I love a good cookbook, who doesn’t? But with a new cookbook hitting the shelf every other day, its hard to know which ones are worth the investment. Lucky for you, I have some tried and tested favourite for quick and healthy meals. So if you are in the market for some new recipes, here are my top 3 cookbook tips right now.
Everyday Superfood – Jamie Oliver
Jamie’s book Everyday Superfood, makes it easy to get things right on the food front. Each recipe is designed to be perfectly nutritionally balanced, with the right amount of food to keep you full and fuel you until your next meal. I’m not a fan of calorie counting (you can read more about that here). I love this book because I know I am getting the right food in the right amounts without having to think about it. If your looking for quick and healthy meals made easy, Everyday Superfood is definitely for you.
Fun Fact: Jamie photographed all the food for the book himself.
My top pick: Bombay Chicken & Cauli, Poppadoms, Rice & Spinach
Cook it even quicker: Use microwave rice and cut the cooking time by about 10 minutes.
The Happy Cookbook – Lola Berry
Lola reckons the key to good health is eating well, and if we are not healthy well we’re not happy. The solution…130 whole food recipes, to keep you healthy and well. We love the Happy Cookbook because the recipes use simple fresh ingredients. Every dish is a taste sensation with next to no effort. And good news for you guys with sensitive tummies, Lola’s recipes are all gluten-free, with very little dairy and no refined sugar.
Fun Fact: Lola says 90% of your serotonin receptors are in your gut, so the food you eat really can affect how happy you feel.
My top pick: Crispy salmon and kale mix up with avocado and dill.
Cook it even quicker: Use a pre-cooked hot smoked salmon fillet instead.
I Quit Sugar – Sarah Wilson
You guys all know that I am a big fan of the I Quit Sugar 8-week program, but before the program there was the I Quit Sugar Cookbook! The book shows you how to take sugar out of your diet, and includes recipes for the meals that Sarah personally ate when she was giving up sugar. All the recipes in the book are simple, use only a few ingredients, and are fructose free to help you curb those sugar cravings for good.
Fun Fact: Sarah Wilson gave up sugar as an experiment for a newspaper column. Now nearly 1.2million people have tried cutting out sugar using her I Quit Sugar 8-week program.
My top pick: Pumpkin & Pepita Hash, I like to add some roast chook.
Cook it even quicker? Cut the pumpkin into smaller pieces so they cook through more quickly.
I would love to hear about your favourite cook books for quick and healthy meals? Let me know in the comments section below.