Don't you just love how good you feel after a day of healthy eating, a good sleep and a good sweat? Me, too! But there is so much information out there about 'what to eat' that it can become overwhelming. Opinions of naturopaths, holistic nutritionists and integrated health experts align with one simple truth...good nutrition is foundational to health (and poor nutrition can trigger disease/illness).
I've been going through a health challenge lately so I'm really diving into the area of nutrition and healing from the inside-out. And I'm so excited about how easy and delicious these choices can be. Have a peek below and if anything resonates with you, just click on the image for a link to the book, recipe or website. I'm not a healthcare practitioner, but are some of my most trusted information and recipe sources right now:
Holistic nutritionist and author Joy McCarthy says, “My book is a fresh new approach to eating that will change the way you think about food and what you eat, and it offers a simple and practical path to creating a healthy lifestyle. Eat and live joyously and experience these amazing results — both inside and out — that include:
• improved digestion
• increased energy and zest for life
• sleeping like a baby
• glowing skin and shiny hair
• balanced hormones
• weight loss and increased libido
• lowered blood pressure and cholesterol
• feeling fabulous every day of the week"
Joy also gives plenty of free recipes on her blog!
Tess Masters is an Australian actor, presenter and healthy-living passionista living in LA. She describes her philosophy for her recipe book, The Blender Girl, like this:
"In our time-poor lives, the blender, mixer, and food processor might be the greatest culinary gifts the gods have bestowed on us since fire and spoons, offering a healthy alternative to convenience products by helping us to create super easy, nutrient dense, delicious foods in minutes, so that we can enjoy the rest of our day...I don’t expect everybody to stop using their teeth! Yes, of course my recipes include drinks, smoothies, puddings, and soups, but it’s not all pureed food you sip, glug, or scoop up in a spoon. I favor blender-inspired recipes – dishes with a blended component such as appetizers and snacks, salads, quick easy meals, breakfasts, cakes, muffins, pasta and pizza that you can attack with your trusty knife and fork, as well as staples like dips, sauces, and condiments such as a pesto or a homemade mayo that can transform a simple bowl of pasta, a plate of steamed vegetables, a salad, sandwich, wrap, veggie crisps, or other “sink your teeth into it” foods from bland to brilliant.
My recipes cater to the everyday needs of those of us on the run, who don’t want to compromise on nutrition and flavour just because we have something more pressing to do! The best thing is, these recipes are foolproof, and can be made by cooks with very little experience and even less time, literally anyplace with a bit of electricity!"
Tess gives a lot of free recipes on her blog, too.
And three more of my favourite educational/recipe books:
Enjoy, my friends! And please let me know if you have any tasty, easy, healthy food tips, too. I'm interested.