Snack Girl To The Rescue? Book Review


I used to be a Snack Girl follower a long time ago.  I ended up following her on twitter and started reading her blog.  Then sadly to say, I lost interest.  Lisa Cain tries very hard to be funny and falls flat.  I just wasn’t seeing the allure. However, some of her recipes were tasty and pretty easy.  So when I saw that she published a cookbook, I was willing to give it a go.  I also had high hopes since, like I said before, I really enjoyed her healthy recipes.

What really bugged me about this ‘cookbook’ was the lack of photos.  I don’t think I’m alone in saying that when I look at a cookbook, I eat with my eyes.  I love to look at the photos before deciding what to make and what looks good.  This book had no photos at all and the recipe pages were extremely boring.  I liked that they included nutritional information but other than that, nothing special.

Which brings me to my next point.  If you are writing a cookbook, focus on the food and the recipes.  Half of the book is the ‘Encouragement and Guidance’ section.  It includes chapters like ‘Emotional Eating’ and ‘Healthy Weight and Healthy Self Image.’  I want a cookbook, not a self help book.  If people are that clueless about nutrition, I suggest doing some real research and not relying solely on the advice of a blogger.

I found this book to be more of a plug for her website than anything.  I’m glad she and her family decided to live a healthy lifestyle but don’t just write a book in order to gain followers for your blog.  Or if you do, don’t put it under the guise of a cookbook.  Once again, Cain disappoints me.  I might actually try a few of the recipes.  When I do, I’ll take photos.  😉

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Blogging For Books Program.  All comments and/or opinions are my own.  No other compensation was received.

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