I have been a vegetarian for a very long time…twenty one years in fact.
When I was a kid it wasn’t very common. None of my friends were vegetarian and as far as I know nor was anyone at my school.
I am loving the current shift in attitude towards the whole vegetarian and plant based lifestyle. The previous negative stigma is no longer as apparent. There is an abundance of healthy eating Instagram accounts which have brought to the surface these fabulous Instfame beauties celebrating the natural lifestyle and bringing out these wonderful cookbooks.
These are my current favourite tried and tested healthy cook books:
1. The Uncook Book by Tanya Maher
The pictures in this book are beautiful and enticing. I am forever intrigued by the raw lifestyle. I would love to have more raw meals a week but my head says it is only achievable in the summer, yet this book makes the raw life seem attainable. Unfortunately the majority of the amazing recipes such as the fruit leather require a dehumidifier. Not only are they pricey but I cannot find space in my kitchen for anymore appliances…I haven’t even found any room for a dishwasher.
Fave recipe: Falafels on sticks
2. Get The Glow by Madeleine Shaw
I am loving this book. You will probably already use a lot of the ingredients within this book so you don’t have to go out and do a very expensive shop before you can make something. Every recipe looks so yummy but there are a fair few meaty recipes which I obviously won’t be making…although I could always use halloumi as an alternative.
Fave recipe: Quinoa burgers
3. Deliciously Ella by Ella Woodward
This book is fully plant based and sugar free and full of wonderfully delicious recipes. The only downside is that there aren’t many sweet treats in there. Having read this book from front to back a few times, I do feel the sugar free life could be achievable. Ella has even brought out an app full of even more recipes and is regularly updated.
Fave recipe: Sugar free baked beans
4. Hemsley Hemsley by Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley
From the girlies that made the spiralizer insanely popular and the word courgetti known across the globe. This book is beautiful and the least strict on healthy eating out of my top 4 picks. A fair few meaty dishes and sweat treats. You will find some scrummy recipe in here for all the family.
Fave recipe: Summer lime coleslaw