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5 top cookbooks for easy meals

Friday, 31 January 2020

Discover our favourite quick cookbooks featuring healthy and delicious recipes you can make in under 30 minutes.

If you feel like it’s time to get back to living a balanced lifestyle full of healthy and nutritious meals, we’ve got some fabulous quick cookbooks for you. 

Whether you want to improve your eye health, increase bone strength or have the stamina to keep up with the grandkids, a healthy diet can help. Whatever reason you have for getting back to eating easy-to-prepare nutritious meals, there's one necessity we won't compromise on. Flavour!

To help you get your healthy cooking back on track, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite quick cookbooks filled with healthy, delicious and fast recipes for you to try. 

Quick & Delicious by Gordon Ramsay

If you want to create chef-quality food without spending hours in the kitchen, Quick & Delicious is for you! This book features 100 tried and tested recipes, all with that extra something special you can only get from a global superstar chef. The delicious options include pan-fried salmon with pink grapefruit, veal scallopini with mushroom sauce and cinnamon ice cream sandwiches with winter fruit compote. You’ll love cooking from this inspired collection of quick-cook cuisine using readily available ingredients. 

Buy Quick & Delicious at Booktopia.

The 30 Minute Diabetes Cookbook by Katie & Giancarlo Caldesi

If you’re diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, working out how to cook healthy meals that help manage your condition can be daunting. This Sunday Times bestselling book offers a collection of easy dinners, no-cook meals, feasts for sharing and scrumptious diabetes-friendly desserts. Written in conjunction with GP Dr David Unwin and nutritionist Jenny Phillips, The 30 Minute Diabetes Cookbook provides a complete eating plan for people living with diabetes. 

Buy The 30 Minute Diabetes Cookbook at Booktopia.

Week Light by Donna Hay

The title is pretty self-explanatory. Packed into one handy recipe book are plenty of quick, fuss-free recipes that'll be your go-to for weeknight meals. They're also grandchild-approved (Donna tried them herself). And it’s so pretty it could pass as a beautiful coffee table book, so it's never far from your reach. Think crunchy Pad Thai, pizza recipes and even a healthy tart shell for all the keen bakers out there. And it's Donna Hay. Need we say more?

Buy Week Light at Booktopia.

Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals by Jaime Oliver

We couldn't have a round-up of the most useful 30-minute cookbooks without including Jamie Oliver’s revolutionary 30-minute meals cookbook. Especially when the recipes promise to show you how to put a whole meal on the table in the time you’d usually spend on one dish. And you know Mr Oliver doesn't skimp on flavour! Bursting with meals like his summer veg lasagne, chicken pie and Thai red prawn curry, you'll have plenty of tasty options in your back pocket for your next dinner party or family gathering. (And for more Jamie Oliver quick-cooking goodness, check out his 5 Ingredients cookbook. Another guaranteed winner.)

Buy Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals at Booktopia.

Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi

What do you get when you combine a single pot, fewer than 10 pantry-staple ingredients, 30 minutes of prep time and a Middle Eastern twist? Yotam Ottolenghi's Simple cookbook, that's what. You'll find yourself reaching for this spicy little recipe book time and time again. And for good reason. It's deliciously simple, with useful ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. You'll be whipping up culturally diverse cuisine before the grandkids can cry, 'I'm huuungry!'.

Buy Ottolenghi SIMPLE at Booktopia.

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