Kelli Shallal. Released 15th Oct 2019 by Callisto on their Rockridge Press imprint, it's 265 pages and available in paperback and ebook format.
The book has a logical format. Chapter 1-2 covers the background of weight loss and
benefits of meal-prep and planning as well as a very general
layman-accessible discussion of the mechanics of weight loss itself. Chapter 3-6 cover meal prep and planning, making
lists, batch cooking, food safety and storage. There is a lot of good
advice in these chapters which are applicable to any meal prep and
planning sessions, not just for the AIP. The author also includes some
logical pointers about containers, ingredients, and supplies. Chapters 7+ include a number of batch-friendly recipes arranged thematically: carbs, veggies, proteins, snacks.
The meal plan chapters include a surprisingly
varied selection of multiple day to weekly meal plans with different tastes and
representing different world cuisines: Italian, American, Asian
fusion, and more.
The recipes have their ingredients listed bullet style in a sidebar.
Measurements are given in US standard only. Special tools and ingredients are also listed, along with
yields and cooking directions. The ingredients are all easily sourced at
any moderately well stocked grocery store.
It's worth noting that the ebook format
has a handy interactive table of
contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've
really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately. The book also includes a short author bio, and a metric conversion chart, but lacks any index or ingredients lists.
My one small quibble
with the book is that the recipes are mostly not photographed. There are
some photos, and they're clear and attractive, but they only represent about
5% of the recipes.
Well done. This book would make a great gift/housewarming for someone
looking for sensible weight loss recipes as well as fans of food prep planning /
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.