4 Must-Have Healthy Cookbooks on Amazon Prime

Happy Fat Tuesday! We recognize that today is all about indulging, and heck we encourage it! Everyone needs a little #cheatday once in a while. But as you stuff your face with jelly-filled donuts, we figured we'd give you a bit of reading material to balance things out. You know, because reading about healthy cookbooks is the first step to getting back on track after a day like today. 

Here's a list of our 4 favorite healthy cookbooks, all under $20, and all eligible for Amazon Prime! If you order one today, you could probably squeeze in one more cheat day before it arrives. Just saying... 

Real Food, Real Simple: 80 Delicious Paleo-Friendly, Gluten-Free Recipes in 5 Steps or Less
Written by Dietitian Taylor Riggs, this recent release makes food restrictions that much more manageable. It contains 80 different paleo-friendly and/or gluten free recipes, all of which can be whipped up in 5 steps or less. To get a taste of what Taylor's book has to offer, go check out all of her colorful posts on her Instagram page. Disclaimer: It's going to make you hungry.

Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck
Believe it or not, this is a #1 New York Times Bestseller. It was created to encourage people to eat their [expletive] vegetables and live an overall healthier life. Even those who are living on a tight budget! The Thug Kitchen online community hosts over three-quarters of a million people on Facebook alone! If you want to be healthier, but spend less, you should join the ride. 

Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow Cooker Recipes
This piece is home to 140 quick meals for any day of the week. There are over 80 recipes that can be prepared in under 30 minutes and 60 that can be prepped in just a slow cooker. Like easy and tasty, and enjoy trying new things to eat? This book is just the ticket. 

Everyday Detox: 100 Easy Recipes to Remove Toxins, Promote Gut Health, and Lose Weight Naturally
This book promotes an overall healthy lifestyle. It's not about fitness fads or weight loss trends. It's about creating tasty, satisfying, yet effective food combinations your body needs and will love. Written by nutritionist and blogger Megan Gilmore, it includes a variety of recipes from dinners to desserts and everything in between....


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5 Self-Help Books to Add to Your Reading List

Having trouble getting motivated as of late? Need something to inspire you, or just entertain your brain? We've got your back. Our team collaborated and put together a list of books that have made us better people personally and professionally (at least we think so). We hope you find something worthy of adding to your winter reading list, and if you do please feel free to pass this post on to someone who might need it.

1. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
Author: Gary Keller
This book has a ton of accolades, but perhaps the most impressive statistic is that it has made over 350 appearances on national bestseller lists. It is said to help you “cut through the clutter” of daily life and streamline your day to day routine. A solid choice for anyone trying to learn how to do more with less.

2. The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness
Author: Jeff Olson
This self-help book is all about thinking. It demonstrates how to make daily choices that lead to happiness and success. The version linked above is actually the eighth anniversary edition, so it comes with some extra insight and knowledge.

3. Eat Fat Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health
Author: Mark Hyman M.D. 
A great read for anyone who fears fat, this #1 bestselling author instructs on how to “eat fat, get thin”. Essentially, it shows you how to incorporate “good fats” into your diet for maximum weight loss that’s backed by science.

4. Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
Author: Shawn Achor
The author of this piece is Harvard University lecturer, Shawn Achor. It’s centered around a large study that proved that happiness precedes success, and is in fact not a direct result of it. An extremely interesting and eye-opening read for any adult.

5. Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success
Author: Rory Vaden

This book is all about resisting quick-fixes. It’s composed of 7 steps that help tackle the work that needs to be done in order to reach any given goal. It proves that “taking the stairs” over the elevator is the best way to achieve success.