Bored of plain salads and endless bowls of kale? If you’re desperately trying to shift those last few mince pie induced pounds, then fear no more as Harriet Tisdall has rounded up the best new diet and nutrition cookbooks, which alongside our selection of delicious recipes, ensure healthy needn’t mean taste free.

Deliciously Ella – Ella Woodward

This student turned nutrition guru needs no introduction and her long awaited cookbook filled with gluten, dairy- and sugar-free recipes is guaranteed to fly off the shelves. Expect healthy twists on classic dishes, from Lentil Bolognese to Coconut Scones and Key Lime Pie.

Deliciously Ella: Amazing Ingredients and Incredible Food That You and Your Body Will Love by Ella Woodward, Yellow Kite, £20

Eat, Nourish, Glow – Amelia Freer

Written by top nutritional therapist, Amelia Freer, Eat, Nourish, Glow replaces fad diets with ten easy steps to improve wellness. Covering a range of issues from why to eat good fats to the benefits of ditching gluten, Freer’s scientifically proven advice is accompanied by a range of delicious recipes including Crunchy Crab Salad and Salted Caramels (yum).

Eat, Nourish, Glow. by Amelia Freer, HarperCollins Thorsons, £16.99

Juice: The Ultimate Guide To Juicing – Liz Earle

Having been an enthusiastic juicer for over thirty years, the skincare guru lets us into the secret behind her glowing complexion, with a range of delicious recipes, lifestyle tips and pantry staples.

Juice: The Ultimate Guide to Juicing for Health, Beauty and Wellbeing by Liz Earle, Kyle Books, £14.99

Honestly Healthy Cleanse – Natasha Corrett

For her third release, alkaline guru, Natasha Corrett from Honestly Healthy has focused on cleansing, with four easy to follow detox plans to help reset the body. With everything from #feelgood, a short term, three day program to #ifechanging, a month long cleanse, there is a plan for everyone.

Honestly Healthy Cleanse by Natasha Corrett, Hodder and Stoughton, £25

Plenish – Juices To Cleanse, Boost and Heal – Kara Rosen

Plenish’s range of delicious juices are a longstanding favourite and founder Kara has created a comprehensive guide of recipes and cleanse programmes for detox, wellbeing and vitality. Sure to attract everyone from seasoned juicers to first timers, we can’t wait to try the Cacao Cashew Mylk.

Plenish: Juices to Cleanse, Boost and Heal by Kara Rosen, Mitchell Beazley, £12.99

Crazy Sexy Kitchen – Kris Carr

The follow up to Crazy, Sexy, Diet offers over 150 recipes to nourish the mind, body and soul. A veggie manifesto for anyone following a plant-based diet, expect to find lip-smacking recipes alongside inspiring nutritional advice.

Crazy Sexy Kitchen: 150 Plant-Empowered Recipes to Ignite a Mouthwatering Revolution by Kris Carr, Hay House UK, £18.99

Gut Gastronomy – Vicki Edgson & Adam Palmer

Based on the award winning Grayshott Spa’s successful programme for cleansing and healing the digestive system, Gut Gastronomy features over 100 mouthwatering recipes designed for a healthy tummy.

Gut Gastronomy: Revolutionise Your Eating to Create Great Health by Vicki Edgson & Adam Palmer, Jacqui Small LLP, £30

Pure: Juicing For Life – Sarah Cadji

Founder of health hotspot, Roots & Bulbs Sarah Cadji has created an easy to follow guide to incorporating juices into your everyday diet, with recipes for weight loss, detoxing, improving skin and more.

Pure: Juicing for Life by Sarah Cadji, Quadrille, £15

Five: 150 Ways to Eat 5+ A Day – Rachel de Thample

Prepare to eat the rainbow with this range of mouthwatering recipes designed to help incorporate more plants into your diet. With each dish detailing how many of your five a day it contains, there is no longer any excuse not to eat enough veggies.

Five: 150 Effortless Ways to Eat 5+ a Day by Rachel de Thample, Ebury Press, £14.99

Chocolate Covered Katie – Katie Higgins

On a diet but still want a sweet treat? Then this is book is your answer, with over eighty healthy twists on delicious favourites, meaning you can enjoy brownies, cheesecake and more minus the guilt.

Chocolate-Covered Katie: Over 80 Delicious Recipes That Are Secretly Good for You by Katie Higgins, Grand Central Life & Style, £11.56

Words by Harriet Tisdall