Pinch of Nom books: a complete guide

Looking for the latest Pinch of Nom book? Or wondering which of their books is best for you? Our complete guide answers all of your questions about the bestselling Pinch of Nom phenomenon. 

Pinch of Nom founders Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone are certainly doing something right: they went from having the UK's most popular food blog to writing a cookbook which became the fastest-selling recipe book of all time.

Here, we share our guide to the Pinch of Nom cookbooks and food planners and answer all your questions about them. 

What is the next Pinch of Nom Book?

Published on 20 June 2024, Pinch of Nom Airfryer is available to pre-order now. 

Pinch of Nom Air Fryer

by Kay Allinson

Pinch of Nom are back with the brand new book everyone has been asking for: super-easy, calorie-counted and utterly delicious recipes for air fryers. This is everything you love about Nom – fuss-free, comforting recipes that work every time – for one of the most time-saving and energy-efficient items in our kitchen. With brand-new recipes and Nom’s classic and most-popular dishes made perfect for air frying, this stunning book will revolutionise your everyday meals saving you time, money and hassle.

How many Pinch of Nom books are there? 

Pinch of Nom Airfryer will be the eighth Pinch of Nom recipe book. Kay and Kate have also published four meal planners to help you track your goals and plan meals. Below, we list all recipe books and planners order of publication. 

For more food planning inspiration, read Kay's top meal planning tips

These tasty, healthy recipes are so easy and made with simple-to-find ingredients. We’re so proud of this food that the whole family can enjoy together. We hope you like making the dishes, but mostly we hope you love eating them!
Pinch of Nom founders, Kate & Kay, on the second Pinch of Nom cookbook Pinch of Nom Everyday Light


The Pinch of Nom books in order

Delve into Pinch of Nom favourites, including their first sensationally popular bestseller, featuring family feasts, veggie specials and fakeaways, as below we list the remaining Pinch of Nom books in order of publication.

Pinch of Nom

by Kay Allinson

Best for: those new to the Pinch of Nom phenomenon. 

Pinch of Nom is the first Pinch of Nom recipe book. Showing that dieting should never be a barrier to good food, Kay and Kate share 100 incredible recipes – 33 of which are vegetarian – each tried and tested by twenty Pinch of Nom community members.

Whether it’s Cumberland Pie, Mediterranean Chicken Orzo, Mexican Chilli Beef or Chicken Balti, this food is so good you’ll never guess the calorie count. This book does not include ‘values’ from mainstream diet programmes as these are everchanging. Instead the recipes are labelled with helpful icons to guide you towards the ones that suit you best – whether you’re looking for something veggie, fancy a fakeaway, want to feed a family of four or have limited time to spare.

Pinch of Nom Food Planner

by Kay Allinson

Best for: a companion to the original Pinch of Nom cookbook to keep you on track. 

The Pinch of Nom Food Planner, companion to the first Pinch of Nom recipe book, is a six-month journal containing everything you need to chart progress, plan weekly meals and smash your goals.

Whether you want to keep track of calories, jot down your shopping lists, record healthy treats or celebrate key achievements, this book helps you plan for the future and see how far you’ve come. It's set out in a simple format with diet diary-style pages that are easily adaptable to your personal slimming guidelines, and contains one brand new recipe per week, giving you twenty-six exclusive Pinch of Nom recipes.

Pinch of Nom Everyday Light

by Kay Allinson

Best for: recipes all under 400 calories. 

The second Pinch of Nom cookbook, Pinch of Nom Everyday Light features 100 delicious recipes – all under 400 calories, for great-tasting meals and hassle-free slimming.

Featuring proper breakfasts, light takes on family favourites, cheeky fakeaways and speedy midweek meals, Pinch of Nom Everyday Light is full of hearty, everyday recipes – nearly half of which are vegetarian. From Fish and Chips to Pizza Loaded Fries, Sloppy Dogs to Firecracker Prawns, and Hash Brown Breakfast Bake to Crying Tiger Beef, every recipe is less that 400 calories including accompaniments, and has been tried and tested by twenty Pinch of Nom community members.

Pinch of Nom Food Planner: Everyday Light

by Kay Allinson

Best for: a companion to the everyday light cookbook to keep you on track. 

Complete with a ring-bound format and twenty-six exclusive Pinch of Nom recipes – this food planner is the perfect companion to the Pinch of Nom Everyday Light cookbook, giving you everything you need to chart your diet progress, cook brand-new favourites and reach your goals.

Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy

by Kay Allinson

Best for: minimum fuss with maximum taste. 

If you prefer minimum fuss, but are still looking for maximum flavour, the Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy cookbook is your new go-to. From all-in-one family favourites to batch-cook basics and speedy sweet treats, Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy includes over 100 recipes that use easy-to-find ingredients to help you create meals that everyone will love – whether they’re watching their waistline or not.

Pinch of Nom Food Planner: Quick & Easy

by Kay Allinson

Best for: a companion to the quick & easy cookbook to keep you on track. 

Out 2 September 2021, this Pinch of Nom Food Planner is the perfect accompaniment to the Pinch of Nom cookbook, Quick & Easy. This ring-bound planner, which includes gorgeous stickers and tear-out pages for shopping lists, will help you to stay on track, plan and celebrate your achievements. The planner also includes twenty-six exclusive recipes that are delicious, packed with flavour and designed to keep you full and satisfied.

Pinch of Nom Comfort Food

by Kay Allinson

Best for: hearty dishes to please everyone.

From satisfying savoury dishes to indulgent desserts, Pinch of Nom Comfort Food is available now and packed with over 100 hearty, slimming-friendly, delicious dishes that will keep you and your loved ones happy and healthy. Whether you're in the mood for a lazy weekend breakfast, a filling main or a warming pudding, this book is brimming with tasty meals that are easy to make and perfect for the colder months to come.

Pinch of Nom Family Meal Planner

by Kate Allinson

Best for: busy families and batch-cooking.

Make planning family meals easy with the help of this three-month companion from the million-copy bestselling authors of Pinch of Nom. With twenty-six exclusive Pinch of Nom recipes, this planner gives you everything you need to cook delicious family favourites, plan out your weekly meals and reach your personal goals.

Keep on top of your meals for the week with space to record the food you've added to the freezer each day, places to note down ingredients that need using up, and batch-cook advice to streamline your daily routine, complete with a handy ring-bound format and gorgeous Nom stickers and tear-out pages for shopping lists.

Pinch of Nom: Enjoy

by Kay Allinson

Best for: simply enjoyable food.

Pinch of Nom: Enjoy is packed full of recipes that are simply, enjoyable. And that means both enjoyable to cook, and to eat. Including twists on takeaway classics, satisfying midweek dinners and decadent puddings, these recipes are suitable for a slimming diet, but without compromising on taste. Plus, there’s plenty of tips and swaps to tailor each dish to your tastes or dietary requirements. 

Pinch of Nom Budget

by Kate Allinson

‘By reinventing old favourites, trying classic flavours in new ways and making the most of our store cupboard, we’ve put together our most affordable collection of recipes yet.’ Kate and Kay

Pinch of Nom Budget is bursting with slimming-friendly meals and desserts that bring all the flavour for a fraction of the cost, with simple methods for air fryers, slow cookers and electric pressure cookers offering loads of flexibility. From cheeky fakeaways and hearty one-pan meals to mouthwatering sweet treats, this food feels so indulgent, you’d never guess it’s also wallet friendly.

Pinch of Nom Express

by Kay Allinson

Quick cook times. Minimal prep. Simple methods. Ideas for air fryers and slow cookers. This gorgeous, full-colour cookbook contains one hundred super-fast, super-easy recipes designed to fit around busy everyday life. From satisfying breakfasts and tasty fakeaways to big one-dish roasts and indulgent puds, this book features all the incredibly delicious and hearty food you've come to expect from Kate and Kay Allinson – but with an Express twist. There are options here for every style and routine.

About the Pinch of Nom books

Before Pinch of Nom, Kate and Kay owned a restaurant together on the Wirral, where Kate was head chef. In 2016, they decided to get serious about sharing their slimming, healthy recipes and began to write up fresh cooking ideas on their blog. From there a thriving community started to grow, and within two just months they had 8000 Instagram followers. 

United by the goal of slimming and health, the Pinch of Nom community is now 1.5 million strong, and it is this community that has turned Pinch of Nom into a phenomenon. 

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