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

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The Natural Baker by Henrietta Inman

Those who believe the words “dieting” and “baking” shouldn’t be used in the same sentence should check out pastry chef Henrietta Inman’s website and cookbooks before they decide they can never indulge in sweets again. The main takeaway from Inman’s resources is that baking doesn’t always need to involve processed sugars and ingredients that cause us to pack on extra pounds. Baking can actually be healthy if done right.

In fact, thinking of baking in those terms means depriving ourselves of delicious snacks and desserts—and deprivation is the quickest way to develop an unhealthy relationship with food. Instead, Inman embraces “natural baking,” encouraging her followers to indulge using more wholesome ingredients.

And in her most recent cookbook, The Natural Baker, Inman offers nearly 80 delicious recipes that allow cooks to embrace this mindset around baking. Covering both sweet and savory options, The Natural Baker features alternatives to more traditional baking cookbooks, focusing on utilizing natural and whole grain ingredients.

Given the ingredients, the treats found in The Natural Baker are actually packed with nutrients that will make snacking or indulging in desserts beneficial to your overall well-being. The cookbook is also perfect for people with food allergies and sensitivities, as many of Inman’s recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free, opting for alternatives like nut milk and nut butters.

The Natural Baker is a great choice for dessert-lovers looking for healthier alternatives to their usual cheat treats. After all, we all know how difficult dieting can be when you’ve got a persistent sweet tooth.