Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Naturally Healthy Cuisine: Real Food for Real Families by Shonda Parker and Vickilynn Haycraft.

Do you want to eat healthy and provide nutritious food for your family but don’t know where to start? Do you wonder how you could get your children and husband to eat the healthy food you would put on the table? Naturally Healthy Cuisine could be the book for you! Written by Shonda Parker and Vickilynn Haycraft, two mom’s with years of study about healthy eating, and best of all, real life experience in preparing food that their families will eat. I was impressed with a concise but thorough overview the importance of healthy food, nutritional value, vitamins, and minerals in our daily lives. The authors then wrote a excellant chapter on creating a real food pantry. Growing up we always had a food pantry and I can tell you the list of ideas they give is very helpful.

For those of you who are new to healthy cooking there is a chapter to get you started: Help for the Cooking-Challenged Homemaker. In this chapter Shonda and Vickilynn go through the steps of changing your habits, learning new cooking skills, and provide a number of good recipes to get you started. This book is chock full of recipes I can’t get wait to get started making. I’m especially interested in Heritage recipes and the “It’s a Keeper” recipes. You can start out with crock pot recipes and work your way up to the more complicated breads and egg rolls.

One complaint I have with some healthy eating cookbooks is the recipes are just beyond what a normal American family could easily transition to. I’m sorry; my husband will not turn up at the table for a tofu and raw veggies meal anytime soon. With Naturally Healthy Cuisine: Real Food for Real Families the title is true. From recipes like Baked Oatmeal, Orange Honey Chicken Salad, Beef and Barley Soup, and Shepherd’s Pie the transition to healthier eating will be possible.

I have been a fan of Shonda Parker for sometime. With her wonderful books like Naturally Healthy Woman, Mommy Diagnostics, and Naturally Healthy Pregnancy I was happy to read some common sense, Christian based health advise and counsel. To my delight Naturally Healthy Cuisine has turned up as a another winner from two authors I respect. Now you have the chance to enjoy this in your home!

From Jennifer Allen

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This was not a paid post and my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own. Thank you to Shonda Parker who supplied the products for the review and giveaway.

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