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Five Healthy Recipe Cookbooks To Help You Keep That New Year’s Resolution

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Now that it’s February, you might be wavering on your New Year’s resolution. And you’re not alone: one in three people break their New Year’s resolutions by the end of January. If you’re one of the folks who committed to eating healthier or spending less cash on takeout, it might be time to add a few more recipes to your arsenal. The best way to do it is by purchasing a cookbook or two to inspire your inner chef. Here are five cookbooks to keep your resolution game strong. 

For the vegetarian: Vedge: 100 Plates Large and Small That Redefine Vegetable Cooking by Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby // Written by the husband-wife duo behind Philly restaurants Vedge and V Street, this cookbook includes recipes for flavorful, inspired vegetable dishes (think: shaved Brussels sprouts with whole-grain mustard sauce and eggplant braciole). So good, you’ll be happy to skip your reservation and dine in instead.

For the family on-the-go: The America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook: A New, Healthier Way to Cook Everything from America’s Most Trusted Test Kitchen by America’s Test Kitchen // Despite coming out in 2010, this cookbook remains one of the de facto healthy recipe resources for families. With over 800 recipes like low-fat spinach lasagna and skillet pizzas, there is no shortage of exciting meal options.

For the party host: Gather, the Art of Paleo Entertaining by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason // There’s no need to abandon your healthy habits at a party. People who adhere to all sorts of diets (not just Paleo!) will find over 100 healthy, delicious-looking dishes to serve at their next shindig. Recipes include crowd-pleasing General Tso’s Chicken (with cauliflower rice, no less), Pizza Margherita and holiday-specific treats like pecan pie for Thanksgiving.

For the plant-based foodie: Deliciously Ella: 100+ Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Recipes by Ella Woodward // After amassing legions of healthy food devotees on her blog, Ella Woodward debuted a series of cookbooks featuring plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free recipes. For people with food allergies, Deliciously Ella is the recipe jackpot. Tip: whip up a batch of her sweet potato brownies.

For the sweet tooth: Baking with Less Sugar: Recipes for Desserts Using Natural Sweeteners and Little-to-No White Sugar by Joanne Chang // Have your cake and eat it, too. Author Joanne Chang revisits favorite desserts to create recipes that require less white sugar, and more natural sweeteners, like maple syrup, honey and fruit juice.

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