Best New Health And Wellness Books For 2022
After a tumultuous year, to say we’re ready for 2022 and a fresh start would be putting it lightly. At Lux Nomade, we’re excited to work toward a healthy and joyful new year.
For inspiration and guidance to set us up for success this year, we’re turning to top health, food and wellbeing experts and their newly released titles. Here is our round-up of some of the best wellness books for 2022 that we are excited to get our hands on.
Half Baked Harvest Every Day: Recipes for Balanced, Flexible, Feel-Good Meals by Tieghan Gerard
For Tieghan, feel-good-food isn’t about restrictive eating. It’s about enjoying real food with lots of flavor and the satisfaction of sharing it with those you love. Finding balance is about giving your body and your cravings what they need . . . whether that’s a light, vegetable-packed dish, or a big ole’ plate of something comforting. In this collection, there are plenty of plant-forward dishes like Chipotle Cheddar Corn Chowder and Spinach and Pesto-Stuffed Butternut Squash. Tieghan also shares flavour-packed family favourites like Pizza Pasta with Crispy Pepperoni Breadcrumbs, Crispy Carnitas Taquitos, and Spicy Pretzel Chicken Fingers. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, snack time, dinner, or dessert . . . this book has tried and true recipes that will make you feel good about sharing them at your table.
The Science of Nutrition by Rhiannon Lambert
Is a vegan diet healthier? Should I try going low-carb? Is it always a bad idea to skip a meal? Are superfoods all they’re cracked up to be? Is fat still bad for you? Can I eat to improve my chances of conceiving?
With an accessible Q&A approach and informative graphics, this nutrition book will debunk popular food myths and diets, redefine nutrition in the modern world, and enable you to make informed decisions that are best suited to you, about what, when, and how to eat. The book’s easily digestible and evidence-based advice empowers you to explore the benefits and importance of nutrition, alongside the downright misleading when it comes to the world of food and diet, and to equip yourself with the knowledge and confidence to assess and enhance your approach to nutrition. One of the great wellness books for 2022.
The Cook You Want to Be, Andy Baraghani
Andy Baraghani learned to cook professionally in such vaunted restaurants as Chez Panisse and Estela, but his love for flavor began with the comforting home dishes of his Iranian parents’ immigrant household. Blending the home cooking of his upbringing and his professional training, Baraghani evolved into a culinary influencer by asking himself, “What kind of cook do I want to be?” In answering that question for himself—the cook who can balance flavors and the cook who makes a perfect salad, for example—he became known for trying new techniques, working with easy-to-find but underused ingredients, and creating unexpected combinations. Showcasing more than 120 sumptuous photographs and 120 recipes for snacks, eggs, salads, vegetables, grains and legumes, pasta, fish, meat, and desserts, this cookbook is a trove of transformative techniques and recipes that will guide all to become the kind of cook that they want to be.
Your Good Body by Jennifer Taylor Wagner
So many of us feel as though accepting our bodies means abandoning any effort to improve. We look in the mirror and tell ourselves that we are going to love the skin we are in, but most days our inner self-critic is all we can hear. But there is hope! Pursuing the healthiest version of you means learning to love the reflection in the mirror, and Jennifer Wagner understands this all too well. From looking at her today, you wouldn’t know that she used to weigh 336 pounds. During her 16-year health and wellness journey, she has felt the deep anguish of torment from peers and strangers, let the scale dictate her moods, and cried herself to sleep all because of her “imperfect” body. But ultimately, Jennifer realized that to overcome the overwhelming negative feelings about her body, she needed to start with her mind and let go of all the expectations of perfection that were keeping her from being the best version of herself.
Take It In by Giselle La Pompe-Moore
Daily life can be rough and we can often feel disconnected from who we really are. The solution? Everyday spirituality. Take It In offers a no-nonsense, down-to-earth approach, because it’s time to move away from the spirituality that’s filled with gatekeepers, hierarchy, superstition and a ton of confusing concepts. This empowering book guides us to see that visualisation, wishful thinking and gratitude lists alone can’t outwit the very real stuff we’re all carrying. From self-criticism, fears and doubts to racism, poverty and trauma; everyone carries stuff that gets in the way of us seeing our greater purpose, power and potential. With personal anecdotes, plenty of laughs and practical exercises you’ll actually want to do; you’ll be guided to look at and work on your stuff, so you can show up, respond to and create the life you’ve always wanted.
Designed to Heal by Jennie A. McLaurin & Cymbeline Tancongo Culiat
Our bodies are designed to heal. We fall off our bikes and skin our knees―and without effort on our part, the skin looks like new in a few days. But while our skinned knees easily heal, it can sometimes feel like our emotional and relational wounds are left gaping open, broken beyond repair. If our bodies instinctively know how to heal physical injuries, could they also help us understand how to restore painful emotional and relational ruptures? In their groundbreaking debut book, physician Jennie McLaurin and scientist Cymbeline T. Culiat write Designed to Heal: a fascinating look at how the restorative processes of the body can model patterns we may adapt to heal the acute and chronic wounds of our social bodies.
Unbelievably Vegan by Charity Morgan
Whether you’re new to plant-based eating or already a convert, when you cook vegan with Charity Morgan, private chef to elite athletes and rock stars, you may be leaving out the meat, dairy, and eggs, but you won’t be missing out on the flavor and indulgence of all your favorite comfort foods. In her highly anticipated first cookbook, Charity lays out a plan for anyone who wants to eat less meat—whether they are looking to go completely vegan or just be a little bit more meat-free. Think Smoky Jambalaya; hearty Jerk-Spiced Lentils with Coconut Rice & Mango Salsa; Jalapeño-Bae’con Corn Cakes with Chili-Lime Maple Syrup; and a molten, decadent Salted Caramel Apple Crisp. Unbelievably Vegan offers more than 100 recipes for living a meat-free life without giving up your favorite comfort foods. Make sure to add this to your wellness books for 2022.