Healthy Comfort Food Cookbooks We're Coveting Right Now


ONE OF THE BIGGEST misconceptions people have about eating healthy is that you can't have comfort food (If that were the case, we would have fallen off the wagon long, long ago). The truth is, you can have dishes that feel sinful, but are still nutritious by getting creative in the kitchen. These three cookbooks are on our list of favorites right now because of their scrumptious recipes that satisfy our yearning for comfort food and keep our bodies running at max capacity. 

Deliciously Ella by Ella Woodward

$95, Amazon

Recently featured on the cover of Times Magazine, food blogger Ella Woodward has put together a book full of healthy and deliciously creative ways to eat a whole foods, plant-based diet. From her Creamy Key Lime Pie to Lentil Bolognese and Rocket Pesto Pasta, Ella shows us that eating healthy can still feel decadent.


Near & Far by Heidi Swanson 

New York Times best-selling author Heidi Swanson scoured the globe to create this book featuring natural food recipes and beautiful photography that makes our stomach growl just looking at it. Over 120 vegetarian recipes that are nourishing, warm and approachable are accompanied by photos and descriptions of Heidi's food experiences in other countriesfrom the fragrance of flatbreads hot off a Marrakech griddle to feather-light tempura in Tokyo.

The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon by Sara Forte 

$17, Amazon

If there's one thing we love here at JUS by Julie, it's a delicious, simple & healthy meal that can be thrown together in a bowl and eaten on the sofa while wearing our favorite fuzzy slippers. James Beard Award nominee and food blogger Sara Forte caters to our wishes in this follow-up to her first book, The Sprouted Kitchen, with bowl recipes that skillfully combine lean proteins, greens, vegetables and whole grains into delectable marriages of flavor & texture. Our favorites include the Golden Quinoa and Butternut Breakfast Bowl and the Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce.