I’m often asked where I get recipes to support the way I eat, especially easy meals that fit into a busy lifestyle. The following are some cookbooks and sites I use to make healthy meals from whole, clean foods.
America’s Test Kitchen’s cookbooks and its Cooks Illustrated magazine and website are my primary go-to locations for recipes. While some of their recipes are more time consuming to make, with heavier prep, they are reliable and tasty. They also take care in their light and healthy recipes to not rely heavily on “diet” foods like fat free cheese (gag) and fake sugars, etc. Here are my favorites:
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- America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook (has everything from breakfast to desserts, with all nutritional content)
- America’s Test Kitchen Light & Healthy series (annual from 2010-2012)
- Cooks Illustrated (magazine and website, both available at a subscription, not limited to just healthy recipes, but uses primarily whole foods and doesn’t rely on processed ingredients)
- Slow Cooker Revolution (some recipes take a lot of prep, but others are marked ‘easy prep’ – a great way to get a gourmet, real food meal out of a crockpot)
- Aggie’s Kitchen
- Annie’s Eats
- Food for My Family
- Green Kitchen Stories
- Healthy Green Kitchen
- Naturally Ella
- Whole Foods Market Recipes
- Cookie + Kate
- Honest Fare
- My New Roots
- Simply Recipes
- Sprouted Kitchen
- The First Mess
Finally, I am a great lover of print publications, so I also enjoy these magazines (and their online sites). You can buy these at the check-out at some grocery stores and also at Barnes & Noble, etc. or get a subscription online, which is much cheaper!