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Good mood food: Get major cooking inspo with these new-age cookbooks

The latest healthy recipe books move away from fad diets and restrictive eating plans, instead focusing on nutritious “real food” that will nourish and nurture the body.

books Updated: May 04, 2016 18:19 IST
Including a range of delicious and tasty meal ideas, many free of sugar, dairy and gluten, a new wave of cookbooks will put the fun back into the kitchen to help you on your way towards a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Including a range of delicious and tasty meal ideas, many free of sugar, dairy and gluten, a new wave of cookbooks will put the fun back into the kitchen to help you on your way towards a healthier and happier lifestyle. (Pinterest)

The latest healthy recipe books move away from fad diets and restrictive eating plans, instead focusing on nutritious “real food” that will nourish and nurture the body.

Including a range of delicious and tasty meal ideas, many free of sugar, dairy and gluten, this new wave of cookbooks will not only help you cook and prepare healthier food at home, but also put the fun back into the kitchen to help you on your way towards a healthier and happier lifestyle.

1 Clean and Lean for Life - The Cookbook by James Duigan

James Duigan’s latest book includes even more deliciously healthy recipes to help us all stay Clean and Lean for life. (Amazon)

Famous for his respected Clean and Lean philosophy, which rejects fad diets and processed sugars and ingredients in favor of whole, nutrient-dense real food, the latest book from James Duigan, London-based trainer to stars including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Elle Macpherson, includes even more deliciously healthy recipes to help us all stay Clean and Lean for life.

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The new book includes simple advice and practical tips and tricks on how to be Clean and Lean, as well as 150 tasty dishes and ideas including light lunches, simple dinners, and Duigan’s well-known post-workout smoothies, all free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar to really nourish the body and make everyone feel fitter and stronger.

$39.99

2 Deliciously Ella Every Day: Simple recipes and fantastic food for a healthy way of life by Ella Woodward

Ella Woodward’s latest cookbook follows her bestselling debut “Deliciously Ella Every Day”, and builds on her plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free recipes and ethos for a healthier way of life. (AFP)

Famous British blogger Ella Woodward’s latest cookbook follows her bestselling debut “Deliciously Ella,” and builds on her plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free recipes and ethos for a healthier way of life.

Her new collection of recipes focus on making healthy food quickly, so you can still enjoy nourishing home-cooked food without feeling tempted to reach for an easy but unhealthier fix.

As well as over 100 easy-to-make recipes, from on-the-go snacks such as her delicious roasted cinnamon and maple trail mix, to simple suppers such as a rich and tasty mushroom risotto, Ella also includes her top ten rules for living the Deliciously Ella way, shopping lists to make your life easier, as well as her advice for how to eat well on a budget to make healthy living accessible for all.

$23.00

3 Good + Simple by Hemsley and Hemsley

The second book from the Hemsley sisters includes 140 recipes that will both nourish the body and taste delicious. (hemsleyandhemsley.com)

English sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley want to revolutionize how we eat by encouraging everyone to focus on including more home-cooked, nutritious and delicious food in their daily lives.

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By enjoying wholesome real food, and also the process of preparing it, the sisters believe we can all live a healthier and happier lifestyle. Their second book includes 140 recipes that will both nourish the body and taste delicious, including the wonderfully-named Green Goddess Noodle Salad, tasty and succulent Roasted Chicken Thighs with Watercress Salsa Verde, as well as the recipe for the sisters’ famous signature bone broth. The book also offers advice on how to get you started with your new healthier lifestyle including pantry essentials, tips on how to eat healthy on the go, and useful and nourishing meal plans to help you enjoy lifelong healthy eating.

$35.00

4 The I Quit Sugar Cookbook: 306 Recipes for a Clean, Healthy Life by Sarah Wilson

Adding to her existing range of ebooks and paperbacks, Sarah Wilson has released her latest I Quit Sugar recipe book, with 306 tasty, creative, and sugar-free dishes. (Amazon)

Australian Sarah Wilson is one of the leading voices on how and why to quit sugar, with her popular website I Quit Sugar helping over 1 million people to quit the sweet stuff and feel brighter, more energized, slimmer, and healthier.

Adding to her existing range of ebooks and paperbacks is her latest I Quit Sugar recipe book, with 306 tasty, creative, and sugar-free dishes. Realizing how hard it can be to quit for good, Wilson has included plenty of delicious ideas that will take you from breakfast through to dinner, also including treats such as Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackles so you don’t feel deprived and your new sugar-free life is easy, interesting, and sustainable.

$27.50