15+ Free eBooks For Your New Years Foodie Goals

Christmas is over and January is looming and with it all the new year’s resolutions. The times for making plans and promises, and for hoping for change in the new year. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course – a wise man once said “The measure of success isn’t in how many times you fall, but in how many times you get up again”.

If one of your goals for the year ahead are eating healthier, more cooking from scratch or simply just adjusting your food habits, then here are 17 free Kindle eBooks *  (free at the time of publishing. please confirm before downloading)

Don’t have a Kindle eReader? Never mind – you can download one of the multitude of free Kindle readers onto your phone, laptop or other device.

Free eBooks for Slowcooker Meals

Free Kindle BookSlowcookers really come into their own at this time of year, whether because you want a warm and hearty meal ready when you step through the door, or whether because it’s too hot to turn the oven no and stand cooking in the kitchen, the slow cooker is perfect. The Slender Slowcooker Cookbook (UK link) (US link) contains low calorie recipes for slow cooking under 200, 300 and 400 calories. Amazon says this book is for you if – you’re looking for easy low calorie slow cooker recipes, which keep an eye on your calorie intake, a slow cooker cookbook that’s full of flavour, and you don’t want to spend all your time in the kitchen. ” The slow cooker recipes are easy to put together in the morning, leaving you free to come home to a delicious meal in the evening”.

Free Kindle BookThere’s also Low Carb Slow Cooker Recipes (UK) (US link) a book full of meaty recipes. There are over 100 low carb recipes here, and while it’s very Americanised, there should be some recipes for every slowcooker user.

Paleo Gluten Free Slow Cooker Recipes (UK) (US link) offers precisely what it says on the cover – paleo and gluten free recipes for the slow cooker.  Loads of four and five-star reviews too!

Stirring Slowly (UK link) (US link) is a beautiful “short” with wholesome, gorgeous recipes. There are only a few recipes, meant to entice you into buying the book, but you can enjoy the freebie for a start.

I’ve always heard of the health benefits of bone broth, but have found it quite daunting getting started. This guide A Simple Bone Broth Recipe to Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome (UK link) (US link)

Plant based and Clean Eating Free eBooks

Free Kindle BookWant to try something new and different this year? Start with this free Plant Based Eating (UK link) (US link) – it doesn’t seem to be the book for those who already follow a plant based diet, with some reviewers calling it a ‘sampler’ of other books. It seems like a good place to start though – choose the recipes you like, and find out where to find more from those authors.  For more on the subject, Plant Based Cookbook (UK link) (US link) offers 3 books in 1: Alkaline Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss & Health – loads of info for those interested in Plant Based diets. 

Clean Eating Alice’s Spring Clean (UK link) (US link) is another sampler book – there are 8 recipes introducing clean eating, so if you like them, and get on with the author and the style you can invest further. 

Free Kindle BookFor a little more on the Clean Eating diet, Clean Eating by Dale Roberts  (UK link) (US link) offers 30 recipes and an introduction to the diet.

If you’re thinking Ketogenic, there’s Ketogenic Vegetarian (UK link) (US link) – even if you’re not keen on the full Ketogenic diet, there are some really good looking spiralizer recipes here.

Meat Free or Vegan Free eBook Recipes

Free Kindle BookI find the idea of Veganism quite intimidating, especially when you look at egg or dairy free living, so a book on baking Vegan foods – in this case Vegan Baking(UK link) (US link) – that still look and hopefully taste good is positive.

If Vegan Baking seems like a lofty starting point, you could try the Vegan Cookbook for Beginners (UK link) (US link). This eBook contains everything from breakfasts to dinner party treats, so it seems a good starting point, even if you’re just catering for a Vegan friend.

Juices and Smoothies Free eBooks

Free Kindle BookI don’t juice because I can’t be doing with the cleaning, but the recipes in 40 Juicing Recipes For Weight Loss and Healthy Living (UK link) (US link) give some lovely new flavour combinations that work well for smoothies, and also tell you why each recipe aids in health and weight loss.  The first recipe calls for 2 teaspoons of sugar, which seems to have made reviewers heads explode, but there aren’t any in the rest of the book, but some good new recipes and ways of combining fruit and veg.

If you’d rather try a smoothie book for smoothies, Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss (UK link) (US link) is a good one, by the looks of things. Some reviews are fairly negative about the amount of juice or fruit in the recipes, so use your own discretion.

Time for a little something?

Yeah, we should all be healthy, but there’s always time for cake, right? And one of those resolutions for the new year may be to make more friends? Well, if so – look into the Clandestine Cake Club, and their Clandestine Cake Club Sampler B0ok.

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookies (UK link) (US link) is filled to the brim with Impressive Holiday Treats. This book is great for learning the science and techniques of cookies, which can be a fantastic transferable skill to the rest of your baking.

Spices make a lovely gift for any time of the year, and Seasonings (UK link) (US Link) contains 31 recipes that will help you improve your cooking repertoire.

Please note that these are FREE books at the time of publishing. As such, while they are affiliate links, they won’t currently cost you anything. Please check before you ‘buy’ though to make sure the price hasn’t changed.

Are You Ready To Get Back To Basics?


What is the Back to Basics Living Bundle?

A group fof excellent bloggers in the cooking from scratch, homesteading, preparedness, sustainable DIY, natural remedies, homeschool, frugal living, and simple living communities put together their ebooks, courses, and printables together and are offering them at a 90% discount.

The way it works is when you buy the bundle you will be sent a download link from where you can download most of the products as PDFs – those that can’t are things like a digital magazine, an e course and so on. The great thing about PDF’s is that you can download them onto your Kindle or e-reader or print them for personal use.

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My favourites from the Bundle

As a contributor I was able to purchase an advance copy of this bundle and so far I have completed The Debit Card Envelope Budget which I found really interesting – it made a lot of sense and I’ve already implemented a few of the ideas from it myself.

I also thought From Dirt To Dollars: A Guide to Selling at Farmers’ Markets had some fantastic first-hand information for anyone looking to make a few pennies from their garden produce.

10 Minute Prep Freezer Meals  is great for this time of year – or for any time really, since my children can decimate a living room in the time it takes to prepare one meal!

Aside from that, the The Hearty and Grounding 7 Day Winter Meal Plan has given me the kick up the backside I needed to get back to healthy food after the festivities of the last month.

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Back To Basics Living Bundle†Books

There are a number of different book categories here, so even if you only ever use one or two categories, the savings should be enough to make it worth your while buying the bundle.

The Bundle will cost $29.97 which is £20.62 or $42.93AUS

Cooking From Scratch


Homestead Cooking with Carol–Carol J. Alexander (Everything Home With Carol)

Whole Wheat Bread Making–Donna Miller (Millers Grain House)

Cooking with the Seasons: Winter Edition–Herbal Academy

Off the Shelf: Homemade Alternatives to the Condiments, Toppings, and Snacks You Love–Kris Bordessa (Attainable-Sustainable)

Bliss Balls for Beginners–Luschka Van Onselen (Keeper Of The Kitchen) (me!)

10 Minute Prep Freezer Meals–Shanti Landon (Life Made Full)

Oh Lardy’s Guide to Fermenting Fruits & Vegetables–Tamara Mannelly and Kelly Liston (Oh Lardy)

The Trayer Wilderness Cookbook ~ Homesteading The Traditional Way ~ Volume 1–Tammy Trayer (Trayer Wilderness)

The Hearty and Grounding 7 Day Winter Meal Plan–Tara Wagner (Sustainable Baby Steps)

Empowered Eating–Teri Page and Tatiana Abatemarco (Homestead-Honey)



From Dirt To Dollars: A Guide to Selling at Farmers’ Markets–Annie Coombe (Country Living in a Cariboo Valley)

Dehydrating Mini eCourse–Jennifer and Bill Osuch (Self Reliant School)

DIY Face Masks and Scrubs–Stacy Karen (A Delightful Home)

Frugal Living


The Beginnerís Guide to Zero Waste Cooking: How to Make the Most Out of Nothing in the Kitchen–April Lewis (An Apple a Day Wisdom)

The Debit Card Envelope Budget–Dan Carpenter (The Daily Prep)

Six Dollar Family (From Six Dollars to Six Figures)–Stacy Barr (Six Dollar Family)

Green Living


The 3 Gís of Kitchen Cleaning–Amber Bradshaw (The Coastal Homestead)

The Complete Guide to Natural Cleaning–Angie Holden (The Country Chic Cottage)

Sustainable Lifestyle Design–Emily Uebergang (The Urban Ecolife)



Easy Peasy Chores–Alina Joy Dubois (Good Old Days Farm)

Back To Basics Homeschool MP3 Collection–Amy Stults and Jimmie Lanley (iHomeschool Network)

My Color Coded Homeschool Planner–Jennifer and Bill Osuch (Self Reliant School)

Vintage Kids Modern World Planner–Kelsi Rea (Raising Vintage Kids)

Homeschooling Fundamentals–Tiffany Davis (Imperfectly Happy)



Urban Farming For Kids–Danelle Wolford (Weed ’em & Reap)

The Urban Chicken–Heather Harris (Homestead Hippy)

Habitat Housing for Rabbits–Janet Garman (Timber Creek Farm)

Tips For The Beginning Beekeeper–Karen Creel (Garden Chick)

Pickling Primer–LeAnn Edmondson (Homestead Dreamer)

The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos–Leigh Tate (5 Acres and a Dream)

Nigerian Dwarf Goats 101: Background & Basics–Lesa Wilke (Better Hens and Gardens)

Homesteading When You Donít Have a Homestead–Marie Beausoleil (Just Plain Marie)

Patio Raptors–Meredith Skyer (ImaginAcres)

Homestead Management–Quinn Veon (Reformation Acres)

Vegetable Gardening Basics–Rick Stone (Our Stoney Acres)

The A-Frame Pallet Planter–Shelle Wells (Preparedness Mama)

The Art of Gardening: Building Your Soil–Susan Vinskofski (Learning and Yearning)

Ready, Set, Grow!–Susannah Shmurak (Healthy Green Savvy)

Natural Remedies


Natural Herbal Living–Amanda Klenner

The Empowered Mother–Cara Comini (Health, Home and Happiness)

Cold + Flu Season – Are YOU Ready?–Carol Little R.H. (Studio Botanica)

The Beginnersíí Book of Essential Oils–Christine Dalziel (Joybilee Farm)

Homemade Beauty Essentials–Jessica Lane (104 Homestead)

How to Make Healing Herbal Salve and Lip Balm–Kami McBride (Living Awareness)

Natural Beauty From Head to Toe–Kelly Cable (Simple Life Mom)

Common Sense Home Remedies–Laurie Neverman (Common Sense Homesteading)

My Buttered Life: Personal Care Edition–Renee Harris (Hard Lotion)

The Mother magazine–Starr Meneely (The Mother Magazine)



Getting Prepared–Angela England (Untrained Housewife)

The Every Day Carry Guide–Chris Ruiz (The Bug Out Bag Guide)

Prepping Crash Course–Dale and Lisa Goodwin (Survivalist Prepper)

The Complete Book of Preppers Lists–Joan Crain (Family-Survival-Planning)

Food Storage Made Easy–Jodi and Julie (Food Storage Made Easy)

Your Own 72 Hour Kit Plan–Misty Marsh (Your Own Home Store)

Wonder Oven Cooking Video–Meagan Smith (My Food Storage Cookbook)

Protein Power–Riley Carson (Pioneer Settler)

Simple Living


Living A Rich Life As A Stay-At-Home Mom–Anita Fowler and Karen Jensen (Live Like You’re Rich)

Family Systems: How to Automate Your Housewife Life–Hilary Erickson (Pulling Curls)

Practical Simplicity–Rachel Jones (Nourishing Minimalism)

Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen–Stephanie Rose (Garden Therapy)

Household Organization Pack–Whitney Cornelison (Beauty In The Mess)

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What should you do?

While you’re waiting for the bundle sale to start on January 18th, join me in this free email series 15 Day Back to Basics Living Challenge. You’ll receive free Back to Basics tips and printables right in your inbox!

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