Okay, I have a secret to confess. I love cookbooks. I guess it doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone, given that I am a dietitian and I love cooking. My cookbook collection comes in second only to my apron collection. But that is a different story.
Cookbooks can be very helpful for many reasons! They are great when you want to start cooking and don’t know where to begin. They are also great if you need some inspiration for your weekly meal prep, or for cooking for the whole family!
I went through my cookbook selection to find my FAVORITE cookbooks for some of the many conditions that our practice treats. Check out my picks below!
8 Dietitian Approved Cookbooks for Every Condition
The Complete Month Of Meals Collection
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, meal time can become overwhelming! What should I cook? How many carbs should I have? Should I make substitutions? What I love about this book is that the possibilities are literally ENDLESS. You can mix and match meals and it makes meal planning easy.
My favorite recipe: Fish in Parchment
Cancer Fighting Kitchen
Cancer is one of my specialities, and I spend alot of time finding recipes for my clients that are not only easy, but also appetizing (something that is crucial if your appetite is low or you are having side effects from chemo). Fellow dietitian Rebecca Katz has some delicious recipes with beautiful photos that are going to make your mouth water. And they are perfect for the whole family!
My favorite recipe: Italian White Bean Soup
Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook
My love afair with my slow cooker is definitely not a secret. It is my favorite way to make meal prep easy. Some of the easiest slow cooker meals can involve higher sodium products (such as canned soups, veggies, etc). I love this cookbook because it makes heart healthy cooking easy, quick and delicious!
My favorite recipe: Cabernet-Simmered Beef Roast with Rosemary
The Low FODMAP Cookbook
Our dietitian Dana Magee, who specializes in digestive issues can never find a low-fodmap cookbook that she likes. “They usually have a long list of ingredients!” She says. This cookbook definitely fits the bill in helping those who have IBS symptoms, with easy recipes, with not many ingredients!
My favorite recipe: Greek Quinoa Salad
Recipe Hacker Confidential
I first came across this cookbook when shopping for one of my interns who has many different food sensitivities. Not only its this cookbook great for those who need to keep gluten free, but it also has recipes that are soy, dairy or cane sugar.
My favorite recipe: Pizza Stuffed Chicken
Don’t let the name fool you, this book produces some delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes! It is not for the faint of heart (some of the language can be quite crude), but the recipes are delicious!
My favorite recipe: Barley Stuffed Peppers
America’s Test Kitchen Cooking For Two
Cooking for two people can seem overwhelming sometimes. However, this cookbook makes it simple! The recipes are good, and things are spelled out clearly! It is great if you want to cook something for only two people, or if you are preparing meals for just yourself!
My favorite recipe: Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
PCOS Nutrition Center Cookbook
If you have PCOS, and you are trying to put food on the table for your family for your family, it can be hard trying to figure out what to cook. The PCOS Nutrition Center Cookbook has delicious, family friendly recipes that will help you manage your PCOS and keep you full and focused!
My favorite recipe: Five-Layer Turkey Sandwich with Cannellini Bean Spread
If you would like to meet with one of our registered dietitians, make an appointment by calling 301-474-2499 or clicking here.