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Eat More Real Food

Posted By Jessica Fisher On January 13, 2011 @ 11:30 am In Good Habits,Promotions | Comments Disabled

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This week is all about getting good habits going [4].

Many of us are trying to eat better. And while eating habits get a little lax near the holidays, it seems January gives us a renewed sense of battling back the excess sugar and fake foods that have infiltrated our homes.

Last year I read In Defense of Food [5]and its message really spoke to me: Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants. So much of that book resonated with me and had me yearning for the way I imagined my Gramma John cooked back on the farm in the 30s and 40s.

While our family still eats our fair share of processed foods, it got me thinking about ways that I could take baby steps toward upping our intake of veggies and increasing the amount of “real food” we were eating. I tried out a CSA [6], started making my own instant oatmeal packets [7], started baking our own granola bars [8], and even eliminated visits to certain fast food restaurants.

I still have a lot of room to grow in this area, but I’m encouraged by the progress we’ve made as a family in eating better.

[9]Real Food Basics

If you’re wondering what it is to eat “real food,” then you’re going to want to check out Real Food Basics [10] by Katie Tietje, aka Modern Alternative Mama [11].

5 LifeasMOM readers will each receive a copy of the ebook, Real Food Basics [10].

The book is just what its title purports, a basic guide to real foods. If you don’t want to wait to win it, you can use the coupon code LIFE25 to get 25% off your purchase of the book. [10]

I’ve read some of the longer, more detailed tomes on topics such as sprouting, fermentation, and healthy fats and those contain a lot of information to swallon. This book condenses the basics in an easy to use format.

To win a copy of the book, leave a comment telling us one of your food goals for the year.

Five winners will be randomly selected and notified by email. Comments will be accepted until Sunday, January 16th, 8 pm PST.

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: jchrapcyn@, jc.misc@, perkk2@, brittanynoodles@, jennywhetten@

Disclosure: I received a copy of Real Food Basic for review.

For more inspiration, check out Get a Good Habit Going. [4]


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[4] getting good habits going: http://lifeasmom.com/2011/01/get-a-good-habit-going-series.html

[5] In Defense of Food : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143114964?ie=UTF8&tag=oflwtf-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0143114964

[6] tried out a CSA: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/10/grocery-geek-presents-trying-out-a-csa.html

[7] making my own instant oatmeal packets: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/03/frugal-friday-making-my-own-instant-oatmeal.html

[8] baking our own granola bars: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/09/snacks-to-make-you-smile-ultimate-recipe-swap.html

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[10] Real Food Basics: https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?cl=135742&c=ib&aff=107891" target="ejejcsingle"

[11] Modern Alternative Mama: http://modernalternativemama.com

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