The Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2020 to Add to Your Shelf

These books make healthy eating delicious and totally simple.

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December 04, 2020

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All the inspiring cookbooks to spark healthy home cooking is at least one good thing to come from 2020. From books on specific diets to gut health, these books will help you eat more healthfully in 2021 and beyond. Most of these cookbooks can be found wherever books are sold, including small and independently owned bookstores. We love buying local when we can, but if you can't get to your local bookstore, you can also shop independent stores online like Here are the titles we are really excited about.


Skinnytaste is at it again, this time with healthy, yet divinely delish recipes suited for make-ahead, meal prep and freezer-friendly meals. Flip through chapters featuring breakfasts, snacks, bowls and big-batch recipes to help you save time, money and calories.

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Plant-based recipes in the comfort of you Instant Pot. Featuring veggies, legumes and an impressive collection of desserts and drinks, these recipes are efficient but flavorful.

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Yes, you are reading that correctly THREE ingredient recipes! Who doesn’t need more of those? With a few pantry staples (salt, pepper, and olive oil) and lots of fresh ingredients create soups, salads, main courses and desserts, author Toby Amidor is saving our sanity.

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Two hot food trends collide with this 60-recipe collection. As the author suggests get your "sheet" together with these easy breakfasts, sides and desserts all made with a sheet pan.

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As the subtitle reveals this book is "A Guide to Gut Health for People Who Love Food" (sign us up!). Author Lindsay Maitland Hunt shares her journey to better health focusing on recipes to promote a healthy gut with a focus in deliciousness.

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Air fryers are for so much more than chicken wings. This new cookbook features 100 simple recipes, complete with full nutrition analysis. From banana bread to pasta casseroles, turn this trendy countertop appliance into a plant-based powerhouse.

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Simplify your keto diet or just experiment keto-style with 60 recipes and 8 weeks of well-organized meal plans.

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Bread was a big winner in 2020, making a comeback as carb lovers had to get creative in the face of empty store shelves. Wendy Jo Peterson helps the baking challenged find their way with dozens of healthy bread recipes.

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The perfect cookbook for those who need to clean up their diet but have made excuses that it would take too much time. Kathy Siegel offers solid whole food guidance and tips for cleaning up your diet, plus over 100 scrumptious recipes.

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Excessive inflammation can wreak havoc on every part of your body and your diet can have a huge impact on those flare ups. Eat to fight inflammation with 6 weeks of meal plans including Lemony Lentil Salad, Turmeric Golden Milk Tea and Sweet Potato and Salmon Bowls.

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