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Amidst the yummy holiday feasts and decadent desserts, it's never too early to start your game plan for healthy eating in January. To help you out, we've gathered our favorite new and forthcoming cookbooks that focus on whole foods and healthful eating. Whether you're looking for the latest trend, a holistic approach, or simple tweaks to clean up your diet, there's something in here for you. Click through for our top picks.
Simply Vibrant: All-Day Vegetarian Recipes for Colorful Plant-Based Cooking by Anya Kassoff ($35): This colorful book features plant-based, nourishing recipes inspired by the seasons. Have fun with innovative dishes like creamy steel-cut oats with rainbow chard and pine nuts, or sweet potato brownies. If you like shopping your local farmers' market, this cookbook is for you.
Bobby Flay Fit: 200 Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle by Bobby Flay ($24): In his newest book, Bobby Flay shows us how to amp up the flavor with low-calorie rubs, sauces, marinades, and super fresh ingredients. We're particularly interested in testing out the pomegranate and chile-glazed pork carnitas, or perhaps the olive oil brownies with toasted bread crumbs. This pick is great for anyone looking to clean up their diet without totally overhauling the pantry.
The Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook: 150 Simply Delicious Everyday Recipes for Your Whole30 by Melissa Hartwig ($19): If you like to keep up with the current trends, pick up a copy of the latest in the Whole30 series. This diet, which focuses on eliminating potentially inflammatory foods, has been steadily gaining in popularity, and this cookbook makes it easier than ever to jump on the bandwagon. With dishes that can be made in 30 minutes or less, you'll be saving time and boosting your health.
A Couple Cooks - Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love With Real Food by Alex and Sonja Overhiser ($18): Described by the authors as "a vegetarian book for non-vegetarians," this book moves veggies to the center of the plate. It's filled with beautiful photography and will look equally at home on your coffee table and the kitchen counter.
Hippie Lane: The Cookbook: Wholefood Goes Deliciously Luxe by Taline Gabrielian ($28): If you're going for a hippie chic vibe in the kitchen, you'll enjoy this popular Instagrammer's take on vegan foods. Think acai bowls, raw salads, and cashew-cream cheesecake.
Ready or Not!: 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo by Michelle Tam ($18): The best-selling creators of Nom Nom Paleo are back at it with sensible solutions for the busy home cook. Whether you eat Paleo or not, you'll appreciate the tips for stocking your pantry, make-ahead meals, and seriously fast "emergency" recipes for desperate days. There's even a helpful meal-prep section with shopping lists and day-by-day steps.
Chloe Flavor: Saucy, Crispy, Spicy, Vegan by Chloe Coscarelli ($24): Chloe Coscarelli is perhaps best known for breaking onto the scene as the first vegan to win the show Cupcake Wars. Since then, she's been proving that vegan cooking can be both exciting and delicious. We think you'll agree after trying her Mango-Guacamole Crunch Burgers and Sea Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
Keto Living Day-by-Day: An Inspirational Guide to the Ketogenic Diet, With 130 Deceptively Simple Recipes by Kristie Sullivan ($22): Looking for real-life inspo? Kristie Sullivan shares the failures and successes that eventually led her to lose 100 pounds. Use her ketogenic template (low-carb, high fat) to make over your own eating style.
The Berkeley Bowl Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by the Extraordinary Produce of California's Most Iconic Market by Laura McLively ($35): Adventurous home cooks will love this book, filled with recipes like green garlic soup with lemon cardamom yogurt and starfruit almond torte. The author was inspired by unusual fruits and produce found at the iconic California grocery market, Berkeley Bowl.
Sacred & Delicious: A Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook by Lisa Joy Mitchell ($29): If you like to take a more holistic approach to food, you may be interested in this cookbook, inspired by ancient Ayurvedic wisdom. You'll find 125 gluten-free and vegetarian recipes to celebrate the healing power of foods and spices.
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