5 Healthy Cookbooks You Should Have in Your Kitchen
Eating healthy is not always easy, despite your best intentions.
Modern life can often dictate your diet in a way you would prefer it did not. Time is often precious and few living fast and furious lives have a chance to simply settle down in their kitchen and cook up something delicious, but healthy too.
You may have read our article on the components of a healthy diet and decided you want to do better, but where do you start? There are so many cookbooks on offer right now that it is easy to get lost in the celebrity names, the different cooking styles and what each one offers.
Luckily, we are on hand to recommend five healthy eating cookbooks which should be a part of any modern kitchen. Who knows, your journey to a better diet might start right here, today.
7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week by Jamie Oliver
Few have done quite as much to improve food standards for the nation as Jamie Oliver, and his 7 Ways book is a continuation of his battle to prove you can eat healthily, and handily, without compromise. Oliver helped the UK through 2020 with his show Keep Cooking and Carry On, hilariously filmed at his own home, and now he wants to show you ways to cook the basics you buy every day in a healthy and exciting way. Be prepared to see chicken, salmon and eggs in a whole new light.
It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow
Paltrow is a star of the silver screen who may not be renowned for her cooking skills, but after a health scare, she was told to go on an elimination diet to clear out her system; no coffee, no dairy, no sugar, no shellfish, no wheat, no meat, no soy, nothing processed at all. That prompted the star of Avengers: Endgame to put together a cookbook that helped her achieve her nutrition goals, but not compromise on taste. The result, a collaboration with Julia Turshen, is a must-have for any health-conscious kitchen.
Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Fit Food
Gordon Ramsay is a chef with a high profile, but he is also a fitness fan. He has competed in 15 marathons, so when it comes to health, he knows what he is talking about. Luckily, the same can be said for cooking, and his Ultimate Fit Food is a must-have for those hoping to combine taste with nutrition. Ramsay is not just a star in the kitchen, but he has successfully transitioned to the world of television too. Foxy Bingo discusses how he successfully travelled across America with another top chef, Gino D’Acampo, for their recent series Gordon, Gino & Fred: American Road Trip. Here in the UK, he is probably best known for his show Kitchen Nightmares, which certainly left several young chefs with nightmares afterwards!
The Kinder Diet by Alicia Silverstone
Like Ramsay and Paltrow, Silverstone has a profile on the big screen, having starred in the nineties flick Clueless as well as Batman and Robin. She is also a well-known animal rights and environmental activist, which leads perfectly into her health-conscious vegan cookbook. She breaks veganism down into several stages, from those starting out on their vegan diet to finally landing on a macrobiotic-based diet. It is a great introduction to vegan food with some truly delicious recipes.
Taverna by Georgina Hayden
Not all cookbooks need a celebrity endorsement to sell, and this wonderful Mediterranean offering will make a fantastic addition to your kitchen. Author Georgina Hayden is a food writer, stylist and illustrator from North London who grew up above her grandparents’ Greek Cypriot taverna in Tufnell Park. Naturally, the book is packed with sumptuous Cypriot recipes which will give you a real flavour of the holiday season even if you cannot jet off this summer. Best of all, they are super-healthy, promoting the use of some ingredients that will truly enrich your nutrition as well as your tastebuds.