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Real Healthy


11 July 2024

Real Healthy by Melissa Hemsley

Who’s the author? Melissa Hemsley began her career as a private chef and has written and co-written five bestselling books. She is a long-term supporter of The Felix Project, a food redistribution charity, and is an ambassador for organisations including Mental Health Mates, the Fairtrade Food Foundation, and Women Supporting Women, among others. She regularly appears on TV and radio, often championing the charities, projects, and campaigns she supports.

What’s it about? In this new book, Melissa celebrates healthy food that is easy and affordable – food that everyone can enjoy.

We are increasingly aware of the detrimental effect that ultra-processed foods have on our health and wellbeing, but they are not always easy to avoid or cut down on, especially if you have a busy schedule and are on a budget. Melissa is on a mission to prove that delicious, wholesome, life-friendly recipes can be achievable for everyone, everyday.

Real Healthy is a practical cookbook for people who want healthy, veg-packed food that’s quick, convenient, and tasty. Melissa provides simple, doable recipes to help you tackle those tricky mealtimes – on-the-go breakfasts, al desko lunches, snacks, and sweet treats – as well as chapters on batch cooking, traybakes, and 30-minute meals. There are also helpful tips on what to look out for if you’re trying to cut down on ultra-processed food, making this your new go-to cookbook for healthy everyday eats.

Recipes we love: One-Pot Lazy Lasagne, Cherry Bakewell Granola, Take-to-Work White Bean Chilli.

Perfect for: Busy, budget-conscious home cooks who want practical solutions to eating well every day.


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