Day 10 of boot camp #AdventAbs brings you the best healthy recipes books this Christmas. We’ve pulled together an eclectic mix of traditional cookbooks to a recipe guide that may surprise a few and bring laughter to others. The abundance of celebrity chefs releasing the yearly book of recipes makes it rather confusing to distinguish between them, or to tell which ones are really healthy and which ones are less so. For example, Jamie Oliver, the champion of healthy school meals, has released a cookery book that is one of the unhealthiest outside of the Man v Food universe.
Hopefully this list will gift you some clarification on the good, the bad and the unhealthy and perhaps the perfect gift for a loved one or save you from the torture of Secret Santa presents.
The Hairy Dieters: Good Eating (Hairy Bikers) – £5.99
The loveable Northern bikers strike again with some fresh and healthy dishes perfect for your pallet, with Si and Dave’s advice and recipes you can easily forget that you’re eating healthily. This book offers up everything from simple breakfasts to family favourites mixed with some winter warmers along the way.
The Shredded Chef: 120 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean and Staying Healthy (Michael Matthews) – £5.81
With a variety of simple recipes this book gives you a helpful insight into building muscles. Don’t be put off with the title or the masculine cover this recipe books offers healthy recipes to novice cooks, and for those with a sweet tooth, this book comes packed with desserts.
The Art of Eating Well (Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley) – £11.75
Styled as a cook book that will make you look and feel good, The Art of Eating well duly delivers its promise with engaging recipes and ingredients. A certain interesting point of this book is the simple healthy changes that the Hemsley sisters implement into our lives.
River Cottage Light and Easy (Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall) – £9.99
Adapted from his award-winning cookery show River Cottage, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall offers us a book that ‘does exactly what it says on the tin’. The double-barrelled aficionado shows us how to make nourishing and healthy meals as quickly as possible, great for that busy lifestyle.
Thug Kitchen – £11.99
This cook book is our curve-ball, not many recipe books come with a parental advisory sticker but we liked the attitude of this one. The way the book comes across with strong language may shock some readers but don’t be dismayed, the vegan recipes are fantastic, with a focus on informal and cheap cuisine.
All prices based on amazon.com