These Wellness Trends Are Taking Over Fall Cookbooks

updated May 30, 2019
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You don’t have to go far out of your way (or dig very deeply into the dark corners of the internet) to find vegan, keto, Paleo, or healthier Instant Pot versions of your all-time favorite foods. Cashew cheese sauce is the new “easy” mac. Keto bread is the new Wonder Bread. Zoodles with cauliflower “cream” sauce are the new fettuccine Afredo. Instant Pot cilantro lime rice is the new Chipotle. See where I’m going with this?

We’re officially witnessing the Goop-ification of the recipe-verse, and the revolution isn’t just trending on Pinterest — these food-space wellness trends are taking over the publishing industry too! Here are all the ways they’re infiltrating brand-new cookbooks this fall.

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Go keto.

To help you understand what the keto diet actually is, here’s the Kitchn’s complete guide to Keto for Newbies. And here’s the Sparknotes version: The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb lifestyle meant to kickstart your body into burning fat instead of carbs. The ketogenic diet was originally developed by nutritionists to treat epilepsy, but word has reached the masses. It’s now seeping into cookbooks too, as evidenced below.

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Give veganism a chance.

We’d be wrong to suggest that being vegan is anything new. But what is new about it? Vegan practices and principles are finally making their way into the mainstream. We have proof.

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Pressure cook it (but make it healthy).

The demand for the Instant Pot isn’t showing any signs of slowing down and neither is the demand for healthy recipes to cook in it. This year, cookbooks are helping home cooks prepare faster and healthier dinners at the same time.