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New year, new year: Recipe books to inspire healthier eating in 2018

‘True Roots’ by Kristin Cavallari highlights the former reality TV star’s own diet for optimum health. — Handout via AFP‘True Roots’ by Kristin Cavallari highlights the former reality TV star’s own diet for optimum health. — Handout via AFPNEW YORK, Jan 12 — If one of your new year resolutions is to eat healthier in 2018, then a new cookbook could be just what you need to get you started. Here we round up our favourites from the latest selection of healthy eating recipe books to inspire you to try something new in the kitchen this year.

Vegan 100: Over 100 Incredible Recipes from Avant-Garde Vegan by Gaz Oakley

After building up a sizable following on YouTube with his videos on how to create healthy and delicious vegan food, Welsh chef Gaz Oakley is now releasing his first cookbook, Vegan 100, to show that animal-free food can be just as exciting and tasty as meat.

Aimed at those who are curious to start trying vegan food, as well as those who have already made the switch over to a full-time vegan lifestyle, Oakley focuses on building flavor in to every recipe so you won’t be missing the meat. And with recipes ranging from Sage and Smoked Chilli “Dog,” through to vegan “Fish and Chips,” and Chocolate Tart, he also includes a large variety of vegan options that will prevent you missing out on your favourite dish.

Available to pre-order now. Out February 20.

Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss, with 100+ Easy Low-Carb Recipes by Suzanne Ryan

Another YouTube star, Suzanne Ryan’s Keto Karma page has detailed how following a Ketogenic diet has helped her live a healthier and happier lifestyle — and lose over 100 pounds.

She recently released her first book to share her knowledge of the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet, including more than 100 recipes to make at home. She also includes advice on how to get started with keto, supermarket shopping tips for when you’re planning your recipes, and a structured 30-day meal plan for you to follow.

Available now.

True Roots: A Mindful Kitchen with More Than 100 Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar by Kristen Cavallari

After releasing her New York Times bestselling book Balancing in Heels, ex-Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari is now set to release her first cookbook to reveal what she eats every day for optimum health.

A fan of following a healthy lifestyle rather than fad diets, Cavallari’s own diet is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, wild-caught fish, grass-fed beef, and completely avoids processed white flour, sugar, or salt. Aiming to eat foods as close to their natural state as possible, Cavallari has included nutrient-rich recipes that use real food, including green banana muffins, bison and veggie kabobs, and even zucchini almond butter blondies so you won’t feel deprived.

Available to pre-order now. Out April 3. — AFP-Relaxnews

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