One of the most common struggles that hear from the people that I work with goes something like this: “I pretty much know which foods are healthy, but I don’t know what kinds of meals to prepare with them.”
While it’s a simple process to hit up Google for a healthy recipe, if you are like me; you may find yourself scrolling through several pages of results before you find one that you think you want to try.
I also have a few cookbooks as well, but very few of the recipes that you find within them have the person who is focused on fitness and performance in mind. So, if you are trying to ensure that you are hitting your daily nutrition goals, it can be tough to find great tasting recipes that allow you to do just that with “general” cookbooks.
As most of you already know, I am a Precision Nutrition Level 1 coach, but what does that mean exactly…? It means that I have gone through a training curriculum with the Precision Nutrition company to learn and subsequently teach the fundamentals of sports and exercise nutrition to others. With that certification, I have been helping people learn the basics of nutrition through free resources like my Nutrition 101 course or through online nutrition coaching.
Even with that, I still have people that I work with request specific recipes. Not only do they want recipes for “dinner/supper”, they have been asking for recipes for every situation; breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, pre-workout, post-workout, etc…
Because of this, I am pretty excited to share with you a cookbook that was created by the folks from Precision Nutrition! They have taken the healthiest ingredients and whipped them into nearly 300 pages of delicious culinary creations that you can serve with confidence to the most discerning foodie – or the most nitpicky nutritionist. They have also included detailed cooking instructions and ideas for improvisation. Plus, each and every recipe includes photographs in beautiful color to show you just how appetizing healthy food can be. I have included a few of those below in a slideshow.
Gourmet Nutrition is the cookbook that’s as friendly to your body as it is to your taste buds, and it’s equally at home on your kitchen counter and your coffee table.
What’s Inside Gourmet Nutrition?
The Gourmet Nutrition cookbook is broken down into 12 chapters and I have listed them below.
- How to Use this Book
- General Cooking Rules & Tips
- Shakes and Smoothies
- Salad Dressings
Here are just a few photos that exemplify the recipes that you can expect to find within the Gourmet Nutrition cookbook.
Gourmet Nutrition Highlights
I compiled a list of things that I really liked about this particular cookbook.
- Large and small servings ideal for men or women and can be adjusted if cooking for more than one person.
- Post-workout and anytime meals. I don’t recall seeing this feature elsewhere, but this helps me out tremendously, knowing which meals have that extra carb content.
- Main and side dish pairings, so you can have your protein and decide which side dishes you want to use for your carbs, whether low carb or more complex.
- Meal templates to use if you wish according to whatever time of day you work out.
- Section of food preparation tips for those that need it and those who want more efficient ways of cooking.
- Tools and equipment so you know what to have in your kitchen and cabinets.
- Nutritional breakdown of protein, carbs, fats, fiber, sugar, that is easy to understand and duplicate in the recipes.
- Recipes that are simple and do not require a long list of ingredients.
- Variations and options which is perfect for those that are either lactose intolerant or want to eliminate or keep their dairy consumption to a minimum.
- Beautiful color photos of every recipe.
- Preparation, Marinade and Cooking times are provided, and most food is done within 30 minutes.
- Suggestions on how to make a meal be post-workout (more carbs) or take away the carbs. Its all healthy carbs so its not a low carb diet just the best carbs which is highly important for athletes and those fitness enthusiast.
Preview Gourmet Nutrition
You can get a sneak peek into the Gourmet Nutrition cookbook right here! 8 pages of the book are included in the PDF download below. You’ll be able to see a listing of all of the recipes included in the cookbook and get full access to 6 of the recipes that you can try for yourself.
Free Gourmet Nutrition Desserts e-book!
As a special thank you, when you purchase the Gourmet Nutrition cookbook, you will also get “Gourmet Nutrition Desserts”! This is a 44 page dessert cookbook complete with delicious “Precision Nutrition approved” dessert recipes, beautiful photography, and hints on how to eat the foods you love without the gaining the fat you hate.
This e-book (a $19.95 value) is filled with an amazing selection of desserts will be delivered via email and available to download immediately upon purchase of the Gourmet Nutrition cookbook.
Is the Gourmet Nutrition Cookbook Worth it?
I could probably write several paragraphs here that try and convince you that Gourmet Nutrition is the best cookbook on the planet for the fitness-minded person… However, I’d rather let other Gourmet Nutrition customers do the convincing for me.
Here is just a small sample of reviews that demonstrate what others think about the Gourmet Nutrition Cookbook!
"Got my copy in the mail yesterday, and I am blown away how good it is. I served the BBQ pizza to my family and they loved it- which is a testament as my wife hates hates anything that tastes “healthy”. This AM I made the Greek omelet and my visiting in-laws loved it."
“As with all previous PN pubs, the pics are gorgeous and the recipes we’ve tried thus far have been very good. I’ve been into PN and GN for years and my wife has become a total convert. Honestly, it would be tough to make meals this interesting without the help. Thanks for the great work.”
“The layout and format are extremely user friendly, and the explanations are clear and informative. Purchasing the new GN is definitely a smart choice for any aspiring or accomplished cook.”
“I have the original GN book, so when this one came out it was a no brainer. I purchased four copies, one for me and three more as a part of a prize package for a body transformation contest I run. My clients are all over them, I had to hide them until the contest was over. Beautiful book, great recipes and too many helpful extras to list. Everyone should have a copy of this book. It doesn’t matter what your current goals are – fat loss, lean muscle gain, or both – this book will help you get there.”
“I wanted to write and say how much I love my Gourmet Nutrition cookbook! It’s got the blueberry and beet stains, and cinnamon, coriander and protein powder residue all over it to prove it! I’m serious. This cookbook was a gift from my trainer who knew I was struggling with combining all the things I love to do – train hard, get results, cook and eat. What a great gift! I don’t ever put it away. It’s always out ready to be used and consulted. I’ve been following the book now for a couple of months while also training hard and I’ve realized much improved body composition. I’ve dropped body fat and added muscle and I feel great.“
“Just the other week I was staying with my brother and his girlfriend over the holidays. I made the chicken pesto pizza for them and their housemate who is vegetarian (I replaced the chicken with tofu on his) and it actually WOWED them. They were amazed not only because the meal was healthy and tasted great but MUCH more so, that I could cook! Now while I was tempted to take all of the credit when my brother asked “Did you make this up or get it from a recipe?”, a copy of Gourmet Nutrition waited for them under the Christmas tree…”
“Just to share a little success story. I’ve always been interested in nutrition, but I always had problems convincing my friends and family to improve their health and nutrition habits. My cooking skills and meal creativity didn’t really help convince them either…Enter Gourmet Nutrition! Suddenly everyone says I can cook!! And then even rave about it.”
“First of all let me start by saying I love this book!! So much so that it remains on my counter at all times.”
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