15 celebrity cookbooks that will have you sticking to your health goals this year

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The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook by Laura Lea Goldberg

Laura Lea Goldberg is a certified holistic chef, recipe developer, and food writer living in Nashville, Tennesse. She runs a food-themed website called Laura Lea Balanced, which provides flavorful and nutritious recipes that can be utilized in everyday life. The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook takes that website and allows cooks to bring Goldberg’s advice straight to their own kitchens.

The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbooks strives to combine the pleasures of “old-fashioned home-cooked meals” with healthy food. In the book, Goldberg features more than 125 recipes that straddle the line between these two categories. She also seeks to ensure that each of these recipes is affordable and accessible—and that they can be prepared ahead of time.

Due to the simplicity of its recipes, The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook is perfect for busy students or employees looking for some variety in their meals. Despite being easy to make, the recipes included in the book aren’t over-the-top healthy, but they will allow readers to be more conscious of what they’re putting in their bodies — enough so that they’ll be able to change their health over time, and they’ll be able to do it without stress.

In The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook, Goldberg also attempts to shift the focus from “perfection” to “consistency.” Not many of us can maintain a perfect diet all of the time, but we can aim to eat as healthy as possible as often as possible. And we can learn to accept the fact that we’ll eat meals that stray from our diet goals—hence the “balanced” component of this cookbook.