Inspiring you to eat clean and live well is the hope of author Terry Walter, who combined about 100 recipes, pictures, tips and serving suggestions in her new book. More than a cookbook, she honestly wants to encourage people to eat better. Most of her recipes can be classified vegan and gluten free, but Walter says her recipes are for everyone. Also a working mom, she made sure her recipes are busy mom friendly.
Walter writes, “Clean eating is about making healthy choices, one at a time, and doing the best that you can do, empowered with knowledge and motivated by intention. It’s about maximizing nutritional value and taste, and minimizing waste and imbalance. It’s about true nourishment.”
She says the best way to get started is to: eat the colors of the rainbow, eat leafy greens every day, eat foods that are grown not manufactured, know the source of your food and buy local and organic when you can.
Benefits to eating clean are: increased energy, strengthened immune system, reduced inflammation, reduced acidity, greater heart health, better absorption of vitamins, less exposure to genetically modified foods, pesticides and hormones and fewer complications to food sensitivities.
The book is beautiful and easy to follow and would make a nice gift for someone who needs gentle encouragement to eat healthier. Walter provides a list of foods to keep in the pantry and some basic information on a variety of ingredients. Recipes are divided into the four seasons and include beverages and desserts. Her main dish recipes use a variety of grains and vegetables, which can also be served as side dishes with lean meats if you aren’t a vegetarian.
Buy the book at Amazon.com.