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This week we were lucky enough to get our hands on a copy of Claire Yates’ first book: Optimum health the paleo way. First, can we just say, congrats to Claire for putting together this amazing paleo resource! It is full of useful info as well as over 100 paleo recipes (the best thing is that she’s aussie! So the conversions are correct + there’s lots of salads + summer meals to try out!).
We say lucky, because it hasn’t even been released yet but we do have another copy that we would LOVE to giveaway to one of our Australian readers.
WIN! Optimum health the paleo way! (now closed)
To be in the running for the book, all you have to do is subscribe to our blog + leave a comment on this post letting us know you have done so. While you’re at it, tell us what your favourite summer food is! What are you waiting for!?
Here’s our review on optimum health the paleo way…
Claire is a nutritional medicine practitioner, who is passionate about the paleo lifestyle (we emphasise lifestyle, NOT diet) + food in general (we think we would DEFINITELY get along!) Her book aims to help you boost energy levels, eliminate sugar cravings, reduce processed foods, find your ideal weight, develop an eating plan that works for you, sleep well + feel great all through making small changes + recognising how your food choices + lifestyle affect your health. We have no doubt that following Claire’s guide would result in all of these benefits… this is what the plaeo lifestyle is all about (that’s why we love it so much!)
We especially loved this little quote from the book (+ we couldn’t agree more):
When we look at health, all aspects need to be considered. It is not just about what food you put in your mouth, If you want to be the healthiest version of ‘you’ and have ‘optimum health’, you need to address all the areas in your life.
The book is an essential addition to any one wanting to know more about the paleo lifestyle (not just the recipes). There’s all kinds of awesome info on hormones, stress, inflammation, intermittent fasting (… we could go on – it’s like a paleo encyclopedia!). In fact, we think Part 1 of the book was our favourite because it just reiterated for us the many reasons why we follow a paleo lifestyle.
We plan on trying lots of the recipes over the summer, especially the salads! This week we tried the rainbow salad (as we were totally inspired from our recent trip to the oneness cafe in Coogee). This was a great base… add our greek style baked chicken, mustard + tomato meatballs or even our chicken rissoles to make a meal out of it!
The giveaway deets: get your hands on a copy of optimum health the paleo way now. Simply subscribe to our blog + leave a comment on this post to let us know you have done so + tell us what your fave summery food is! We will announce the winner next Thursday 24 October, right here on the blog.
If you do miss out (as sadly, we only have one to giveaway!) you can pre-order your copy at Exisle Publishing. Do this between 21 October – 30 November 2013 you can go into the draw to win a one hr skype consult with Claire (this would be absolutely AHHH-mazing).
So here it is, Claire’s paleo rainbow salad (yum!)
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- 1/2 small red cabbage, shredded
- 1 red capsicum, sliced
- 2 shallots, chopped
- 1 handful of snow peas (ends trimmed)
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 2 carrots cut into match sticks
- 2 cucumbers cut into match sticks
- 1/4 cup roasted almonds
- Mix all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl.
- Garnish with some extra almonds.
We served ours with our orange + ginger dressing!