My Favorite Healthy Cookbooks

16 Healthy Cookbooks

I enjoy collecting cookbooks and trying new recipes. I think cookbooks are so inspiring. I have compiled a list of my favorite healthy cookbooks. Read on to find out my top 16 healthy cookbooks that are perfect for gifting or adding to your own collection.

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible by Karen Page includes history lessons, cooking techniques, nutrition guides, recipes, and detailed flavor profiles of hundreds of plant-based foods. This is a wonderful edition to any kitchen. I enjoy using this reference guide to improve my cooking. I really can’t say enough good things about this book.

The Skinny Taste Cookbook by Gina Homolka is a great cookbook for family meals. The recipes are easy to prepare and tasty.

Moosewood Restaurant Favorites by Moosewood Collective includes 250 of the most-requested recipes from the premier vegetarian restaurant in Ithaca, New York. This is a great collection of recipes.

Best Green Drinks Ever by Katrine Van Wyk is my favorite green smoothie and juice book. The book contains great tips and tasty recipes.

Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain by Danielle Walker features easy to prepare paleo recipes. Danielle made changes to her diet after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease when she was 22 years old. She removed grains, lactose, and legumes from her diet. She writes a popular blog to help others suffering from similar ailments continue to enjoy food. The delicious recipes are free from gluten and refined sugar.

Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great by Daniele Walker is the follow-up to her best-selling first release. The tasty recipes are free from gluten and refined sugar.

But I Could Never Go Vegan by Kristy Turner is a fun cookbook with easy to follow and delicious recipes. Kristy Turner is the writer, recipe developer, and food stylist behind the vegan food blog Keepin’ It Kind. I think this is a great cookbook for people making the switch to a plant-based diet. The recipes are gluten, sugar and dairy free.

The Art of Eating Well by Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley features over 150 recipes which are free from grain, gluten and refined sugar. The sisters cook for private clients and cater for luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel. The beautiful cookbook includes sections on cooking with children, one-pot dishes and meal planning. I also like the practical tips and tricks included in the book.

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen by Amy Chaplin is my favorite new cookbook. Amy shares her tips for stocking a healthy pantry and 150 healthy mostly gluten-free recipes that are easy to prepare. One of the most popular recipes in the book is the chocolate pots de creme. I also like The Bento Bowl, Quinoa Muffins, and The Golden Amaranth Superfood Bar.

Plenty by Yottum Ottolenghi features stunning food photography and over 100 vegetable recipes. I am looking forward to visiting his restaurant in London. Most of the recipes are gluten-free. This Vegetable Tart Recipe is one of my favorites. It takes like a deep dish pizza.

Plenty More by Yottum Ottolenghi is the follow-up to Plenty. It is an award-winning cookbook featuring 150 mouth-watering vegetable recipes. Yottum is a celebrated London chef with several best-selling cookbooks. If you thought vegetables were boring think again. I really like the Red Onion Salad With Walnut Salsa recipe from the cookbook.

Deliciously Ella by Ella Woodward is the highly anticipated release from the popular food blogger. I enjoy reading Ella’s blog and her cookbook is simply fabulous. I am crazy about her Sweet Potato Brownies. The recipes are free from sugar, gluten and dairy.

Thug Kitchen by Thug Kitchen is a popular cookbook from the creators the hilarious blog by the same name. The recipes are delicious and easy to prepare. I also like the helpful cooking tips. The Pumpkin Chili recipe is very popular. The book does contain some bad language.

It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow is one of my most used cookbooks. The Candy Bar Dessert is one of my favorite desserts. The recipes are gluten and dairy free.

The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle by Jennifer McGruther features recipes such as bone broths, fermented vegetables, raw dairy and kombuchas. Jennifer McGruther is the voice behind the award-winning blog Nourished Kitchen

Fresh and Fermented by Julie O’Brien  is an outstanding resource for making fermented food. One of my goals this year is to try making fermented foods. The recipes are not difficult and actually taste good. The author is the owner of Firefly Kitchen in Seattle.

What are some of your favorite healthy cookbooks?

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  • I love cookbooks! I need to check out the against all grain and vegan one. I’m gluten and dairy free now and I’m looking for new recipes to add in! I bought my mom Plenty and it’s so beautiful to look at!

    • I am gluten-free and trying so hard to avoid dairy. I have Hashimoto’s and feel so much better when I do not eat dairy products. Cheese is my downfall. I have yet to find a delicious vegan cheese. Most taste bad or do not melt properly. If you find a good vegan cheese, please let me know.