Book Review – I Quit Sugar: Fast Family Meals

I Quit Sugar: Fast Family Meals

Sarah Wilson


RRP: $29.99


Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar book’s have created quite the hype since the first books hit the shelves in 2013. Since then she has built up quite the sugar-less empire. Thousands of people rave about how it completely changed their lives. Even I have tried a couple of her sweet recipes and was not disappointed. This book however left me slightly confused.
The positives:

This book, like all the other I Quit Sugar books, is beautifully presented. The food looks incredible, but also do-able. The recipes are full of ingredients most households contain. And for me (who eats a plant based diet) it is always nice to see recipes that I can enjoy too!

Many of these recipes are ‘one pot’ or ‘one pan’ wonders which is always helpful for the cleaning up side of things.

The negatives:

The majority of recipes in this book are for meals that I would have never thought about adding sugar too anyway so the “I Quit Sugar” statement only really applies to the desserts. Also, her preference for full-fat dairy products as well as advising leaving the skin on chicken (which we all know that it isn’t that good for us) confuses her ‘healthy eating’ message in my books!

About the Author:
Sarah Wilson is a New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur. Her career as a journalist spanned 20 years, across television, radio, magazines, newspapers and online. She’s the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and was the host of the first series of MasterChef Australia, the highest-rating show in Australian history. Sarah is the author of the international bestsellers I Quit Sugar, I Quit Sugar For Life and Simplicious and is the director and founder of Her 8-Week Program has seen more than 1.2 million people quit sugar worldwide.

Sarah blogs in philosophy, anxiety, minimalism, toxin-free living and anti-consumerism at, lives in Sydney, rides a bike everywhere, is a compulsive hiker and is eternally curious.



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