There are so many healthy cookbooks out there, but which ones are worth buying? Here are our top picks for healthy cookbooks you’ll want to use every day. Once you pick up these cookbooks, you’ll be cooking with fresh and nutritious ingredients all the time, yes?
Well, hopefully more so than usual. But where do you even begin when it comes to finding the books that fit in with your life and schedule? We’ve sorted through all the best healthy cookbooks of 2017 to find the most useful recipes and collections to help you get inspired by wholesome, nutrient-rich food.
Ready to find your next buy? Here’s our edit of healthy cookbooks that we love to help you get started…
1. Lean In 15: The Sustain Plan by Jo Wicks
Instagram sensation Jo Wicks (or, The Bodycoach, as he’s often referred to) has released his third book following the success of his first two Lean in 15 cookbooks, which came out last year. His latest offering, Lean In 15: The Sustain Plan is a collection of really simple recipes you can make, as the title suggests, in under 15 minutes. The book also includes several workout programmes to combine with the diet.
You’ll never feel like you’re missing out on feeling full either, as his portions are generous, include lots of carbs and combined with the workout plan, you’ll build lean muscle and burn more fat.
If you want to test out a few of his recipes before you invest in the book, check out our Lean in 15 recipe collection.
2. Deliciously Ella with Friends: Healthy Recipes to Love, Share and Enjoy Together by Ella Mills (Woodward)
Blogging phenomenon, best-selling author and plant-based food fanatic Ella Mills, AKA Deliciously Ella, creates recipes that are colourful, nutritious and as delicious as they are beautiful. This is her third book filled with plant-based, dairy free and gluten free recipes that make eating clean not only easy, but really enjoyable too.
Interested? We’ve got some recipes from Ella’s last book, Deliciously Ella Every Day for you to try.
Fancy following a plant-based diet? Take a look at our vegan recipes.
3. Eat Better Not Less: 100 Healthy and Satisfying Recipes by Nadia Damaso
Student and food blogger Nadia Damaso is only twenty, but her healthy recipes have inspired hoards of followers on her social media accounts who want to hear more about eating healthily without having to eat less. Nadia’s philosophy is that if you use the right ingredients you don’t have to compromise on the flavour – and from banana ice cream to avocado pizzas, there are plenty of exciting dishes in this book.
4.Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet by Tom Kerridge
Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has shed 11 stone over the last three years and he put it all down to his low carb dopamine diet. Now, he wants to share his secrets with this recipe book. Tom says the key to this diet working long term is the dopamine releasing foods in his recipes and using top quality ingredients. So whether you want to indulge in a shepherd’s pie with creamy cauliflower topping or tuck into braised beef with horseradish, give this book a go. It’s so good you’ll forget you’re on a diet!
If you’re not dieting and just fancy trying out some of Tom’s classic recipes, check out our round up of six of Tom Kerridge’s best dishes.
5. The Anti-Inflammatory Diet Cookbook by Madeline Given.
Inflammation can be a factor in everything from ageing to cancer, so knowing which foods cause and which foods help fight inflammation is a good way to get ahead of your health. Certified nutritionist Madeline Given has created tasty recipes that are packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients to help aid the body’s natural healing process. The book’s nutrient rich recipes are easy to follow and will leave you feeling great.
Psst! We’ve got so many healthy recipes to get you cooking with more healthy ingredients.
6. Nourish & Glow: The 10-Day Plan by Amelia Freer
Last year Amelia brought out her book, Cook. Nourish. Glow. as a guide for changing your eating habits and improving your health, by encouraging you to cook with confidence. Now she’s back with her latest book Nourish & Glow: The 10 Day Plan, which is packed with healthy recipes to help kick start yourself into a life of healthy eating. She’s worked with clients like Victoria Beckham and Sam Smith and as a trained nutritional therapist Amelia really knows her stuff – she asks you give her just ten days and you’ll be converted!
7. A Year of Beautiful Eating: Eat Fresh. Eat Seasonal. Glow with health, all year round by Madeleine Shaw
Nutritional health coach Madeleine Shaw is back with another book in 2017, packed with recipes that will make you look and feel great. This time around, Madeleine wants to get you eating seasonal ingredients with her wholesome meal ideas; so whether it’s lamb chops and parsnip mash in the spring, and pumpkin and red cabbage salad in the winter, there&’s a dish to make you feel great every day of the year.
8. I Quit Sugar Slow Cooker Cookbook by Sarah Wilson
Sarah Wilson’s diet book I Quit Sugar made waves a couple of years ago when she taught us how to quit sugar completely in eight weeks, and now her latest book offers ideas for easy meals you can prepare in the slow cooker if you’re looking to cut down on the sweet stuff. With tasty recipes for everything from curries to cakes, you’ll find recipes all the family will want to tuck into.
9. Mindful Chef by Myles Hopper and Giles Humphries
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Devon based nutritional coach and health food duo Myles and Giles have worked with sports stars like Andy Murray and Victoria Pendleton, so they know their stuff when it comes to healthy eating. This great collection of nutritionally proven meals only take thirty minutes to make and contain a maximum on ten ingredients per recipe; so you know you’re investing in a quick and easy way to get on track of your healthy eating. It has ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a few healthy snack recipes thrown in for good measure.