Today I thought I would comb through my sizable collection of cookbooks to chat about a few of my favorites for healthier eating. While I love finding recipes online, as with literature, I will always have a soft spot for a real book. Not only do cookbooks provide numerous and curated recipes, they also provide inspiration, and are often beautifully put together. Below are a selection of my favorite cookbooks that are slightly more health conscious.
The Happy Pear by David and Stephen Flynn-Written by a pair of Irish twins who own a popular cafe, this cookbook is full of uncomplicated and delicious recipes, from soups and salads to desserts. It includes pictures of their families, lives, and restaurant, and touches on their journey to food and healthy living. I would highly recommend following this pair on Instagram and viewing their stories for daily motivation and inspiration-their constant cheer is infectious.
Standout recipes: Sweet Potato, Spring Onion, Spinach and Goat’s Cheese Frittata, Broccoli, Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup, Falafels with Red Pepper Relish
The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon-A vegan cookbook, this one is a winner in terms of light, healthy recipes that are both tasty and virtuous.
Standout recipes: Perfected Chickpea Salad Sandwich, Protein Power Goddess Bowl, Enlightened Miso Power Bowl, Marinated Balsamic, Maple & Garlic Tempeh
Love Real Food by Kathryne Taylor- I purchased this cookbook as soon as it came out, after discovering that the brain behind cookie + kate, one of my absolute favorite food blogs, was coming out with a cookbook. Full of creative and inventive recipes, this book is chock full of creations that are bound to become fast favorites in any household.
Standout recipes: My Favorite Granola, Blueberry Maple Muffins, Chickpea Tikka Masala with Green Rice, Moroccan Butternut, Chickpea, and Couscous Stew
Green Kitchen at Home by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl-The most beautiful book of the bunch, full of stunning and artistic pictures, this cookbook comes by way of the creators of green kitchen stories. A Scandinavian couple with a beautiful young family, Frenkiel and Vindahl have created a work of art here. From the more exotic to the seemingly mundane, each and every recipe in these pages has a unique twist that produce delightful and delicious dishes.
Standout recipes: Middle-Eastern Cauliflower and Lentil Salad, Roast Butternut and Rocket Smørrebrød, Cauli ‘Fish’ and Chips, Spinach and Feta Quiche with Oat Crust