What We’re Reading: Healthy in a Hurry

A nourishing, satisfying meal is never far away with the new book Williams-Sonoma Healthy in a Hurry. Karen Ansel, a nutritionist, joined forces with cookbook author Charity Ferreira to identify the two tricks to eating well any time of day: choosing fresh, unprocessed foods and having a plan to get them on the table. This book acts as a road map on both counts.

Focusing on “superfoods” like avocados, greens, nuts and whole grains, Ansel provides delicious recipes that can be prepared quickly to suit a busy lifestyle, Start off the day with a slice of frittata filled with turkey sausage and arugula. At lunch, take a break to enjoy Curried Chicken-Apple Pitas, which can be made from leftover cooked chicken and packed easily in a picnic or lunch box. Unwind with a special evening meal come dinner time, such as warm Spaghetti with Garlicky Greens or Stir-Fried Pork and Bok Choy. Sweet tooth? Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Bars will do the trick, while also delivering valuable antioxidants.

As you experiment with new, nutrient-packed recipes, learn the authors’ useful tips and strategies for shopping, prepping dishes in advance and stocking your pantry with healthy ingredients. With these simple, fresh recipes and practical advice, you’re one step closer to a stress-free, balanced meal.