Healthy eating cookbooks storm best sellers chart

Three cookbooks focused on health and nutrition appear in ‘The Mail on Sunday’ weekly list of the UK’s best-selling non-fiction paperbacks.

At number two is ‘The Clever Guts Diet: How to Revolutionise your Body from the Inside Out’ by Dr Michael Mosley. Drawing from research, Dr Mosley provides scientifically proven ways to control your cravings, boost your mood, and lose weight by increasing your ‘good gut bacteria’ that keeps you healthy. The book features recipes, meal plans, checklists and tips.

The eighth spot is taken by ‘Lean in 15 – The Shift Plan: 15 Minute Meals and Workouts to Keep You Lean and Healthy’ by Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach. This book offers 100 recipes for nutritious, quick-to-prepare meals and guides the reader through fitness expert Joe’s signature HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) home workouts.

In ninth place is ‘The Hairy Dieters Go Veggie’ by celebrity cooks Si King and Dave Myers aka The Hairy Bikers. The pair’s fifth book aims to ‘make healthy eating even easier’ by showing that ‘going vegetarian can be just as easy as going low-cal, whether you want to cut out meat entirely, cut down, or just incorporate some more meat-free dishes into your diet’. The book contains 80 vegetarian recipes for veggie meals and snacks, from Lancashire hot pot to veggie sausages.

Two cookbooks appear in the non-fiction hardbacks list.

At number three is Joe Wicks again, with ‘Cooking for Family and Friends: 100 Lean Recipes to Enjoy Together’. All the recipes are organised into reduced-carb and post workout chapters, just like Joe’s first three ‘Lean in 15’ cookbooks.

‘Cooking for Family and Friends’ features a collection of Joe’s ‘easy favourites and crowd-pleasers’ such as Roast Chicken with Celeriac Mash and Bacon Greens, BBQ Ribs with Dirty Corn, and Tandoori Chicken Thighs with Chapattis.

The recipes are described as ‘big on flavour and packed with the hero ingredients you need to impress your mates, fuel your workout and burn fat’.

At number nine is ‘Mary Berry Everyday’, which celebrates the everyday food and ingredients that food writer and television presenter Mary loves to cook. It includes 120 recipes from her recent BBC series of the same name, from family suppers, food for sharing and sweet treats.

These book charts were published in ‘The Mail on Sunday’ ‘Event’ magazine on July 16. They are compiled by Nielsen Bookscan TCM, which collates real time sales from over 6,500 retailers, representing over 90% of the UK book market.


‘Cooking for Family and Friends’ by Joe Wicks is the UK’s third best-selling non-fiction hardback book

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