Healthyish [review]

Healthyish

Title: Healthyish
Author: Lindsay Hunt
Publisher: Abrams

[Synopsis]

Healthyish is recipe developer Lindsay Maitland Hunt’s totally doable, delicious, and dead-simple cookbook, helping us to eat how we all want to eat—healthy, but with an occasional bit of decadence.

Lindsay Maitland Hunt is an expert recipe developer who has created recipes for everyone from college students to busy families to seasoned home cooks. Now, she brings her trademark skillset to her debut cookbook, Healthyish. 

For anyone on the move, working long hours, and trying to eat a bit more healthfully, Healthyish offers 131 satisfying recipes with straightforward instructions, using as few pots and pans as possible, and ingredients that won’t break the bank. Not to mention, you can find the ingredients at your everyday grocery store (no garam masala or açai berries here!). [See full synopsis on Goodreads]

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[My Review]

This is a really balanced, beautifully designed book which has plenty of recipes you’d actually want to cook!

I love the vast array of (very lovely) photos accompanying most of the recipes – it’s great to have visual aids and see how something should look! – and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. I really liked that the recipes are so balanced and seem to be really healthy without being boring or plain.

The ingredients aren’t ridiculous and won’t cost you a fortune, like with some other books (where I have to skip most of the recipes because they include lots of hard-to-get ingredients) and they won’t take forever to cook, either. There’s a wide range of recipes, too, from fish and meat to vegetarian and soups. There are also some really great sweet recipes for when you fancy a little treat. Though some recipes are less appealing than others, there’s bound to be something for everyone, and a lot of the recipes can be adapted to be made vegetarian without a huge amount of effort. I have tried a few of the soups and loved them – which is surprising as I never really fancy soup!

This is a great resource for anyone wanting just what the title suggests: healthyish recipes which are still really tasty!

[Rating: 4/5]

Many thanks to Abrams and Netgalley for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.

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