Why don’t the recipes contain any oil?
Our advisors recommend consuming foods in their whole form, or as close to it as possible. In the case of oil, only the fat has been left behind, and virtually all other nutrients (fiber, protein, carbohydrates, water, minerals, etc.) have been removed. Oil also is the most calorie-dense food we can consume, meaning it’s an abundance of calories in a very small volume of food. With so little bulk, there’s no way for our bodies to properly gauge how much food we have eaten. This will almost always result in the consumption of more calories than needed at mealtime, which can lead to weight gain.
For more information on why we do not use oil in our recipes, we invite you to visit this article, which includes a video from Dr. Michael Greger.