Recommended Healthy Recipe Books

Recommendations

Eating healthily can feel overwhelming and can leave you with a feeling of deprivation. That’s why I advise clients to start with adding in delicious and nutritious meals, so it’s only a small step to eliminate things like gluten and dairy. Here’s a list of recommended healthy recipe books. More books and descriptions will be added over the coming time!

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Deliciously Ella

‘Deliciously Ella’ is the Blog that Ella Woodward (now Ella Mills) started when she had rare and big health issue. Her recipes are plant-based (so vegan) and are refined sugar, gluten and dairy free.

I like them because they’re easy to make and tasty and lots of my clients use them.  Her first book, Deliciously Ella, has some good information about the different products she uses and also great basic recipes for cooking grains, making vegetable stock etc. My favourite recipe is the broccoli and avocado salad on page 148! Broccoli, avocado with a creamy tahini dressing. The book has a good mix of breakfasts, salads, mains, snacks and even cakes. What I find not so great is that she’s not always as accurate with her measurements in this book and uses mugs instead of cups or -even better – grams.

Deliciously Ella Every Day is Ella’s second book focuses on quick and easy, plant based recipes for those who don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen.  Some of the chapters: Breakfast, Healthy eating on the go, Easy weekday dinners and Big batch cooking.

The recipes are vegan, as said, so if you need to be careful about your blood glucose balance you might want to add some eggs, fish or meat to them.

Some favourites of mine:  pea and cauliflower bowl, sweet potato and coconut soup and the chickpea, quinoa and turmeric curry. Ah yes, and I made the chocolate ganache cake many times!

Amelia Freer

Amelia FReer is a UK based nutritionist. She’s written some excellent books, both with ionformation about nutrition and with recipes. I love Simply Good for You. It does what the title promises. I’ve made the yoghurt flatbreads many times – as is or as pizza bases! The book also has some wonderful roasted vegetable dishes.

My other favourite Amelia Freer book is Nourish and Glow – the 10-day plan. About half of the book talks about what she calls ‘positive nutrition’, which is more about what you can add to your diet than about what to eliminate. The other half gives you meal plans for ten days so you can experiment with what daily nutrient rich foods look like. There a plan for vegans and one that has some animal protein.

Deliciously Ella Every Day is Ella’s second book focuses on quick and easy, plant based recipes for those who don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen.  Some of the chapters: Breakfast, Healthy eating on the go, Easy weekday dinners and Big batch cooking.

She has some great advice on how to organise healthy eating doable when you’re having a busy life. Because if you don’t organise something you’ll end up hungry and wanting to eat anything that is around!

The recipes are vegan, as said, so if you need to be careful about your blood glucose balance you might want to add some eggs, fish or meat to them.

Some favourites of mine:  pea and cauliflower bowl, sweet potato and coconut soup and the chickpea, quinoa and turmeric curry. Ah yes, and I made the chocolate ganache cake many times!

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall

One of the newer books by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall is Eat Better Forever. Again, about half of this book talks about nutrition, gut health and healthy living and the other half comprises of recipes. I find this book very motivating when you want to remind yourself to eat well and get inspired to cook. I love the seared cauliflower & sprouts with soy dressing and the book also has some creative and delicious lunch box recipes. Oh, and an Oaty Nutty Chocolate Tiffin! Highly recommended.

Yum universe: improvise with what you have

Here’s a recipe book for those who are no good at exactly following recipes. In Pantry to Plate you’ll find 30 templates to mix and match and create your meals. Recipes are vegan and gluten-free. It’s full of ideas for making your own nut and seed milks, granola, muffins, cracker, veggie burgers and more.

Snacks

Smoothies and juices

Soups

Candida diet

Auto-immune paleo

Fermentation

There you have a list of my recommended healthy recipe books.

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