Disclosure: This is an unsolicited and unpaid review. I received this product in exchange for highlighting this cookbook. All opinions are my own.
Healthy eating. I think everyone has a different idea of what that look likes. For me this includes eating real food and drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. Around the time Maisie was born my eating habits started to get a little out of control. Let me explain.
I am a self proclaimed carboholic. I love bread and have been known to eat half a loaf of the fresh baked bread from the grocery store on the way home from shopping. When my activity levels are high this type of eating pattern, while not great, never was a problem because I was exercising more frequently and at a higher intensity. While I am still exercising several times a week I am no where near at the same intensity level I was even 6 months ago let alone last year.
In the first month after Maisie was born, eating was sporadic as I was adapting to being a mother to two little ones and I was just grabbing for whatever was easiest. Mainly simple carbohydrates. Lots of breads, homemade waffles, pancakes, grilled cheese, and a salad thrown in for good measure.
My immune system suffered and I am still trying to play catch up. Slowly but surely I am starting to feel better. With the help of my naturopath I reevaluated how I was nourishing my body. I am now eating every 3 hours, have eliminated the high sugar and no nutritional value whatsoever breads that I love, and have started eating more protein with each meal.
All of this to say, when I heard the details about Lorna Jane Clarkson’s first cookbook Nourish The Fit Woman’s Cookbook I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Lorna shares her thoughts on choosing the food we eat and provides thoughtful advice and information on how to provide your body proper nourishment.
I love this cookbook for several reasons. The photography is beautiful. I am a sucker for pretty pictures. Not only are the pictures gorgeous but I love that these recipes advocate real food. This is NOT a low-fat, low calorie, feeling deprived, or diet cookbook. Clarkson wants to inspire you think before you eat and make good decisions that will truly nourish your body.
This cookbook contains over 100 recipes and includes flavored waters, smoothies, salads, soups, breakfast, lunch, and dinners. Nourish also contains valuable information about nutrition that is easy to understand. You will learn why it is important to eat nutritionally dense foods, how to improve your body’s digestion, why you should be keeping your body in an alkaline state, what superfoods are, and the low-down on sugar and sweeteners.
If you have been looking to learn more about how food plays a vital roll in our health and how it is a contributing factor to our mental and emotional well being Nourish would be an awesome book to read.
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