Eat My Words

W‘s beauty director is ready to dig into these healthy cookbooks.

Kimberly Snyder

My husband is one of the healthiest eaters I know. When he gets a craving, it’s for half a grapefruit, and in our home, butter is spelled o-l-i-v-e o-i-l. Two books are helping me catch up. The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook (Rizzoli) is full of hearty soups and wholesome salads from the posh boot camp. I love the Pumpkin Persimmon Meatloaf With Mushroom Sage Pumpkin Gravy—which is not only tasty but also easier to digest than its beefy counterpart. Then there’s the upcoming The Beauty Detox Power (Harlequin), by the nutritionist Kimberly Snyder. It’s loaded with smart lifestyle advice, but I recommend going straight to the food section; specifically, her BLT Stack With Avocado Miso Spread has, instead of bacon—wait for it—thin strips of baked eggplant.