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JUMP ON THE BANT WAGON by Nick Charlie Key (Human & Rousseau)
A self-explanatory title and one on which first-time cookbook writer, regular blogger and Banting devotee Nick Charlie Key expands as he shares 90 recipes that are low in carbs, gluten- and sugar-free and aimed at those on a budget.
He lost 22kg on this diet after getting a wake-up call from his doctor reporting hgh insulin levels. He was 29. He also reports other health benefits,
The recipes will appeal to those who enjoy snack fare and fast food as Key has spent time creating equivalents that follow Banting principles. Think onion rings with sour cream dip, garlic butter prawns, sweet potato nachos, cauliflower “pizza” bases, “burgers”, tacos and crustless quiches. He uses xylitol extensively in his desserts and bakes, and almond and coconut flour instead of wheat flour.
The subtitle proclaims “Quick and easy on a tight budget“. I find little evidence of low-cost ingredients in his recipes – just the opposite in most cases.
*Also available in Afrikaans