Cookbooks are great for recipe inspiration especially when you’re trying to be good and eat a little healthier.
We’ve rounded up the healthy food cookbooks that everyone is talking about for 2017, including the new book from healthy food blogger Deliciously Ella, the latest Lean in 15 book from Joe Wicks and a healthy eating bible for mums with fussy kids from health coach and mum-of-three Lizzie King.
Healthy eating isn’t about being on a diet, it’s about your whole lifestyle and making simple changes to your favourite family meals that you can keep going with long term.
The easiest way to be inspired is with a healthy cookbook and we’ve picked our favourites…
Deliciously Ella with Friends: Healthy Recipes to Love, Share and Enjoy Together by Ella Mills (RRP £25)
Deliciously Ella is back with another recipe book in2017 packed with great ideas for healthy meals. This time there is a twist, as each recipe is crafted with the idea of entertaining friends in mind, and all the meals are healthily plant based. With colourful and nutritious meal ideas, look no further than Ella’s latest book for your next dinner party inspiration. If you want more vegan diet recipes, visit our vegan collection for tonnes of ideas.
Lean In 15: The Sustain Plan by Joe Wicks (RRP £16.99)
The Body Coach is back with his third cookbook and the recipes are just as delicious, healthy, and again they only take 15 minutes. With hearty portions that are full of goodness, you’ll never feel like you’re missing out while following Joe’s Lean In 15 recipes. Plus the book contains workout ideas, so you can build lean muscle and burn more fat with ease…
Mindful Chef by Myles Hopper and Giles Humphries(RRP £20)
Sports stars and Olympians Andy Murray and Victoria Pendleton have subscribed to nutritional coaches and health food duo Myles and Giles’ food delivery service, and with this new book you can eat like an athlete at a fraction of the price. Each meal only takes 30 minutes and contains a maximum of ten ingredients, so it’s a simple way to get on top of your healthy eating.
A Year of Beautiful Eating: Eat Fresh. Eat Seasonal. Glow with health, all year round by Madeleine Shaw (RRP £20)
Nutritional health coach Madeleine Shaw is on a mission to get us glowing from the inside out by eating healthily and making the most of the foods that are in season. Her wholesome meal ideas include everything from delicious lamb chops in the spring to winter salads with pumpkin and red cabbage in the colder month.
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet cookbook by Madeline Given (RRP £13)
Fighting inflammation is a big health trend this year and this cookbook aims to show you which foods to avoid and which foods to eat if you want to help your body heal. Inflammation can be a factor in everything from ageing to cancer, so it’s a good idea to eat anti-inflammatory foods and give your body a boost for natural healing. These 30-minute recipes are a great place to start if you’re looking to fight inflammation this year.
I Quit Sugar Slow Cooker Cookbook by Sarah Wilson (RRP £14.99)
A few years ago, Sarah Wilson introduced us to the idea of giving up sugar with her 8-week-plan. Now, she’s back with another cookbook that’s packed with recipes that help us cut down on sugar. These simple slow cooker meals will fill up the whole family and there’s everything from puddings to stews – plus they’re all super cheap too.
Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet by Tom Kerridge (RRP £20)
We’re used to using Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge’s recipes, but since the star has shed 11 stone, he’s mixed up his cooking style. Tom’s put his weight loss down to his low carb, high dopamine diet and says that the key to it working long term is focusing on dopamine (the happy hormone) releasing foods and the finest quality ingredients. From spinach, bacon and mint soup to Chinese pork hot pot, these recipes are so full of flavour you’ll not even notice you’re on a diet.
Eat Better Not Less: 100 Healthy and Satisfying Recipes by Nadia Damaso (RRP £15)
Do you want to eat healthily without cutting down on flavour? Look no further than food blogger Nadia Damaso’s new book. The 20-year-old student creates healthy recipes that taste great, so you can eat healthier without having to eat less. Nadia says that if you use the right ingredients you don’t have to compromise on the taste. So whether you fancy banana ice cream or avocado pizzas, there’s something for everyone.
Lizzie Loves Healthy Family Food: Delicious and Nutritious Meals You’ll All Enjoy by Lizzie King (RRP £20)
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Get the whole family eating healthier this year with these nutritious but flavoursome recipes from health coach and mum-of-three Lizzie King. Even the fussiest of eaters will be chowing down on veg with Lizzie’s quick to make but free from refined sugar and gluten recipes. From meal plans, a fussy eaters’ guide and handy short cut tips – it’s a bible for family meal times.
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