i'm in love with a cookbook
i don’t buy tons of cookbooks, though i do love hanging in the cookbook aisle and browsing, browsing, browsing. when i went to a school with a vast cookbook collection in the library, i borrowed lots, too. it’s just hard for me to commit. i usually need a really strong recommendation or knowledge of the author. there are lots of pretty pictures out there but i’m leery of style without substance in a cookbook.
Healthy Eating Made Easy, Fast & On The Cheap - 8 Of My Favorite Cookbooks
Healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard, but you gotta start somewhere.
Once you have it ‘down’, it can be easy, fun and even delicious. But until then, it can be stressful to think about each and every meal and to learn all you need to learn about healthy eating. It’s enough to overwhelm even the best of us.
Start slowly, breathe, and focus on one meal (one choice) at a time. It’s do-able! An easy way to get into the game is by trying one new meal a week, then adding more as you go. Learning one new healthy recipe a week amounts to over 50 recipes a year: even if you don’t like them all, you’re bound to find a few new favorites.
Cooking at home has its perks, and there are thousands of free resources online that you can draw from. But it’s easy to lose, forget or make recipes again once you’ve clicked off the page (plus printables don’t always last lying around the house. If you’re like me, I print FAR more recipes than I’ll ever actually try and most get thrown out at some point).
Cookbooks are my favorite way to learn how to cook delicious, healthy meals for myself and for my friends. Here are a few of my personal favorites that I use and love! They all focus on cheap, easy and fast meals that ANYONE can make, so they’re ideal for people who are busy, new to cooking, or simply need quick and healthy ideas to add to their day.
Got any suggestions? Let me know in the comments!
This book is filled with cheap, fast, healthy recipes that most people can whip up faster than ordering a pizza. While it’s great for students, I think it’s important for everyone to have quick recipes they can grab & go (most of these are simple, so following the instructions once is enough to commit it to memory for next time).