These books are ones that I recommend that I think can be helpful for living a simple and natural, old-fashioned lifestyle. Some of these were written by my friends and fellow bloggers, and some of them are written by authors that I don’t know personally but that have great information that I’ve found helpful.
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Old Sturbridge Village Cookbook
Old Sturbridge Village is a living history museum in central Massachusetts that I love visiting often! This cookbook is a great way to have fun with trying out old-fashioned historic recipes with modern instructions and experience what food was like back in the 19th century.
This book has lots in interesting information about traditional real foods and includes dozens of recipes for making traditional dishes that use ingredients like animals products from pasture-raised animals, healthy fats, vegetables, etc.
From Scratch: Easy Recipes for Traditionally Prepared Whole Food Dishes
Think glorious foods from scratch are impossible? Think again. “If your looking for a cookbook that is as entertaining as it is delicious, then look no further. From Scratch is a breath of fresh air when it comes to learning how to traditionally prepare and cook nutritious food. Shaye does not disappoint in her recipes and this cookbook reads like a letter from a close friend. These meals are easily prepared and yes, easily devoured.”
The Nourished Metabolism
This book gives lots of great information about how to use your diet and your lifestyle to support your metabolism, including figuring out hidden sources of stress, and learning how digestion, sleep, and exercise are connected to your metabolism and figuring out what will work best for your body.
Have Your Cake and Lose Weight Too!
This books gives tips for how to lose weight without going on extreme dies or calorie counting, or exercising excessively. This book explains how to lose weight naturally without having to restrict macronutrients like carbs, fats, or proteins, while eating traditional foods that are nutrient dense (and even enjoying dessert, too!)
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