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Looking to eat out less and cook in more at home in 2018? It’s not only good for your pocketbook—it’s also good for your belly. Even if you order a salad at a restaurant, you have no idea how it was prepared, and usually, the dressing will send you flying high over your suggested calorie count. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite healthy cookbooks full of easy-to-make low calorie and high protein, yet fully delicious meals. Here’s to making healthier choices in the new year!
Lose weight and improve your mood and health by learning how to kick your sugar habit with this easy-to-follow and flexible 8-week guide. This book includes 180 recipes by Sara Wilson, with special contributions from Gwyneth Paltrow, Curtis Stone, Angela Liddon of Oh She Glows and more!
From food bloggers to book authors. This is round 2 of paleo cooking with 175 new recipes written by Hayley Mason and Bill Staley of Primal Palate with Hayley’s sister Caitlin Nagelson. The book focuses on how to make your favorite recipes paleo-friendly. It’s full of gorgeous photos and recipes for fancy side dishes, desserts and entrees free of the enemy—grains, beans, soy, dairy, potatoes and refined sugar.
This colorful book is full of simple and healthy salad recipes perfect for prepping for lunchtime—just put it in a jar and go. Anna Helm Baxter shares her tips on how to layer veggies, healthy fats and other ingredients to keep them the freshest before chow time.
Chef, food photographer and internationally best-selling cookbook author Jean-François Mallet calls this book the holy grail of light and healthy recipes. It includes 368 pages of meals that need no more than 4 steps and five ingredients.
Kayla Itsines is an Australian fitness pro who encourages people to get fit, lose weight and live a healthier, happier life. Her fitness app—Sweat with Kayla—is the best-selling fitness app in the world. Her book includes a 28-day meal and workout plan, healthy lifestyle tips and 200 quick and healthy meals. It also comes with free 7-day access to her fitness app and a detachable quick-reference workout poster.
Vegans will love this book full of 99 easy-on-the-wallet and delicious plant-based recipes from bloggers Katie Koteen and Kate Kasbee of Well Vegan. Meals include Beer Battered Avocado, Black bean and Tempeh Chili, Chickpea Curry and Crunchy Thai Salad. Yum.
Melody Lowe is the Director of Content & Strategy for Blender Networks, Inc. When she’s not managing blogs for FitMinutes, The-E-Tailer, Cartageous, InStyleRooms, NurturedPaws & Shoelistic, she’s rearranging her bookcase at home in Culver City, CA, getting her fix of breakfast tacos and Topo Chicos in her hometown of Austin, TX with her fiancé and rescue dog or managing her own blog, Mustache Melrose.