Review: The Sugar Free Cookbook + Giveaway

Review: The Sugar Free Family Cookbook

About the Sugar Free Family Cookbook

The Sugar Free Family Cookbook is both a recipe book and a manual for going sugar free and contains an informative section on why going sugar free is healthy for your whole family and a vast collection of sugar free recipes for any and every occasion.

My Review of the Sugar Free Family Cookbook

The first I heard of the sugar free diet trend was when a friend informed me that she was doing it and had never felt better. I have to admit that I was more than a little sceptical about this. After all, didn’t going sugar free mean no cake, chocolate, or sweets? That didn’t sound like fun to me at all. But then I was given the opportunity to review the Sugar Free Family Cookbook and I discovered that I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Review: The Sugar Free Family Cookbook

The cookbook starts by explaining why sugars in all their forms are bad for you and what you can do to minimize, substitute, or remove them entirely. The overwhelming advice provided by the book is to just cut out sugar entirely. I was surprised to note that this meant natural sugar as well as refined sugar. Obviously, this isn’t for the faint hearted and among other things would mean cooking all of your food from scratch. The book does however provide a middle ground by suggesting some sugar alternatives that are ok, allowing sweet toothed people like me to still enjoy the odd treat.

The first section of the book goes on to explain why it is a good idea both mentally and physically to feed children a sugar free diet, and suggest a number of changes such as reducing the amount of fruit weaning babies are fed. By the end of this first section of the book you should have all the information you need to decide whether a sugar free diet is right for you and your family, and how you can implement it.

The second section of the book is a traditional recipe book with one big exception, there is no sugar in any of the ingredient lists! Despite this the cookbook still has a large array of recipes for every meal from breakfast to dinner. And most importantly, it also has a large section on cakes and deserts made with sugar substitutes. Proving that you don’t need to give up treats to go sugar free.

I will be very honest and say that I don’t think a sugar free diet is for me. The Sugar Free Family Cookbook makes a very compelling case for the health benefits of going sugar free but following the diet does require mean changing every aspect of the what you eat and how you prepare it. In order to go sugar free you will have to be dedicated enough to cook all of your food from scratch, give up most pre-packaged foods, and avoid eating out. Unfortunately this is just not something I feel capable of.

If you would like to try the Sugar Free Family Cookbook for yourself, you can purchase it on Amazon via the link below.


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Review: The Sugar Free Family Cookbook

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Going sugar free has been steadily gaining popularity over the past few years as a healthy alternative to dieting. There are many books and resources available for those wishing to ditch sugar but the Sugar Free Family Cookbook is specifically aimed at families with children who may find going sugar free more of a challenge


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  1. I’m trying to stop eating sugary things since a family member had a health scare last year. I would of thought it would be chocolate I would miss the most but to my surprise it’s actually cake!

  2. Two years ago i cut down on sugar as it was causing migraines but i still do like a nice cake now and again especially a tiramisu or slice of cherry cake.

  3. I used to think I couldn’t live without chocolate, but a few years ago I was diagnosed as diabetic and gave up refined sugar completely, went cold turkey overnight, and the only thing I ever miss is when we’re out with the family and stop for ice creams and I can’t have one.

  4. currently cut out sugar for health reasons. But the one thing i really crave is a slice of homemade bakewell tart

  5. I actually couldn’t live without sugar in my coffee. The sweet stuff I could live without but if I didn’t have my coffee fix then god help everyone else!

  6. my husband is a diet controlled diabetic so we are always looking for new sugar free meal ideas!
    I do find it really hard to live without chocolate in all it’s yummy forms even milkshakes just don’t come sugar free.

  7. I gave up sugar 4 months ago and now only ever have foods that are less than 3gof sugar in 100g, and have lost 2 1/2 stone so far! I must confess I miss cake occasionally! This book looks great for family friendly sugar free treats, as although as a family we have all reduced our sugar intake there is always room for improvement!

  8. I don’t eat a lot of sweet things but when I do then I am quite partial to dark chocolate kitkats 🙂

  9. It’s got to be anything chocolatey. Luckily with chocolate it’s not too difficult to cut down the amount of sugar in a recipe and still get the flavour hit. I think that can be harder with fruit.

  10. I find it difficult to walk past fresh cream cakes in the chiller at the supermarket. Oh, and I can’t walk past the window of the patisserie without looking at their wonderful creations, either.

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