Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Diet Cooking - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Special Diet Cooking. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Healthy at Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Diet Cooking - August 2021

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is on a mission to tackle one of the most stubborn health problems in the country: chronic disease in the African American community. African Americans are heavier and sicker than any other group in the U.S., with nearly half of all Black adults suffering from some form of cardiovascular disease. After Adams woke up with severe vision loss one day in 2016, he learned that he was one of the nearly 5 million Black people living with diabetes-and, according to his doctor, he would have it for the rest of his life. A police officer for more than two decades, Adams was a connoisseur of the fast-food dollar menu. Like so many Americans with stressful jobs, the last thing he wanted to think about was eating healthfully. Fast food was easy, cheap, and comfortable. His diet followed him from the squad car to the state senate, and then to Brooklyn Borough Hall, where it finally caught up with him. But Adams was not ready to become a statistic. There was a better option besides medication and shots of insulin: food. Within three months of adopting a plant-based diet, he lost 35 pounds, lowered his cholesterol by 30 points, restored his vision, and reversed his diabetes. Now he is on a mission to revolutionize the health of not just the borough of Brooklyn, but of African Americans across the country. Armed with the hard science and real-life stories of those who have transformed their bodies by changing their diet, Adams shares the key steps for a healthy, active life. With this book, he shows readers how to avoid processed foods, cut down on salt, get more fiber, and substitute beef, chicken, pork, and dairy with delicious plant-based alternatives. In the process he explores the origins of soul food-a cuisine deeply important to the Black community, but also one rooted in the horrors of slavery-and how it can be reimagined with healthy alternatives. Features more than 50 recipes from celebrities and health experts, including Paul McCartney, Queen Afua, Jenné Claiborne, Bryant Jennings, Charity Morgan, Moby, and more! The journey to good health begins in the kitchen-not the hospital bed!

  • Author: Eric Adams
  • Publisher: Hay House Inc.; 1st edition (October 13, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1401960568
  • Dimensions: 6.25 x 0.81 x 9.25 inches

                 

2. The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook: 500 Vibrant, Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Living and Eating Well Every Day (The Complete ATK Cookbook Series)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Diet Cooking - August 2021

Bring the Mediterranean--from Italy and Greece, to Morocco and Egypt, to Turkey and Lebanon--into your kitchen with more than 500 fresh, flavorful recipes. This comprehensive cookbook translates the famously healthy Mediterranean diet for home cooks with a wide range of creative recipes, many fast enough to be made on a weeknight, using ingredients available at your local supermarket. The structure of the book follows the guidelines of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. You'll find large chapters devoted to Beans and to Vegetables, the Seafood Chapter is larger than Poultry and Meat, and the Fruits and Sweets chapter, while shorter, is packed with recipes you can truly feel good eating. Recipes include Spiced Baked Rice with Potatoes and Fennel, Tagliatelle with Artichokes and Parmesan, Orzo with Shrimp, Feta, and Lemon, Za'atar-Rubbed Chicken, Greek-Style Braised Pork with Leeks, and Orange Polenta Cake.

  • Author: America's Test Kitchen
  • Publisher: America's Test Kitchen; 1st edition (December 27, 2016)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1940352640
  • Dimensions: 8.56 x 0.94 x 10 inches

                 

3. The Complete Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Beginners: A No-Stress Meal Plan with Easy Recipes to Heal the Immune System


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Diet Cooking - August 2021

Help heal inflammation with this comprehensive guide and cookbook Jump-start your new diet with ease thanks to The Complete Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Beginners . This anti-inflammation cookbook features essential health information, flavorful recipes, and a two-week meal plan to help you start off right. Keep things simple as you learn how to shop for healing ingredients, plan your meals, batch-prep ahead of time, and even use your leftovers for other meals. Most of the recipes use only five main ingredients that can be found easily and affordably at any grocery store. This inflammation-fighting cookbook includes: Beginner-friendly info ―Lay the foundation for a lifetime of health and vitality with anti-inflammatory diet basics, foods to eat and avoid, and kitchen stocking tips. A complete meal plan ―Get a two-week meal plan to jump-start your progress, complete with shopping lists, recipes, and nutritional information. Recipe tips and tricks ―Learn how to get the most out of these anti-inflammatory diet recipes with advice for substituting ingredients and storing leftovers. Anti-inflammation benefits ―Get relief from the symptoms of chronic inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis, IBD, Crohn’s disease, and more. Discover how The Complete Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Beginners can help you eat better and feel better every day.

  • Author: Dorothy Calimeris
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (April 11, 2017)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1623159047
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches

                 

4. The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook: From Delicious Dole Whip to Tasty Mickey Pretzels, 100 Magical Disney-Inspired Recipes (Unofficial Cookbook)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Diet Cooking - August 2021

The Wall Street Journal Bestseller​ USA TODAY Bestseller Experience the magic of the Disney Parks right in your kitchen with these 100, easy and delicious recipes inspired by Walt Disney World! Stroll right down the middle of Main Street USA, journey from Adventureland to Infinity and Beyond at Pixar Pier, and explore every avenue in between to taste the flavors of the Disney Parks…all without leaving your kitchen. With The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook you can bring the magic of Disneyland and Walt Disney World snacks and treats right to your home. Recreate favorites like the classic Dole Whip and Mickey Pretzels to new favorites like blue milk from Star Wars land and Jack Jack’s Cookie Num Nums from Pixar Pier. These 100 recipes inspired by iconic yummies are perfect whether you are a forever Disney fan or just love a good snack. Now you can feel as if you shared a snack with Mickey himself right from the comfort of your own home!

  • Author: Ashley Craft
  • Publisher: Adams Media (November 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1507214510
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 9.13 inches

                 

5. Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Diet Cooking - August 2021

Make mealtimes, special occasions, and holidays extra memorable with these 50 delicious, inspiring, family-friendly, and easy-to-recreate snack boards. Visually exciting and deliciously enticing, these snack boards by Maegan Brown (aka The BakerMama) move beyond (and include) classic cheese and charcuterie and are comprised of easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods, arranged in beautiful, artful, and whimsical ways (think red, white, and blue snacks shaped into an American flag for celebrating Fourth of July and a fruit-and-veggie rainbow with cracker clouds to brighten any day). The variety of foods on each board will delight everyone, and the stunning presentation will encourage kids to try foods they might normally refuse. Plus, you can make the boards ahead of time, so you can actually sit down and spend time with your loved ones. In this book, you will find boards for anytime family meals and snacks , seasons and holidays , breakfast and brunch , desserts , and entertaining and special occasions . Impress your family and friends with artful masterpieces , including: Build-Your-Own Parfait Board Mimosa Board Summer Fun Board Take Me Out to the Ball Game Board Mediterranean Mezze Board Barbecue Board S’mores Board Build-Your-Own Sundae Board Along with The BakerMama’s tips to get you into the board mind-set , every board is accompanied by a gorgeous, large photo and step-by-step instructions to make each one easy to recreate. Beautiful Boards is an entertaining game changer that will have you spending less time in the kitchen and more time having fun. Discover even more inspiring food presentation ideas from The BakerMama in her Beautiful Boards follow-up, Spectacular Spreads .

  • Author: Maegan Brown
  • Publisher: Rock Point (September 24, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Beverages & Wine
  • ISBN: 978-1631066474
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.4 inches

                 



6. The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook: 100 Simple Recipes for Spectacular Results -- with Photographs of Every Step


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Diet Cooking - August 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER The easiest-to-follow Instant Pot cookbook ever: 100 delicious recipes with more than 750 photographs guiding you every step of the way Jeffrey Eisner's popular Pressure Luck Cooking website and YouTube channel have shown millions of home cooks how to make magic in their Instant Pots. Now Eisner takes the patient, fun, step-by-step approach that made him an online phenomenon and delivers a cookbook of 100 essential dishes that will demystify pressure cooking for Instant Pot users of all abilities--and put an astounding dinner on the table in a flash. Every flavor-filled recipe in this book is illustrated with clear photographs showing exactly what to do in each step. There are no surprises: no hard-to-find ingredients, no fussy extra techniques, and nothing even the most reluctant cooks can't master in moments. What you see is truly what you get, in delicious and simple dishes such as: Mac & Cheese Quick Quinoa Salad French Onion Chicken Eisner's popular Best-Ever Pot Roast Ratatouille Stew And even desserts such as Bananas Foster and Crème Brulée.

  • Author: Jeffrey Eisner
  • Publisher: Voracious (April 14, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Main Courses & Side Dishes
  • ISBN: 978-0316460835
  • Dimensions: 7.25 x 0.75 x 9.13 inches

                 

7. The Big Book of Organic Baby Food: Baby Purées, Finger Foods, and Toddler Meals For Every Stage


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Diet Cooking - August 2021

Help your baby eat right with 200+ homemade purees, solid foods, and whole meals Discover a giant collection of natural, organic, and irresistible baby food recipes to nourish your baby from infancy through the toddler years and beyond. From single-ingredient purees to complete meals that can be shared with the whole family, you’ll learn how you can create nutritious baby foods with ease. Filled with tasty dishes like Sweet Potato Puree, Maple-Glazed Salmon, and Roasted Green Beans, this baby food cookbook offers tons of healthy and wholesome recipes designed to accommodate a wide range of tastes and needs. This baby food book features: An overview of ages and stages —Each chapter covers developmental changes and provides FAQs to help inform your nutritional decisions. Purees, smoothies, finger foods —Choose from more than 150 recipes that will take your little one from purees to solid foods. Family fare —Take dinner to the next level with 70+ recipes designed to be enjoyed by your child but shared with the whole family. Help your child grow with the healthy, homemade, organic foods inside this baby cookbook.

  • Author: Stephanie Middleberg MS RD CDN
  • Publisher: Sonoma Press (October 18, 2016)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1943451524
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 8 inches

                 

8. The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Diet Cooking - August 2021

Over 1.5 million copies sold! Millions of people visit Whole30.com every month and share their dramatic life-changing testimonials. Get started on your Whole30 transformation with the #1 New York Times best-selling  The Whole30. Since 2009, Melissa Hartwig Urban's critically-acclaimed Whole30 program has quietly led hundreds of thousands of people to effortless weight loss and better health—along with stunning improvements in sleep quality, energy levels, mood, and self-esteem. The program accomplishes all of this by specifically targeting people’s habits and emotional relationships with food. The Whole30 is designed to help break unhealthy patterns of behavior, stop stress-related comfort eating, and reduce cravings, particularly for sugar and carbohydrates. Many Whole30 participants have described achieving “food freedom”—in just thirty days.   Now, The Whole30 offers a stand-alone, step-by-step plan to break unhealthy habits, reduce cravings, improve digestion, and strengthen your immune system.  The Whole30  prepares participants for the program in five easy steps, previews a typical thirty days, teaches the basic meal preparation and cooking skills needed to succeed, and provides a month’s worth of recipes designed to build confidence in the kitchen and inspire the taste buds. Motivating and inspiring with just the right amount of signature tough love,  The Whole30  features real-life success stories, an extensive quick-reference FAQ, detailed elimination and reintroduction guidelines, and more than 100 recipes using familiar ingredients, from simple one-pot meals to complete dinner party menus.

  • Author: Melissa Hartwig Urban
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1st Edition (April 21, 2015)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Special Diet
  • ISBN: 978-0544609716
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1.27 x 9 inches

                 

9. The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes for Busy People on the Keto Diet


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Diet Cooking - August 2021

The ketogenic diet made fast and easy with 5-ingredient recipes When life gets busy, sticking to your diet can be hard, but this keto cookbook helps you stay on track with recipes that only require a handful of ingredients to create a complete and satisfying meal. It’s your guide to turning everyday, easy-to-find foods into keto-friendly meals that are full of the healthy fats your body needs to thrive but fast enough to throw together even on the most hectic days. This ketogenic cookbook features: The basics of keto ―Get an overview of the ketogenic diet so you’ll understand what makes these recipes keto, and learn how to count macros and interpret nutritional information. Quick meals ―Recipes require only 5 main ingredients, not including basic kitchen staples like salt and pepper, and most can be made in less than 30 minutes or in just one pot or pan. Customizable options ―Use the quick tips for swapping out ingredients to adapt these dishes to your own tastes and health needs. Make the ketogenic diet work for you, with a collection of simple recipes you can always find time for.

  • Author: Jen Fisch
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (January 9, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1939754448
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches

                 

10. The Full Plate: Flavor-Filled, Easy Recipes for Families with No Time and a Lot to Do


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Special Diet Cooking - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER Enjoy family-friendly recipes that are ready in no time, when you've got no time, from New York Times bestselling author, online phenomenon, and TV star Ayesha Curry .  Ayesha Curry knows what it's like to have so much on your plate you can barely think about dinner. But she also knows that finding balance between work and family life starts with gathering around the table to enjoy a home-cooked meal.  The Full Plate brings the best of Ayesha's home kitchen straight to you, with 100 recipes that are flexible and flavorful and come together in less than an hour. You'll find sheet pan dinners and crowd-pleaser pastas, hearty salads and healthy updates to takeout favorites, and fresh spins on classic dishes-plus kid-friendly meals, desserts, and sides (and a few beverages just for the adults). Recipes include: Mushroom Tacos with Avocado Crema Hot Honey Chicken Sandwiches Crab Bucatini Sheet Pan Pork Chops Guava Ginger Ice Cream Spicy Margaritas, and more

  • Author: Ayesha Curry
  • Publisher: Voracious; Illustrated edition (September 22, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine