EnLITEned Kosher Cooking: Not Just Low-Fat Or Low-Carb, It’s Healthy

Filed under: Review — @ October 27, 2006

Good-carb, healthy-fat and sugar-free recipes–AND KOSHER, TOO!

Shalom! I come to you today in the name of peace among the nations of low-fat and low-carb by offering to the citizens on both sides of the dietary spectrum an honest and sincere accord that should please them both. It’s a brand new recipe book written by Nechama Cohen called EnLITEned Kosher Cooking.

Cohen is a Jewish woman who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes two decades ago just when she was beginning her journey as wife and mother. But instead of bemoaning this and shaking her fist at God for allowing something so devastating to make her bitter about her life, she turned her energy towards keeping a positive attitude, furthered her education by eventually studying nutrition and nursing, and never letting go of the hope for a happier, healthier and more productive life.

Additionally, Cohen was so determined to help other people with diabetes that she started a support group for Jewish women suffering from Type 1 diabetes which eventually became what is known today as the largest Jewish diabetes organization in the world–The Jewish Diabetes Network. She is the CEO of that incredible organization and plays a very active role in spreading good information about preventing diabetes, educating people on how to better manage their diabetes, and to bring it under control through smart choices in their diet and lifestyle choices.

One of the things Cohen was most concerned about what the lack of clarity about what “healthy” living was supposed to look like. All the books on low-fat and low-carb have done is stir up debate in the world of weight loss, but what about converging the best ideas of both worlds by creating a recipe book that works for both diets? That’s exactly what her new book is all about.

How about a quick sneak peek at a few of Cohen delicious recipes:


This vibrant orange recipe is perfect on a cold Winter’s night to warm up your body without filling it up with unnecessary carbohydrates. A 2-cup serving has just 53 calories, 6g carbs, and 2.4g fat. Mmmm, great use for pumpkin, don’t ya think?


Exotic and flavorful portobello mushrooms make this recipe a favorite among low-fat or low-carb diners as a meal in itself. Each stuffed mushroom contains only 98 calories, 5.3g carbs, and 3.9g fat. It also contains 5.5g protein to help fill you up!


If you like fish, then this light and easy recipe will make your mouth water. For low-carbers, instead of mashed potatoes, you can use mashed cauliflower instead. It contains 170 calories, 0.7g carbs, and 3.3g fat for each steak. Mouth-watering good!

Read more of my review of this outstanding recipe cookbook for people on the low-carb lifestyle by clicking here.


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