Top 5 Healthy Cookbooks From Hollywood Chefs

Consider these valuable and healthy culinary resources to help you through these trying times.

1. The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples by Miyoko Schinner

Moving your diet away from meat was a worthwhile consideration even before a global pandemic led you to wonder whether the cost of steak was really worth it. And DIY projects are more popular than ever these days (boredom and isolation will do that to ya). Why not combine the two trends and life-hack your way into a fully stocked plant-based kitchen? From vegan mayo and “fish” sauce to cookie batter and ice cream, you’ll soon have all the animal-free essentials (and more) you need — and crave — at your fingertips.

2. Food in Jars: Preserving in Small-Batches Year Round by Marisa McClellan

This one’s an absolute must-have for the green thumb family that’s blessed with a bountiful garden or fruit trees, but also for those of you buying your produce in bulk. With Marisa McClellan’s expertise you can prevent your bounty from going to waste with her helpful and creative ideas on preserving food for future months.

3. Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World’s Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein by Joe Yonan

The latest cookbook from Chowhound favorite and James Beard award winner Joe Yonan takes legumes (a quarantine essential) on a trip around the world with 125 bean-based exciting recipes. Whether its chickpeas, lentils, kidneys, or pintos, Yonan knows how to transform your recent pantry additions into mouthwatering culinary creations whether it’s a simple yet flavorful white bean dip or a delightfully complex Nigerian bean stew which elevates black-eyed peas to new heights.

4. Rocco’s Keto Comfort Food Diet: Eat the Foods You Miss and Still Lose Up to a Pound a Day by Rocco DiSpirito

It’s tempting to stress eat right now, but you can still keep up with your keto diet and not feel deprived of your comfort food favorites with the help of celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito. Follow his recommendations and you’ll come out of a self-isolation lockdown without packing on the “quarantine 15.”

5. Cook Once, Eat All Week: 26 Weeks of Gluten-Free, Affordable Meal Prep to Preserve Your Time & Sanity by Cassie Joy Garcia

If cooking on a daily basis is driving you bananas, consider consolidating your efforts into a single day. Try your hand at these easy (and, as a bonus, gluten-free) big batch recipes and give yourself a well-deserved break from multi-ingredient, time-consuming meal prep for a week, even more.