Is Joe Wicks’s 30-Minute Meals Cookbook Any Good?
Joe Wicks can shift books. His Lean In 15 series, which combine super-quick recipes with HIIT workouts, sold gangbusters, and last year he branched out into pure recipe books with Cooking For Family And Friends With Joe Wicks while his star continued to rise on TV and social media.
With his new cookbook, Joe’s 30-Minute Meals, he’s now on first-name terms with the public and after trying one of his books for the first time, I’m glad he’s so well known. There’s a lot to like in this book and not just the food.
The introduction is where many healthy cookbooks take considerable time to tell the author’s story and set out the supposedly revolutionary new approach to losing weight. Not Joe – he takes just four pages, and sticks to some simple but highly effective principles. He reckons your diet should be varied. He’s tried to make these recipes easy for anyone to follow. He’s also labelled each meal “carb refuel” or “reduced carb” to help you eat more carbs on days when you’re active. And finally, he thinks cooking and eating should be enjoyable and help you feel better. I can’t argue with...