Title: Happy Foods – Over 100 Mood-Boosting Recipes
Author: Karen Wang Diggs
Price: $11.52 from Amazon
Format: Paperback, 252 pages
In her book, Happy Foods, Karen Wang Diggs provides a wealth of information and helpful recipes to eat your way to health. Karen is a chef and a nutritionist, so in my mind she not only knows what she is talking about, but she has made the recipe so it is appealing and helpful.
I bought this book because I wanted to feel better, not just happy. Besides having chronic pain, I have food sensitivities and am pre-diabetic. And because I don’t want to have to take medications if I can help it, I want to be proactive in being healthy. This book is a great asset toward that goal.
What It is About
The book is divided into sections discussing topics of healthy eating. The eight chapters are: You Feel What You Eat, Go From Empty to Energized, Banish Bingeing and Welcome Satisfaction, Sweet Dreams
and Serenity , Say Goodbye to Sad, Delights of Detox, Celebrate with Good Mood Foods, and Complete Kitchen Makeover. These are chapter headings with subheadings that discuss the topic. Included within each chapter are yummy recipes that are easy to make. The recipes are indexed by types like soups, main courses, sweet treats. So you basically have two indexes to find what you are looking for.
She even includes some case studies, which I always find fascinating. I like real life stories that show making changes in our diet can truly affect our health. One of my favorite recipes is Herbed Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash. I love pasta, but avoid gluten. Having spaghetti squash as an alternative is a very tasty option.
The only negative feature about the book is some of the ingredients that you must track down. My local supermarket doesn’t have all the ingredients I need. I am fortunate to live in a metropolitan area where I do have other options though. I assume one can purchase certain needed ingredients online.
I welcome your comments about this review; was it helpful? Do you want to know more? Is there a certain issue you are dealing with? I can check the index and tell you if that is addressed. And if you use the book, I would love to hear how it has helped you. Thanks!