Health Library Sale: Food and Parenting Resources

This is the bundle that just keeps on giving!

Last week I told you all about the health and wellness resources that I found especially interesting.  This week I’m going to tell you about the food and parenting resources that I enjoy.  Yes, this bundle is all-encompassing!  Read on for some more interesting resources.

Divine Dinners

This book is by Lydia Shatney of Divine Health from the Inside Out.  I follow her on Facebook and she’s always eating something fresh and delicious, usually grain-free, and often including something that is probiotic and homemade.  Her meals are so nourishing.  Now she’s written a cookbook teaching you how to cook like she does.

First, Lydia talks about sourcing healthy ingredients, and then dives into the recipes (all of which are gluten-free).  She has some recipes that include liver (a super food), oysters, tuna, and lots of pork, beef and chicken recipes that sound gourmet (Smoked Salmon Frittata, Pan Roasted Fish with Tomato Confit, Mustard-Crusted Rib Roast with Roasted Balsamic Onions, and lots more).  Most of the main dishes are meat-based.  She also has sections on side dishes, vegetables (lots of great ideas here, so if you’re trying to find ways to get more veggies into your family this is a great place to look — half the book is veggies in some form!), soups, and sauces and dips.  The book is over 100 pages long and filled with delicious, fresh, healthy food.

The Everything Beans Book

This is one with which I am quite familiar.  Katie at Kitchen Stewardship released this about a year ago to clear up confusion surrounding cooking with dry beans — especially for bean haters!  The book details how to select and properly soak and cook dry beans so that they don’t fail (no more “crunchy” beans).  Then, there are over 30 bean recipes for main meals, soups, and even desserts!  Some of the recipes completely hide the beans so that people who aren’t exactly enthusiasts will not even know there are beans in it.

This is a great book for those who want a frugal protein boost in their meals.  Beans are a great way to boost nutrition without increasing grocery costs, and dry beans prepared properly are much cheaper and healthier than canned!

The Savvy Shopper’s Guide to Sustainable Food

This is by Raine Saunders of Agriculture Society, another blogger I follow.  It’s her first book!

She discusses what “sustainable eating” really is, why anyone would want to do it, and why it is important to our environment.  Then, she goes on to address the “plant-based diet” controversy — is it really better to avoid or limit meat?

Then, she dives into the core of the book — finding sustainable food sources.  Raine discusses farmer’s markets, what to look for when seeking high-quality food (with a section for each major category like meats, grains, eggs, etc.), how to read labels effectively, and even online resources.  This book is valuable no matter what is in your area, or even if you don’t have a clue where to start.  If you are not sure how to begin seeking out high-quality food for your family, this is a great resource.  She even includes hundreds of direct links to her sources as well as “for more information” type links so that you can learn quite a bit more than just what she’s written!

Other Food Resources

There are several gluten-free cookbooks, allergy-friendly cookbooks, Baking with Coconut Flour, the original 100 Days of Real Food Challenge, and so much more.  You will find books by KerryAnn Foster of Cooking Traditional Foods (another blog I follow), Kimi Harris of The Nourishing Gourmet, and many others.  There are books specifically on feeding children, eating more greens, including more whole foods, and so much more.  Kimi’s contribution is actually a book-and-video series all about soups and gluten-free muffins!

Stress Relief for Parents Audio

This is one of the parenting resources included in this bundle.  It is by Genevieve Simperingham, an Australian positive parenting coach.  I have been following her page on Facebook for awhile and I like it.  It seems like so many positive parenting resources are kind of judgmental and very child-focused.  That is, if you don’t keep the child at the center of everything you are doing or if you ever slip up and yell or smack a child, you are looked down upon.

Genevieve is different.  She acknowledges that parents need care too, and that many came from a background of not-so-positive parenting, and that it isn’t easy for these adults to find their way to positive, connected parenting.  She offers a supportive and non-judgmental environment for these parents, helping them to slowly change their mindset and accepting it when they mess up.

This resource is specifically geared towards parents, to helping them calm down and manage their stress so that they can be more effective and positive for their children.  It focuses heavily on how the parent can do a better job because they are caring for themselves.  This is such an important and often overlooked part of positive parenting and this is a very valuable resource.

Natural Learning for the Right-Brained Child

There is also a series of videos learning for the right-brained child.  These days a lot of kids are considered to have ADD or be “difficult” when they simply learn differently.  This guide will help you to figure out how to help your child learn with valuable and real resources.

I haven’t looked through these yet, honestly, but I am intrigued to pick up some new ideas since I have two very active, busy, visually-oriented children (who are fully capable of focusing for long periods if they are interested!).

Buying the Bundle

As you can see, this is an absolutely incredible resource.  Just a couple of the books or other media included here would be worth the bundle’s sale price of $39.97, yet there are over 50 resources (worth over $800) included.  That is just $0.75 per item, when most sell for $8 – $20 each!

This bundle will only be available for two more days.  After Thursday, it’s gone, and this deal will never come back again.  Do not miss it; buy it while you can!

It is a large amount of money to lay out at once — I know.  For the number of resources included though, it’s just amazing.  If I had to buy just one bundle out of all the ones I’ve seen, I would buy this one, because of the sheer uniqueness and value of the resources included.  As I’ve mentioned, I’ve very much enjoyed the books I’ve read so far, and I respect the authors of many other books I have yet to read.

Buy the bundle today, or come back tomorrow and get it, but don’t miss out.  It is that awesome.

Have you got yours yet?  What is your favorite part?

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