Top seven cookbooks to get your 2018 healthy eating back on track

Have you fallen off the dieting wagon already?

Recent studies state how six out of ten of us Brits fail to keep our New Year’s resolutions to shred the pounds.

If healthy eating is what you are about but you just need that kick to get you started then look no further.

The key to finding the healthier you could lie behind one of our top seven healthy cookbooks that are currently storming the healthy eating charts.

So if you want to curb the chocolate cravings and find some healthier alternatives here’s our guide to the most popular cookbooks trending so far in 2018.

Joe Wicks: Fat Loss Plan , £6.99 Amazon

First up is Joe Wicks, who has become a social media phenomenon with a staggering four million followers.

Wicks has a pretty impressive record of sales for his bestselling cookbooks including Lean in 15 (all three versions), and Cooking for Family and Friends.

The Body Coach has sold more books in the past 18 months than any other UK weight loss title since records began. If that doesn’t make you want to try out his new book then we don’t know what will.

The books just keep getting better as this one features 100 quick and easy health recipes plus some workout guidance on how to train. It’s just an all-rounder really.

Joe Wicks
Joe Wicks

The book features 15-minute meals such as steak tacos with lime salsa, a veggie super bowl and other snacks and sweet treats.

There is additional guidance on what to eat post workout and low carb recipes that are easy to prep for weekday meals.

The best start to the year is to grab a copy of Joe Wicks and start your journey to a healthier you, after all he does make it look easy!

Lizzie Loves Healthy Family Food by Lizzie King, £13.60 Amazon

Lizzie King, mother of three and nutritional health coach is big on food when it comes to healthy meals and snacks.

She is known for cooking up easy and delicious meals, catering for all members of the family with gluten free options and dairy alternatives.

She is the founder of the Lizzie Loves Healthy blog where she posts all her latest news and recipes for her followers.

Her new book features over 100 nutritious and tasty recipes and meals with beneficial short cuts to planning meals.

Being a mum herself, Lizzie understands the difficulty of catering one meal for a family that is healthy and suites the fussy eater of the house.

The book includes a 10-step guide on nailing those fussy eaters, health and nutritional information and how to cook for children and their requirements.

All the cooking questions possible are answered in this book that is ideal for families who just need a little bit of direction in the kitchen.

Let’s Eat by Elly Pear, £12.79 Amazon

Exactly what it says on the tin, Elly Pear’s latest book is all about eating the foods that make you feel good with a range of pescatarian dishes and more.

She’s already a success with her previous book, Fast Days and Feast Days , running her own blog, Elly Pear , and owning her own business, Pear Café in Bristol.

She’s a strong believer in simple cooking for any occasion in a cost effective way which is why her new book is perfect for so many of us trying out new diets this 2018.

Elly pear caters for everyone in her new book as she splits it into three sub sections of batch cooking; freeze-able dishes and quick and easy menus curated for several occasions.

The book contains everything that there is to know about health foods, meat-free dishes, and cooking up a storm in the kitchen without having to buy unnecessary appliances.

Her effortless approach to cooking can easily be done by anyone at home, making everyone feel confident in their own cooking skills.

Feed me Vegan by Lucy Watson, £4.99 Amazon

There are assumptions with eating vegan that all there is to eat is lettuce, but Lucy Watson, former Made in Chelsea star, is here to help with her new book, Feed me Vegan .

This is her first book, however, she has been a vegetarian since the age of five so she’s pretty clued up on what the best things are to eat.

There is much more to eating vegan than living off salad as this book explains. Don’t worry; you can still indulge in your cakes and lasagna dishes that you enjoy so much, just without feeling the guilt.

Lucy Watson
Lucy Watson

Lucy’s book contains meals from breakfast to dinner, including all the snacks and sweet treats in-between to keep you going throughout the day.

Whether you’re already vegan, considering converting, or just wish to cut down on your meat and fish intakes, Lucy has you covered with dishes varying from a mushroom mac and cheese and hot cinnamon jam doughnuts. Tasty!

The Doctor’s Kitchen by Dr Rupy Auijla, £7.49 Amazon

Who better to write a health food cookbook than a qualified doctor and medical specialist? Dr Rupy Auijla is here to help with over 100 supercharging recipes to get you through those long 9-5 weekdays.

He takes health into his own hands and believes that a simple switch up in your diet can be the change of lifestyle that you’re looking for.

This book stands out from the rest with the influence of medical knowledge behind each recipe.

Dr Auijla used this to overcome his own heart condition and this knowledge is now shared with everyone, so you can enjoy his delicious feel good dishes alone or in the company of others.

Cultural flavours are infused in his meals to create a healthier lifestyle for everyone to enjoy.

Ultimate Fit Food by Gordon Ramsey, £8.99 Amazon

The foul-mouthed super chef has released yet another book but this time is more focused on healthy food for the active lives and those committed athletes like Gordon himself.

Having competed in the Ironman challenge in Hawaii, 15 marathons and three ultra-marathons, he knows more than anyone how to fuel your body with the best things before and after exercise.

The book is divided into three different sections; each one containing breakfasts, lunches, suppers, sides, snacks and not too-sweet treats.

Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay

Each one offers healthy and nutritious options that are easily prepped and planned such as spiced fish tacos and lamb steaks with cauliflower tabbouleh.

It’s definitely worth giving this book a try, after all he’s one of the most famous chef’s out there so we’re going to trust what he says, let’s be honest.

Eat Happy by Melissa Hemsley, £13.47 Amazon

Lastly is Melissa Hemsley who is best known for being the bestselling co-author of The Art of Eating Well and Good + Simple written by herself and her sister, Jasmine Hemsley.

The sisters have aired their own show on Channel 4, Eating Well with Hemsley + Hemsley and have taken the health industry by storm; being praised by celebrities such as Fearne Cotton, Giovanna Fletcher and Anna Jones.

For this book, Melissa has gone solo and created 120 brand new delicious recipes for you to experiment with and indulge in.

Melissa Hemsley
Melissa Hemsley

Some of the recipes include a Breaded Chicken Katsu Curry and Coconut Chocolate Clusters.

She’s got you covered with tempting breakfasts, lunches and dinners, not forgetting the snacks, desserts, party food, and healthier alternatives for your favourite takeaways, something she likes to call ‘fakeaways’. What a brilliant idea.

If you’re a sucker for comfort food then Hemsley is the way forward as she makes comfort food flavoursome and healthy, meaning you can still enjoy her food without worrying about the pounds!

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