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The best lighter eating cookbooks

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 4 January 2018

From nutritionist-led meal plans to batch cooking tips, plant-based bowls to lighter twists on your comfort food favourites, these cookbooks are brimming with recipes, advice and guidance for lighter eating.

Nourish & Glow: The 10-Day Plan

Nourish & Glow: The 10-Day Plan

by Amelia Freer

Following on from her bestselling debut cookbook, Cook. Nourish. Glow.Nourish & Glow: The 10-Day Plan showcases nutritionist Amelia Freer’s easy-to-follow 10 day meal plan. Covering you from the first bite of the day to the last, it’ll help you to transform the way you shop, cook and eat and to form a new, long-lasting approach to food. 

The Meal Prep King Plan

The Meal Prep King Plan

by The Meal Prep King

With 80 batch-cooked recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks, plus a 21-day meal plan, and tips on how to store, freeze and reheat your meals, The Meal Prep King Plan is an extensive resource for meal prepping for weight loss.

The Fitness Chef: Still Tasty

The Fitness Chef: Still Tasty

Graeme Tomlinson is the nutrition coach behind the popular Instagram account, The Fitness Chef, where he dishes out easy-to-digest nutrition facts and busts diet culture myths. His cookbook, Still Tasty, is founded on the simple belief that you don’t need to make extreme changes to your diet to lose weight and can enjoy lighter versions of your favourite foods with a few simple tweaks. With pasta and pizza, toasties and subs, curries and kebabs and a whole chapter dedicated to desserts, Still Tasty is not about shaming food groups and guilt-tripping you for wanting a sticky toffee pud.

Eat Happy: 30 Minute Feel-good Food

Eat Happy

Eat Happy is Melissa Hemsley’s first solo cookbook. With a focus on 30-minute recipes that make you feel as good as they taste, it’s also full of handy tips and tricks for using up leftovers.

Buddha Bowls

Buddha Bowls

by Hannah Pemberton

If you are behind on the trend for colourful plant-based bowls brimming with vegetables and meat-free protein, Buddha Bowls will bring you up to speed in no time. Each recipe is packed with produce to help you eat more fruit and veg and there are ideas for every meal of the day, including enticing breakfast bowls. Plus, with a dedicated section on substitutions for vegans, it’s also suitable for anyone following an animal product-free diet.

Mindful Chef

Mindful Chef

by Myles Hopper, Giles Humphries

Myles Hopper and Giles Humphries are the talented team behind Mindful Chef, the UK’s most popular healthy recipe box service. This, their first cookbook, is packed with recipes that take under 30 minutes and use less than 10 ingredients. It’s all about fresh, healthy recipes that don’t demand hours spent in the kitchen.

Eat Better Live Longer

Eat Better Live Longer

by Dr Sarah Brewer, Juliette Kellow

Written by registered dietician, Juliette Kellow, and medical nutritionist, Dr Sarah Brewe, this cookbook comes with recipes, tips, meal-plans and advice that you can trust is founded in scientific research. Recipes include: prawn, pomegranate and quinoa bowl, banana pancakes with spiced apple rings and barley risotto with roasted squash.

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