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Nourishing Meals- Whole Food Allergy Free Recipes

I am a huge fan of Whole 30, clean eating and nourishing foods. I completed my first Whole 30 challenge back in January of this year. After those 30 days, I felt amazing! I continued to eat *mostly* clean until I got pregnant and the sugar and carb cravings kicked  in. My hope is that on January 1, 2017 (give or take a month after baby girl is due) I go back to Whole 30. That is where Nourishing Meals will come in handy!

All 365 recipes in the book are free of the most common allergens: gluten, soy, eggs, and dairy, and refined sugar. There are options for vegans, vegetarians and meat lovers alike. And what I really appreciate is that there are steps on how to start including these foods in your diet and even information from pre-conception and pregnancy through each year of a child’s life!!! You really get a ton of information in this book, so it is more about a healthy family and lifestyle than just a cookbook.

The only negative thing I have to say about it is that I want more pictures!!! My favorite cookbooks are the ones that have a picture with every recipe, this one does not. But there is so much more that you get that just recipes, so I understand why it is set up the way that it is. And there are some pictures throughout the book to keep me excited.

A few of the recipes I am excited about:

Grain Free Chicken Nuggets

Slow-Cooked Beef Stew

Greek Salad with Chick Peas

Cranberry Orange Bread

Overnight Oatmeal Cinnamon Muffins

Roasted Squash and Corn Frittata

Frozen Banana Coconut Cream Pie

If you are just starting on a journey to a healthier lifestyle, or you are stuck in a rut on your current journey…I suggest picking up Nourishing Meals! With 365 recipes, you can try something new every day!

For more information about the book go here.

Check out the author bio here.

Follow Nourishing Meals on Twitter  or Facebook to find new recipes!

**I received a copy of Nourishing Meals from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are of my own.**

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  • Reply carly October 20, 2016 at 8:03 am

    One of my goals for the rest of this year (and obviously after that) is to eat more whole foods. Some of these recipes sound so good, I’m always bummed when a cookbook doesn’t have a lot of pictures too, but it sounds like this one is still really well done.

  • Reply laura October 20, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Pick out your faves, and we’ll do a double Whole 30 again. Because that is how much I love you. 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca Jo October 20, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I’m all about some healthy ideas with better for you foods!!!

  • Reply kristen October 20, 2016 at 10:49 am

    oh this book sounds awesome.. until you got to the no pictures part. blah. i know i won’t use it, i need pictures! i mean, like you said, i understand, but i like pictures. that’s why i always end up reaching for the internet instead of the cookbooks. however, this does sound really good. i don’t think i could do a whole 30, or rather i don’t think i want to, but my eating has been out of control lately and i need help! i was like next month i can be really good and do something and then i realised it was november and thanksgiving is no time to be good 😉 and neither is december so i guess i’ll keep being a fatty until january hahaha

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders October 20, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I have to admit that I’m a little afraid to try Whole30 because I’m so addicted to cheese, but I love the idea of it. It’s so easy to forget how much crap we’re putting into our bodies with processed foods!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs October 20, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I love the Whole 30!! And I’m with you, I like to see what it’s supposed to look like while I’m cooking it!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family October 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    I’m with you on liking lots of photos in a cookbook. Pinterest and cooking blogs have spoiled me like that, haha!

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