A Good Food Day by Marco Canora

goodfood The beginning of a new year always brings on promises and goals to eat better and get more exercise.

Let’s face it, many of my fellow Americans are not in the best shape. Yes, there are many who care about their weight, health and appearance but a stroll around your local shopping center reveals many obese and well…unflattering figures.

In a society where you can grab a full “meal” at McDonalds (insert the name of any fast food joint) for only $5 an argument has been made that “we can eat cheaper this way instead of spending lots of money on fresh foods and healthier fare.” This statement has been has been repeated to me a few times and usually from individuals who are flat broke. It’s true, fresh fruit and vegetables are more expensive than these “meal deals” or prepackaged convenience foods. In the long run your health (and waistline) suffers with too much processed foods.

Stepping off my soap box now to talk to you about a new cookbook: A Good Food Day: Reboot Your Health with Food That Tastes Great by Marco Canora

As I mentioned earlier, many of us plan to eat better, start educating ourselves and persevere with quality meal plans. This is a book where Canora relays his story and how he transformed his meal plans and habits to lead a heathier life. He eats waaaay better than we do, what I mean is he is more dedicated to a completely natural regime of meal plans and foods and sticks with it. I admire that and will be incorporating many of his recipes into our meal rotations.

Most of the ingredients are easy to find, lots that are already in my pantry already, but there are some which you’ll need to go to Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s or Earthfare. The section for snack foods is very useful to me as I get hungry during my day at work. It’s so easy to get the munchies so having a heathy alternative saves me from the usual array of sweets people tend to bring in. My will power can only hold out so long!

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Not everyone is a fan of popcorn but if you are, the Cacio E Pepe Popcorn is excellent. A bit of oil, pecorino cheese (I used Parmesan) and fresh black pepper.

The braised chicken thighs with garlic, lemon and olives is a winner with me. I added cherry tomatoes for color.

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More info on this book below:

Author’s website
Random House Publishing
Hardcover: 272 pages with great quality and nice photos.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions, nice and no-so-nice are my own 🙂

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23 thoughts on “A Good Food Day by Marco Canora

  1. I love the idea of healthier snack food. I have an insulin disorder and lately my sugar has been way out of whack so I’ve been needing to eat more to balance it but it’s hard to find snack food that is even vaguely healthy. I’m not a huge popcorn fan but that popcorn looks amazing!!! I’ll definitely have to look for this one. In addition to the snack food I could always use healthier recipes.

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  2. Was he on Top Chef Masters awhile back? I feel like I remember the name Canora! Anyway – I love his eating/cooking philosophy and that braised chicken thigh recipe looks delicious. I love your addition of the tomatoes…they are delicious lightly roasted until they burst!

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  3. Your photos look great! I always snacked on granola bars at work, but stopped buying them when I realized that some almonds or a yogurt would fill me up better and have more nutritional value. I love popcorn, but eat it plain with salt because of the quantity I eat! (Too dangerous to eat caramel, white chocolate, or cheese popcorn that way, although I love all of those versions too!)

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  4. I’ve never been very convinced by the cost argument. I can fix a cabbage salad that will last all week for $5. Add a home-made sandwich or soup and it’s lunch — healthier AND cheaper than McDonald’s. Sounds like this cookbook would help with that as well!

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