New Year’s resolutions lead to thoughts of food and dieting. Don’t sacrifice great taste or nutrition. Borrow a cookbook from the Lititz Public Library.

National Geographic Foods for Health : Choose and Use the Very Best Foods for Your Family and Our PlanetNational Geographic Foods for Health: Choose and Use the Very Best Foods for Your Family and Our Planet by Barton Seaver
Science-based guide features tips, pairings and sample menus for 148 foods that have huge nutritional value with the least environmental impact.

Clean Eats: Over 200 Delicious Recipes to Reset Your Body’s Natural Balance and Discover What it Means to Be Truly Healthy by Alejandro Junger, M.D.
Delicious, easy-to-prepare and healthy recipes help restore the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook: Revolutionary Techniques, Groundbreaking Recipes by the Editors at America’s Test Kitchen
The cooks at America’s Test Kitchen tried thousands of recipes to figure out the secrets to making favorite foods without gluten.

Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food : The Ultimate Weekend CookbookJamie Oliver’s Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver
Beautiful book includes 100 ultimate comfort food recipes from around the world.

The Chopped Cookbook: Use What You’ve Got to Cook Something Great
Food Network Kitchen’s secrets show how to combine pantry staples to make exciting meals.

Sunday Suppers: Recipes + Gatherings by Karen Mordechai
Founder of a Brooklyn-based food community and blog advises readers to rediscover the art of cooking and eating communally with simple meals for friends and family.

Budget Bytes: Over 100 Easy, Delicious Recipes to Slash Your Grocery Bill in Half by Beth Moncel
Internet expert with a degree in nutritional science proves cutting back on the cost does not mean cutting back on healthy, delicious food.

The Oh She Glows Cookbook : Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside OutThe Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out by Angela Liddon
After a decade of struggling with an eating disorder and subsisting on low-calorie processed food, the author embraced whole foods.

The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor by Gina Homolka
Home cook presents flavorful recipes that are low-calorie and made from all-natural, easy-to-find ingredients.

The Blender Girl: Super-Easy, Super-Healthy Meals, Snacks, Desserts & Drinks by Tess Masters
100 gluten-free, plant-based recipes make smoothies and meals quickly and easily in a blender.

The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook: 650 Recipes for Everything You’ll Ever Want to Make by the Editors of America’s Test Kitchen
Comprehensive cookbook provides scaled-down recipes for everything from breakfast to dinner and sides to desserts.

A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse by Mimi Thorisson
The author and her family moved from Paris to a small town finding wonderful ingredients from local farmers and neighboring woods.

Vietnamese Market Cookbook : Spicy Sour SweetVietnamese Market Cookbook: Spicy Sour Sweet by Van Tran
Vietnamese recipes are simple and rely on vegetables, seafood, lean meats, spices, chilies and a small number of standby ingredients like fish sauce.

America – Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers by Mario Batali
Batali sees farmers as the rock stars of the food world, producing high quality products with a culture based on hard work, integrity and pride.

Mad for Muffins: 70 Amazing Muffin Recipes from Savory to Sweet by Jean Anderson
A wide range of choices, from Swirled Mocha to Old Vermont Cheddar-Cranberry, provide options for incredible, year-round treats.

Mediterranean Cookbook: Fresh, Fast and Easy Recipes edited by Marie-Pierre Moine
Authentic recipes from Italy, Greece, Provence, northern Africa and the Middle East are a wonderful resource for families that want to eat fresh, fast and healthy.

January 2, 2015