Recommended Reading and Cookbooks

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This is our list of recommended “real food” books, documentaries, and cookbooks. Some of the cookbooks do require recipe substitutions (like whole-wheat flour instead of all purpose flour) in order to not break the “real food” rules. …scroll down for cookbooks! -


Pandora's Lunchbox by Melanie Warner
Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss The Honest Life by Jessica Alba

- Documentaries

- Cookbooks

Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies and Toddlers
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95 comments to Recommended Reading and Cookbooks

  • […] the proximity to a Whole Foods or other health food store. There are also great recommendations on cookbooks, how-tos (like dealing with picky kids!) and pantry essentials on the site—Lisa has done a great […]

  • Wendy Wallace

    Your website is terrific. Just curious why you don’t have any of Jamie Oliver’s cookbooks?

  • Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

    Hi Wendy. There are so many great cookbooks out there! We love Jamie Oliver, too. :) His Ted Talk is one of my favorite resources for getting families thinking about what we feed our kids. ~Amy

  • Kristen

    I am a little confused about rice. I read in your cookbook that of course you should stick with brown rice over white rice. But it says to steer clear of Basmati and Jasmine rice…but I buy brown Basmati rice. Is that okay? I thought it still retains the bran…

  • Kathy

    I am so glad I bought Lisa’s book. I have been on a journey toward healthier food for a while. I have been reading her book and was so pleased when she shared that she had made “mistakes” in the name of eating healthy and then exposed some of those fallacies. I was making some of them and really appreciate her help. I have tried some of the recipes and got my hubby to eat them. We are not quite at the point of doing the total pledge, but we have started on the mini pledges and my hubby is on board with them-yeah!!! Thank you so much!
    I am wondering, has anyone got some resources for finding non-stick baking pans. I am looking specifically for bread pans and muffins pans. Thanks so much.

  • Kristin

    Do you have any recommendations for infant rice cereal? Please let me know, thanks! :)

  • Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

    Hi there. Check out: I know she does. :)

  • Tabitha Cail

    I love your cookbook! I love how well organized it is and how it helps consumers understand why it is important to eat “real” food. It’s not just a bunch of recipes (which I also love) but a lesson in how we should eat. Thanks so much for all you do and I look forward to all the positive changes in my family’s nutrition and health!

  • […] recommended books on this page – I have several of these on my to-read […]

  • kate conway

    can you recommend any real food bread machine recipes besides the 2 on your website? is there a cookbook or website that you would recommend?

    • Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Kate. It is very difficult to find bread machine recipes that are 100% whole grain and that do not add wheat gluten, refined flour, or other ingredients that do not fit our real food rules. Sorry that I can’t be more helpful here.

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