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15 of Our Favorite Healthy Cookbooks

by Amy Azzarito

We’ve been focusing on health and wellness this month, so I rounded up some of our favorite healthy cookbooks. I try to eat pretty healthfully year round (sometimes more successfully than others), and I actually love this time of year because I can make a big pot of soup that lasts for nearly a week of lunches. My go-to is Veganomicon. I have seriously made nearly every soup recipe in that book. I’m sure I’ve missed many great healthy cookbooks here, so I hope we can make a collaborative list in the comments section. What are your go-to healthy cookbooks? — Amy Azzarito

Image above: 1. Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook, $15.29 | 2. Power Foods, $15.98 | 3. Whole Grains for a New Generation, $9.94 | 4. Meatless, $15 | 5. Roots, $22.22 | 6. Food 52, Volume 2, $16.66

Image above: Clean Start: Inspiring You to Eat Clean and Live Well — Grace picked this up on one of our Terrain trips and has loved experimenting with different grains like farro.

More healthy cookbooks after the jump . . .


Image above: 1. Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods — This one made our 2012 Gift Guide. There’s a recipe for the classic baked artichoke dip that is made healthier with the addition of cannellini beans, as well as tempeh balls to replace classic meatballs. Yum. | 2. Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood — I loooove quinoa, but I’m not very experimental with recipes using quinoa. I basically just cook it plain and then dump something over it. But if you don’t eat meat, it is seriously your super food. This book even has ideas for incorporating quinoa into baby food. | 3. Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen — Heidi Swanson is a D*S favorite, and her site 101 Cookbooks is my go-to when searching online for a healthy recipe. | 4. Pure Vegan: 70 Recipes for Beautiful Meals and Clean Living First of all, this book is absolutely beautiful. Second, the recipes are not overly complicated. I haven’t made anything from this book yet, but I’m dying to try the broiled tofu, carrots and shiitake mushrooms. It doesn’t sound fancy, but the photography just makes my mouth water. | 5. Veganomicon – this is my go-to cookbook. I’ve made nearly every single soup recipe in this book. My fav is the Porcini & Wild Rice soup – it is seriously a killer.


Image above: Super Cleanse: Detox Your Body for Long-Lasting Health and Beauty — “Detox” can be a polarizing word, but I own this book and actually really love the recipes. There’s a recipe for watermelon and arugula salad that is delicious. *Editor’s note: Before embarking on any detox, you should always check with your doctor.

Image above: Superfood Kitchen, $13.36 | Ancient Grains for Modern Meals, $19.79

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