Books to live by

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Whether you’re looking for good fast food or way to start living a more healthy life, here are some books to help you get 2018 off to a great start.
5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food
Cooking doesn't have to be complicated - that's why Jamie Oliver’s book is sure to become your new best friend in the kitchen. It's all about making the journey to good food, super-simple. Every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring you can get a plate of food together fast, whether it's finished and on the table super-quickly, or after minimal hands-on prep, you've let the oven do the hard work for you. The book is packed with no-fuss, budget-friendly dishes that you can rustle up, any day of the week. With over 130 recipes, and chapters on Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Fish, Eggs, Veg, Salads, Pasta, Rice & Noodles and Sweet Things, there's plenty of quick and easy recipe inspiration to choose from. With every recipe you'll find a visual ingredient guide, serving size, timings, a short, easy-to-follow method, and quick-reference nutritional information. This is Jamie's easiest-to-use book yet, and the perfect cookbook for busy people.
By Jamie Oliver, Published by Penguin Books (R430)
All Sorts of Healthy Dishes: The Mediterranean Way
With 96 delicious and healthy recipes for family meals and entertaining, you can go on a culinary journey through the Mediterranean zones of France, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Spain and Turkey. Instead of an expensive travel itinerary, all you need is your kitchen, cooking utensils and a copy of All Sorts of Healthy Dishes. Author Chantal Lascaris has travelled widely throughout the Mediterranean region and has taken her inspiration from the cuisine of the countries bordering on the Med. As she has always been interested in health and nutrition, she has focused on the Mediterranean diet cooking, which is relaxed, tastes absolutely wonderful and still offers well-documented health benefits. She has also ensured that all the ingredients are easily available in South Africa. The recipes are accompanied by mouth-watering food photography.
By Chantal Lascaris, Published by Struik Publishers (R230)
Cooking for Family and Friends
Do you find it tricky to balance being healthy with cooking for a crowd? Bestselling author Joe Wicks, AKA The Body Coach, presents this gorgeous full-colour book featuring more than 100 delicious and nutritious recipes that are perfect for sharing with the special people in your life. Joe has helped hundreds of thousands of people to transform their bodies and feel amazing with his effective workouts and simple recipes. Cooking for Family and Friends is a beautifully photographed collection of Joe’s easy favourites and crowd-pleasers, such as Roast Chicken with Celeriac Mash and Bacon Greens, BBQ Ribs with Dirty Corn, and Tandoori Chicken Thighs with Chapattis. All the recipes are big on flavour and packed with the hero ingredients you need to impress your mates, fuel your workout and burn fat.
By Joe Wicks, Published by Pan Macmillan (R399)
I Quit Sugar: Kids Cookbook
Sarah Wilson taught the world to quit sugar in eight weeks and then went onto teach everyone how to cook delicious essentials, simply. In I Quit Sugar: Kids Cookbook, Sarah helps parents to ease their children off sugar without their even noticing! She’s compiled densely nutritious meals with no or very low sugar that are designed to be delicious, exciting and satisfying for our little people. The book includes various child-friendly chapters, such as Breakfast for Brain Power: loads of clever ideas for starting your day; Let’s Party: delicious cakes, drinks, ice creams and Easter treats; Grab ‘n’ Run: fun finger foods to keep the kids happy when out and about; and Lunch Box Ideas and Snacks: easy recipes that will save you time, money and angst. Plus tips on navigating your kids’ tuckshop.
By Sarah Wilson, Published by Pan Macmillan (R199)
Living the Healthy Life
Clinical nutritionist and health blogger Jessica Sepel is fast becoming one of Australia’s most sought out wellness and lifestyle advocates. In her book, Living the Healthy Life Jessica sets out a practical and holistic 8-week plan to healing your life, body, nutrition and your relationship with food. The book teaches you how to quit fad dieting forever, give yourself the freedom to stop the guilt surrounding food, and to overcome body stress and anxiety. She explores the benefits of sleeping more, nourishing your cleansing functions and optimising your thyroid function. Plus there are meal plans tailored to balance your hormones, increase energy levels and nutritional advice for vegans. Including helpful tips for eating out, snacks on-the-go, mindfulness and positivity, you’ll have everything you need to heal your life.
By Jessica Sepel, Published by Pan Macmillan (R360)

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