Cookbook Reivew! Sugar-Free Mom by Brenda Bennett


Sugar-Free Mom by Brenda Bennett

Age range: Adults and teens

Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: Front Table Books; 1 edition (December 9, 2014)

Genre: Cookbook

Source: From publisher for review

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Sugar-free no longer equals taste-free! Popular food blogger Brenda Bennett uses natural sweeteners like honey and coconut sugar to create delicious and wholesome recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters, such as French Toast Sticks and Crock Pot Pulled Pork. Many recipes are also low carb and diabetic friendly using natural sugar free substitutes like stevia in amazing recipes such as, Chocolate Pumpkin Cream Filled Cupcakes and Mocha Ice Cream. You and your family will finally enjoy all the foods you love without refined sugars!

My Thoughts:

It’s always difficult to properly review a cookbook because inevitably, there will be some recipes you like, and some you don’t.  On the plus side, this book provided several recipes that were healthy and used little to no sweeteners.   If you are looking to go sugar free, this is a great tool to have in your toolbox.  I liked a lot of the main dishes and other recipes that wouldn’t require sugar anyway, like salads.

On the down side, some of the recipes weren’t appealing, and most of the deserts called for stevia or another sugar substitute (like coconut sugar), that could be difficult to find.

If you are looking for quick, easy recipes using ingredients already in your pantry, this isn’t the cookbook for you.  But if you are looking to go sugar free or eat healthier, this is a good choice.

Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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    Adriana Garcia
    January 15, 2015 at 4:57 am

    Yum! The cover is making me hungry 😀 ~ I would feel the same way with the sugar replacements. I wish they would have a different option more than stevia. At least you got some good recipes out of it (:

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    Tressa S
    January 16, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    I felt the exact same way. I wanted some other options for sugar and things that weren't so expensive or hard to find. I think with me that my expectations were different than what this cookbook ended up being.

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