3 Favorite Cookbooks for Light Cooking

Every year, the entire world (it seems) makes a resolution that sounds a lot like: eat healthier, eat lighter, cook more at home, lose weight, reset my diet, and the terrifying, dry January.

I’ll admit, my resolutions up until this year sounded a whole lot like that until I changed it up and made my resolutions a Bucket List, which you can read about here in more detail. One of my key ones, which is just for January, is a no-repeat dinner. It’s been a challenge so far and we’re only 8 days in! While I am aiming to cook lighter at home in general, I’m also aiming to learn a few new dishes and what better way than to really shake up what we eat for dinner all month?!

Here are my favorite cookbooks to help you stay on track with your lighter eating resolutions, or if you want to join me on a no-repeat dinner month!

  1. Food 52’s Mighty Salads

So, everything Food52 does is my favorite – they really never ever steer you wrong. This salad cookbook is one of my all time favorites, especially for a reset type month such as January. It has so many great ideas, and let’s be honest, I’m a sucker for a soft boiled egg on anything. While you might not want to get into the whole salad-for-dinner movement (my husband isn’t so thrilled when I serve one up for dinner), but there’s a ton of ideas for your lunch!

2. Angela Liddon’s Oh She Glows Everyday Cookbook

Did You Know: I am a recovering vegan. Yep, I was vegan for one full year. 365 days. It was the best year. I felt my best. I looked my best. Someday, maybe, I’ll get back there. I really am having such a great time cooking so many different things and a vegan lifestyle isn’t for me right now. That being said, I do love to incorporate Angela Liddon’s recipes into our meal plan. Oh She Glows was one of the first blogs I turned to during my vegan journey, and her recipes are awesome. You won’t even think about meat or cheese, these are so satisfying! I mean, just look at that grain bowl.


3. Gwyneth Platrow’s The Clean Plate

Gwyneth’s latest book, The Clean Plate, just came out today and I may or may not have purchased the digital copy at midnight and proceeded to tear through it already. If you aren’t a Gwyneth fan, you might not like this one, but I love a good cleanse and some clean recipes to throw into our meal plan mix.

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