We’re three weeks into the new year and if you are like most people, losing weight or being healthy is probably one of your resolutions. If you feel like you are struggling already (or gave up entirely) you aren’t alone. One of my goals for 2018 is to eat out less and cook more (ultimately to eat healthier) but its hard to think of new recipes and not get into a rut. Luckily a couple of new cook books just came out that are perfect for helping stay on track with my resolutions.
Healthy Cookbook: Cooking that Counts
From the editors of Cooking Light, Cooking that Counts is full of easy to make recipes for every meal of the day. Even if you aren’t a fan of calorie counting, being able to easily see what proper potion sizes are and which healthy swaps are helpful to eat better, makes this cook book the perfect way to start off the year.
I’ve been working my way through the Lunch section and use my Sunday evenings to prep lunches for the week from their recommendations. My favorite so far is the Chicken and Feta Tabbouleh. With greek inspired flavors and the whole grain bulgar as much of the substance of the dish, this recipe is perfect for weekday lunches and helping expand my palette.
Healthy Cookbook: 100% Real
When someone tells you the solution to eating healthy is eating clean, it doesn’t mean you need to wash your produce better. Clean eating is using wholesome, natural ingredients to make delicious and hearty meals.
Written by chef Sam Tabot, 100% Real features 100 recipes perfect for working towards a healthier lifestyle in 2018. Throughout the book, Tabot shows how to substitute healthy ingredients without sacrificing any of the things you love about food. There’s even a whole chapter featuring sweet treats that are taste almost too delicious to be healthy (but they are).
I love cookbooks with beautiful full color photos and this is one of my favorite parts of 100% real. The beautiful photos make the food come alive and show how amazing good food can look and taste.
What healthy cookbooks are a must have in your kitchen? Let me know what some of your favorites are in the comments!
Disclaimer: I received review copies of both these cookbooks as inspiration for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Amazon links are affiliate and will support the production of this website.