Healthy Eating Your New Year's Resolution? These Cookbooks Will Lead the Way

Healthy Eating Your New Year's Resolution? These Cookbooks Will Lead the Way

This year, you're sticking to your resolutions.

By Liz Kennedy

Are eating healthier and cooking more on your New Year’s resolutions list? Same. But how do you get motivated to get in the kitchen with your favorite superfoods? With delicious recipes from your new favorite cookbooks! Whether you’re looking to shed a few pounds, eat more veggies, meal prep, or fuel your workouts, you’ll find everything you need to eat better in these cookbooks. Filled with flavor-forward recipes and gorgeous photos, you’re definitely going to want to spend more time in the kitchen in 2018. 

Nutritious Delicious: Turbocharge Your Favorite Recipes with 50 Everyday Superfoods

If you want to have a super 2018, you need to up your superfood game. This guide focuses on packing your diet with superfoods (meaning veggies, fruit, grains, and proteins) instead of eliminating things from your diet. The fried eggs over garlicky chard and bell pepper will make you a superfood convert. 

Plant-Powered Life: Eat Your Way to Lasting Health with 52 Simple Steps and 125 Delicious Recipes

If you’ve been meaning to incorporate more plant-based recipes into your diet, this is your chance. This book is not only filled with delicious recipes (sweet potato gnocchi with pistachio-orange pesto, anyone?) but also easy tips to help you make the transition to a more plant-based way of eating. 

Pantry to Plate: Improvise Meals You Love–from What You Have!­–Plant-Packed, Gluten-Free, Your Way!

Feel like you don’t have anything in the house to make a meal? Wrong. This cookbook gives you 30 ingenious recipe templates (plus, 100 delicious recipes like pesto, chickpea, and quinoa scramble) to help you freestyle your way to dinner based on what’s in your kitchen. If you like to improvise, you’ll love this book.

The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook: Fresh and Foolproof Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker

You’ve seen all the food bloggers praising the instant pot and you finally got one, but now you have no idea what to cook. Enter this amazing cookbook. These well-tested recipes are perfect for your new kitchen appliance and will whip up a weekday meal (think: vegan sloppy joes, chana masala, and more) in no time. 

Meal Prep: 101 Superfast and Easy Prep-and-Go Healthy Whole Food Recipes to Lose Weight and Heal Your Body

If you’re looking to eat clean and lose weight in the new year, this is your cookbook. This guide teaches you how to plan ahead and prep your meals so you’ll always have something healthy in your fridge. And it’ll be easy to plan ahead knowing you have dishes like skirt steak avocado salad and spaghetti squash lasagna waiting for you. 

We all know we should be eating more salads and this just made it a whole lot easier. With recipes like savory artichoke salad and pear and Parmesan salad, you will have no problem getting your daily doses of veggies. 

Kale & Caramel: Recipes for Body, Heart, anad Table

Featuring delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes with herbs and flowers, this cookbook also contains luxurious DIY beauty remedies. Believing that herbs and flowers have the power to heal from the inside out, the author celebrates a different aromatic herb or flower in each chapter. You too will be celebrating after you try the heirloom tomato, feta, corn, and panzanella with pesto vinaigrette while wearing your DIY blackberry basil face mask. 

Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies: 100+ Elixirs to Nurture Body and Soul

If you love smoothies and juices you’ll drink up this cookbook. Featuring drinks like invigorating juices, wellness shots, superfood smoothies, you’ll find plenty of concoctions to help you hit the reset button. 

Run Fast. Eat Slow.

If you’re adding exercise to your New Year’s resolutions, you’re going to want to get a copy of this cookbook to fuel your workouts. Written by 2017 New York City marathon champion, Shalene Flanagan, this cookbook is packed with whole-food recipes that are both indulgent and nourishing and prove fat is essential for flavor and performance. If you really want to get your engines revving, you’ll definitely want to make the superhero muffins and kale radicchio salad with farro.  

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