I’ve lately tried to make more of an effort to get back on the healthy train, and that obviously means getting to cooking. Healthy eating is a bit of a trend right now and there are plenty of cookbooks to choose from that all boast gluten, dairy, sugar and/or meat free recipes. So I did a bit of research and ended up lugging Madeleine Shaw’s Ready Steady Glow home with me. I loved how the book isn’t just all about healthy eating, but focuses on feeling good about yourself inside and out, and getting that beautiful glow to your skin too (which is obviously an added bonus when you’re a beauty blogger!).
READY STEADY GLOW
When it comes to books (and especially cookbooks) I’m not against choosing a book by its cover, and when the books is about healthy eating I really want the cover to have someone looking all happy and healthy. (Madeleine Shaw has that box ticked). Also, did I mention that the word glow makes me run to the store? I’m also just about the laziest cook in world. So the tagline “simple goodness in under 30 minutes” definitely made me feel like this book is for me.
Ready Steady Glow is divided into three sections. An introduction, fast recipes that take under 30 minutes to make and slow recipes that you can do for a chilled out weekend brunch. My favourite part about the book was without a doubt the introductory section where Madeleine goes through her food philosophy. And covers advice on everything from how to eat healthy when traveling, to de-stressing, motivation and self-love. (Well, that and the yoga chapter in the end!). The whole book is written in such a friendly and positive tone. And is all about loving yourself and living your best life, instead of punishing your body and denying yourself things.
The recipes include everything from juices to smoothies, salads, soups, mains and desserts. I’m an extremely picky eater and know that being a vegan just isn’t for me, so I liked the fact that the book has some meaty recipes in the mix as well. There’s a bunch of yummy and simple recipes in there even for someone like me who’s a bit shy of healthy foods, but beware that some of the recipes might require you to pop into a health food shop. I’ve already made the Beautiful Breakfast Salad that I absolutely loved (despite being the only blogger in the world to hate avocado), and I’m really looking forward to making the Roasted Sweet Potato With Flaked Almonds and the Gluten-free Raspberry and Pistachio Brownies. Yum!
What’s your favourite healthy cookbook?