Nutrition: Food for thought

Nutrition Reads

Washington Athletic Club

We’ve put together a list of some our favorite healthy cookbooks. Enjoy!

—List by former WAC Dietitian Hannah Dentry.

The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook: Easy and Wholesome Meals to Cook, Prep, Grab, and Go

By Toby Amidor, RD, CDN

I recommend this book to clients who love the idea of meal prep, but struggle with the logistics. The author spells it all out for you, literally! She also has a book for beginners to the world of cooking.

Grain Bowls: Bulgur Wheat, Quinoa, Barley, Rice, Spelt and More

By Anna Shillinglaw Hampton and Victoria Wall Harris

A very aesthetically pleasing cookbook that features ancient grains in all their glory.

The Reducetarian Cookbook: 125 Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Plant-Based Recipes for Omnivores, Vegans, and Everyone In-Between

By Brian Kateman and Pat Crocker

This book emphasizes a decrease in animal product consumption with the purpose of improving health and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Wake/Sleep: What to Eat and Do for More Energy and Better Sleep

By Ariane Resnick, CNC

Because who doesn’t want to improve energy and sleep quality?

Plant-Protein Recipes That You’ll Love

By Carina Wolff

Budget-friendly and approachable are not two words that you typically think of when you think vegetarian or vegan cook books, but this one nails it!


—Updated March 2020, DM; originally posted April 3, 2019

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