We review the latest cookbooks that focus on easy and healthy dishes, with delicious recipes for all kinds of occasions


Vogue’s contributing editor Calgary Avansino delivers a whole tome of recipes to help you feel great and look amazing. As a mother of three, her new book encourages the whole family to eat more wholefoods, cut out processed foods and make healthy swaps. Alongside her recipes – our favourite is ‘Mom’s Tempeh Chilli’ a recipe passed down from her mother – her tips and tricks for the kitchen help you get more organised, for easier healthy living. Plus, you’ll learn a thing or two about all kinds of ingredients and why they’re being used, so you never have to wonder what Lucama is again.


The first instalment from glow guru Madeleine Shaw, this is a book is designed for real life. With nourishing recipes that can be whipped up in under 30 minutes, all meals are wheat and refined sugar-free, and use nourishing ingredients that you can get in any supermarket. We love her ‘Weekend Wonders’ section, which is great for a family feast when you have a bit more time. Look out for her hotly-anticipated second book coming soon.


Ever since this gorgeous author and model fell pregnant with husband singer-songwriter John Legend, we’ve been avidly following her maternity style. Chrissy is also besotted by food, which makes us like her even more. Aptly named, her first cookbook is bursting with meals that you’d crave; comfort food made easy. We can’t wait to cook up ‘John’s Famous Fried Chicken with Spicy Honey Peanut Butter’ – because some cravings have to be indulged.


Former international model Tinja Tang has teamed up with top restaurants in Ibiza to compile this list of nutritious family recipes. Whether you want to feel inspired or make meals to help you stay on a healthy track, Tinja’s cookbook offers quick dishes for all times of the day. We particularly love the ‘Rise and Shine’ breakfast section, with her ‘Goji Energy Bars’ that you can store for when you get to work and realise everyone’s been fed apart from you! It also includes beauty concoctions with natural skincare formulas that you can easily whip up using store cupboard ingredients.


The formidable duo are back, with a new cookbook packed full of over 140 brand new recipes. A fuss-free go-to for busy mothers and families, we particularly like the shopping list section at the back, so you can go to the supermarket armed with a note of just what you need. As well as nutrition, they focus on affordable meals that are also sustainable, with their signature colourful outlook on classic meals.

Words by Katie Stalker