The Kripalu Kitchen
Jeremy Rock Smith and David Joachim
The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health attracts some 50,000 visitors a year to its gorgeous hideaway in the Berkshire Mountains. While the main draw is obviously the world-class yoga experience, the mouthwatering food has quickly become a reason to visit. Now, you can sample the seasonally delicious and soul-nourishing food from the comfort of your own home.
The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook
The Instant Pot has long been a favorite of food bloggers and foodies in general. The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook is authorized by Instant Pot and features not only a comprehensive overview of the home-kitchen wonder but also an incredible array of flavorful vegan recipes for every taste.
Her fresh fruit-based desserts have made Nicole Rucker a beloved fixture in LA’s incredibly competitive restaurant scene, and her debut cookbook brings her insta-worthy desserts directly into your kitchen. With recipes that are both delightfully decadent and surprisingly healthy, this one is a must for your bookshelf’s cookbook section.
The Complete Vegan Cookbook
Featuring 40 years of tools and techniques from the health-focused culinary school Natural Gourmet, this vegan cookbook is just the sort of encyclopedic compendium that no vegan kitchen should go without. With more than 150 recipes and seasonal tips, it’s the sort of cookbook that will change the way you eat.
For my wife and I, cooking is one of the ways we show affection: we love food, we love to cook, and we share those things with each other. Cooking with her soon-to-be boyfriend reignited Liz Moody’s passion for food and helped her realize that food is a universal connector. Healthier Together is full of flavorful, healthy recipes designed from the ground up to be cooked—and enjoyed—by two.
Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula
Well + Good founders Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula have curated an essential collection of more than 100 wellness-centered recipes for this new cookbook from their trendsetting lifestyle website. Whether you’re looking to sleep more soundly, transform your eating habits, or improve your sex life, the Well + Good Cookbook has nutrient-rich recipes to help you meet that goal. And it certainly helps that the recipes are all delicious.
The Essential Oils Diet
Eric Zielinski, D.C
Following the success of The Healing Powers of Essential Oils, Eric Zielinski has returned with an essential oils-based cookbook. The Essential Oils Diet features a host of tasty recipes and meal plans designed around the use of essential oils, with an eye toward weight loss and overall health.
The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 9th Edition
American Heart Association
It’s a foregone conclusion that diet is a major factor in cardiac health. The latest edition of The New American Heart Association Cookbook remains the go-to source for a heart-healthy diet. This newly revised edition has 100 all-new recipes and a whopping 800 recipes in total—in other words, a dish for every taste.
The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook
Gina Homolka and Heather K. Jones
Skinnytaste has been a go-to for recipes around my house for years; it’s hard to top for low-calorie, flavor-filled options. Meanwhile, fried food has been my healthy-eating achilles heel. Fortunately, the advent of the air fryer has gone a long way toward easing my pain. Featuring 75 quick and easy air fryer recipes, The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook has already made its way into my culinary rotation, and it should in yours as well.
Adam Leonti and Kate Parla
Everyone knows freshly baked, homemade bread is hard to top. But have you tried making your freshly baked bread with freshly milled flour? While milling your own grains may sound like a daunting task, Adam Leonti’s Flour Lab is an easy-to-understand guide for making your own fresh flour. Trust us, there’s no better way to up your bread-making game.
There’s never been a better time for home chefs to discover healthy, nutritious, and—arguably most important—flavorful recipes. With the rise of hyperlocal agriculture, the seasonal food movement, and foodies of all stripes experimenting with ways to make decadent and calorie-packed recipes healthier while retaining flavor, healthy eating has never been easier or tastier. Here are a few of our favorite healthy cookbooks to step up your culinary game.
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