Recommended Reading

The best books to build your healthy Living Library

My healthy living library continues to grow each year.  I love to use cookbooks so that I can make references or substitutions to recipes in the margins of the pages. I am a hopeless bibliophile, but I’ve exercised restraint here and created a short list. Check back in case I add new titles.

Healthy Living Cookbooks

This classic read from Sally Fallon is the primer for healthy living.

Farmer’s Market guru, Nina Planck creates savory, no-fuss (that’s what we like) real food recipes using seasonal ingredients that anyone can find at a local farmer’s market or your supermarket.

Get to Know What You Eat (where food comes from, how it is produced, and what goes in your food)

Hailed as the “patron saint of farmers’ markets” by the Guardian and called one of the “great food activists” by Vanity Fair‘s David Kamp, Nina Planck was on the vanguard of the real food movement, and her first book remains a vital and original contribution to the hot debate about what to eat and why.

Lisa Leake offers families ways to eat wholesome, unprocessed foods without breaking the budget.

A practical guide to maneuvering through the grocery store as an informed consumer.

Olmsted’s groundbreaking book that informed consumers about the deception entrenched in specific foods.

Kingsolver (yes, the Poisonwood Bible Kingsolver) and her family chronicle a year as locavores. The memoir enlightens readers about consumer responsibility regarding the food we eat.

A progenitor of the slow food movement, Wendell Berry reminds us all to take the time to understand the basics of what we ingest. “Eating is an agriculture act,” he writes. Indeed, we are all players in the food economy