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Giveaway: Simple Food For Busy Families

I was recently sent a review copy of Simple Food for Busy Families: The Whole Life Nutrition Approach and was a little surprised when I got it in the mail. It wasn’t a cookbook, like I was expecting, but something even better. It’s really a lifestyle book, and it walks you through a switch from over-processed, packaged foods to a wholer, more nutritious way of eating.

The book is broken up into two main sections: 1) Whole Life Nutrition and 2) Everyday Cooking: Keeping it Real. I was completely drawn to the second section because it applied all the information to my everyday real life. There are recipes (like the below hummus recipe) but there are “mix-and-match” sections where you can build your own sandwiches, salads, smoothies, soups, pastas, and more by adding easy-to-find ingredients with a simple process.

Here’s a snapshot of the sandwich portion:

You choose your “wrapper,” your protein, your filling, and your condiment. Where lunch and grab-and-go meals are overwhelming to someone like me, this completely breaks it down. What do I have on hand that’s on this mix-and-match menu? Combine those things and voila, delicious sandwich!

It simplifies eating, which isn’t what everyone needs, but it’s what I need. I really love this book.

Here’s the hummus recipe I mentioned earlier:

Basic Hummus Recipe

  • 1/4 C seasme tahini
  • 1/4 C cold water
  • 2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 t ground cumin
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 (15-oz) can, rinsed and drained, or 2 C pre-cooked garbanazo beans
  • 1 T olive oil

1. In a blender or food processor, blend together tahini, cold water, lemon juice, cumin, and garlic. Set aside in a bowl.

2. Puree the garbanzo beans and process until smooth, adding a little cooking liquid or water, if too thick.

3. Add the tahini mixture and process until mixed.

4. Put in serving bowl, add olive oil, and mix.

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We’re giving away one copy of Simple Food for Busy Families: The Whole Life Nutrition Approach to a Food Lush reader! Fine print section:

  • How to enter: Comment with your last healthy meal or your favorite healthy meal
  • Who can enter:  Anyone in the U.S.
  • Giveaway is open until: 11/9 at 11:59 PM EST
  • Misc: one comment per person, winner will be selected via random.org, must be willing to provide your mailing address, and winner will be announed by 11/16.

Good luck!

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