Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Morrell
This is your go-to book for learning how to prepare just about everything under the sun in a traditional, nourishing way.
Fast, Fresh & Green by Susie Middleton
Hands down, my go-to recipe book for all things vegetables. If I make a veggie dish from this cookbook, my kids are guaranteed to eat it. No joke. I do swap coconut oil for some things and lower temps at times, but otherwise, an all-around tasty cookbook.
Eat Naked by Margaret Floyd, NTP
A no-nonsense, quick-read about the what, why and how to get down to a clean, real food diet. (With a fantastic recipe for super-simple home-made chocolates. Mmm-mmm.)
Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollen
This book is one of the first I read on my ‘real food’ journey after a non-meat eating friend suddenly declared that there could be ‘good’ meats after reading this book. And so, my education began.
I credit ‘Put Your Heart in Your Mouth’ with persuading me to eat butter again. Dr. Campbell-McBride has done an incredible amount of research on the Lipid Hypothesis and why fats are actually incredibly important for optimum health. She presents a very convincing argument to alter the mind of even the staunchest critic. (Which was me.)
How to introduce real, nutrient-dense foods into your infant’s diet and when. Easy to follow recipes and explanations for why you should be introducing liver and broth at 6 months and not rice cereal.
An excellent read for those prepping for pregnancy or already pregnant with explanations of what to eat and why, but also a real life take on how to make that happen.