Reset and Recharge with Clean, Healthy Meals

Book reviews by Kristina Sepetys

Clean Soups: Simple, Nourishing Recipes for Health and Vitality
by Rebecca Katz
(Ten Speed Press, 2016)

Nothing sounds more appealing in this chilly weather than a steaming bowl of soup. Chef and author Rebecca Katz shares 60 recipes for flavorful, cleansing soups made from wholesome stocks to help you detox and stay energized.

Run Fast. Eat Slow. Nourishing Recipes for Athletes
by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky
(Rodale Books, 2016)

Hungry runners want delicious, wholesome meals to feed their bellies and fuel their runs. From world-class marathoner and Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky, a runner’s cookbook with more than 100 recipes without refined sugar and flour. 

The Naked Cookbook
by Tess Ward
(Ten Speed Press, 2016)

This small book with a plain cardboard cover and exposed binding features 60 simple and flavorful recipes composed of nutrient-rich ingredients, as well as a chapter on detoxing. Delicious, simple, low carb, refined sugar–free dishes support and fuel the body and encourage good health. 

The Perfect Blend: 100 Blender Recipes to Energize and Revitalize
by Tess Masters
(Ten Speed Press, 2016)

Blogger Tess Masters’s new cookbook is filled with recipes and tips for a more vibrant and healthy life with improved energy, boosted immunity, and reduced inflammation. Includes easy-to-follow recipes together with a guide to key ingredients and an extensive resources section, plus ways to get more probiotics into your diet.

The Whole30 Cookbook: 150 Delicious and Totally Compliant Recipes to Help You Succeed with the Whole30 and Beyond
by Melissa Hartwig
(Houghton Mifflin, 2016) 

In her latest cookbook, Hartwig introduces over 150 recipes for preparing delicious, healthy meals. She shows how, with a diet comprised of wholesome foods, you can reset and establish better eating habits in just 30 days. Includes meal-planning tips in addition to recipes.

Raw-Vitalize: The Easy, 21-Day Raw Food Recharge
by Mimi Kirk and Mia Kirk White
(Countryman Press, 2017)

This 21-day food plan from a mother-daughter team includes more than 100 recipes for raw, vegan meals designed to accommodate busy schedules. Includes shopping lists and make-ahead prep ideas.

The Anti-Inflammation Cookbook: The Delicious Way to Reduce Inflammation and Stay Healthy
by Amanda Haas with Dr. Bradly Jacobs
(Chronicle Books, 2016)

Doctors and researchers are looking at inflammation as a potential contributor to many common health conditions. In The Anti-Inflammation Cookbook, professional cook (and inflammation sufferer) Amanda Haas joins forces with Dr. Bradly Jacobs to offer 65 recipes to combat this health hazard. 

Healing the Vegan Way: Plant-Based Eating for Optimal Health & Wellness
by Mark Reinfeld
(Da Capo LifeLong Books, 2016)

Mark Reinfeld, a chef for more than 20 years, offers practical tips for plant-based living. His book offers 200 simple whole-food recipes, health-supportive cleanses, and menu plans. Includes contributions from leading medical professionals.