When it comes to eating healthy, one of the best ways to go about it is by preparing your own meals yourself in the comfort of your own home. Of course, if you’re not the most savvy in the kitchen, the prospect of making your own food from scratch is likely to seem a lot less comfortable than it is daunting. That’s where a healthy collection of healthy cookbooks comes in. With a fully stocked shelf of books that take you step-by-step through the ins and outs of making healthy meals at home, you’ll find yourself owning mealtime in no time.
Clean Slate, $18
The perfect solution for getting yourself back on track when you’ve let yourself stray a little far from your healthy lifestyle, this cookbook is all about recipes that help you detox and start fresh when you need it.
Healthy in a Hurry, $22
We all know that one of the toughest things about sticking to a healthy diet is that busy schedules tend to get in the way (and drive you straight into the not-so-healthy arms of takeout). That’s exactly why this cookbook’s collection of nourishing meals that are also super quick to whip up is a crucial addition to your kitchen.
Bowls of Plenty, $19
If there’s one trend that seems to be dominating the food scene right now, it’s bowls (i.e. all your ingredients blended together into a single bowl). And when it comes to eating healthy, the ease of having all the components of your healthy dish in one place makes for a particularly simple approach to nutritious eating – not to mention some very interesting flavor combinations.
Good Clean Food, $16
Aside from the fact that this cookbook will look fabulous on your bookshelf (the cover alone looks good enough to eat), this book, which was written by health food coach Lily Kunin, is all about simple meals that embrace a less-is-more approach to healthy eating. Best of all, you can look forward to tips on how to use the healthy ingredients in your kitchen for a number of beauty concoctions, like face and hair masks.
One of the most important things about a clean diet is how that diet ties into your fitness. By optimizing your meals so that you can build more muscle and burn as much fat as possible, this cookbook gives you the perfect arsenal of recipes to totally maximize your wellness journey.
Near & Far, $17
Vegetarian recipes that are packed with nothing but healthy, whole ingredients are a major plus, but when those recipes are inspired by foods from around the world – think Morocco, Japan, France, and India – you can be sure it’s a total must-have.
Clean Sweets, $14
Because we can’t (and refuse to) imagine life without dessert, there is no cookbook more fitting to round out a top notch collection of healthy recipes than one dedicated to helping you make protein-rich, sweet tooth-satisfying treats with ingredients that you’ve already got stocked in your pantry.