It may sound silly but I collect mason jars. I know….what a simple thing to collect! I have the old-school jars that I’ve picked up at garage sales and antique stores. I also purchase new ones all the time when I am out and about. Mason jars are just one of those things that you can use for just about anything. I typically make tea in them and use them to hold my smoothies and juices. Did you know that these fun jars also make excellent containers to hold lunches and other small meals? That’s why I am loving Mason Jar Salads and More by Julia Mirabella. This book is packed with 50 recipes that are easy to make and delicious to eat! Julia shows you how easy it is to make layered lunches and take them with you on the go. She also shares with you tips to make the most out of your meals in a jar. My favorite recipes in this book include the Pomegranate and Pear Salad, Overnight Oatmeal with Fruit, and Kale and Avocado Salad. Yum! You can purchase this book by clicking here or pick up a copy at your local bookstore. I know that you will love it as much as I do!
I’ve always believed that proper digestion is critical for promoting overall health in the body. If we aren’t digesting our food and getting those valuable nutrients needed, how can we look and feel our best? That’s why I am recommending the fabulous book, Natural Solutions for Digestive Health, written by Dr. Jillian Sarno Teta and Jeannette Bessinger, CHHC. It’s an interesting and easy read with lots of information regarding relief from acid reflux, IBS, gas, constipation, and so much more. This book breaks down the basics of normal digestion and clues us in to what can go wrong. It also talks about ways that our daily lifestyle can contribute to digestive distress and discomfort. I love that it includes a gut restoration program that readers can put into immediate use. This 28-day meal plan and supplement schedule helps to heal your gut, giving back your energy and immunity. This book is also loaded with useful tips and tricks that can be built into the gut restoration program based on your specific needs. I highly recommend this book for anybody looking to improve the health of their digestive system naturally. Here is the link to purchase it: amzn.to/O9S4tS. I know that you will love this book as much as I do!
It’s no secret that I am a big fan of juicing. In fact, I juice fruits and vegetables at least two times a day…every day! I love the flavor of fresh produce and I think it’s fun to create new recipes using different ingredients. However, juicing can be a bit overwhelming, especially if it’s new to you. I’ve found that having a go-to guide full of recipes helps to make juicing experience much easier and a lot more fun. That’s why I recommend Superfood Juices by Julie Morris. This book has 100 recipes that are bursting with nutrients to give your body a natural lift of energy while helping to boost immunity. It also provides you with handy juicing tips, the health benefits of the ingredients used, and ways you can use juice to cleanse your body. How fabulous is that?
Julie’s recipes contain delicious ingredients like fennel, goji berries, watermelon, and of course, kale. She also provides readers with nutrient-dense dessert ideas, perfect for people with a serious sweet-tooth! Some of my favorite recipes include Vanilla Greens (contains pear, apple, and kombucha) and Ginger Greens (loaded with nutrients to help boost circulation in the body). Learn more by visiting Julie’s website and purchase her latest book here. I know that you will enjoy it as much as I do!
My body has always been incredibly sensitive to preservatives and artificial ingredients. Whenever I would accidentally consume them, I would get slammed with a nasty migraine. Conventional condiments like soy sauce, pickle relish, and even ketchup were the worst culprits. I found myself eating meals dry and without any added flavor or sauce. I told myself that it was worth it because the pain of having a migraine was just something that I couldn’t endure. That’s when I discovered how easy it was to make my own condiments, free from artificial ingredients and preservatives. I began using whole food ingredients to make things like ketchup, salad dressings, mustard, and even Thai dipping sauces. They were delicious!
I recently came across the book Homemade Condiments by Jessica Harian and was so happy to find that it was filled with creative condiment recipes that I could use everyday. This book gives you tips on preparing condiments and teaches you how to include them in a variety of dishes. It encourages you to take herbs and fresh foods from your garden and start including them in each recipe. Some of my favorite recipes included the Green Chile Mustard, Corn and Pepper Relish, and Rosemary-Infused Oil. The beginning of the book walks you through the tools needed to keep your kitchen well-equipped to make the recipes and it gives an interesting history on condiments. Love that! I recommend that you purchase this book and start making delicious condiment recipes every day!
Many of you know that I am a huge book-lover, especially when the books are about health and wellness. I recently had the pleasure of reading The Miracle Kidney Cleanse by Lauren Felts, CN. It’s a wonderful book that is packed with valuable nutrition tips, wellness resources, and nourishing recipes. Your kidneys are vital organs because they filter your blood to keep you in good health. The Miracle Kidney Cleanse will maximize the benefits of the body’s natural cleansing system, including preventing painful kidney stones, boosting immune function, increasing energy, improving mood, and helping to relieve low-back kidney pain.
One of my favorite chapters in the book (chapter 10) was filled with amazing recipes to promote optimal kidney health. This section contains a variety of homemade juice, smoothie, soup, salad and other recipes that you will enjoy. They are all very simple to make and taste great! I also liked chapter six because it gives you a straight-forward way to maximize the benefits of your cleanse. This section offers tips and natural remedies so you can feel happy and health for years to come.
I highly recommend that you check this book out. I know that you will enjoy it as much as I did! If you are a fan of my page on Facebook, be sure to stay tuned to my updates because I will be giving five copies away!