So many…so little time. Here are a few with healthy choices:
How to Cook Everything Mark Bittman
The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook Allissa Sergersten and Tom Maltere
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian Mark Bittman
Nourishing Traditions Sally Fallon and Mary Enig
The Nourished Kitchen Jennifer McGruther
The Healthy Hedonist Myra Kornfeld
Also see my recipe board on Pinterest.
“Wholesome Products. Wholesale Prices.” Serious discounts on all kinds of healthy foods and products that can be pricey in stores. You have to pay a fee to join but I found that I easily made back my membership fee after 2 orders. Plus they donate a membership to a low-income family for every member who joins.
“Local, organic, and everyday foods without the grocery store hassle.” Great resource for people looking for healthy choices and convenience – fresh locally sourced organic products, organic and grass-fed animal foods, and meal planning services. I have not tried them but they get great Yelp reviews.
This works really well for busy people who might not want to cook and prep but still like the pleasures of the kitchen and sitting down to a home-cooked meal. Blue Apron delivers original recipes weekly with pre-measured ingredients and detailed cooking instructions. The meals are well-balanced and made with seasonal ingredients – and take only 35 minutes to prepare!
Vital Choice Wild Seafood
Sustainable wild seafood, organic foods and grass-fed beef – good recipes, cooking videos and nutrition articles. It was founded by a fisherman-turned-advocate for sustainable fishing practices in Alaska.
Mountain Rose Herbs
Mountain Rose Herbs offers high quality organic bulk herbs, gourmet spices, loose leaf teas, essential oils, herbal extracts, and natural body care ingredients. Our extensive selection includes certified organic, fair trade, ethically wild harvested, & Kosher certified botanical products.
Food and exercise tracking
I’m not a fan of calorie counting for weight loss (more relevant is where those calories are coming from!) but keeping a food diary and exercise log can be very useful for building awareness and helping people reach their goals.
Here are 3 popular food and nutrition tracking APPS you might try:
iSleep Soothing meditations for restful sleep
The 7 Minute Workout A dozen 30-second exercises with 10-second rests in-between – great way to fit in exercise on a busy day!
Food and Nutrition Websites
The Sustainable Table
Sustainable Table celebrates local sustainable food, educates consumers about the benefits of sustainable agriculture and works to build community through food.
Check out “in the Kitchen” for some great recipes and tips.
The Environmental Working Group
The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.
Their annual “Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen” shopper’s guide is an invaluable resource for deciding which fruits and vegetables are most important to source organically. There are also important guides for healthy sunscreens, cleaning products, cosmetics and much more. Consider a small tax-deductible donation to support the important work that they do for consumers.
A recommended resource for anyone looking to understand why GMO foods are so problematic. For further information you might also want to read the book “Seeds of Deception” by Jeffrey M. Smith. It is easy to read and explains very well how GMO’s were allowed into our food system as well as an explanation of the serious health issues linked to GMO foods.
Eatwild.com provides research-based information about “eating on the wild side.” This means choosing present-day foods that approach the nutritional content of wild plants and game—our original diet.
Run by Jo Robinson, an investigative journalist who has looked into food and nutrition for decades, this site is a great resource for understanding the value of whole food nutrition.
The Weston A. Price Foundation
The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism.