inc.
www.capital-books.com

THE FRENCH DIET
The Original Plan
The secrets of why French women don't get fat
By Michel Montignac
www.dk.com
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A REVOLUTION IN EATING
How the Quest for Food Shaped America
By James E. McWilliams
Columbia University Press
www.columbia.edu/cu/cup

NOT JUST FOR VEGETARIANS
Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way
By Geraldine Hartman
www.centaxbooks.com

FANTASTIC FOOD WITH SPLENDA
By Marlene Koch
160 recipes for meals low in sugar, carbohydrates, fat and calories

FRENCH WOMEN DON'T GET FAT
By Mirelle Guiliano
The secret of eating for pleasure.
I got the compact disc set so I could listen while I was eating without getting any pages dirty. The key here is not guilt or deprivation, but learning to get the most from the things you most enjoy.
www.randomhouse.com/audio

DR. ANN'S 10-STEP DIET
By Ann Kulze M.D.
A simple plan for permanent weight loss and lifelong vitality

LOOSE IF FOR LIFE
Steophen Arterburn, M. ED. And Dr. Linda Mintle
The total solution for spiritual, emotional and physical permanent weight loss
Integrity Publishers
www.integritypublishers.com
www.looseitforlife.com

The Detox Revolution
By Thomas J. SLaga, Phd
Scientific Director, AMC Cancer Research Center
www.books.mcgraw-hill.com

The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics
By Jessica Porter
A Philosophy for Achieving a Radiant Mind and Fabulous Body
www.penguin.com

The Complete Book of Raw Food
Delicious Vegetarian Cuisine Made with Living Foods
Lori Baird, editor
Julie Rodwell, contributing editor
Harleigh Press
www.healthylivingbooks.com

Best Dressed Southern Salads
By Vicky Moon
Capital Books
www.capital-books.com

LOW CARB LIFESTYLE

Low carb drinking
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THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE to Quick & Easy Low-Carb Meals
By Tod Dimmick
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THE COMPLETE IDOIT'S GUIDE to Low-Carb Meals
By Lucy Beale and Sandy G.Couvillon, M.S.,L.D.N, R.D.
www.idiotsguides.com

THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE to Good Fat, Good Carb Meals
By Jorj Morgan and Jody Whipple, R.D.
www.idiotsguides.com

THE SOUTH BEACH DIET DINING GUIDE
By Arthur Agatston, MD
www.Southbeachdiet.com
www.Prevention.com
www.rodalstore.com

EXTREME LO-CARB MEALS ON THE GO
By Sharon Long
Fast and fabulous solutions to get you through the day
Adams Media
www.adamsmedia.com

LO-CARB CUISINE
By Sharon Long
250 recipes with virtually no carbohydrates
Adams Media
www.adamsmedia.com

LOW-CARB SWEETS AND THE ART OF SELF-INDULGENCE
By Sharon Allbright
Sumptuous recipes like Macadamia Fudge and Chocolate Crème Brulee.
Paisley Print Hous
www.lowcarbsweets.net

LOW CARB BARTENDER
By Bob Skilnik
Carb counts for beer, Wine, Mixed Drinks and more
Adams Media
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Low-carb Cocktails
All the fun and taste without the carbs
By Marlene and Chuck Koch

Madelyn Miller is a food and travel writer who vows to eat healthy every January. Usually she starts the food and wine circuit by February, often starting out with chocolate festivals for Valentines' Day.

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