A balanced living comes along a balanced and healthy diet. Without sacrifing our taste, we can eat food as delicious as healthy, if we take the time to build a deep knowledge. Healthy cooking is not just “hype”, it’s a way to improve our line, weight, as weel as prevent cardiovascular diseases. Discover now, our Top Ten healthy recipes cookbooks: 

EatingWell – Serves Two: 150 Healthy in a Hurry Suppers
by Jim Romanoff

More than a cookbook, EatingWell Serves Two provides a smart guide for how to shop in small quantities, how to store leftover ingredients, keep a well-stocked pantry and use easy cooking strategies that result in minimal waste while putting a healthy, delicious meal on the table in 45 minutes or less. Filled with mouthwatering photography and tips on shopping, planning and simple cooking for two with healthy ingredients and without waste. Rated 4 1/2 Stars on Amazon

The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life
by Ellie Krieger

Do you think that healthy food couldn’t possibly taste good? Does the idea of “eating healthy” conjure up images of roughage and steamed vegetables? Author Ellie Krieger, host of Food Network’s Healthy Appetite, will change all that. A registered dietitian, Ellie is also a lover and proponent of good, fresh food, simply but deliciously prepared. And she’s not about denial–no nonfat foods here, because when you take the fat out of natural foods, in go the chemicals. Don’t deny yourself butter–use a pat of it, but put it front and center on those mashed potatoes, so you can revel in it with all your senses. The Food You Crave is all you’ll need to change the way you eat and change the way you feel. It contains 200 recipes that cover every meal of the day and every craving you might have. Every recipe contains a complete nutritional breakdown, as well as tips on ingredients and techniques that will keep you eating smart and eating well. Rated 4 1/2 Stars on Amazon

The New American Plate Cookbook: Recipes for a Healthy Weight and a Healthy Life
by the American Institute for Cancer Research

Marrying the art and science of food, The New American Plate Cookbook is the first cookbook designed to accomplish all three goals: great-tasting meals, a healthy weight, longer and healthier lives. A team of cooks, nutritionists, food writers, scientists, and others who are passionate about food collaborated to create 200 recipes, from appetizers to desserts, that combine sound nutrition with culinary ingenuity. From updated favorites to innovative showstoppers, The New American Plate Cookbook delights the senses–with vivid colors, tempting aromas, and luscious flavors–while helping you reduce your risk of serious health problems like cancer and heart disease. Rated 5 stars on Amazon

Pretty Delicious: Lean and Lovely Recipes for a Healthy, Happy New You
by Candice Kumai 

When was the last time you indulged in a sumptuous eggs benedict, an herbaceous and aromatic pasta with pesto, or a soul-satisfying cup of creamy tomato soup with a grilled cheese on the side—without a moment of guilt? The too-good-to-be-true recipes in Pretty Delicious not only look and taste great, but they are as easy on the waistline as they are on the wallet and will keep you lean, sexy, and very, very happy.
The secret? Former model-turned-chef Candice Kumai skips “diet” food in favor of smart swaps and delicious real foods that keep fat and calories to a minimum while boosting flavor and plate appeal to the maximum. And by loading her dishes with FWBs (that’s foods with benefits, of course!), she ensures that every enticing bite provides the key nutrients your body craves to stay healthy and look amazing. Rated 5 Stars on Amazon

The South Beach Diet Parties and Holidays Cookbook: Healthy Recipes for Entertaining Family and Friends
by Arthur Agatston

As the more than 20 menus and 150 easy, all-new recipes in this cookbook prove, there’s no need to give up favorite holiday and party dishes to stay on the South Beach Diet. Dr. Agatston explains that healthy entertaining is not a matter of deprivation, but of “simply making as many good choices as possible.” His new book provides those choices, putting a healthy twist on favorite entertaining meals for every occasion, whether it’s a family Christimas Eve dinner, a Thanksgiving feast, a Passover seder, a football fest in front of the TV, or a backyard barbeque with the neighbors. Rated 4 1/2 Stars on Amazon

The Wholesome Junk Food Cookbook: More Than 100 Healthy Recipes for Everyday Snacking
by Laura Trice M.D.

The Wholesome Junk Food Cookbook is a cookbook devoted to wholesome eating. It satisfies our desires for snacks while keeping us healthy. With more than 100 snack recipes from cookies and cakes to ice cream and smoothies, Dr. Laura Trice is on a mission to make healthy eating more fun with treats such as lemon pound cake, Boston cream pie, and chocolate-banana milkshake. While in medical school, Laura saw how people suffered due to illnesses that could have been prevented with better nutrition. Like her patients she realized that she only ate the food that tasted great to her. In 1997, while working on the set of 7th Heaven, Dr. Laura would bring snacks to the set from time to time and was inspired to make her snacks available on a large scale when she noticed that some of the truck drivers on the set were actually eating her cookies for breakfast instead of donuts! This passion for healthy and great tasting food led to Laura’s Wholesome Junk Food, est. 2001. Her wholesome “junk foods” are distributed nationally in Whole Foods and Harris Teeters as well as numerous health food stores. Rated 4 1/2 Stars on Amazon

Pillsbury Fast & Healthy Cookbook: Delicious family meals in 30 minutes or less
by Pillsbury Editors

140 fast, tasty ways to feed your family right! Serving healthy, satisfying meals can be a challenge—especially when there’s so little time to cook. Let Pillsbury come to the rescue! The flavorful recipes inside are higher in fiber and other nutrients than most recipes, yet lower in fat and calories. They’re also fast—all can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, with a whole chapter of recipes ready in just 20 minutes. So take your pick—whether you want a satisfying casserole, a quick snack, burgers hot off the grill or a luscious dessert, you’re sure to find a dish that meets your needs. Complete with 50 beautiful color photographs and lots of healthy living tips, Pillsbury Fast & Healthy Cookbook is just what you need to serve your family delicious, nutritious meals—without spending hours in the kitchen. Rated 5 Stars on Amazon

More Healthy Homestyle Cooking: Family Favorites You’ll Make Again And Again
by Evelyn Tribole 

In this follow-up to her 1994 bestseller Healthy Homestyle Cooking, Tribole continues to teach readers how to lighten up a varied assortment of family-pleasing dishes by using a smart collection of replacement ingredients and a refreshing dash of common sense. Don’t cut out the mascarpone and cocoa so essential for tiramisu, she urges; pair them with fat-free cream cheese and sponge cake, swirled with frozen light whipped topping. Appetizers, entr?es, “fixings,” desserts and baked goods have all been revamped the Tribole way, and she tells exactly how she did it in two information-packed introductory chapters (one featuring helpful “conversion” chartsAchange coconut flakes to coconut extract and save 337 calories!). Each recipe has a “nutritional scorecard” totaling fat and calories before and after; tricks for making changes (such as using fruit puree for shortening in cakes); and a complete nutritional analysis. Rated 5 Stars on Amazon

400 Calorie Fix: The Easy New Rule for Permanent Weight Loss!
Liz Vaccariello & Mindy Hermann 

Now from Flat Belly Diet! author Liz Vaccariello comes 400 Calorie Fix, which makes it easy to spot and control calories. 400 Calorie Fix has no banned ingredients, no magic foods, and no complicated rules. You’ll learn how to eat with the 400 calorie “lens”—the essential tool they need to assess portion sizes for all types of food at a glance. The book makes calorie control easy and delicious with 400 tasty 400-calorie recipes, quick-fix (nocook) meals, and options that make it easy to dine out, whether you’re chowing down on a fast- food burger or hosting a family cookout. Rated 4 1/2 Stars on Amazon

Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World
by Lisa Lillien

Do you want to eat burgers, chocolate cake, frozen margaritas, fudge, and French fries—and still fit into your pants?  Is life not worth living without brownies and onion rings?  Do you want a surefire way to tame your cravings? From breakfast ideas and chopped salads to guilt-free junk food and cocktails, Hungry Girl recipes taste great but are low in fat and calories. Rated 4 1/2 Stars on AmazonLow Fat Diet Books)

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