GWYNETH PALTROW AND JESSICA ALBA: LIFESTYLE ICONS

Fashion and beauty icons Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba have successfully managed to turn their healthy ways of living into lifestyle brands. Just in time for spring, the ladies have each released books filled with tips and recipes for everyone from new mommies to those needing a boost of energy.

Gwyneth Paltrow turned her lifestyle into a burgeoning empire with the launch of her website, Goop, in 2008. Ever since, fans have looked to her for advice on feeling your best. With her new cookbook, It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes that Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great, Gwyneth’s back with recipes designed to help you lose weight and increase energy.

One year ago, after a period of overeating and overworking, the actress felt particularly fatigued. Her doctor informed her that she was anemic, vitamin D deficient, with high stress levels. To feel healthy again, she began an elimination diet that cut out coffee, alcohol, dairy, eggs, sugar, shellfish, deep-water fish, wheat, meat, soy or anything processed. (Is there anything left?!) Since the foodie didn’t want to let these restrictions make mealtime bland, she teamed up with Julia Turshen to create 185 simple and delicious recipes. With recipes including huevos rancheros and salmon burgers, maybe this restorative diet isn’t as tough as it sounds…

When Jessica Alba became a mother, she realized there weren’t enough products out there to sustain an environmentally friendly lifestyle for her children. She decided to take matters into her own hands by creating The Honest Company. Her brand offers everything from eco-friendly household products to biodegradable wipes and diapers. Her new book, The Honest Life, is an extension of her company, and reveals tips for living a simple healthy lifestyle, along with an inside look at her daily life. The book is filled with affordable family-friendly recipes, eco-friendly home décor tips, and even green beauty advice. It’s a perfect read for the frazzled new mom who wants to have everything in control in a healthy, natural way.

Both books are great, easy reads with tips and tricks that can easily translate to your everyday life.