A New Way to Food: 100 Recipes to Encourage a Healthy Relationship with Food, Nourish Your Beautiful Body, and Celebrate Real Wellness for Life


Eat like you’re worthy of good health–recipes, heart-opening stories, and empowering lessons to help you let go of your struggles with eating and create a positive relationship with food.

Until Maggie discovered the foods and recipes that made her finally see herself as worthy of good health, she had a lifetime of struggle with eating. In this kind and generous cookbook, she shares more than one hundred mostly wholesome, mainly dairy-free, plant-based, and always refined sugar-free recipes that helped her find her way to good health, lose seventy pounds, and rid herself of years of chronic aches and pains.

A New Way to Food is a nourishing cookbook with heart that will guide you to a new way to eat. Gain the inspiration and motivation to make healthy eating work for you, and discover ways to make wholesome organic ingredients permanent fixtures in your kitchen.

The over 100 recipes here cover breakfasts, quick lunches, and nourishing dinners, and offer healthy updates on comfort foods and date night dinners. With a focus on plant-based eating, some meat dishes are also included.

In addition, A New Way to Food is also part jubilant memoir, filled with the sort of gripping fat girl stories so many women (and men) will relate to and genuinely feel, catching glimpses of themselves within the essays that open each chapter. The recipes are arranged into chapters that chronicle her struggles, victories, and lessons from finally reconciling her relationship with food–providing a playbook of ways she began to see herself with kinder eyes, so you, too, can find a new way to food.

And don’t forget, Maggie’s first cookbook, FOOD GIFT LOVE: 100 Recipes to Make, Wrap, & Share, is available for purchase now.



Maggie Battista is a cookbook author, writer, and shop maker. In 2007, she founded Eat Boutique, an award-winning online food shop and story-driven recipe site. After hosting and creating pop-up food markets for 25,000 guests, she’s currently working to open her first permanent Eat Boutique, a food retail concept space that provides a new way to shop for the very best food. She also shares her vast real life experience with other women in food by offering creative business coaching with heart.

Maggie’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Eater, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Financial Times, and Refinery29 and has written for Style Me Pretty, Food52, Time Out New YorkSouthern Living Magazine, and The Kitchn.

She currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. This is her second cookbook.


“More than a cookbook, Maggie Battista’s A New Way to Food is a love story about her learning to accept herself and, along the way, inspiring us to evaluate our own relationships with ourselves and our bodies. If I could change one thing about it, it would be the ability to go back in time and give my younger self a copy.”–Julia Turshen, author of Now & Again, Feed the Resistance, and Small Victories

“Maggie tells her story in such an honest and approachable way, and the plant-based plan she offers is both do-able and delicious! This is the way I like to eat and she has so many great recipe ideas that I will be using.”–Erin Gleeson, author of The Forest Feast

“Maggie Battista’s A New Way to Food is more than a diverse collection of nutritious and beautiful recipes. It is an essential statement about empowerment through healthy self-care. With this cookbook/self-help hybrid, Maggie shows us more than A New Way to Food; she shows us the way to a better self.”–Andie Mitchell, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir It was Me All Along and Eating in the Middle

A New Way to Food is filled with in-depth knowledge about realizing your beautiful authentic potential, reckoning with your past and loving yourself all while eating Maggie’s incredibly delicious recipes along the way. This cookbook is filled with fresh, clean and delicious options for any season from Blueberry Plum Crisp Pie to Sweet Potato Gnocchi. Every woman who has struggled with their health should dive into these pages and prepare to be inspired by Maggie’s journey and personal experience. I cannot recommend this cookbook enough. It will truly shift your perspective about what being healthy and beautiful really means inside and out.”–Amie Valpone, best-selling author of Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body

“We are taken by how Maggie, through health and weight struggles, has proved we are all capable of change. Her beautiful new book is a full take on how to create a positive relationship with food and we are certain it will inspire many on their own journeys.”—David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, authors of Green Kitchen Stories

Upcoming Appearances


Maggie Battista is heading to Minneapolis to share her latest cookbook, A NEW WAY TO FOOD: 100 Recipes to Encourage a Healthy Relationship with Food, Nourish Your Beautiful Body, and Celebrate Real Wellness for Life. After the discussion, Maggie will be


Join Maggie at the Book Larder and listen to her discuss her latest cookbook, A NEW WAY TO FOOD: 100 Recipes to Encourage a Healthy Relationship with Food, Nourish Your Beautiful Body, and Celebrate Real Wellness for Life. She will be

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