5 new healthy-ish cookbooks to add to your kitchen this year

Learn new recipes and enjoy nourishing meals with the help of these cookbooks.

Let’s be honest: Cooking can become stale. Maybe you’ve been using the same recipes for months on end and are becoming bored. Or maybe you’re not confident in your cooking skills and view making meals as a chore. Don’t worry; these five new cookbooks are here to help. Below, find details on each.

Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World’s Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein, with 125 Recipes
By Joe Yonan
Inspired by vegetarian dishes, Yonan, The Washington Post food editor and a James Beard Award-winning food writer, teaches readers how to turn chickpeas, lentils, pulses and more into tasty main dishes, snacks, soups and desserts. One of the best parts? The recipes can be cooked using any appliance, including stovetops, slow cookers and Instant Pots. // Available now; $20


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ITS FINALLY HERE! THE DAY HAS COME. I’m officially a published author and THE DEFINED DISH cookbook is available in stores on the freaking shelves TODAY! 🙏🏻✨ # This has been about a 2 year process and I’ve learned so much about myself along the way. Forever grateful for this opportunity and I know I sound like a broken record here but I am SO grateful for this community because this book wouldn’t exist without you. ❤️ thank you, defined dish family! # Words cannot begin to express how excited I am for you all to cook your way through this book in 2020. It’s everything you love about my blog in book format, with 90 new recipes you’ve never even seen before (10 are fan faves from the blog). I hope you enjoy cooking these recipes in your kitchens as much as I do in mine. # Do you have any questions about what’s inside of the book? Lmk in the comments below and I’ll do a Q+A on my stories later today! 🥰 # Happy New Year to each of you! Go grab a copy (or 2 😂) of the book today at your local bookstore, Barnes and noble, target, BAM, Indie Bound, and of course you can get it online via Amazon! IM SO EXCITED! #thedefineddishcookbook

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The Defined Dish: Whole30 Endorsed, Healthy and Wholesome Weeknight Recipes
By Alex Snodgrass
Alex Snodgrass, of thedefineddish.com, is the third author in this Whole30 Endorsed series. The recipes included are gluten-free, dairy-free and grain-free, and at least 60 of the recipes are fully compliant with the popular Whole30 diet. // Available now; $18

Simply Laura Lea: Balanced Recipes for Everyday Living
By Laura Lea
Laura Lea, the creator of llbalanced.com, is the face behind this cookbook, which features 130 delicious and balanced recipes based on the food she eats daily. Each recipe includes familiar ingredients and can be cooked in 30 minutes or less. // Available April 7; $31.50


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It’s here! It’s tangible! It’s absolutely classy and sassy just like me! I am over the moon excited to share my new book CBD Cocktails with you and the whole world! Such fun and delicious classic cocktail recipes with a twist! CBD! It’s honestly the best way to set the tone for any gathering. Your guests will love you forever!! You can preorder from me link in bio if you order from me I’ll sign it, ship it to you and include a little love gift from me to you. Dreams do become a reality I am living proof!! I’m a published author!! Blessed beyond! #theofficialsailene #mamasailene #onmypath #cbdcocktails #book #cbdcocktails100recipestotaketheedgeoff #recipes #mocktails #drinkyourcbd #cbdpartydrink #hostesswiththemostess #plantmedicine #fullspectrum #simonandschuster #cidermillpressbooks #imapublishedauthoryall

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CBD Cocktails: Over 100 Recipes to Take the Edge Off
By Sailene Ossman
CBD is everywhere: in face creams, holistic medicine and now, in cocktails. Ossman, who works in the Los Angeles cannabis industry, created the recipes with wellness in mind, to help alleviate stress, while adding depth to mixed drinks. // Available April 14; $19

The Kitchen without Borders: Recipes and Stories from Refugee and Immigrant Chefs
By The Eat Offbeat Chefs, Sibohan Wallace and Penny De Los Santos
Eat Offbeat, a catering company in New York City staffed by refugee and immigrant chefs, will be releasing this cookbook in the summer, filled with 70 nourishing recipes from all over the globe, including Syria, Iran, Eritrea and Venezuela. The cookbook also includes chef profiles and portraits. // Available June 9; $25

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