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Some of the most common New Years resolutions have something to do with cooking! Maybe you want to cook more often rather than eating out, or maybe you want to cook healthier meals. I love to eat healthy, fresh foods but buying so many ingredients can be expensive and the preparation can take more time than I have. I started looking for a few cookbooks that would help me to make the healthy meals that my family and I enjoy but in less time. I found The Fresh 20 by Melissa Lanz and it looks like exactly the book I need. In my search I found several other books that were interesting, maybe one of them can help with your New Years resolution!
The Fresh 20 by Melissa Lanz
The Fresh 20, the popular budget-friendly meal-planning service founded by working mother Melissa Lanz, is now a cookbook, offering families an all-natural and easy approach to mealtimes.
Using just 20 organic, non-processed ingredients per week, home cooks can create 5 wholesome, delicious meals in just minutes. A busy home cook herself, Lanz understands the “What’s for dinner?” conundrum and has developed a program that gives parents healthy cooking options.
100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake
The creator of the 100 Days of Real Food blog draws from her hugely popular website to offer simple, affordable, family-friendly recipes and practical advice for eliminating processed foods from your family’s diet.
Inspired by Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food, Lisa Leake decided her family’s eating habits needed an overhaul. She, her husband, and their two small girls pledged to go 100 days without eating highly processed or refined foods—a challenge she opened to readers on her blog.
Now, she shares their story, offering insights and cost-conscious recipes everyone can use to enjoy wholesome natural food—whole grains, fruits and vegetables, seafood, locally raised meats, natural juices, dried fruit, seeds, popcorn, natural honey, and more.
The Skinnytaste Cookbook By Gina Homolka
Gina Homolka is America’s most trusted home cook when it comes to easy, flavorful recipes that are miraculously low-calorie and made from all-natural, easy-to-find ingredients. Her blog, Skinnytaste is the number one go-to site for slimmed down recipes that you’d swear are anything but. It only takes one look to see why people go crazy for Gina’s food: cheesy, creamy Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken and Broccoli with only 420 calories per serving, breakfast dishes like Make-Ahead Western Omelet “Muffins” that truly fill you up until lunchtime, and sweets such as Double Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies that are low in sugar and butter-free but still totally indulgent.
Throughout the year, Cooking Light magazine produces some of the most unique and sought-after recipes derived from cutting edge food science, exotic world flavors, and the latest research on healthy eating. All those phenomenal recipes from 2014 can now be found in Cooking Light’s Annual Recipes 2015, with over 700 favorite light recipes and over 400 pages of the menus, tips and techniques to guarantee success in the kitchen. These tried and tested recipes cover a wealth of food categories (and even include pairing suggestions) so that you can create perfect, delicious meals for any event or night of the week. This book-readers’ most anticipated volume during the year-delivers all the delectable (and healthy) recipes that cooks trust and expect from Cooking Light.
The Kitchn Cookbook by Sara Kate Gillingham
From Apartment Therapy’s cooking site, The Kitchn, comes 150 recipes and a cooking school with 50 essential lessons, as well as a guide to organizing your kitchen–plus storage tips, tool reviews, inspiration from real kitchens, maintenance suggestions, 200 photographs, and much more.
Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo
Achieving optimal health without calorie-counting, diet foods, or feelings of deprivation has never been easier. Practical Paleo explains why avoiding both processed foods and foods marketed as “healthy”—like grains, legumes, and pasteurized dairy—will improve how you look and feel and lead to lasting weight loss. Even better—you may reduce or completely eliminate symptoms associated with common health disorders!
Practical Paleo is the resource you’ll reach for again and again, whether you’re looking for information on healthy living, delicious recipes, or easy-to-understand answers to your questions about how a Paleo lifestyle can benefit you, your family, and your friends.
The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook by Diane Sanfilippo
The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook, a companion to The 21-Day Sugar Detox program guidebook, bursts with more than a hundred grain-, gluten-, legume-, dairy-, and sugar-free recipes to keep you inspired as you blow your cravings for sugar and carbs to smithereens.
Taking on a detox plan can seem daunting, but these sumptuous recipes and life-altering eating concepts will make you wish you’d started sooner. Your 21 days will be over before you know it, your carb and sugar cravings a distant memory.
Weeknight Fresh & Fast by Kristine Kidd
Weeknight Fresh & Fast shows how to put a delicious, wholesome meal on the table every night of the week. Reflecting author Kristine Kidd’s practical and flavorful approach to cooking, it offers quick, easy, and healthy dinner ideas for any time of the year, with dozens of choices for poultry, meat, seafood, pasta, egg dishes, soups, stews and more.
Many of our favorite ingredients—such as berries, tomatoes, and nuts—are among the healthiest foods on earth, and by simply incorporating more of them into our everyday meals, we can all lead healthier lives. Here are 150 fantastic ways to help you do just that.
Organized into chapters on breakfast, snacks, sandwiches, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts, the recipes are accompanied by simple instructions and beautiful photographs to keep you inspired to eat well at any time of the day.
Meet your go-to guide for feeding the family fresh, healthy meals that are quick and easy to prepare. Whether you’re cooking for someone with dietary restrictions or you’re simply trying to get your kids to eat more veggies, Taste of Home Healthy Cooking is chock full of delicious family-approved recipes as well as advice from health-minded home cooks from around the country.
Simple tricks for using everyday items to prepare healthy home cooked meals are at your finger tips, along with hundreds of Test Kitchen-approved recipes. You’ll soon discover that cooking with good-for-you ingredients is a tasty way to show the family you care. Most important…it’s easier than you think!
Hopefully one of these books will help with your New Years resolution or inspire you to make a new one!