cover image Eat Your Heart Out: All-Fun, No-Fuss Food to Celebrate Eating Clean

Eat Your Heart Out: All-Fun, No-Fuss Food to Celebrate Eating Clean

Daphne Oz. Morrow, $30 (336p) ISBN 978-0-06-242692-5

“I think it almost goes without saying: I don’t really do the whole deprivation thing,” writes The Good Dish cohost Oz (Relish) in this down-to-earth guide to mindful cooking. Rather than “focus[ing] on how not to eat,” Oz takes a “balanced” approach to better eating by avoiding gluten and refined sugar and limiting dairy on five days of the week, and eating whatever she wishes the remaining two. Bringing readers along on her endeavor to eat clean(ish), she shares over 100 healthy and flavorful recipes. Standout meatless options—including barbecue mushroom tacos with tomatillo salsa, and branzino stuffed with red onion, lemon, and oregano—lean on herbs for a kick, while desserts, such as gingersnap granola bars and chocolate–almond butter–banana coins, let readers satisfy their sweet tooths guilt-free by swapping in fruit and date syrup for sugar. Oz’s introductions to each recipe are a piquant mix of the enlightening (for the apple, celery, and cucumber juice, she explains how celery juice “may help stimulate production of good stomach acid that keeps your digestion on track”) and the anecdotal, and her creative dishes—from her poblano chopped chicken salad to her smoothies with bee pollen—never sacrifice taste. Those looking to adapt to a healthier diet shouldn’t pass this up. Agent: Dave Larabell, CAA. (Apr.)