Health Nut: A Feel-Good Cookbook (Hardcover)

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Health Nut: A Feel-Good Cookbook (Hardcover)

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A USA TODAY bestseller, Health Nut is the playful, accessible, and irresistible cookbook from the nationally bestselling author of Salad Freak, Jess Damuck, that gives the genre a delicious update and challenges our expectations on what health food can be.

"Remarkably down-to-earth . . . Approachable, beautiful food.” — Eater

“The perfect balance of being craveable yet wholesome...If you’re not already cooking your way through this vibrant book, pray tell, what are you doing?” —Molly Baz, former senior food editor at Bon Appétit and New York Times bestselling cookbook author

When good-for-you food tastes like this, it’s pretty easy to be a health nut. With more than 100 of her favorite recipes that feel good to eat (and look beautiful on your plate), Jess turns her talent for creating gorgeous, obsession-worthy recipes to traditional health food.

These recipes are perfect for a dinner party, but also doable for any busy weeknight, with dishes such as:

  • Orange-Scented Tahini French Toast
  • Black Bean Tostadas with Avocado and Crispy Leeks
  • Tuna, Avocado, and Grapefruit with Seed Crackers
  • Charred Cabbage with Mushroom Butter
  • Peach and Burrata Caprese with Hot Honey
  • Charred Broccoli Salad with Almonds and Spicy Green Goddess
  • Zucchini and Pistachio Pesto Pizza
  • Halibut with Sungolds, Fennel, and Saffron
  • Roasted Cauliflower Flatbreads with Spicy Tahini and Sumac Onions
  • Mushroom “Carnitas” Tacos with Citrusy Radish Slaw
  • Broccoli Pasta with Peas and Pecorino
  • Date-Sweetened Carrot Cake
  • Oat Bars with Rhubarb Ginger Jam
  • Vegan Baklava Ice Cream


Health Nut is the playful, accessible, and irresistible new health-food cookbook that gives the genre a delicious update, amping up the colors, textures, and flavors, and challenging our expectations on what health food can be. Whether healthy eating is your norm or you are just looking to try something new, this book is all about making simple, irresistible food that you will want to eat again and again.

Jess Damuck is a recipe developer, food stylist, and the cookbook author of the bestselling cookbook Salad Freak. After a decade working for the magazines and television shows as Martha Stewart’s food editor, producer, food stylist, and personal salad maker, Damuck made the move to the west coast. Damuck landed in Los Angeles to focus on fresh, produce-driven cooking, indulge in more dinner parties, and spend time in her ever-growing garden. She continues to live in Los Angeles with her partner Ben Sinclair and their pups, where they have built a strong sense of a creative community in their neighborhood.
Product Details ISBN: 9781419770371
ISBN-10: 1419770373
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English
“The recipes in Health Nut strike the perfect balance of being craveable yet wholesome, nostalgic yet modern, and healthful yet not to a dogmatic degree. If you’re not already cooking your way through this vibrant book, pray tell, what are you doing???”—Molly Baz, former senior food editor at Bon Appétit and author of the New York Times bestselling books Cook Thi

“Yummy, colorful, easy, and won’t make you feel awful the next day is the simple description of Health Nut, but oh, it is so much more than that.”—Antoni Porowski, food and wine expert on Netflix’s Queer Eye and author of Antoni in the Kitchen and Antoni: Let’s Do

"Any cookbook with a section titled The New Hippie Kitchen is my kinda book!”—Brooks Headley, chef-owner at Superiority Burger

“This book is such a vibe! Health Nut is going to be your go-to when you want to channel those meals that feel 50 percent hippie and 100 percent real food.”—Heidi Swanson, author of Super Natural Cooking