From two popular bloggers and leaders in the functional medicine movement, here’s the ultimate guide to eating healthfully as a family—a simple, practical cookbook that shows how easy it is to ditch processed foods one meal at a time with 365 delicious, whole food-based, allergen-free recipes that the entire family will love.
It can be daunting to live a whole foods lifestyle in today’s busy world—even more so to prepare plant-rich, allergen-free meals that’ll get the whole family around the table. Popular blogger Ali Segersten and functional medicine expert Tom Malttere are a team devoted to teaching their children—and readers—the importance of living a whole foods lifestyle. Nourishing Meals makes it easy and fun with dishes that burst with flavor, such as their Cherry Pecan Salad, Butternut Squash and Pinto Bean Enchiladas, Chipotle-Lime Roasted Chicken, and Banana Coconut Cream Pie.
Every recipe in the book is free of the most common allergens: gluten, soy, eggs, and dairy, as well as refined sugar. And these dishes are designed to appeal to everyone, including vegan, vegetarian, seafood, and meat-eaters. In addition to wonderful food, Ali and Tom offer easy, doable steps to help you change your family's health, tips for making the transition easier, and ways to get the kids excited about wholesome foods. They map out the best foods and recipes for every stage of having a family, from pre-conception and pregnancy through each year of a child's life.And they explain in accessible terms what makes their recipes so effective for achieving optimal health. Originally self-published with an avid following, this edition will feature more than 30 new recipes, and many of the original recipes have been updated. This new edition will also include 100 beautiful all-new food photos featured in two inserts.
With an easy, tasty recipe for every day of the year, it’s never been simpler to adopt a healthy, whole foods lifestyle!
About the Author
Alissa Segersten is a cooking instructor and author of the food blog,www.nourishingmeals.com, empowering people with cooking skills and knowledge of whole foods so that they may reconnect with pleasure in eating delicious, nourishing food.
Tom Malterre, MS, CN, is a certified nutritionist who holds two degrees in nutritional sciences, and is a faculty member of the Autism Research Institute. He coaches physicians and other health care practitioners on using Functional Medicine principals in their clinical practices, and travels the U.S. and Canada lecturing on the biochemical interactions within the body and their relationship to diet.
Tom and Ali are often described as "food whisperers" who speak and write on the connection between diet and autism, fertility, and raising healthy children. They live in Bellingham, Washington.
“[A] comprehensive, enthusiastic guide to whole-foods living… [and a] rousing call to parents trying to raise healthy kids. What follows are 365 appetizing and practical recipes for nutritious meals and snacks that put the authors’ philosophy into practice. Readers will find a persuasive argument for adopting this lifestyle and plenty of advice to get started.” – Booklist
"There are many good cookbooks available today in the gluten-free world. There are a few excellent cookbooks. And then there are the 'Great Ones'. Nourishing Meals is in the latter category. Incredibly delicious, wholesome and easy to prepare, this cookbook is destined to be dog-eared and stained from use in no time flat. Ali Segersten, I would sit at your table any and every day to eat your nourishing meals." -- Dr. Tom O'Bryan, www.theDr.com, author of The Autoimmune Fix
"Whether you actually need to be dairy, gluten, or soy-free or not, you'll find the recipes to be delicious and to expand your ideas about cooking in the 21st century. Whether it's the meals, the smoothies, or the deserts you'll say YUM!" -- Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS, IFMCP, LDN Maryland University of Integrative Health, Author of Digestive Wellness and Digestive Wellness for Children