Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Review: 'Smart Cookies' by Jane Kinderlehrer

Smart Cookies by Jane Kinderlehrer, Illustrated by Claude Martinot, 1985, Newmarket Press, $7.95, softbound, 170 pages. Category/Genre: cooking. Cover: pretty good. Where we got it: borrowed it. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble.  

Along with 80 high fibre, low fat, no sugar cookie recipes, Kinderlehrer gives information on the ingredients that make these cookies 'smart.' For example, oats provide B vitamins, calcium, potassium, and protein, as well as offering little in the way of sodium. Using items like maple syrup and maple syrup granules, which contain only 65% sucrose (as opposed to the 99% cane sugar has), will help alleviate fluctuations in blood sugar levels. 

There are recipes for cookies for pregnant women, vegetable-based cookies, college survival snack cookies, cookies for executives, heart-healthy cookies, and more.  

Kinderlehrer also lists the nutrients found in the ingredients, although she doesn't tell how much of each nutrient is present. She does, however, mention the calories in each serving. 

Some of the ingredients sound really good; others you may have to get used to. 

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