The 4 Essential Cookbooks For Healthy And Affordable Recipes

The 4 Essential Cookbooks For Healthy And Affordable Recipes
Jo Munro

The Savvy Shopaholic

Aug 14, 2022

I often find myself discussing how to save money shopping and how to achieve Luxe for Less.

Well this stunning selection of cookbooks accomplishes both.

You will save money with these inspired books, eat healthier and best of all dine like a Monarch.
Bake, spice and preserve your way to delicious healthy meals whilst saving a bundle!

Here are some of our faves.

The Great Australian Bake Off Companion

If you love the program The Great Australian Bake Off then you will absolutely love the companion book. Even if you have not seen the show you will love the classic Aussie favourite recipes with a twist. This beautifully produced book includes something for every occasion, savoury and sweet, family meals, high tea and baking for celebrations.

This book is filled with colourful delicious pictures and tempting recipes that will have your mouth watering and motivate you to turn on your oven and tie on your apron.

Who: For those new to baking or those who want to update their skills with new techniques

Price: RRP $39.99

Where to buy: Click here


Fabulous Flavours from the East

A chef, food writer and cookery teacher, Sabrina Ghayour is one of the strongest voices in Middle Eastern food today. She is the best selling author of Persiana and Sirocco is the eagerly awaiting follow up book.

This hardcover book has a mouthwatering array of delicious spices and flavours that are simply alchemy.

If you, like me, love vegetables there are so many delicious recipes with a twist in this book that will delight.

Who: Those who want to evoke the best of Eastern cooking in simple steps.

Price: $39.99

Where to buy: Click here

Not Just Jam

If you to save by buying in bulk you will know the benefits of buying fruit and veggies in season at heavily reduced prices or as author Matthew Evans calls it ‘the surplus of seasons’.

The wonderful way to have stunning sauces, jams, syrups and preserves all year is to make your own.

Not Just Jam is perfect for the uninitiated all the way through to the well versed cook. This book is brimming with how to make preserves, pickles and sauces. The directions are clear, the process simple and the results are truly decadent. There are some wonderful fresh new versions of the traditional favourites delivering flavour sensations. Look for the preserved apricots with orange blossom and nutmeg or pears with saffron and mace. Try the quince honey which is a stunning spread, delicious with blue cheese or a delicious glaze for ham.

One of my favourites is also the rhubarb and rose jam. I have very lively rhubarb growing in my garden so this is one of my ways of avoid waste.
Something magical happens when rhubarb and rose flavours meet.

With the stunning recipes in this book you can eat like you powershopped the king’s larder.

Who: New to preserving all the way through to expert level

Price: RRP $35

Where to buy: Click here

Incredible Bakes * That just happen to be refined sugar free

Caroline Griffiths is an accredited cook and nutritionist, food writer, and food stylist based in Melbourne. This book is a baking book with a difference. Caroline has added sweetness using natural fruits or other non-fructose sweeteners, including rice malt syrup.

Recipes include baking classics, such as shortbreads, cheesecakes, cookies and cupcakes, as well as more contemporary bakes, including macarons, cruffins and donuts.

So now you can literally have your cake and eat it too (without the guilt about the sugar)!

Who: Health conscious cooks from beginner to expert

Price: RRP $39.99

Where to buy: Click here


By Jo Munro

The Savvy Shopaholic

Jo Munro is best known as The Savvy Shopaholic with the tag line 'Shop More, Save More'. She is The Carousel's resident shopping expert and a regular TV presenter on Ch9's Today Show and A Current Affair. In Jo's book The Savvy Shopaholic, she shares over 20 years of savvy shopping expertise, business wisdom and channel management with those who want to turn their shopping skills into cash. Much loved for her luxe for less shopping tips and wide-brimming smile, she's always keen to share her passion for shopping and savvy tips to get the most out of your dollar.



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