Quick Check Guide To Organic Foods is an all-purpose guide for the person looking to learn about the benefits of organic cooking.Quick Check Guide To Organic Foods ($9.99, 496 pp) by Barbara Wexler, MPH, is an all-purpose guide for the person looking to learn about the benefits of organic foods and get started integrating them into their diet. This book tackles some of the questions organic newcomers may have about the category like the meaning of organic vs. natural, how to navigate organic labels, and shopping organic on a budget. The meat of the guide, though, is an exhaustive list of organic products and brands, ranging all major food groups as well as special categories like snacks and prepared foods, all complete with nutritional information.

The youngest members of the family can hop on the organic movement with 201 Organic Baby And Toddler Meals by Tamika L. Gardener. The youngest members of the family can hop on the organic movement with 201 Organic Baby And Toddler Meals($17.99, 256 pp) by Tamika L. Gardener. The book begins with a quick introduction to the benefits of organic food for babies and toddlers, along with advice on how to plan out meals for the family and some essentials that every organic kitchen should keep stocked. The recipes are organized into four age ranges: 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, and 2-3 years, with advice specifically geared to each group. Recipes include Pimento Mac & Cheese, Honey Mustard Salmon, Cheeseburger Soup and Steak Quesadillas.

Matthew Benson’s Growing Beautiful Food is designed to help home gardeners begin growing their own fruits and vegetables.Matthew Benson’s Growing Beautiful Food: A Gardener’s Guide To Cultivating Extraordinary Vegetables and Fruit (32.99, 248 pp) is designed to help home gardeners begin growing their own fruits and vegetables. The author believes that the act of growing organic and beautiful food is its own motivator for the grower to lead a healthier lifestyle. Topics covered include finding the right soil to use, coming up with a design plan for your home garden, as well as keeping away animals and pests. This book also included a field guide for backyard growers with detailed advice for 40 crops, including berries, salad greens, and fruiting vegetables, as well as chicken and honey bee care.

Juice.Blend.Taste by Cindy Palusamy contains over 150 beverage recipes including juices, smoothies, nut milks, iced tea, and more. Juice.Blend.Taste ($26.00, 192 pp) by Cindy Palusamy contains over 150 beverage recipes including juices, smoothies, nut milks, iced tea, and more. These recipes are the result of a collaboration between the author, owner of The Juicery juice bar and over 60 experts in the nutrition and integrative medicine fields. This book also has a “Juicing and Blending 101” section for first-timers to make sure they have the equipment they need, as well as advice on how to select ingredients for specific taste profiles and health/nutritional needs. Recipes include Cool Cucumber Lime Smoothies, Iced Hibiscus Tea, Spicy Dandelion Pineapple Juice, and Sea Buckthorn Shots.

The traditional bowl of soup gets a healthy spin in The Whole Bowl.The traditional bowl of soup gets a healthy spin in The Whole Bowl by Rebecca Wood and Leda Scheintaub. ($16.95, 118 pp).Focusing on gluten- and dairy-free ingredients, this cookbook contains stews, soups and accompaniments that speak to a variety of taste, from comfort food to specific health purposes. Recipes include Nettle Soup with Poached Eggs, Buffalo Chili, Mahi Mahi Moqueca, and Minty Avocado and Tomatillo Soup. This book also contains several helpful sidebars to help cooks prepare and select ingredients properly—from how to cook soba noodles to altering recipes to create texture. 

A Good Food Day ($30.00, 256 pp) by Marco Canora, leaves diet plans and eating guidelines to the side in favor of simple, natural meals that can also improve one’s health. This book not only contains 125 recipes, but helpful advice on ingredients and cooking techniques that help add flavor to your food without turning to sugars or harmful fats. The book also takes time to explain the science behind ‘good-for-you foods,’ like low-sugar carbohydrates and alkaline-rich vegetables. Some featured recipes include Mushroom, Barley and Kale Soup, Rosemary Lemon Minute Steak, and Peanut Butter Cacao Nib Cookies.

Whole grains, seeds, legumes and pulses are gaining popularity in supermarkets and health food stores everywhere, and Grains ($35.95, 303 pp) by Molly Brown, is a guide on how to incorporate them into your routine. In addition to providing 150 diverse recipes like Multigrain and Cranberry Waffles, Vermont Baked Beans, and Saffron Glazed Chicken with Jeweled Couscous, this book also offers detailed instructions on how to select and prepare grains, seeds and more to be included in your own recipes. From breakfast to dessert and everything in between, this book provides a way to include ancient grains.

The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook ($21.99, 192 pp) by Jonny Bowden, PH.D., C.N.S. and Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N, C.N.S., shares recipes and meal plans specifically targeted to help lower the risk of heart disease and improve overall heart health. The book includes recipes high in heart healthy nutrients like Gluten-Free Mediterranean Veggie Pizza, Mega-Omega Spice Crusted Salmon, Probiotic Fruit Chutney, and Banana Berry Quinoa Porridge. In addition to the recipes, this book also combines practical advice along with scientific findings in order to help you live a heart-healthy lifestyle at the dinner table and beyond.

The Pre-Diabetes Diet Plan ($15.99, 245 pp) by Hillary Wright, M. Ed, RD, is a practical and informative guide to help people reverse prediabetes and prevent diabetes at a very early stage. In addition to explaining the science behind insulin resistance, the underlying cause of diabetes, this book offers guidelines, strategies, dietary advice and exercise regimens  to help lower risk of diabetes and improve overall well-being. The book balances between “Mind-Set Intervention” sections, loaded with positive support and empowerment and thorough outlines of effective strategies for change.