6 Cookbooks for Easy, Clean Meals
Do you ever find yourself getting tired of cooking the same recipes? It can feel overwhelming to search for new recipes online and in cookbooks, and most of them seem complicated and too long to make. But before throwing in the towel and going back to your staples, know there are easy-to-follow and delicious recipes out there.
Whether you have a specific medical condition or are looking to improve your health, the answer begins in the kitchen. Vibrant health is built on food that is:
With a fast-paced modern lifestyle, it becomes easy to stray further away from traditional cooking and to spend less time around the kitchen table for family meals. Even if you want to change your habits, you may run into some challenges along the way. Here are some common complaints:
- It takes too long
- My food tastes bland and boring
- Healthy food is expensive
- I’m tired of cooking the same foods
- It’s easier to eat at restaurants
As with any endeavor in life, if something is important to you, you will dedicate time and resources to it. The truth is that cooking a healthy meal does take time and healthy ingredients can be more expensive than processed foods. However, as you might already have learned, the hidden costs of eating unhealthy food far outweighs the time and money that it takes to eat nourishing meals. Being sick is much more expensive and time consuming than putting a healthy meal on the table. Not to mention the value of getting family and friends together around a dinner table.
If you approach cooking healthy meals with a Beginner’s Mind (marked by non-judgment and curiosity), it can make the process that much more enjoyable. Here are a few ways you can make the cooking process more fun:
- Turn on some music (you can even dance a little while you cook!)
- Listen to a podcast or book on tape
- Ask your kids and/or partner to help
- Do a recipe exchange with friends
To make things less overwhelming, the following six cookbooks can help cut down your time spent searching for recipes. Additionally, by selecting a few recipes at the beginning of the week, you will save time in the grocery store and avoid wasting ingredients.