Rule № Eight
Eating Healthy & Planning Nutritious Diets
This is not a book on so-called “healthy and nutritious recipes”. I have met some parents, both married and divorced who insist on only allowing and cooking “healthy” things. That is great. If your kids like to live on Broccoli pie, spinach soufflé, chicken with no skin, non-fatty meat and rice cakes (ugh! Almost as bad as cauliflower), all the power to you. You will find some recipes inside which might fit the bill (if you can compromise a bit.) Yet most of these recipes are in here because those I cook for, family and friends, enjoy meat, chicken, lasagna and other such things. Of course your diet is important and the cholesterol and oil that you intake must be done in measure. However, I am not a dietician, a nutritionist or a vitamin specialist. Use a basic modicum of common sense when putting together a somewhat balanced meal. Do not make scrambled eggs twice a day and no matter how good they taste, cakes or cookies are NOT a meal! (On the other hand
This book will not measure the health or nutrition level of any recipe, (I would love to see that done on “cholent” which you will read about later.) Use your common sense and understand your needs and your children’s needs. Pick up a book on nutrition or make use of the internet and look it up at the hundreds of sites dedicated to well-balanced food intake.