Top 10 Best Healthy Eating Cookbooks

With so many tempting treats around, it can be a challenge to maintain a healthy diet! But these cookbooks will help you do just that with scrumptious, nutritious recipes for many different lifestyles.

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1. Good Good Food

Sarah Raven

Former doctor Sarah Raven presents this book of 250 sumptuous recipes, all centred around fruits and vegetables, the perfect demonstration that healthy eating can be delicious and satisfying! She uses her wealth of medical knowledge to explain why ingredients like kale, red wine, broccoli and seeds are so good for you and protect your body. Dishes include lemon chicken and summer herb salad, blood orange sorbet and basil yoghurt ice cream.

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2. Five

Rachael de Thample

This book makes getting your all-important five portions of fruit and veg a day effortless, nutritious and delicious! In this gorgeous book, you'll find heaps of healthy recipes, including Wild Spring Spaghetti, Carrot Cake Scones and much more, each clearly indicating the number of fruit and veg portions.

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3. Ready, Steady, Glow

Madeleine Shaw

This stunning cookbook is packed with easy and delicious recipes. Discover quick-to-make weekday recipes and scrumptious, show-stopping weekend recipes. All are wheat- and sugar-free and made with natural ingredients. Enjoy courgette and halloumi fritters, Goan chicken curry, a lemon and blueberry bircher muesli topped with pistachios, and much more. Additionally, try out some of Madeleine's calming and strengthening yoga routines.

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4. Healthy Gut Cookbook

DK

A dysfunctional gut not only affects you physically, but mentally, too. This helpful cookbook provides 150 stage-by-stage healing recipes that can help to heal your digestive system. It reveals the "Five Rs of Gut Healing" and provides a step-by-step eating plan that will increasingly improve gut health. Treat common problems like leaky gut syndrome, and discover that gut-healing recipes needn't be bland.

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5. The Feel-Good Cookbook

Ainsley Harriott

Popular chef Ainsley Harriott turns his culinary attention to healthy foods that make you feel great! He makes cooking fun, with food that's good for both body and soul. With 150 tasty, easy and healthy recipes, this is the ultimate book for time-pressured cooks who want fresh, flavoursome food. The chapters range from light bites and suppers to mid-week meals and substantial salads.

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6. The Goodness of Avocado

Lucy Jessop

Tasty, nutritious and full of antioxidant properties, the avocado is both versatile and delicious, and this book provides 40 lip-smacking recipes incorporating the delectable fruit. Eat it smooth, smashed, chunky or whole, on toast, topped with eggs, blended or in a salad - the choice is yours! You can even use it instead of cream in your desserts as a dairy-free and healthy alternative.

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7. How to Eat Better

James Wong

In this inspiring and revolutionary book, James Wong shows you how to select, store and cook certain foods in order to fully enjoy their health-giving benefits. Discover how a Braeburn apple has almost double the antioxidants of a Fuji one, how strawberries kept on the counter rather than in the fridge will quadruple their heart-healthy compounds, and many more fascinating food facts. Using the latest scientific evidence, this frank book is free from fad diets and instead shows you how to make your everyday foods much healthier (and tastier!). It also contains 80 fool-proof recipes.

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8. Neal's Yard Remedies: Eat Beautiful

DK

Spring clean your routine with this stunning book of recipes and lifestyle inspiration. It features more than 100 stunning recipes, showcasing natural superfoods that help to enhance your skin, body, hair and teeth, and explains the effects that certain foods have on everything from fragile hair to cellulite. It provides reinvigorating ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks, and is sure to rejuvenate your beauty and diet regime. Discover the delights of Japanese ocean soup, polenta with grilled vegetables, and many more mouth-watering dishes.

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9. Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Alexis Kornblum

This inspiring and beautiful cookbook aims to promote health and happiness through one simple concept: eating clean. It's packed with more than 150 scrumptious recipes, including Best-Ever Fluffy Pancakes, Classic Home Fries and French Vanilla Muffins. Featuring full-colour photos, shopping lists, how-to guides and advice on customising your clean lifestyle, this book makes eating clean accessible, rewarding and enjoyable!

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10. Honestly Healthy for Life

Natasha Corrett & Vicki Edgson

Discover how eating the alkaline way can fit effortlessly into everyday life and enhance your health and wellbeing. This book offers advice on how to use foods to restore balance to your body and provides a wide selection of mouth-watering recipes, including snacks for work, cooking for a crowd, weekday suppers and more, all created by gourmet vegetarian chef, Natasha Corrett, and leading nutritionist, Vicki Edgson.

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  • ABYRR
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    Following the success of his most recent "Friends and Family Cookbook", Ainsley is turning his culinary attention to feel-good cookery - food that makes you feel great. Capturing Ainsley's enthusiasm for making cooking fun, the "Feel-Good Cookbook" brings us food that is good for the body and the soul: healthy, tasty and easy to prepare. 150 brand-new recipes make up a bible of deliciously simple recipes, essential for time-pressed cooks wanting fresh, flavoursome and nutritious food. The chapters range from light bites and quick and easy suppers to mid-week meals and substantial salads. The features include handy menu spreads, store-cupboard essentials and a guide to sourcing ingredients.
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    Madeleine Shaw - author of Get the Glow and nutritional health coach to the stars - returns with Ready, Steady, Glow, a cookbook full of over 100 delicious, easy and nutritious meals.

    A book of two halves, you'll find weekday recipes that can be made in under 30 minutes alongside sumptuous and show-stopping recipes for the weekend. All the recipes are wheat- and sugar-free and contain natural ingredients that are easily sourced in a local supermarket.

    Among the recipes are a lemon and blueberry bircher topped with pistachios, courgette and halloumi fritters with lemon poppy yoghurt and Goan chicken curry. As well as all this, Madeleine showcases some of her yoga routines to help you live better.
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    When things go wrong with your gut, it not only affects you physically but also mentally. This accessible cookbook provides 150 stage-by-stage healing recipes that will improve your digestive health.

    Starting by helping you understand the concept of gut health, the book reveals the 'Five R's of Gut Healing' (Remove, Replace, Reinoculate, Repair and Rebalance) and then explains the pillars of the diet before providing a stage-by-stage eating plan that will help progressively restore gut health.

    The recipes will help treat problems like leaky gut syndrome and show that healing the digestive system doesn't have to be bland and boring. The book also offers clear advice on what to expect from the diet and tips for keeping it up in the future.
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    Lexi, the talent behind the highly acclaimed recipe blog Lexi's Clean Kitchen, answers the demand for a one-stop cookbook that takes the focus off of the constraints of modern dieting and puts the spotlight back on achieving health and happiness through one simple concept - eating clean. Lexi's Clean Kitchen is packed with more than 150 nourishing recipes, full-colour photos, shopping lists, how-to guides, and simple tips for customizing your clean lifestyle, making each step of the way approachable and, above all, enjoyable!
  • Neal's Yard Remedies Eat Beautiful - Hardback - 9780241305836 - DK
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    The nutritional experts from Neal's Yard Remedies provide recipes that will revitalise the way you look and feel with a hand-picked selection of beauty foods in Eat Beautiful.

    With over 100 recipes included, this beautifully presented book showcases natural foods that beneficially target your face, body, hair and teeth. It explains the effects that these foods can have on everything from fragile hair to oily skin and cellulite to bruises.

    There are ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks and these energising recipes are sure to revolutionise your beauty regime. Among the highlights are Japanese ocean soup, black lentil and coconut curry and polenta with grilled vegetables.
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    Using the latest scientific evidence, James Wong shows you how to select, store and cook certain foods and enjoy their health-giving benefits in this inspiring book.

    He reveals how a Braeburn apple has almost double the antioxidants of a Fuji one; how strawberries that are kept on the counter instead of in the fridge will quadruple their heart-healthy compounds; and how broccoli cooked with a teaspoon of mustard will have even more cancer-fighting potential.

    This straight-talking book is delightfully free from fad diets, superfood fixations and obscure ingredients and will help you make your everyday foods far healthier (and tastier) by changing how you select, store and cook them.

    You'll enjoy making any food a superfood with these 80 foolproof recipes.
  • The Goodness of Avocado - Hardback - 9780857833990 - Lucy Jessop
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    Moreish, nutritious and full of antioxidant properties, everyone loves avocado and in this cookbook Lucy Jessop provides 40 delicious and health-boosting recipes that make the most of the tasty fruit.

    Whether you prefer it smooth, smashed, chunky or whole, there is no wrong way to eat this nutrient-packed fruit. From smashed on toast for a snack to to topped with eggs for brunch, this book covers it all. I will also show you how to transform it into a feel-good smoothie, a zingy salsa or even a sensational salad dressing.

    You can also add avocados into your dessert instead of cream. his is a brilliant book about a fruit that is becoming more and more popular.
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    Full of sumptuous recipes that are centred around fruit and vegetables, Sarah Raven's Good Good Food is a cookbook that shows healthy eating can be delicious and satisfying.

    Sarah used to work as a doctor at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton so draws on her wealth of medical knowledge to explain why ingredients like kale, broccoli, red wine, blueberries, apples and seeds are so good for you and how they help protect your body.

    With its mouth-watering photography, the book features 250 colourful recipes that range from lemon chicken and summer herb salad to blood orange sorbet and basil yoghurt ice cream.
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    We all strive to (or at least like to think we do...) eat our five recommended portions of fruit and veg every day, but sometimes it can be a lot harder than it sounds. That is, until now! Rachel de Thample, food editor for Abel & Cole, makes making delicious, nutritious food effortless in her brand new healthy cookbook, Five.

    An inspirational treasure trove of delightful dishes, in this healthy recipe book you will find a plethora of healthy-eating recipes including Fig, Almond and Orange Blossom Water Muffins; Wild Spring Spaghetti; Carrot Cake Scones; and much, much more besides - each with clearly flagged fruit and vegetable portion numbers (some of which even offer a full five portions!).

    Working for the likes of Marco Pierre White, Heston Blumenthal and Peter Gordon, Rachel knows a thing or two about flavoursome foods. We highly recommend this book for all those looking to embrace a healthy lifestyle.
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    Honestly Healthy for Life shows how the alkaline way of eating can fit seamlessly into everyday life. This new collection of over 100 super-tasty and nutritious recipes created by gourmet vegetarian chef Natasha Corrett and leading nutritionist Vicki Edgson provides an easy route to great health and wellbeing. The first part of the book outlines the principles of alkaline eating and offers nutritional guidance on how to use foods to help restore a healthy balance to your body. Whether you want to modulate your blood sugar levels, improve your mood, boost energy or banish bloating, you'll find information on which foods supply what your body needs. Next, mouthwatering recipes showcase the Honestly Healthy lifestyle, from eating On the Go and being Hostess with the Mostess to enjoying Lazy Times. Whether you are hanging out with friends, making snacks for work, cooking for a crowd or preparing weekday suppers, there is a healthy culinary inspiration here for all occasions and celebrations.