RESOLUTION: Check Out a Cookbook for Healthy Living Inspiration

The Laramie County Library has an amazing selection of cookbooks that will help you make healthy food choices and maybe lose a little weight.



We have many titles about the popular Paleo Diet, which focuses on eating natural, barely processed foods – eating what man would have eaten 10,000 years ago. Many meat lovers swear by this diet.

On the other end of the healthy-eating spectrum, we have books about the Mediterranean Diet. This diet focuses on primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts.

We have several cookbooks for the old standby – Weight Watchers (WW).  Oprah Winfrey, the new spokesman for WW, has written a cookbook “Food, Health, and Happiness” which we have ordered.


I was surprised at the number of new books we have that will help you in your quest to start eating better in this New Year. These cookbooks can be found on the New Book Shelf located on the first floor just inside the front door.  Look for The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook which promises a
“fresh guide to eating well with 700 foolproof recipes”

The Grain Bowl
with recipes for grain-based dishes that are not just for breakfast. These recipes are guaranteed to surprise and inspire.  They are built around quinoa, oats, rye, chia, spelt, buckwheat, barley, amaranth, black rice, and millet.

How about the Whole30 Cookbook lifestyle plan?  This revolves around eating meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds.


A very popular new cookbook we received this fall is “Run Fast. Eat Slow.” You’ll enjoy this book if you’re already
eating well, working out, and wanting to boost your athletic performance rather than lose weight.  You’ll find no shortage of delicious meals, satisfying snacks, thirst-quenching drinks, and wholesome treats.

Don’t forget, if we don’t have it, you can fill out a purchase suggestion form either online at or by filling out a yellow Purchase Suggestion card which you can ask for at any of our service desks.  We can also borrow from other libraries at the small fee of $2.00 per request, read more about Inter-Library Loans here.