The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook ($18.95, 216 pp.), by Cybele Pascal, started off as a mother’s response to her infant son's diagnosis of severe allergies to diary and soy. Pascal, through creativity and strength, eliminated eight of the allergens responsible for 90% of food allergies. Her 200 recipes suit any occasion, whether it is a simple meal at home or a fancy party. Paired with an informative forward by Christine Fusillo, M.D., chief of pediatric allergy at the Westchester Medical Center, this cookbook will calm both minds and stomachs.

 

With positive reviews from the likes of Bobby Flay and Ina Garten, The Mom 100 Cookbook ($16.95, 364 pp.) written by Katie Workman, is sure to be the Joy of Cooking for mothers of this generation. With quirky tips like how to get sticky substances out of measuring cups and how to freeze presumably un-freezable foods like soups and stews, Workman will catch the attention of eyes and stomachs around the world. She also touches the sensitive subject of kids eating healthier, something she insists the younger generation works on. The founding editor in chief of Cookstr.com, Workman gives every mother little secrets that will get them through those everyday cooking dilemmas.

 

Ever in the mood for something light but also don’t want to be hungry fifteen minutes later? Jeanne Kelley’s new book, Salad for Dinner: Complete Meals for All Seasons ($35, 208 pp.), may be able to feed both desires. Just the cover itself shows the utopian idea, a beautiful salad filled with eggs, artichokes, tomatoes, and peppers tossed in delectable greens. This book not only focuses on the health side of salads, but the presentation as well, embellishing in the contracts in color, flavor, and texture of the dishes. The idea of the side salad is put to rest with Kelley’s filling and healthy creations, made for all seasons and all food connoisseurs.

What’s Eating Your Child? ($13.95, 320 pp), by Kelly Dorfman, MS, lND, offers a look into the nutritional deficiencies or excesses that can cause many childhood ailments. Dorfman describes the diets of her young patients and finds that changing some of their eating habits has an effect on the ailments f rom which they suffer. A beneficial read for anyone whose child suffers regularly from behavioral or mood problems.

The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions ($18.99, 272 pp), by Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman, offers info about substituting vegan options into any recipe. The book is broken down into sections so that readers can easily find appropriate substitutions such as those for dairy, cheese, eggs, meat, gluten and soy. Recipes include vegan chile con carne, sweet potato bars, and peanut butter and jelly pie.

Belly Fat Breakthrough ($9.99, 92 pp), by Karlene Karst, is a guide to maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. A checklist included in the book can determine whether you are eating properly, and if you are not, this book gives plenty of suggestions on how to modify your diet. Karst details the importance of fiber, vegetables, whole grains and protein in the diet, as well as of incorporating exercise into your life. Exercise plans are detailed.

Secret Nerve Cures ($19.95, 198 pp), by Bob Martin, is a collection of remedies for nerve-related health challenges. Ailments range from nerve pain to numbness to bells palsy to cramps to carpel tunnel and more. The book details each different type of nerve and why it is important, along with a description of the impact of each vitamin and mineral on nerve health. Martin discusses products that are harmful to the nerves, such as artificial sweeteners and pesticides, as well as giving information about medicinal and dietary cures for nerve problems.

A new movie, Microwarriors: the Power of Probiotics ($19.95), discusses the benefits of probiotics. This documentary details everything from the discovery and history of probiotics to the health benefits and different types of probiotics available to us. After watching this documentary, the viewer will have a clear knowledge of probiotics and will be able to apply this knowledge to their lives to improve their digestive and overall health.

Eat Greens ($24.95, 240 pp) is Barbara Scott-Goodman and Liz Trovato’s collection of over 120 seasonal recipes focused on green vegetables. Green vegetables are high in vitamins C and beta-carotene, and they also contain many essential minerals. Vegetable lovers can serve these meals to their families, giving them delicious dinners that are packed with nutrients. The book also contains tips on how to properly grow greens, how to buy and store them, and nutrition information.