We all know that January is about making new resolutions to live our lives a little bit better, but whether that’s saving money, eating more sustainably or healthily, embracing more veggies, going vegan or you cutting your food waste, big changes can feel daunting. We’ve rounded up the cookbooks that will help you make meaningful changes in your daily lives that you can stick to all year round, and we promise it’s delicious.
Are you resolving to eat greener this year? Melissa Hemsley’s latest cookbook, Eat Green, is a flexible approach to planet-friendly eating, showing you how to champion more seasonal veg at the centre of your plate, eat less but better meat and fish (although every recipe can be made veggie if you’d rather), and how to cut your food waste. Alongside Melissa’s bold, feel-good and vibrantly delicious recipes, you’ll get tonnes of flexi tips, ingredient swaps, advice on how to eat with the seasons, batch-cooking ideas and freezer tips to get you cooking and eating in a more planet-friendly way – without compromising on flavour!
Feel-good food that helps the planet and saves you money
Full of clever tips on seasonal ingredients and sustainable cooking
With flexitarian recipes to suit vegans, veggies, and omnivores
Amelia Freer is back with a pragmatic, family cookbook of unashamedly easy cooking for real life, showing that you don’t have to change everything to eat well, and you certainly don’t need rigid diet plans. “With a little knowledge, a meal bursting with goodness is easily within everyone’s grasp”, she says. We’re in love with the Za’atar Chicken, Aubergine and Squash Traybake.
Simply Good For You
Delicious and unashamedly straightforward dishes for everyday life.
Full of simple, fresh, and uplifting recipes to suit every dietary need.
From healthy breakfasts to weeknight dinners.
Want to cook more from scratch this year? Rukmini shows that it can be quick, easy and delicious with this revolutionary traybake recipe book. All 75 recipes take no longer than 10 minutes to prepare and a maximum of 30 minutes in the oven, and are easy to adapt depending on what you have in the fridge and cupboard, so you won’t have long ingredients lists to shop for either. Perfect stuff for midweek cooking.
The Quick Roasting Tin
75 fast and simple one dish recipes to revolutionise the way you cook
Leave the hard work to the oven with minimal prep and less washing up
From fast dinners to simple desserts
A recipe and self-care book rolled into one, this plant-based cookbook is packed with vibrant, flavour-first recipes that will help you take care of yourself and feel good both inside and out. This is a great cookbook for anyone seeking to get more veg-centric, wholesome meals into their diet.
Anyone taking up Veganuary this January? Elly Pear’s latest cookbook will help you crack meal prep with her inventive, fuss-free vegan and vegetarian recipes. With easy-to-find ingredients, bulk-cooking and meal-prepping ideas, chapters on freezer food and 20-minute meals Green is all about making it easier to eat vegetarian and vegan every day of the week.
Green: Veggie And Vegan Meals For No-Fuss Weeks And Relaxed Weekends
Inspiring vegetarian and vegan recipes
Quick and easy ideas for weeknights
Laid-back feasts and batch cooking tips for weekends
Another great cookbook for those of you signing up to Veganuary, this time from YouTube sensation and vegan cook, Rachel Ama. Taking inspiration from her Caribbean, West African and British roots, we’re in love with her bold, fiery and colourful dishes – think Caribbean Channa, Peanut Fried Rice and All-Greens Chunky Butter Bean Soup and Lemon Drizze Cake.
Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats: Tasty plant-based recipes for every day
Tasty vegan food inspired by Rachel’s Caribbean, West African and British roots.
With bold, mouthwatering recipes, fresh twists on old favourites, and delicious bakes.
Full of clever tips and hacks to help you create exciting, flavourful vegan dishes.
“This book is not just for vegetarians: everyone is welcome” says Jamie. For all of you meat-lovers who want to get more veg in your diet, Jamie’s VEGis all about satisfying, delicious, flavour-forward food that just happens to be without meat or fish.
Veg: Easy & Delicious Meals for Everyone
Easy veg-packed recipes everyone can enjoy
Jamie’s clever tips, tricks and twists for meat-free meals
Substantial recipes from one-pan wonders to family feasts
January is a time for tightening the purse strings but don’t let that mean you cut back on eating well. This cookbook will give you flavour-packed and budget-saving recipes so that you can cook and eat nourishing, delicious food everyday. With plenty of tips on saving time and money along the way, it’s a great one to get you through January.
Eat Well For Less: Every Day
Budget-friendly family favourites
Easy recipes from the hit BBC series
Quick and simple midweek meals
Chris Bavin is back with another of his brilliant, everyday cookbooks that will show you how to recreate a lighter version of your Friday night favourite. Healthy, easy to make and with everyday ingredients, recipes include Easy Jalfrezi, Quick Cheat’s Lasagne, Healthy Scampi, and the Ultimate Chicken Burger. Yum.
Fakeaway: Healthy Home-cooked Takeaway Meals
Healthier, tastier versions of popular takeaway dishes.
Recreate everything from your favourite curry to a classic diner meal.
With healthy ingredient swaps and budget-friendly shopping tips.