The first month of the year is almost done. Be honest with yourself–have you kept up your resolution of eating healthy? It’s ok–I have admittedly slipped up more times than I care to count, but I am still dedicated to making a change to my diet. We all fall down, but we have to get back up again. I always need a little help when it comes to eating healthy without getting bored.
Thanks to the good folks over at Skyhorse Publishing, there’s three new must-have healthy cookbooks for the fit chef who lives inside of you that’s dying to come out! From juicing to the Paleo diet trend, check out these amazing healthy cookbooks that will help you keep your resolution going all year without getting bored or intimidated.
The Complete Juicer lets you take total control of what you’re putting into your body by teaching you to grow the ingredients for fresh juice in your backyard, in pots, on a windowsill, or even right in your kitchen! Growing your own ingredients is not only cheaper than buying them at the store, but it also enables you to ensure you’re not getting any pesticides or genetically modified ingredients you don’t want.
The Gluten-Free Revolution: A Balanced Guide to a Gluten-Free Lifestyle through Healthy Recipes, Green Smoothies, Yoga, Pilates, and Easy Desserts! (Skyhorse Publishing, January 2014) by Caroline Shannon-Karasik
Based on the premise that simple, whole foods (mixed with a bit of dessert, of course) are the building blocks of any healthy diet, Caroline aims to help readers to find their healthful bliss—that sweet spot where you can relish a green smoothie and have your gluten-free cake, too. To do so, she provides a flexible outline of how readers can work toward their personal goals, covering not just recipes but exercise tips and beauty essentials (including a coffee scrub you can make at home!).
Conrad explains the basic mechanics of the hunter-gatherer diet; how to inventory your fridge; the truth about saturated fats; and other tips and tricks to sticking with the paleo diet. Using the concept of green, yellow, and red light foods (foods that are always okay to eat; foods that should be consumed in moderation; and foods to avoid), she makes it easy for readers to create recipes of their own as well. Beginners will love Conrad’s twenty-eight-day paleo challenge, which lays out a month of meals.
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Check Out This Gallery Of Ways To Make Your Guilty Pleasure Foods Into Salads!
1. I'll Have A Salad
Eating healthy is no easy fete. It's so effortless to indulge in our favorite comfort foods and say we'll get to the gym tomorrow. From Chicken & Waffles to juicy cheeseburgers, the calories start to add up and our waistline pays the price. Not anymore! What if I told you there was a way to indulge in your fave fattie meals, without the hefty calories? You can turn your faves into a salad! Check out a few here!
2. Pad Thai Salad
Many people think that Pad Thai is one of the healthiest choices when eating out. However, the average Pad Thai calorie count is 900+! WHOA! In order to fully enjoy these yummy flavors, it may be best to eat them as a salad. Check out the recipe here: http://bit.ly/1ar2rEg
3. Chicken & Waffles Salad
No, there are no waffles in the salad! There's not even dressing. But with the real Chicken & Waffles weighing in at 1000+ calories, it's beneficial to find another way to indulge. With sweet oven-fried chicken and mangoes to dress your greens, you'll swear you're having the real thing! Check out the recipe: http://bit.ly/1c4xPHq
4. Cheeseburger Salad
There's nothing like sinking your teeth into a juicy cheeseburger! However, the 300 plus calories that many of our favorite burgers give us, is often not worth it. Once you add all the fixin's, your calorie count goes through the roof. Check out how to make it into a yummy salad! http://bit.ly/1aqjOVW
5. Pizza Salad
Who doesn't love pizza? However, we can't go around eating it with wreckless abandon because before you know it, your pants no longer button with ease. With each slide starting at 250+ calories (and 3 slices later), it's best to enjoy responsibly. Check out this amazing pizza salad recipe that you CAN eat everyday: http://bit.ly/LU2lKr
6. Macaroni Salad
Are you thinking--there's no way to make the savory and amazing dish that is macaroni and cheese into a salad. You're wrong! Where there's cheese, noodles and greens, there's a way! In just one cup of mac & cheese, you're allowing 250+ calories into your body. That's not good, but you know what is? Macaroni Salad (and not the mayo-heavy kind)! Check out the recipe here: http://bit.ly/1dvYE38
7. BLT Salad
BLT's are quite the yummy sandwich, but if you took away the bread and made it into a salad, you'd realize that you're always going to want to have your BLT without the bread! There are 550+ calories in a BLT. WHOA! Good thing you can skip all those and still enjoy a BLT! Check out the recipe here: http://bit.ly/19O6nP5
8. Buffalo Wing Salad
It's so easy to eat more buffalo wings than you should! Between the sauce and the juicy chicken wings, I just can't get enough. Remixing the buffalo wing by putting them on a salad will change the way you eat hot wings! There's 80+ calories in 1 chicken wing and we all know we don't eat just one! Here's a guilt free way of enjoying those finger-lickin' good wings! Check out the recipe: http://bit.ly/1dw40v1