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Healthy Cookbooks to Help Resolutions Stay On Track

Healthy Cookbook Ideas

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 Ideas: Cooking that Counts

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. 

Healthy Cookbook Ideas: Cooking that Counts

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. 

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Healthy Cookbook Ideas: 100% Real

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). 

Healthy Cookbook Ideas: 100% Real

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. 

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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. 

Colorado Local

Best Denver Date Night: Marcella’s Ristorante

Imagine if you could take a weekend trip to Italy without the 12-hour plane ride and trip down the A-line? Thanks to Denver’s newest Italian restaurant Marcella’s you can.  Brought to us by the same restaurant group who perfected Ocean Prime in Larimer Square, Marcella’s marries Italian classics with modern culinary flair. 

Located just at 18th and Central, the outdoor patio lights your way into the modern Italian dining room. If the weather is nice, you can even dine alfresco looking out at the Denver lights or watching the fireworks during a summer Rockies game. 

Drew and I visited Marcella’s shortly after they opened and we were blown away by how amazing the experience was. 

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Travel

Storks, Flying into Theaters on September 23rd

As adults without children we see a lot of animated movies, probably more than most of our friends who have kids. I love the simplicity of animation and the authenticity that can be brought to life by a non-human character. When we received the opportunity to see a pre-screening of the new Storks Movie I was excited to get to check it out before the formal debut in theatre’s this weekend. 

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Recipes

Squid Ink Linguine Pasta

I was extremely apprehensive about this recipe. I wasn’t totally certain where the Squid Ink was going to come into the meal and crossed my fingers that it was not going to be a little bottle I needed to pour into the pan.

Luckily for me, there was no actual squid ink involved, just pasta that had been dyed with the ink prior to making it to my home.

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