BOOK REVIEW: Sweet & Savory Fat Bombs by Martina Slajerova – 2 thumbs up!

61HGO2t+FPLThe biggest, best and most important reason I love this book is because author Martina Slajerova doesn’t use any caloric sweeteners in her fat bomb recipes. This puts her miles ahead and apart from other so-called sugar-free authors who rely on honey, maple syrup, agave syrup and other caloric sweetening agents. Instead, Slajerova uses erythritol, Swerve (an erythritol product) and liquid stevia as her sweetening agents, and even more — she demonstrates intelligence and restraint in her use of them. Erythritol is a fermented sugar alcohol, and one of the least objectionable alternative options. All of this is very good news for the recipe user.

Most of Slajerova’s sweet recipes require a nut or seed butter as a primary ingredient. Making the butter is, of course, another cooking step, but then who cares. She also uses many paleo-friendly ingredients like almond flour, coconut flour and coconut oil. Depending on where you live, it may require a special trip to a health food store to get everything on her ingredients list. Many of her recipes are clever adaptations of comfort foods that look familiar and that have familiar flavors, and I really like being able to eat my fave foods but in a way that works better for me. And lastly, all 100 recipes are beautifully photographed and feature a full nutrition profile.

I like this book so much I’m wishing I bought it in print instead of on my Kindle, and I’ll probably end up buying a 2nd copy.  Appropriate for Sugar-Free, Low-Carb, Paleo and Ketogenic diets.

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