It this day and age I find it so much easier to pull-up a recipe on my smart phone and just follow the instructions; however, there is something about a good old-fashion recipe book that makes me feel complete.
Now, I have a ton of health books ( I’m kinda nerdy when it comes to wellness education) – but these four books are always up front and are my go-tos for great recipes.
I believe these books hold a place in my heart because they are some of the first books I purchased when I started on my own wellness journey (almost 8 years ago). I encourage everyone to check these books out, especially if you are having a difficult time coming up with meals that are healthy and amazing to the taste buds.
In no particular order:
- Every Last Crumb: Paleo Bread and Beyond – (Paperback and Kindle available) Description: Everybody loves bread! This fluffy, crusty favorite is a staple in so many cultures around the world, yet sadly, it is one of the first items people remove from their diet when they need or choose to transition to a gluten-free or Paleo diet. Many are left with a “dietary dent” that is not easily filledGet prepared to have your life changed. Every Last Crumb will take you down a revolutionary bread-making road with recipes that look, smell, and taste like their gluten-filled counterparts. These recipes use healthier ingredients, and many of them are accessible to those with dietary restrictions. Dairy-free? Egg-free? Nut-free? Every Last Crumb has you covered. You will be exposed to coconut flour, almond flour, and chestnut, plantain, and sweet potato flours, which will open your eyes to new ways of making healthy and tasty breads and other baked goods.
- Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great – (Paperback and Kindle available) Description: Having battled an autoimmune disease the modern-medicine way for many years, Danielle Walker took matters into her own hands and set out to regain her health through the medicine of food. After four years of turning her kitchen into a laboratory for revamping her culinary point of view, Danielle mastered the art of grain-free, dairy-free and gluten-free cooking–and improved her well-being, eliminating all her ailments.
- Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck – (Paperback and Kindle available) Description: Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular website to inspire people to eat some goddamn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow (‘This might be my favorite thing ever’) and with half a million Facebook fans and counting, Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food.
- The 21-Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally – (Paperback and Kindle available) Description: The 21-Day Sugar Detox is a clear-cut, effective, whole-foods-based nutrition action plan that will reset your body and your habits! Tens of thousands of people have already used this groundbreaking guide to shatter the vicious sugar stronghold. Now it’s your turn! Use the easy-to-follow meal plans and more than 90 simple recipes in this book to bust a lifetime of sugar and carb cravings in just three weeks. Three levels of the program make it approachable for anyone, whether you’re starting from scratch or from a gluten-free, grain-free, and/or Paleo/primal lifestyle.
Educating yourself is important, don’t just take my word for it. Click the links above to see more about these books on Amazon. It is easier now more than ever to create healthy recipes – the information is endless.
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