Apr 29

Wellness Wednesday: 5 Cookbooks & My Favorite Kitchen Tools

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Today I’m sharing 5 cookbooks that are inspiring me with healthy meals to make at home. Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty of take out happening right now, but with more time at home than usual, I’ve also dove in to cookbooks to find some new recipes. Here are 5 cookbooks I either have & love, or are looking at for new inspiration!


1. Magnolia Table Volume 2 by Joanna Gaines

I’m excited to get the new Magnolia Table cookbook! I of course love the beautiful, neutral cover which will look beautiful on the kitchen counter, but am also excited to see what recipes she is sharing. Does anyone already have a favorite from this cookbook?

“Following the launch of her #1 New York Times bestselling cookbook, Magnolia Table, and seeing her family’s own sacred dishes being served at other families’ tables across the country, Joanna Gaines gained a deeper commitment to the value of food being shared. This insight inspired Joanna to get back in the kitchen and start from scratch, pushing herself beyond her comfort zone to develop new recipes for her family, and yours, to gather around. Magnolia Table, Volume 2 is filled with 145 new recipes from her own home that she shares with husband Chip and their five kids, and from the couple’s restaurant, Magnolia Table; Silos Baking Co; and new coffee shop, Magnolia Press. From breakfast to dinner, plus breads, soups, and sides, Magnolia Table, Volume 2 gives readers abundant reasons to gather together.”

2. Body Love by Kelly LeVeque

Reading this book changed how I look at food. This is the book where my Fab 4 Smoothie recipe is from!

“Celebrity favorite health and wellness consultant Kelly LeVeque shares her secrets for losing weight, attuning ourselves to our bodies’ needs, and freeing ourselves from food drama in this essential wellness guide, which includes 88 delectable recipes!”

3. Skinnytaste One and Done

This is one of my favorite & most used cookbooks.

“Skinnytaste One and Done is the perfect resource for busy home cooks looking for easy, good-for-you dinnertime solutions. #1 New York Times bestselling author Gina Homolka incorporates her healthy, flavor-forward recipes with everyone’s favorite way to cook—in one vessel, whether a sheet pan or multi-cooker, and everything in-between. No matter if you’d like to lose weight or just eat a little healthier, this book will make your weeknight dinner routine even simpler with satisfying, all-in-one recipes. Cooking in a single vessel means streamlined dinners with minimal fuss and cleanup—a huge plus after a long day. “

4. Healthyish

“Lindsay Maitland Hunt is an expert recipe developer who has created recipes for everyone from college students to busy families to seasoned home cooks. Now, she brings her trademark skillset to her debut cookbook, Healthyish.

For anyone on the move, working long hours, and trying to eat a bit more healthfully, Healthyish offers 131 satisfying recipes with straightforward instructions, using as few pots and pans as possible, and ingredients that won’t break the bank. Not to mention, you can find the ingredients at your everyday grocery store (no garam masala or açai berries here!).

Emphasizing balanced eating rather than fad diet tricks, Hunt includes guilt-free recipes for every meal of the day, from breakfast to snacks to dinner, and yes, even Healthyish treats.” 

5. Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Tiegan

“It’s a life of pancakes that remind you of blueberry pie, eating onion dip with your glam squad, banana bread that breaks the internet, and a little something called Pad Thai Carbonara. After two years of parenthood, falling in love with different flavors, and relearning the healing power of comfort food, this book is like Chrissy’s new edible diary.”

My Top 10 Most Used Kitchen Tools

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  1. Now that we are all cooking at home so much more, I’ve been on the hunt for some new cookbooks. These suggestions all look gorgeous – particularly the Magnolia Table book has caught my eye. Thanks for sharing!