Eat Smart: What to Eat in a Day - Every Dayby Published 08 Sep 2016
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Niomi Smart’s passion is healthy food and her most popular YouTube video series, What I Eat in a Day, inspires a global audience of millions to look, live and feel better. Now, for the first time, she has compiled all of her favourite recipes into a cookbook to show you the smart way to eat.
Niomi’s food is for everyone. Like her recently launched snacking service for the health conscious, SourcedBox, she focuses on natural food, using everyday ingredients that will work wonders on your well-being. And all her recipes are simple to make and can fit into your daily life.
Already an online phenomenon, Niomi creates recipes for anyone who wants to feel amazing from the inside out, covering: breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, snacks, baked treats and drinks, she offers a really easy way to eat delicious, healthy food at every mealtime. Wake up to a Tropical Smoothie Bowl, for example, whip up a Roasted Fennel, Lentil and Fig Salad for lunch, and finish off the day with a Mauritian Curry with Coconut and Coriander Rice, inspired by her travels. And with plenty of snacks and desserts to feast on too – try Niomi’s Beetroot Cake with Chocolate Ganache or a Salted Caramel Ice Cream – you’ll be surprised just how delicious eating smart can be.
"Eat Smart: What to Eat in a Day - Every Day" Reviews
I really enjoyed this book, its a bit different from so many cookbooks because Niomi discusses a bit about nutrition and exercise. I particularly like the fact that although it is a vegan book its not at all preachy about the topic the focus is very much on health and just good food. I think it is the beginning of the book that really makes it though, where Niomi talks about her choices and inspiration and the opening sections on superfoods and food cupboard staples are interesting. I know some of the negative reviews discuss how expensive some of the ingredients are but i find that to be true of most cook books but i think especially as a vegetarian rather than vegan it would be easy to adapt these recipes.
I do however agree about the lack of photos of the food its always nice in a cookbook to know what the food looks like.
Overall i really like the book and think it's quite a useful source i can't wait to see what Niomi brings out next, i think it would be nice to see a more lifestyle and fitness book from her.
I enjoyed some of the recipes. There are beautiful photographs but I would rather see photography of food rather than author.
The book looks beautiful and is well laid out. However there are too many pictures of the author and not enough pictures of what the recipes look like when cooked.
My other complaint is that some of the recipe ingredients are not accessible if live outside of London/big city where you can find stuff in health food shops large supermarkets. A lot of the ingredients are exotic - hemp powder, acai powder, Goji berries, exotic mushrooms (shitaki etc) etc. Not to mention quite expensive. If you're going to eat like this every day you will have to have quite deep pockets. I don't so I would rename the book Eat Smart: What to eat for a treat....
I never attended to write a review about this book, but some comments changed my opinion about to not write a review.
First, this book is amazingly structured. I love that she starts explaining herself, then she goes on about some basics you need. She does structure in breakfast lunch and so on.
I cooked quite a lot of food from the book already and not one was bad tasting.
I can agree with the negative comments about that there are a bit more pictures from the author then the food, but still some cookbooks have none pictures. So, I can overlook this point and it never bothered me while using this book anyway.
The point with the expensive ingredients, I actually want to go a bit deeper in this discussion and want to say my opinion about it.
First of all, I do live on a plant based diet too. I needed to change that from one day to another because of the health issues I have. I do live gluten free and I do can say not all the recipes are but most of them are and if it’s not gluten free I just change it with gluten free ingredients.
People do ask me all the time if I don’t spend tons of money on my food now.
Honestly, I don’t. I just want to say as a long meat eater that meat is expensive too and a lot of ingredients I buy now are more long lasting than meat. I would say to buy some of the plant based ingredients are for the first time expensive, but they do last for a long time and I don't buy them every day. I do not spend more money than I did before. I sometimes even spend less money on my food than before.
Then, if you don't want to buy this berry or powder then just don't. I do not have always Shiitake mushrooms but I usually have other mushrooms so I just use them. Ingredients can be changed quick and easy so I actually do not see a problem there.
I do live right now in a small town in Germany and I do get everything I need in my local bio/organic shop or even the supermarket. For Shiitake mushrooms I always found them cheaper and easier to get in an Asian supermarket.
I can just say the book helped me a lot to organise my meals better and have different options every day.
I do get if people don't want to spend the money on the new ingredients but then you could just change them step by step if you really want to. I do really like that this book has some quick and tasty recipes, because I tried a lot of plant based/ vegan recipes I can say some of the vegan recipes I tried just tasted terrible and were super difficult to cook and ended as a complete failure.
That’s the reason I really love this book so much it’s just a cookbook I can use every day and usually I do have the ingredients at home and if not I just change some of them.
I don't know for me this cookbook works.