Book Review: The Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy Cookbook by Toby Amidor

The Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy Cookbook by Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN

Simple Recipes to Make Healthy Eating Delicious

Rockridge Press (April 3, 2018)

Cookbooks/Health, Fitness,Dieting/Special Diet



From the trusted nutritionist behind the bestselling healthy cookbook on meal prep comes The Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy Cookbook—your next course in healthy meals made super simple.

Keeping balanced meals on the table can be tough when you’re busy. That’s why registered dietitian nutritionist and bestselling healthy cookbook author, Toby Amidor, created The Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy Cookbook. With truly simple 5-ingredient recipes—many of which are ready to eat in 30 minutes or require just one cooking vessel—The Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy Cookbook is your solution to eating healthy on a hectic schedule.

Your complete healthy cookbook for hassle-free, nutritious meals, The Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy Cookbook contains:

  • 150 no-fuss recipes using only 5 easy-to-find main ingredients per meal
  • Quick, no-mess meals requiring only 30-minutes to make or one-pot
  • Healthy cooking bonus tips including meal planning guidelines and grocery shopping advice that are unique to this healthy cookbook

A healthy cookbook with a simple solution to nutritious meals—The Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy Cookbook helps you eat well even when you’re busy.



Simple recipes to make eating healthy a bit easier.

Full of helpful information such as a seasonal produce guide, 3 Indexes (Recipe Type, Recipe Title, and Index), Pantry Essentials, and the Clean Eating Guideline are a few that you’ll find. Each recipe has the total servings and the nutrition information as well as a tip.  All recipes contain up to five main ingredients in addition to ingredients that are/should be in your pantry (pantry essentials). All recipes are pretty simple with ingredients that you are able to find in your local grocery store. The directions are easy to follow. Each recipe is labelled if it is Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo-Friendly, Vegan, or Vegetarian. These are also broken down in the Recipe Type Index as well as Freezer-Friendly Recipes, One-Pot/Pan Recipes, Slow Cooker Recipes and 30 Minute Recipes. I found quite a few recipes to try. This one is a keeper.

An ARC provided by the publisher



With over 18 years experience in the food and nutrition industry, Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN is a leading dietitian and recipe developer who believes that healthy and wholesome can also be appetizing and delicious. In her new book, THE HEALTHY MEAL PREP COOKBOOK, Toby provides practical and simple solutions with easy to follow instructions. She shows you how simple it is to enjoy fresh and flavorful meals on even the most hectic days. In her first book, THE GREEK YOGURT KITCHEN, Toby shows readers how to cut back on fat and calories without compromising flavor. She shares how Greek yogurt is one of today’s most versatile and nourishing ingredients and how it can be used in unexpected ways, making even the most bad-for-you foods healthier, tastier and more satisfying. Toby is the founder of Toby Amidor Nutrition, where she provides nutrition and food safety consulting services for individuals, restaurants and food brands. For 10 years she has been the nutrition expert for, writing for their Healthy Eats Blog, and is a regular contributor to U.S. News and World Report Eat + Run blog, and and has her own “Ask the Expert” column in Today’s Dietitian Magazine. She also freelances for Furthermore by Equinox and has been quoted in publications like,, Oxygen Magazine, Dr. Oz The Good Life,, Reader’s Digest,, Women’s Health, Redbook, Men’s Journal, Huffington Post, Everyday Health, and more. Toby has also appears on television including shows like The Dr. Oz Show, AMHQ with Sam Champion, Good Day Street Talk Fox5 NY, and San Antonio Live. For the past 8 years she has been an adjunct professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and beginning in the fall 2017 she will also begin teaching as an adjunct at Hunter College in New York City. Toby trained as a clinical dietitian at New York University. Previously, Toby was a consultant on Bobby Deen’s cooking show, “Not My Mama’s Meals.” Through ongoing consulting and faculty positions, she has established herself as one of the top experts in culinary nutrition, food safety, and media. Learn more about Toby on her website:


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