October’s best healthy reads

Food, glorious food! Here are five of the latest books we wanted to tell you about

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The Blender Girl by Tess Masters

Creator of the popular blog "The Blender Girl," Masters, an L.A.-based Aussie, makes it easy to eat gluten-free with her debut cookbook. Whip up quick appetizers, salads and main dishes-all with a blender component. Recipes include Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff and Alkaline Tacos. ($24, Ten Speed Press)

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Family Meals by Michael Smith

The latest cookbook from this P.E.I.-based celebrity chef and dad takes the guesswork out of cooking for your busy family. Discover 100 recipes, including Tortilla Lasagna and Speedy Rotisserie Chicken Pasta, and get Smith's helpful tips on making mealtime fun for the whole family. ($32, Penguin)

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Wheat Belly Total Health by Dr. William Davis

Davis, bestselling American author of Wheat Belly and Wheat Belly Cookbook, is back with this guide to a grain-free lifestyle. Among other insights is the author's take on the science of whether health improves after eliminating grains. ($23, HarperCollins)

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Vibrant Food by Kimberley Hasselbrink

Take a journey through the seasons with this colourful, artfully photographed recipe book with the creator of the popular blog The Year in Food. Simple, flavourful dishes highlight the kaleidoscopic bounty each season has to offer, making eating fresh, local food more appealing than ever. Try the Wild Rice Salad with Rainbow Chard and Grapes. ($30, Ten Speed Press)

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The Paleo Manifesto by John Durant

From the founder of Paleo NYC and Barefoot Runners NYC, comes an evolutionary approach to health. Blending science, culture and anthropology, Durant looks back to our ancestors to unlock clues that may answer some of the most pressing health issues of our time and provide a fresh formula for lifelong health. ($28, Harmony)