Post-holiday recipes to get you eating healthy again

Looking to recover from a month of overindulging? Feeling a little heavier than usual after the holidays? I certainly am. Luckily, we have a new cookbook that can get help us get our pre-holiday body back!

The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook has over 200 recipes that will help you take the extra pounds off and keep it off. But, of course, you need to stick to the Atkins program in order to see results. Fortunately, sticking to the program is easy, especially when you can indulge in comfort food like cheesecake! The recipes in this cookbook are low in carbs, easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. To start you off, here are two recipes straight from The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook: the savoury Chili-Cheese Crisps and the zingy and fresh-tasting Speedy Spinach Dip. They go great together!

If you want to read more about the Atkins program, you can read an excerpt here. Happy eating everyone!

Check out our January Wellness sweeps on our Facebook page and enter to win a library of wellness books, including The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook!

Simon Recommends (8)

After many reviews on fiction and non-fiction, we have a special treat this week!  Publicity Assistant, April recommends a book for all you foodies out there — the biography of Chuck Williams, founder of William-Sonoma.  Merchant of Sonoma tells the story of Chuck’s life and experiences while simultaneously providing recipes for some of Chuck’s favourite meals.

Not to mention that Christmas is coming and this is definitely one of those intriguing, beautiful books that will make the food-lovers in your family melt like butter!

The Canal House

Cookbooks are a dime a dozen – and that’s not to say they are not of fantastic quality, but it sure makes it tough to choose.  My dad is a phenomenal cook, and cookbooks are my Christmas go-to, but finding him the perfect one definitely gives me premature greys.  A cookbook needs more than just recipes, it needs a feel.  That’s why I am so excited that already (in October) I have found my dad’s Christmas gift.  If you have never heard of The Canal House, I beg you to do a bit of browsing.

Started by Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton, The Canal House Cookbooks are a simple delight.  Full of vibrant colour, talented photography, plenty of mouth-watering recipes and a serious amount of spunk, I could not find a better recommendation for you!  Titled The Canal House for their historic brick loft studio-space overlooking a canal full of ducks, this duo lacks no rustic charm.  Each recipe is told as though you were being instructed by a friend and the commentary is smart, sharp and fun.  After six successful cookbooks in only three years, The Canal House is already preparing for their next release later this year.  If you have not already indulged in any of the previous books, I assure you, you will not be disappointed when you do!