5 Healthy Eating Books You’ll Want to Read

The start of the new year is a great place to begin your journey to healthy eating. Whether you’ve tried healthy eating in the past and failed or this is your first attempt, making this lifestyle switch can be hard.

If you’re looking for healthy eating books to support you in your quest for greater health, keep reading. In this article, we’ll share five of the best healthy eating books of 2022 that explore nutrition, the psychology of food, and actionable steps you can take as a beginner embarking on your health journey.

1. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food and Nutrition Guide

First published in 1996, this nutritional guide contains a wealth of knowledge on basic principles surrounding food, nutrition, and nutrition planning.

The size of this book (over 800 pages long) may be enough to scare away beginners. However, the language is easy to understand for even those who have little to no experience with nutrition.

You can treat this book as a reference guide to your questions, flipping through to the sections you need, rather than reading it cover to cover.

2. Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works

This book is great for those who are looking to change their relationship with food. Instead of teaching to operate from a place of stringent rules and restrictions, this book teaches flexibility and attunement to one’s intuition when it comes to food.

For example, those suffering from a binge eating disorder may overregulate their diet to make up for their binge eating tendencies. However, this constant skewed regulation of what to eat and how much to eat further reinforce the alienation of one’s intuition of the body’s food needs.

3. Food Rules: An Eaters Manual

Even as the concept of food has changed over the years, the basic food principles listed in this simple and easy-to-read guide still apply.

These rules do not try to make you feel bad about your food cravings. They try to steer you towards food that actually nourishes your body. For example, fast food ordered and delivered through the window of your car does not count as food.

Readers keep these easy-to-remember rules in mind when it comes to eating food.

4. Natural Flava: Quick and Easy Plant Based Caribbean Recipes

While you may know Jamaican food by its popular jerk chicken dish or its delicious fish recipes, Jamaican food also incorporates a ton of fruits and vegetables in its cuisine.

An entire cookbook dedicated to plant-based recipes (Ital cooking) that pays tribute to traditional Jamaican flavors, Natural Flava is one of the best healthy cookbooks published on the market as of 2022.

Pick up a copy for yourself and learn how to cook mouth-watering plant-based dishes for you and your guests.

5. The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook

In 2020, the United States spent $813.4 billion at “food-away-from-home” places, including restaurants, fast-food chains, and other food service places. Buying lunch or dinner out often is not only expensive, but it also makes it hard to stick to your healthy eating goals.

Books about food can teach you how and what to eat when it comes to healthy eating, but you also have to actually stick to your healthy eating plan. This cookbook gives you actionable steps to put together healthy meals ahead of time so you can stick to your healthy food goals.

Pick Up One of These Healthy Eating Books

This list of healthy eating books is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to learning about nutrition and healthy food. It’s a great place to start if you’re a beginner and diving into healthy eating seems daunting.

For more resources to support your journey to health and wellness, be sure to check out more from our blog!