After the birth of my second child, I never really felt like myself. I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia, and realized that I was on a path to being out of control with my sugar levels and possibly on the road towards diabetes in the long run. I decided to drastically change the way my family and I ate. One of my major rules was the ‘ Made by Me’ rule…if it isn’t made by me, we’re not eating it. We can have cookies, but they have to be made by me so we aren’t getting preservitives, additives, food dyes etc….get the picture?
When I received this book, The Cleaner Plate Club: More Than 100 Recipes for Real Food Your Kids Will Love by Beth Bader and Ali Benjamin, I knew right away that I was very interested in what they had to say. The term Real Food has become kind of a popular phrase with cooking lately, but to be perfectly honest, its the direction that more households should be moving in when it comes to diet.
I love how the authors take a realistic viewpoint of the difficulties of eating real food in this day and age, as well as teaching your children about real food in a time where it doesn’t readily exist in the public eye. The first few chapters go into detail about how you can introduce ‘real food’ into your family’s diet. I love all of the shopping strategies you can use while seeking out the proper food for your family.
My favorite section of the book is the introduction to our veggies! We belong to a produce club, and often times there are veggies that I have never cooked with, let alone heard of. This book covers them all… AND has simple recipes! Yum!
Now for the fun part…would you like a copy of this book? A great addition to anyones family kitchen. Just leave a comment on this post answering this question:
What vegetable intimidates you, intrigues you, or would you like to learn more about how to cook?
I will then choose a comment using random.org to pick the winner. Only one entry per person please. This giveaway will end on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. When you leave your comment, don’t forget to input your email address in the email address section so I can get in touch with you if you have won.
I’m happy to announce that Comment #21 has won the book- Michelle wrote
“I love all sorts of vegetables but the one I have no idea what to do with is Rutabaga. Thanks for the chance to win what sounds to be an excellent book.”
Congratulations to Michelle!