Healthyish: A Cookbook with Seriously Satisfying, Truly Simple, Good-For-You (but not too Good-For-You) Recipes for Real Life

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Abrams, Jan 9, 2018 - Cooking - 256 pages
Healthyish is recipe developer Lindsay Maitland Hunt’s totally doable, delicious, and dead-simple cookbook, helping us to eat how we all want to eat—healthy, but with an occasional bit of decadence.

Lindsay Maitland Hunt is an expert recipe developer who has created recipes for everyone from college students to busy families to seasoned home cooks. Now, she brings her trademark skillset to her debut cookbook, Healthyish.

For anyone on the move, working long hours, and trying to eat a bit more healthfully, Healthyish offers 131 satisfying recipes with straightforward instructions, using as few pots and pans as possible, and ingredients that won’t break the bank. Not to mention, you can find the ingredients at your everyday grocery store (no garam masala or açai berries here!).

Emphasizing balanced eating rather than fad diet tricks, Hunt includes guilt-free recipes for every meal of the day, from breakfast to snacks to dinner, and yes, even Healthyish treats, such as:
  • Banana–Avocado Chai Shake
  • Peanut Butter Granola
  • Salty Watermelon, Feta, Mint, and Avocado Salad
  • Miso–Butter Toast with a Nine-Minute Egg
  • Pozole with Pinto Beans and Queso Fresco
  • Spiced Chicken and Chickpea Flatbreads with Cucumber–Dill Tzatziki
  • Single-Serving Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookie

Designed for novices and experienced cooks alike, Hunt’s meticulously considered recipes offer crowd-pleasing flavor profiles and time-saving tips and tricks, and her vegetable-centric dishes, with an occasional dash of meat, dairy, and decadence, are showcased in vibrant, mouthwatering photographs.

Destined to be an everyday kitchen essential, filled with splattered and dog-eared pages, Healthyish is a call for simple ingredients, food that makes us feel good, quick prep, and even quicker cleanup, so we all can enjoy what’s most important at the end of a long day: getting back to the couch.

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Healthyish: A Cookbook with Seriously Satisfying, Truly Simple, Good-For-You (But Not Too Good-For-You) Recipes for Real Life

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Filled with simple and visually appealing foods, this book is tailored for busy cooks seeking a more balanced diet. In chapters for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and more, recipe developer ... Read full review

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This is a really balanced, beautifully designed book which has plenty of recipes you'd actually want to cook!
I love the vast array of (very lovely) photos accompanying most of the recipes - it's
great to have visual aids and see how something should look! - and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. I really liked that the recipes are so balanced and seem to be really healthy without being boring or plain.
The ingredients aren't ridiculous and won't cost you a fortune, like with some other books (where I have to skip most of the recipes because they include lots of hard-to-get ingredients) and they won't take forever to cook, either. There's a wide range of recipes, too, from fish and meat to vegetarian and soups. There are also some really great sweet recipes for when you fancy a little treat. Though some recipes are less appealing than others, there's bound to be something for everyone, and a lot of the recipes can be adapted to be made vegetarian without a huge amount of effort. I have tried a few of the soups and loved them - which is surprising as I never really fancy soup!
This is a great resource for anyone wanting just what the title suggests: healthish recipes which are still really tasty!

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About the author (2018)

Lindsay Hunt was previously an editor at BuzzFeed Food and Real Simple. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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