UPDATE: This giveaway is over. The winner was Diane B. Congrats to Diane! Go checkout this book folks! You will not be disappointed.
Have you ever come across an awesome food blogger & thought, "Sigh. I want to try all of these recipes. I just wish they were organized into menu plans for me." (BTW, I actually do say the word, "sigh" out loud when thinking to myself.) If you are anything like me, you love trying new, delicious foods, but you are not necessarily a gigantic fan of tedious menu planning & shopping list creation. I teach people to do this . . . every day . . . for a living, but I must confess I do not like menu planning. I create one every week & I make up the list every week, 'cause I know it works, but deep down I can't stand it. When I started AIP, this chore got a whole lot more "chorey" for me.
Enter my hero, Christina Feindel of A Clean Plate. As far as I'm concerned she might as well be swooping in to my rescue with a kick-ass cape & a body suit on, because she is saving me from one of my most dreaded duties . . . menu planning & shopping list creation!! Plus, she is one of those awesome food bloggers who have tons of new, delicious recipes I want to try, but I'm just not organized enough to get 'er done! Christina has written a very affordable, uncomplicated e-book, 28 Days of AIP, with four-week's worth of fully AIP menu plans & shopping lists covering some of her most unique & tasty recipe creations. Breakfast, lunch, & dinner, seven days a week, for four weeks, & all AIP. See what I mean? Hero material (cape & body suit not required). As per ushe, I want to tell you guys why I love this book with a list.
Reasons why I love 28 Days of AIP:
1) Somebody did the work for me! For real people, what do I want more than anything else? Not a red Ferrari, not a mansion overlooking the beach, not a vacation in Fiji (well, okay, I sorta' want that). I'm a simple girl, I just want somebody to pick up a little bit of the slack for me. I want some pre-planned menus & shopping lists, that's all. Wish granted! Christina has laid it all out so beautifully in her e-book. The shopping lists alone could be a piece of art compared to the messy excuses for shopping lists I write up every week.
2) Variety is the spice of life. My menu plans have been a bit dull lately. I tend to get into routines and make too much of the same thing over & over. This is not good from a health perspective, since food variety also helps ward off nutrient deficiency, but it is also not good from a psychological perspective. Research shows that novel experiences help us feel happier. Christina has managed to create four whole weeks of delicious, varied meals. Morning, noon, & night you can look forward to something you may have never tried before, especially because Christina has a knack for adapting ethnic foods to AIP. I feel much less bored already!
3) The healthy stuff is all there. You know what I had trouble with? Making sure I get at least nine cups of veggies a day. I don't always get enough servings of seafood in every week. Organ meat several times a week. Nope, not always. Christina remembered it all & planned it for me though. A Five-Veggie Stir-Fry that is sure to help me squeeze in all those veggies. Salmon Fritters. Yes, please! And a liverwurst recipe that is so incredibly flavorful I won't have to worry about trying to choke down my organ meat quota.
You can purchase a copy of 28 Days of AIP here or check out my giveaway below.
I honestly love 28 Days of AIP & think that you'll find a copy of your own extremely helpful too. Lucky you, you can win one here! All you have to do to enter is go like Christina's Facebook page & then come back & leave a comment on this post letting me know you liked her page. One of the comments will be chosen at random & I'll announce a winner on September 3, 2014. This is an e-book giveaway, so no worries about shipping costs. It's open to anyone, anywhere (See Australia, NZ, & Europe, I've got your back!