When I began my weight loss journey in 2010 I spent a lot of time collecting and reading information that would help me achieve a healthier lifestyle. Of course, there were plenty of best-selling authors offering up advice, but some of the most genuine, helpful, and encouraging advice I found was through other fellow mom bloggers. Woman just like me trying to do their best to take care of themselves and families.
These bloggers have taken their knowledge, expertise, and desire to help other woman and created the fantastic eBook collection you see compiled below.
As you look through this list, you might be wondering why some of the books cover topics other than cooking and weight loss. Well, over time, I realized that a healthy lifestyle is much more than the food we eat. To me, a healthy lifestyle takes into account the whole person not just components.
I have found all of these books beneficial to me – at all different levels – as I work to simplify and organize a healthier lifestyle.
This ebook, at 210 pages PLUS bonuses, is in one word AWESOME! Seriously, I could not put it down once I started reading it. If you have been wanting to move away from processed foods but can’t imagine leaving your beloved family favorite recipes that are filled with “cream of that” and “processed cheese food” behind then you MUST get this book. Katie Kimball, author of the blog Kitchen Stewardship, spent 2 years writing this information packed ebook and work with many recipes testers (mostly her readers) to come up with new wholesome makeovers of old processed favorites. One of my favorite highlights of this book is she walks you through the process she took to makeover each recipe from start to finish. This information is so educational and extremely helpful to anyone not sure where to start when giving recipes a real food and clean eating makeover. You can read more and purchase this ebook here.
This ebook, at 280 pages, is such an amazing resource on affording healthy real food. As soon as I started to read this ebook I was immediately inspired and motivated. The author, Stephanie Langford, offers encouraging advice on how to slowing move towards feeding your family more wholesome real foods. She covers many strategies; anyone can use, to fit nutritious real food into their household budget. Stephanie breaks the myth that healthy food costs more. This book has been such a rich resource to my family. I highly recommend checking this ebook out. Read more about Real Food on a Real Budget and check out her blog here.
Plan It, Don’t Panic: Everything You Need to Successfully Create and Use a Meal Plan
This ebook, at 84 pages, is another amazing resource offered by Stephanie Langford. Even though I consider myself a seasoned menu planner I still purchased this ebook the day it came out – and so glad I did! This author does not disappoint at all. As simple as the concept of menu planning is it can still be overwhelming for many. She takes virtually all aspects of menu planning and breaks it down so the reader understands the different ways they can make it work for their family. Whether you are an experienced menu planner or beginner I am confident you will find the information presented in this ebook very helpful. You can purchase the ebook here.
Crock On! A Semi Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook, authored by Stacy Meyers of Stacy Makes Cents, is a 50+ page ecookbook that includes both helpful information along with 40+ slow cooker recipes. This cookbook is perfect for the busy parent who is just starting to cook from scratch and is moving towards a whole foods and clean eating lifestyle. All of the recipes (each one includes a beautiful pictures) are family favorites and created with basic easy to find ingredients. Read more about Crock On here.
Easy Homemade, authored by Mandi Ehman of Life Your Way, is a must have ebook for those of us that want to provide more homemade foods but don’t have a lot of time. I really loved this ebook and found the recipes, along with the information, very easy to read and follow. Most people think cooking from scratch is difficult and time consuming but after reading this book you will see it is actually a lot easier than you think. She provides basic pantry recipes for staples like taco seasoning, ranch dressing, yogurt, sweetened condensed milk, and EVERYTHING in between. Read more about this wonderful ebook here.
Feast in 15, authored by Tiffany King from eatathomecooks.com, offers practical tips and recipes to help busy parents get dinner on the table quickly. This easy read covers useful tools for quick cooking, foods that naturally cook up fast, meal starters and freezing tips, and of course family friendly recipes. You can read more about and purchase Feast in 15 here.
One of my favorite ways to prepare meals for my slow cooker is to first create them into slow cooker freezer kits. Slow cooker freezer kits are when you put together all the ingredients for a slow cooker recipe together ahead of time, freeze it, then take it out when you are ready to use. This is perfect for busy parents! I first learned of this concept by following a link on Pinterest that led me to Stephanie from Mama and Baby Love. Stephanie shared in a post a list of recipes she had successfully created into slow cooker freezer kits – it was a huge hit and VERY popular. Since then she has written an ecookbook called From Your Freezer to Your Family: Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes. Her ecookbook has even more delicious recipes. I should also mention that all of the recipes in her ecookbook (and her blog) uses REAL food and ingredients – no processed canned mystery ingredients. If you want to read more about From Your Freezer to Your Family click here.
One Bite at a Time, by Tsh Oxenreider from simplemom.net, is an ebook that offers 52 different projects to help families simplify their lives. Managing a home, family, work and yourself can be completely overwhelming – believe me I know. However, as Tsh explains in her book, when you break it down into small projects it becomes manageable. I really enjoyed reading this book. In fact, I have been referring to it daily so I can stay on track with simplifying my life. I have found that the more I simplify, organize, and streamline systems in my life the less stress I feel. And when my stress is reduced I have more energy and focus on creating a healthier lifestyle of eating right and exercise. You see it is all related. Read more about and purchase One Bite at a Time here.
I update this list regularly so please check back. If you are a blogger with an ebook or book you think would be beneficial to my readers then please contact me through my work with me page.
Please note that I am an affiliate for these ebooks. If you make a purchase I do get a commission. However, I have read each one and recommend them without reserve. Thank you for supporting these mom bloggers along with Skinny Mom’s Kitchen.