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I'm sure many of you have seen the Primal Wellness eBook Bundle floating around over the last week! This eBook bundle is awesome and while I have enjoyed checking out all of the books, I do have some favorites that sick out. Don't let the words “primal” or “paleo” scare you off. Every one of these books can be tailored to fit any real food eating plan, plus, there's more than just food. There's lots of information on overall health and wellness, which I think everyone can benefit from, as well as books on how to make your own beauty products, feed your babies nutrient dense foods, have a healthy birth, heal your PCOS, boost your metabolism, and more.
If you want to see a full book list, visit this post. Below, I'm going to share but a few of my favorites.
First, I love the eBook from GAPS Diet Journey, titled “Beyond Grain & Dairy Cookbook“. Since I am now on a grain and dairy free way of eating, this book has been a life-saver. There are so many great recipes, all geared towards avoiding allergens like grains, gluten, dairy, soy, corn, and processed sugars. The top recipes that I can't wait to try? Mushroom Onion Gravy (for steak or chicken), Almond Butter and Tomato Chicken, Creamy Orange Cashew Chicken, Pumpkin Pie Carrots, Blackberry Almond Flour Loaf, and Fluffy Banana Custard.
The next favorite of mine is “Well Fed“, by Melissa Joulwan. It's so funny that this book was in this bundle, as I just checked it out from the library a few weeks ago and decided it was a must-have book. I had it on my Amazon wish list and am SO excited to now have it in eBook format! It is taking up permanent residence in my kitchen! The top recipes that I can't wait to try? Sunshine Sauce (a take on peanut sauce — would taste AMAZING on chicken!), Pad Thai, Cinnamon Beef Stew with Orange Gremolata (I'm making this this week), Rogan Josh (a curry dish), Cumin-Roasted Carrots, Jicama Home Fries, and Roni's Creamy Cucumbers.
I absolutely love the book from Mommypotamus called “Nourished Baby“. Heather (aka. Mommypotamus) is such a great writer and she knows her stuff when it comes to babies. Even though I am not a mom yet, we are hoping to start a family in the next few years and I am devouring all things baby-related right now! This book is jam-packed with information to help someone like me navigate through the whole baby experience, from the importance good and bad bacteria in the mother's gut and birth canal, breastfeeding, how to stop and/or heal leaky gut, what foods to introduce when, and lots of recipes to help you raise an adventurous eater.
Speaking of babies, I really enjoyed “Unbound Birth“, by Jenny Yarbrough. This great book teaches you how to have a natural birth in a hospital setting. While I dream of having a quiet home birth, I do understand that plans often don't unfold how we would expect, so it's good to know our options. I know that I have often felt like it had to be one or the other — either a quiet home birth or a panicked, stressful hospital birth. But, after this book, I realize now that having a hospital birth does not have to be scary or hectic. There are lots of wonderful stories shared in this book, from real moms who have experienced marvelous births in a hospital setting.
“Eating Out and Traveling on the Paleo Diet“, by Aglaee Jacob is another one that I really enjoyed. I rarely eat out anymore, mostly because I can't find any place that fits all of my dietary needs (and it's tough on the grocery budget too!). While I don't do a lot of travelling, there are occasions where we do and we need to eat in restaurants. This quick read offered some much needed tips and ideas to help make our next trip a little smoother. The detailed charts in this book outline hidden areas where things like gluten, soy, dairy, etc. might appear without us even realizing it. Food allergens are hidden in more places that I expected!
You all know how I LOVE coconut oil, right? Well, I was so excited to see my friend Jennifer Saleem's eBook “Cooking with Coconut Oil” in this bundle. While I already had this book, I am excited that others are now getting their hands on a copy too. Jennifer did a knock out job in this book and her recipes are delicious, all tailored to help us get more coconut oil into our diets! Delicious recipes include: Carrot Cake Pancakes, Beef and Banana Stew, Lemon Chicken, Nut Butter Chicken, and more!
I honestly have enjoyed reading through all of these books and I am so excited to have all of them as resources at my finger tips. There are still a few left that I need to sit down and read from cover-to-cover, like “Eat for Heat”, “Real Food Nutrition for Kids”, and “Restocking the Pantry”. I know I will refer to many of these books over and over again as I continue along my road to health. It is such an amazing deal too — you get a total of 33 books for only $39! That is a 92% savings, because if you were to buy each of these books separately, it would cost you over $470! If you'd like to learn more, you can read my full write-up post here. If you'd like to scoop up this bundle while you can, you can order here. This sale ends at 11:59pm EST tomorrow (Monday, 1/14)!