There are so many good cookbooks out right now, I can’t seem to keep up with them all. I’ve got a pretty good collection with a few more on my wish list. Although each of these are based around clean food, they all take a fairly unique approach to wellness through cooking.
Eat Pretty – Jolene Hart. This book has some good seasonal recipes but the majority of the content focuses on which ingredients nourish your skin, hair, and nails for a healthy glow from the inside, out. This was an obvious choice for me and a staple for anyone looking to clear up their skin by cleaning out their diet. I think it would make a good gift for friends. It’s organized really well, has great information, and makes you want to spend hours walking through the produce aisles and selecting the most glow-worthy groceries.
The Art of Eating Well – Hemsley + Hemsley. London-based sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley are the masterminds behind this insanely gorgeous cookbook. They focus on nourishing, home-cooked food. Free from gluten and sugar but full of flavour. These girls started the whole both-broth craze that’s taken over the foodie world lately. Remember the black bean brownies I shared a while back, that is a Hemsley recipe that I will continue to make again and again. The book is categorized by meal type and they have a good variety of meat and vegetarian options for each category. They also have great tips on how to prep meals for the week, how to eat at restaurants, and how to start making changes today! If I were ever to cook my way through a cookbook, it would most definitely be this one!
Deliciously Ella – Ella Woodward. An all around gem, this book is full of simple and clean everyday recipes. I love her smoothies and healthy desserts. She’s the classic blogger-turned-author and if any of you have followed her blog in the past you will find the same vibrant and nutrient packed recipes in this book. She’s personal, fun, and inspiring! “Peace, love, & coconuts.”
I Quit Sugar – Sarah Wilson. My name is Lauren and I am a sugarholic. I bought this book hoping that simply purchasing it would somehow decrease my sugar addiction. It didn’t, but it’s got some pretty alarming information about sugar and great recipes to add to your daily routine. Even though I haven’t quit sugar, I find myself rereading little sections and using a lot of her sugarless meal ideas. She includes an 8-week detox plan and tons of great recipes to ban sugar from your life. Definitely a good one to keep on hand!
Crazy Sexy Diet – Kris Carr. Are you ready to start each new day with a glass of green juice? Kris is a kick-butt cancer thriver that has the most positive attitude and inspiring energy. Her moto: ‘Eat your veggies, ignite your spark, and live like you mean it!’ This book has some great recipes but it’s also a look into the journey Kris has gone through over the last 10 years of living with cancer. She shares her love for a completely plant-based diet and personal wellness techniques that will change your life.
What are your favourite clean cookbooks?