I always love finding out what inspires people in their everyday lives, so I have included a little list of what has inspired me in my clean eating journey. Is there anything that has really inspired you, that you think I should check out? Leave a comment and let me know!
One of the first documentaries I watched which I found to be particularly helpful in convincing myself (and my husband) that we needed to spend extra money on organic produce and grass-fed/hormone/antibiotic free meat was Food Inc. It is a very inspiring film and it really spurred me on when it came to making dietary changes for our little family. Like I said it really got my husband involved as well which definitely made the whole process a lot easier!
Salt Sugar Fat
This book Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, by Michael Moss is awesome. It gives a great insight into the thinking and marketing behind a lot of the most popular processed foods, and although I was personally already avoiding a lot of the foods mentioned, it really affirmed my decision, and gave me some good arguments to use when people question my decisions (and who doesn’t like a good argument?) The science-y aspect was interesting as well and really appealed to my geeky side!
The 100 Days of Real Food cookbook and the corresponding website would be really useful for someone just starting out with a whole food diet, or simply wanting some tips on eating less processed foods. About a third of the book is dedicated to describing why you should make the changes, and how you can go about it, so in that respect, it is really practical. It is my ‘go to’ book for inspiration when I am drawing a blank and need something really quick and easy to throw together for dinner – the kids can even help with a lot of the recipes, so that is a bonus!
I will try to add more great resources as I come across them, and as I work my way down my ever-increasing list.
Happy reading, watching and scrolling!