Six of the best // Healthy Eating Cookbooks

Healthy Eating CookbooksLast January I wrote this post featuring my New Year’s resolutions. There were goals focusing on achieving a better work/life balance, goals to drink more water and look after my skin better (I’ve achieved the latter, but still fail miserably at the water consumption) and as with all New Year’s resolutions, there were the goals to get fit, lose weight and eat more healthily.

One year on, I feel like I’m back in the same space I was last January! Don’t get me wrong I did get fitter in 2015 with the help of a wonderful PT and I trained for a half marathon in October. But since the half marathon has been and gone I seem to have slipped back into my old ways and my weekly game of netball is not cutting the mustard on the fitness front!

Likewise my eating is all over the place. At the start of the year I was using my Nutribullet daily (it’s ingenious btw!) and felt healthier than ever, but slowly the unhealthy food crept back in and over the Christmas period I feel like I consumed my body weight in Chocolate Oranges!

So where do we go from here?

Last night my husband (who is super fit!) and I were chatting and knowing my lack of willpower he has given me the mother of all incentives. If I can lose 20lbs (my target, not his; he’s not that cruel!) he will treat me to a child-free, long weekend trip to Dubai. Now we haven’t cleared this with the grandparents who will undoubtedly get roped in to babysit and in reality I’m not sure I can bear the thought of being so far away from my babies for that long, BUT it’s a brilliant motivator. Time-scale wise I want to lose the weight by June (which I’m hoping is realistic) as we are off on a family holiday to the South of France with my parents and my super slender sister and her family.

To start my healthy eating on the right note, I have trawled the internet, done a lot of research and bought the following healthy eating cookbooks (all of which I can highly recommend) to help me on my merry way.

Healthy Eating Cookbooks

1 // Get The Glow: Delicious and Easy Recipes That Will Nourish You from the Inside Out, £10

2 // The Detox Kitchen Bible, £17

3 // Hemsley & Hemsley – The Art of Eating Well, £11.75

4 // Eat. Nourish. Glow: 10 easy steps for losing weight, looking younger & feeling healthier, £7

5 // Lean in 15: 15 minute meals and workouts to keep you lean and healthy, £6.99

6 // Everyday Super Food, £11.99

What are your New Year’s resolutions? Do you have any hints and tips to help me achieve my goal or a favourite healthy eating cookbook you’d like to share with me?

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  • RebeccaJanuary 11, 2016 - 3:05 pm

    I need to get on this! Especially after such an indulgent Christmas, haha! The Jamie book looks and sounds ace, must buy a copy! xReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyJanuary 12, 2016 - 9:06 am

      It’s fab, a must have for your healthy eating journey! I am so with you, I think I’m made up of 70% chocolate right now! xReplyCancel

  • Fritha StricklandJanuary 11, 2016 - 4:15 pm

    I was in Berlin in SoHo house at the beginning of last year and saw two girls signing books, it was only when I got home I heard more about Hemsley and Hemsley and wished I’d gone and bought a book as I know so many people rave about them! xxReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyJanuary 12, 2016 - 9:07 am

      Oh wow, that would have been fab, I love the Hemsley sisters! xReplyCancel

  • Zoe LJanuary 11, 2016 - 4:28 pm

    I need to invest in some of those books I think, I’m hoping to eat better to help loose my mum tum I seem to have grown over the years =D
    Good Luck with your resolutions.ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyJanuary 12, 2016 - 9:07 am

      Thanks Zoe, I am so with you on this, be gone mum tum!! xReplyCancel

  • JoannaJanuary 11, 2016 - 4:59 pm

    I’ve been thinking of getting the Jamie Oliver super foods cookbook. I’m trying to loose weight as I didn’t loose any of the baby weight after having Blake, so I’ve rejoined slimming world as I did really well before.ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyJanuary 12, 2016 - 9:08 am

      Lots of people rave about swimming world, but to be honest I haven’t looked into it. The JO superfoods book is brilliant xReplyCancel

  • DanielleJanuary 11, 2016 - 6:43 pm

    I also need to start eating healthier! I’m not overweight, (actually currently 33 weeks pregnant), but I’m not in very good shape. I’m going to start exercising after the baby is born, but should probably start changing my diet right now. Oh how I wish I was a highly motivated person!ReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyJanuary 12, 2016 - 9:08 am

      Ah congrats! I am with you on the lack of willpower, I’m notorious for it! Well not this time!! :) xReplyCancel

  • Pamela | Life With MunchersJanuary 12, 2016 - 12:56 pm

    A few people have said good things about Jamie’s new book. I’ll need to give it a whirl once my kitchen is finished!ReplyCancel

  • JackieJanuary 13, 2016 - 3:33 am

    Great post! I am a fan of the skinnytaste cookbook by gonna Homolka but I’ve seen a couple of these…I will cooking her recipes and commenting on them in my blog as I too am looking to lose weight without feeling like I’m on a diet…I feel ya on the willpower…. Looks like my amazon prime might be taking a dent after I buy a couple of these books! Thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • oana79January 13, 2016 - 12:20 pm

    Oh, I have Jamie’s Everyday Super Food and I have been very tempted to get Lean in 15, since it is such a popular book this year!xxReplyCancel

  • CharlotteJanuary 13, 2016 - 12:26 pm

    My husband is doing well with his healthy eating this year. I need to follow I his footsteps! xReplyCancel

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