It is no secret that I own enough cookbooks to fill a Library, so it takes something special for a new cookbook to catch my attention. However the latest edition to my collection did just that. Hungry Healthy Happy
by Dannii Martin is the kind of cookbook I can get on board with. It is such a simple concept, eat nourishing and healthy food – but without giving up those dishes you love. The book is packed with recipes – you will find burgers (both beef and veggie), macaroni and cheese, pad thai, sweet treats as well as lots of breakfast ideas (so you don’t reach for sugary cereals that won’t fill you up!). All adapted to make them healthier but without compromising on the dish or the flavour.
It is such a refreshing and healthy way to look at food and diet, none of this eating salads for days (then inevitably having a binge on chocolate afterwards), nor is it filled with super expensive foods under the guise of being amazing for you when actually an apple would work just as well. (Can you tell that this currently trendy style of diet makes me
Danni Martin has a fab blog documenting her journey to being healthy and her dedication to creating recipes which yes, are healthier, but most importantly that also taste good! Dannii is open and honest about her journey to a healthier lifestyle on her blog and in this cookbook, so it comes as no surprise that her blog readership and social media following are huge, she bravely put her struggles and successes out there and it’s one a lot of people can relate too. The quest for healthy recipes which won’t cost a fortune or taste bland is over!
This cookbook is healthy eating as it should be, appetizing, delicious and nourishing. Even though it is about eating better, you could just as easily use it as an everyday family cookbook and no one would be any the wiser! It is just a great all round cookbook packed with great recipes, I can’t recommend it enough!
Some recipes from Hungry Healthy Happy that I love:
Breakfast Burritos – I love a good breakfast dish, and this is certainly one of them.
Spicy Roasted Cashews – delicious snack, or served with drinks before dinner!
Gingernut Biscuits – I love ginger so these were a must make, and didn’t disappoint!
Perfect Beef Burger – Exactly what it says on the tin, as well as plenty of ideas for the ‘bun’ for those who don’t want bread.
Coconut Lime Chicken – easy and delicious, great weekday dinner!
Recipes from Hungry Healthy Happy on my ‘to-make’ list:
Creamy White Wine and Parsley Mussels
Mediterranean Cod Bake
Macaroni and Cheese
Pad Thai (see image above – mouthwatering!)
Love the sound of Hungry healthy Happy? Why not try this delicious breakfast recipe – courgette fritter with a poached egg – yum! (Recipe below).
Recipe and images extracted from Hungry Healthy Happy by Dannii Martin, photography by Jacqui Melville. Published by Jacqui Small (£20).
The publishers kindly sent me a copy of this cookbook to review, however all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.