Amazing books about Healthy Foods

150 healthiest foods to eat

This book, The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, is one of my FAVORITE books when it comes to food and why it is healthy. There is so much valuable information in here about what foods are the healthiest for us and why. It’s not complex which I love, it’s a super easy read and you don’t have to read the whole thing you can just read about foods you want to know about. The Author (Jonny Bowden) offers so much information that is helpful and valuable, it helps me understand why it’s important to eat fruit and veggies, not just mom said they were healthy we better eat them. There are real reasons and valuable information to back up why strawberries are so good for us. They can help improve short term memory and may help fight against certain cancers, plus they are packed with vitamins. Raspberries are a high-fiber power house and they contain ellagic acid which has been shown in animals and in laboratory models to inhibit the growth of tumors caused by certain carcinogens. Did you know Kiwi fruit has twice the vitamin C of oranges. His opening line about eggs is this “I can’t say enough good things about eggs. They’re nature’s most perfect food”. He then goes on to explain why. He breaks the book up into 14 chapters, Vegetables, Grains, Beans and Legumes, Fruits, Nuts, Seeds, and Nut butters, Dairy, etc. I won’t state them all but you can get a small picture. It’s an amazing book and you’ll walk away feeling like you have a wealth of knowledge and then next time you pop a strawberry in your mouth you’ll know and understand all the benefits you are giving your body or your kids bodies if you are feeding them to your kids. If you’re like me and things like health and nutrition fascinate me, so I bet you’ll love this book. Here’s a LINK to where you can buy the book, or if you don’t want to buy it check your local library to see if they carry them. Costco at times has carried the books but I haven’t seen them there for a while.

Here is a little peak into what the pages look like and how he breaks down each food. If he feels like it’s extra healthy for you he stars the food.



100 healthiest foods during pregnancy

I love this book too, The 100 Healthiest Foods to Eat During Pregnancy, it’s by the same author and it is similar in that it talks about all the healthy foods to eat, but specific ones that are beneficial to eat while you are pregnant. He talks about the benefits for you and the baby which I love. Here is a cool tidbit from the book, If you are having a girl eating Kale during your second trimester can help protect her ovaries, there is just cool information like that, things I never knew. Here’s a link to where you can buy the book if you want a copy of your own but you can also check your local library to see if they carry it.

Here is a little peak into a few of the pages and what they are about.



*Jonny Bowden has no idea who I am, I just came across his books a few years back and love them so that’s why I am sharing them with you.

Baked Eggs (aka hard boiled eggs as we know them)


I was a bit skeptical at first myself but give these a try. I promise you’ll love them; you’ll never boil another egg. I follow a bunch of clean eating Instagram accounts and have seen this in numerous places. I decided I better just give this method a try, so I did just a few weeks ago for the first time and I am in LOVE. When I am really focusing on clean eating (I haven’t been as perfect at this being pregnant), hard boiled eggs are one of my “go to” snacks. I always keep them in the fridge, peeled and ready to eat or toss in a salad. Eggs are so good for you (that’s a conversation for another day). I have a food prep day (which I’ll talk more about in a future post) but I would always boil my eggs, peel them and then store them in a plastic Ziploc sack in my fridge. Well, prepping eggs just got easier. Here’s how you do it:

baked eggs (aka hard boiled eggs as we know them)


  • Muffin tin
  • 12 uncooked eggs still in shell


  • Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Place eggs in a muffin tin, put them in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. After removing the eggs from the oven put them directly in an ice bath for 10 minutes (I grab a bowl put a good amount of ice in the bowl and fill the rest of the way with water).
  • After cooling in the ice bath for 10 minutes remove them from the water and peel, store peeled eggs in plastic zip loc sack or tupperware. ENJOY!

My favorites about this method:

  1. It’s foolproof (it works every time).
  2. The eggs peel so easily.

The eggs are cooked perfectly – not overdone and not underdone.

Here is a link to the muffin tin I have, it’s worked great and is very inexpensive.

Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles

oven ready lasagna noodles

I have searched and searched for true whole wheat lasagna noodles that weren’t super expensive and that tasted good and I finally found some that fit the bill. I was so excited to find these at Target of all places. Some Target stores have a small grocery part and yep, I found them there for just over $2 a package and one package is enough for a 9×13 pan of lasagna. The only ingredient is Organic Whole Durum Wheat Flour; yep thats it. I love that! As you get to know me more you’ll find that the foods I love to share most are ones that have very few ingredients on the ingredient list or at least ones I can pronounce. Feeding my family healthy things is super important to me. We eat treats plenty around here, but we try to have balance and eat as many whole real foods as we can. (more…)