Gwyneth Paltrow: her book, It’s All Good!

It’s all good…

I recently ordered her book “It’s All Good” when I realized one of my favorite photographers photographed the cookbook.  Yes, I admit, I was only ordering it for the photography!

I was very pleasantly surprised however when I found a whole cookbook that helps people cook really tasty food while a eating clean, organic and a mostly anti-inflammatory diet.  I am in love with this cookbook!!!!  The recipes are fairly simple and straightforward, they are family friendly and even include desserts and beverages.  The only fault I see in this book at all is she doesn’t list nutritional data.  Just because ingredients are healthy, we still need to know how much of something we can have to fit into out individual plan right?

So, armed with my food scale, I’m going to make a few of these recipes and report back.  Since I am towards the last 1/3 of my current workout program I’m thinking her ELIMINATION menu might just be the ticket for the last 21-days of my schedule.  Though, all bets are off on giving up coffee……

The best part about the elimination menu is she includes a lot of “green drinks” and healthy smoothies in her plan (which is actually based on Dr. Junger’s elimination diet).  My vegan Shakeology already fits in with this  plan so I get to keep it.  Awesome!  I’m going to try some of her smoothie recipes with my shakeology as the base and see how I like them.

Publisher’s Quote:

Gwyneth Paltrow, Academy-Award winning actress and bestselling cookbook author, returns with recipes for the foods she eats when she wants to lose weight, look good, and feel more energetic.

Last spring, after a particularly grueling schedule and lapse of overindulgence, Gwyneth Paltrow was feeling fatigued and faint. A visit to her doctor revealed that she was anemic, vitamin D deficient, and that her stress levels were sky high. He prescribed an elimination diet to clear out her system and help her body heal. But this meant no coffee, no alcohol, no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no shellfish, no deep-water fish, no wheat, no meat, no soy, nothing processed at all!

An avid foodie, Paltrow was concerned that so many restrictions would make mealtime boring, so, together with Julia Turshen, she compiled a collection of 185 delicious, easy recipes that followed her doctor’s guidelines. And it worked! After changing her diet, Paltrow healed totally, felt more energetic and looked great. Now, in IT’S ALL GOOD, she shares the go-to dishes that have become the baseline for the restorative diet she turns to whenever she feels she needs it. Recipes include: Huevos Rancheros, Hummus Tartine with Scallion-Mint Pesto, Salmon Burgers with Pickled Ginger, even Power Brownies, Banana “Ice Cream,” and more!

Gwyneth paltrow new cookbook all good elimination diet

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