A combination recipe book and treatise on the importance of a balanced diet which is low in fat. The method presented allows someone to use a variety of foods without favorites. Someone can choose food he or she likes as long as it is balanced with other foods. This means the reader can easily design a balanced diet that suits his or her taste without eating excess amounts of fat or resorting to fad diets. The special recipes allow the preparer to use more meat in the diets but using polyunsaturated fat in baking, deserts, and salads rather than saturated fats mean that meat can be enjoyed and still maintain a diet low in saturated fat.