It’s been a while since I popped in to share some of the things I’m loving lately. Today I wanted to feature some of my amazing friends doing amazing things in the area of healthy eating and self-love. It’s an area I’m super passionate about so I love sharing resources with you guys when I find them! This post does contain some affiliate links where noted. This means if you purchase through that link, I receive a very small portion of the sale, at no additional cost to you. You guys know I only promote products and services that I truly support and believe in!
How To Eat E-Course
My girl Kylie just launched an awesome e-course on intuitive eating! I got to check it out and I love it. She leads you through several lessons about diet and non-diet mentality, body image, hunger cues and more. Each lesson has a video and handouts. I’m working my way through the course and have already learned a few things myself! If you want to learn more about intuitive eating, you can purchase the course here. (affiliate link)
Born To Eat
My friend and fellow RDs Wendy & Leslie have a new book coming out in a couple of months and it’s amazing. I met Wendy a few years ago on a media trip and since then we’ve both gotten pregnant and had babies. I’ve loved watching her baby girl grow up! You guys know I followed a modified approach to baby led weaning with Squish and I plan to do the same with Little Miss. If you’re interested in baby led weaning at all, this book is a great resource. It’s available for pre-sale now but I got to check out a copy early and loved it! It’s packed with easy, actionable advice for every step of the journey and will answer all of your questions. You can pre-order a copy here. (affiliate link)
How To Raise A Mindful Eater
We all know Squish loves to eat. As he grows and continues to develop his relationship with food, I’m always looking for resources to make that relationship a positive one. I just downloaded this book from Maryann Jacobsen to my kindle to read this week. I’ve loved her blog for a while now and can’t wait to check out this book! You can grab your copy here. (affiliate link) She also has a book about empowering picky eaters that you can check out here. (affiliate link)
I haven’t actually read this book myself yet, but it’s on my list. Rebecca is another fellow RD and she’s leading an amazing movement to promote body kindness, which I love. You should follow her on social media to learn more about it. And pick up a copy of the book:
“This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame.
Body Kindness is based on four principles.
WHAT YOU DO: the choices you make about food, exercise, sleep, and more
HOW YOU FEEL: befriending your emotions and standing up to the unhelpful voice in your head
WHO YOU ARE: goal-setting based on your personal values
WHERE YOU BELONG: body-loving support from people and communities that help you create a meaningful life
Grab your copy here. (affiliate link)
The Healthy Glow Collective
Two of my fav bloggers – Lee from Fit Foodie Finds and Monique from Ambitious Kitchen teamed up to launch a great community to kick off the new year.
“It’s our mission to help you develop a trusting relationship with your body, find joy in food and fitness, break free from guilt or restriction and connect with like-minded women over shared experiences.
Our food and fitness philosophy is all about balance. It’s about learning the tools to meal plan and prep so you have protein and veggie-packed meals ready to go, trying new workouts and taking care of your body. It’s about being more flexible and getting rid of the guilt associated with enjoying homemade treats, taking a rest day or going out with friends.
We know that so many women struggle in silence while trying to find a balance between fitness, food and health because we’ve been there too. That’s why we focus on what to add to your life rather than take away. “
They teamed up with a fellow RD and a certified personal trainer to create a 6-week package of healthy recipes, workouts and more. Plus they have a super active & supportive FB group to help you along the way.
Check it out here for more details. (not an affiliate link)
As we kick off the new year, I hope a lot of you are hoping to start doing some food prep to help you enjoy healthy meals during the week! Check out my Ultimate Guide To Food Prep to help you get started! For more ideas, check out the Dinner Made Easy ebook I created with some blogger friends. And if you’re looking to stock your freezer, my friend Kelly over at New Leaf Wellness is having a sale on a huge bundle of her ebooks on freezer cooking. She’s the queen of freezer prep so they’re definitely worth checking out! Click here to learn more. (Not an affiliate link)
If you want to start utilizing meal planning, but would prefer someone else do the work for you, definitely check out my friends at CookSmarts. Longtime readers may recall that I’ve been a fan of them for several years now. Jess, the founder, is an amazing lady and a great entrepreneurial role model. CookSmarts offers weekly meal plans for a low monthly cost, which is great…but they take it a step further and give you grocery lists, tips for what you can prep ahead of time, GF/Paleo/Vegetarian options, access to their archives and how-to videos!
Click here to signup and get 3 free meal plans so you can decide if it’s a good fit for you! (affiliate link)
And finally, not quite related but cool enough to share – I just signed up for this free photo challenge from Capture the Everyday. I’m always looking to improve my photography skills. Lately I’ve been focusing on food photography but I love that this challenge is people-focused. I’m excited for the first lesson and hoping over the course of the year i’ll learn a few tips and tricks for getting some great shots of my kids!
You can sign-up here! (not an affiliate link)
Ok I think that’s all for today!
What are your favorite healthy body/self-love resources? I’d love to check them out!