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You are what you eat. We have all heard this phrase at one time or another in our lives. If you consume high calories, high fat, and packaged foods with additives and preservatives you are going to feel tired, and unhealthy. In the book, smart eating Made Simple, nutritionist Jane Ibbetson discusses how changing your diet to mostly plant based organic whole foods can help you regain your energy and improve your overall health.
I am a stay at home mother of five beautiful children and eating healthy foods is very essential for my family. When we get busy with school activities, traveling or family emergencies eating best is much more difficult. We are surrounded with advertisements for packaged foods claiming to be fortified with healthy ingredients like lutein, extra protein, fiber and nutrients. We think these products are healthy for us and fall for the manufacturers’ gimmicks. However, these foods are missing important nutrients that our bodies crave and need.
Smart eating Made easy is and essential guide book to healthy eating that every family should have in their home library. Jane Ibbetson offers helpful suggestions and information on what foods aid in healing, what foods you ought to serve to your family, and the science behind a plant based diet. This book also includes several delicious and nutritious plant based recipes.
Below is one of my favorite recipes from smart eating Made Simple.
Delectable Fruit Salad with Yogurt Dressing
1 c of grapes, cut in half3 apples, unpeeled, chunked3 bananas, sliced1 – 20 oz. can of pineapple tidbits in 100% juice1/2 cup of dried apricots, chopped
dressing 1/2 c plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, undiluted 2 tablespoons raw honey
Layer the 6 fruits attractively in a glass bowl. mix yogurt, orange juice concentrate and honey for dressing. pour over fruit in the bowl and serve. Do not stir before serving time. Makes 8-10 servings.
After reading this book I believe I have finally found an answer to my health issues. I suffer from insomnia, fatigue and digestive problems. My husband has other problems with his health mostly related to his weight. We eat meat in small portions and try to stay away from red meats, however I don’t think we eat enough plant based foods. This fall I am planing on incorporating much more of the suggestions in smart eating Made easy for my family’s diet. I am also looking forward to trying much more of the recipes in the book.
You can purchase smart eating Made easy on Amazon.com or at your local book store.
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About the author, Jane Ibbestson: Jane Ibbetson holds a Master of science in nutrition and works as an educator and nutritional counselor for high-risk families. along with her much more than 16 years of nutritional counseling experience, Ibbetson developed an interest in healthy eating over an extended period of time and is a prime example of the lifestyle changes she advocates. She lives with her husband in Arizona and enjoys spending time with her six children and 12 grandchildren.*Disclosure: I received a copy of the book, smart eating Made easy in exchange for this review. All opinions are accurate and 100% mine.
Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children, living in The Pacific Northwest. Avec un B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The healthy mothers magazine in 2007. The healthy mothers magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for mothers and features several health expert writers and mother bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.
Ms. Talbert is a featured health blogger at Wellsphere.com aet ses articles se trouvent également sur ezinearticles.com. Elle dirige également le réseau social Healthy Mothers sur NING, est le directeur du marketing de Talbert Nutrition LLC et figure au Conseil consultatif sur les réseaux sociaux pour l’America’s Wellness Challenge. Suivez-la sur Google+.
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