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The Right Carb

How to enjoy carbs with over 50 simple, nutritious recipes for good health

Nicola Graimes



ISBN: 9781911663201

Price: £9.99

Publication date: 7 January 2021

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

Building on the success of Nicola Graimes’s Big Book of Low Carb Recipes cookbook, with sales of over 120,000 copies, The Right Carb cookbook shows how eating the right carbs in moderate amounts is the answer to good health. The latest research shows that a diet featuring a moderate amount of carbs (around 50–55% of calories), rather than extremely low (below 40%) or high (over 60%) is the best for our long-term health and wellbeing, with either extreme said to negatively affect life expectancy. 

The Right Carb is a timely guide with an informative look at the importance of eating good carbs. With practical advice and tips, the book explains how eating the ‘right’ carbs are vital: providing energy, improving the health of the gut, digestion and mood as well as aiding sleep. It shows how to choose carbs as well as the best ways to prepare and cook them for maximum nutrition and minimum nutrient-loss. The book highlights that balance is key, with other food groups, such as good-quality plant proteins and certain fats, being equally important.

Supporting the sensible dietary advice and tips, The Right Carb features a collection of over 50 inspirational recipes with chapters on Breakfasts, Small Plates, Big Plates, Sides and Sweet Treats. Each recipe has a nutritional breakdown of carbs, fibre and calories to guide you.

The Right Carb is the complete package to sensible carb-eating for the long term and not a quick-fix diet. Packed with delicious, speedy recipes, this is a practical and inspirational approach to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


Nicola Graimes is an award-winning health, cookery and food writer. A former editor of Vegetarian Living magazine, she has written over 30 books and is winner of the Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the UK in the World Gourmand Awards 2002; Best Family Cookbook in the UK in the World Gourmand Awards 2004; and a finalist in Le Cordon Bleu World Media Awards in 2007. Her latest books include The Part-time Vegetarian and Vegetarian Food for Healthy Kids and Superfoods Slow Cooker. She has also ghost-written a number of books for celebrities and food clients, including Holly Willoughby, WeightWatchers (WW), Ella’s Kitchen and Bay Tree. Her book Big Book of Low-Carb Recipes published in 2005 continues to sell well. It has UK and co-edition sales of over 120,000 copies and has been reprinted a number of times.