Cookbook Giveaway - Whole30 - Three Book Set

The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig started the Whole30 sensation.  Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food from Melissa Hartwig serves as a reinforcement of the program with strategies for success. And the most current addition to the Whole30 family is The Whole30 Cookbook: 150 Delicious and Totally Compliant Recipes to Help You Succeed with the Whole30 and Beyond also by Melissa Hartwig brings it all together with great recipes, the Whole30 basics as well as tips and variations to keep the program fun.
For more information on these titles and a recipe to try from The Whole30 Cookbook, please see the review and recipe post

We are pleased to offer two sets of all three Whole30 books to our EYB Members in the U.S.
One of the mandatory entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:
What are some ways you try to be mindful of the health element when cooking?
Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on February 16, 2017.
Be sure to check your email spam folders for email notifications or check back on this post on the 16th for the names of the winners.



  • Lsrayd8s  on  1/12/2017 at 2:15 PM

    I try to eat a plant based diet.

  • ninaarahgnis  on  1/12/2017 at 2:15 PM

    When following a recipe, I try to either substitute some less healthy ingredients or reduce the amount of sugar or salt added.

  • uclangel422  on  1/12/2017 at 2:17 PM

    I already eat gluten free but also try to avoid too many other starches, sugar for sure, and soy also

  • rchesser  on  1/12/2017 at 2:29 PM

    We're trying to eat veggies at every meal.

  • Alleycat  on  1/12/2017 at 2:56 PM

    I add extra veggies to most meals, and low-sodium, broth-based soup or salad.

  • lebarron2001  on  1/12/2017 at 3:03 PM

    I strive for my plate to have 50% fruits and vegetables, 25% protein and 25% carbs.

  • cora429  on  1/12/2017 at 4:02 PM

    I just try to eat whole, unprocessed foods.

  • LeePicard  on  1/12/2017 at 5:30 PM

    Whole grains, tofu, beans, lentils, fish, chicken and lots of veggies incorporated into soups and main courses. I use very little processed food. Participating in a CSA has broadened my horizons by introducing less common healthy produce.

  • mpdeb98  on  1/12/2017 at 7:42 PM

    Focus on vegetables and whole grains

  • sgump  on  1/12/2017 at 7:53 PM

    I try to avoid saturated fats (especially non-plant-based ones) and hydrogenated oils.

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  1/12/2017 at 9:25 PM

    I do a lot of baking, and I always reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe. I also believe that everything in moderation, but I use butter, whole milk, etc in my baking and just have a small piece and share the rest.

  • lauriesk  on  1/12/2017 at 10:01 PM

    I try to eat whole foods as much as possible and limit convenience foods.

  • lgroom  on  1/12/2017 at 11:15 PM

    I'm veggie crazy. I snack on them all day and eat a lot with meals. I'm always tucking greens into something.

  • annieski  on  1/13/2017 at 1:33 AM

    Limit the amount of oil that I cook with.

  • lhudson  on  1/13/2017 at 7:16 AM

    I always watch the amount of salt in recipes and try to use less, My husband had a triple heart by-pass surgery, so this is a must in our family.

  • vickster  on  1/13/2017 at 9:12 AM

    I try to eat nothing that comes out of a package, and to limit fats and sugars.

  • Siegal  on  1/13/2017 at 2:04 PM

    I've been using whole grains

  • Redhotmama  on  1/13/2017 at 6:06 PM

    I limit the amount of processed food I use when cooking, and always try to have veggies and/or a salad with my meal.

  • JanScholl  on  1/13/2017 at 11:59 PM

    I don't eat anything that has had eyeballs and try to always buy and use organic foods.

  • Potterhill  on  1/14/2017 at 9:30 AM

    Less butter cream sugar. Smaller meat servings. More fish, less beef. Veggies, veggies, veggies. Salad. That's a hard one for me as I hate making salads.....😏 Many fewer carbs. Very little bread, potatoes, rice, pasta. Very few temptations in the house. We have lost weight and are back on track after the holidays. Oh, and very little alcohol intake. I find it deadly....but so lovely with a nice meal. . 😏

  • banba1  on  1/14/2017 at 11:10 AM

    I belong to a CSA to encourage myself to eat a wide array of fruits and vegetables each week.

  • cocecitycook  on  1/14/2017 at 11:10 AM

    Use fresh vegetables and fruits

  • sarahawker  on  1/14/2017 at 11:44 AM

    I add vegetables to everything I can think of.

  • Lafauvette  on  1/14/2017 at 11:50 AM

    I get a farmer's market box and incorporate all the fresh produce into my cooking, including my desserts.

  • Nancith  on  1/14/2017 at 4:08 PM

    I buy organic whenever possible, & use whole grains, although I do like regular pasta better than whole wheat!

  • juazella  on  1/15/2017 at 1:20 AM

    I eat a lot of paleo, since it fits well with having to be gluten free already due to Celiac Disease

  • ballen  on  1/15/2017 at 3:54 PM

    Strive to use only high quality all natural ingredients and locally sourced when possible.

  • FireRunner2379  on  1/16/2017 at 7:33 AM

    During the cooking/baking process I try to limit the amounts of oils and fats I use and opt for natural sweeteners whenever possible.

  • motherofpearl81  on  1/16/2017 at 9:34 AM

    We eat a lot of organic fruits and veggies.

  • NaomiH  on  1/16/2017 at 1:41 PM

    I belong to a CSA so we use a lot of organic vegetables and I try to limit carbs.

  • alexswang  on  1/16/2017 at 8:12 PM

    Make sure to incorporate vegetables in every dish and add spices to bring more flavors

  • alirov  on  1/16/2017 at 10:49 PM

    About once a year, I track what I eat for a few weeks on MyFitnessPal. It's really an eye opener to see how healthy/unhealthy I'm eating and whether the portions I'm eating are too big. The results translate to how I cook and eat for the rest of the year.

  • nadiam1000  on  1/17/2017 at 6:40 AM

    cook with olive oil and include more vegetables with my meals so they aren't so meat and starch centric

  • keelz23  on  1/17/2017 at 11:38 AM

    I have started to make sure that each meal includes vegetables.

  • Lyndaherman  on  1/18/2017 at 7:03 PM

    I use a lot of fresh seasonal produce.

  • pandapotamus  on  1/18/2017 at 11:36 PM

    eating only seasonal produce.

  • ccav  on  1/19/2017 at 1:47 PM

    Cooking whole foods, cooking seasonally and avoiding sugars and refined carbohydrates most of the time.

  • SheilaS  on  1/19/2017 at 10:26 PM

    I try to get at least a couple of fruit and vegetable servings in each meal, including breakfast - I always feel rather smug when I've gotten those vegetables in first thing!

  • t.t  on  1/20/2017 at 4:56 PM

    Trying to add more veggies and beans while reducing refined carbs.

  • bstewart  on  1/23/2017 at 10:53 AM

    I always think of Michael Pollan: Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

  • PennyG  on  1/24/2017 at 8:39 PM

    Eating more vegetarian meals.

  • bfg67  on  1/30/2017 at 12:10 PM

    use whole ingredients

  • Katiefayhutson  on  1/30/2017 at 1:15 PM

    We buy good quality meat and vegetables and use those as the base for all meals.

  • Teruska  on  1/31/2017 at 2:44 PM

    I try to have a good array of color on my plate. I try to know the source of as much of my food as I can.

  • elogibs  on  1/31/2017 at 7:29 PM

    When trying to eat healthy, I pick out one or two ingredients to try out and look up recipes so I can get excited about cooking with them.

  • mariehuntoon  on  1/31/2017 at 8:01 PM

    Trying to use way less butter & salt!!!

  • hippiechick1955  on  1/31/2017 at 10:03 PM

    Sign me up; I would even eat grass! Okay, I did once as a child because I thought if I did then that is like a cow eating it and they make milk so I would too. Then the nuns wouldn't make me drink milk at I never have liked milk. But I do love my veggies. I am a Pescatarian who rarely eats fish. I would love to eat a totally plant based diet or a healthy Pescatarian diet.

  • debbyg  on  1/31/2017 at 10:34 PM

    We have been constantly pushing our food to be healthier, from making my own seasoning blends to even my own bone broths. Love the way that eating well makes me and my family feel great.

  • Sfgordon  on  2/1/2017 at 12:34 PM

    I have been tracking calories recently, and I have become very aware of portion size! I would usually eyeball a cup of this or a tablespoon of that to add to my cooking but wow, I must have been so inaccurate...It's a pain to dirty all those measuring cups and spoons and actually measure stuff out, but those extra cals add up. No wonder I've been gaining weight :x

  • Canderan  on  2/4/2017 at 12:07 AM

    I plan my meals the day before and log them in a fitness app so I can make sure I have a good balance of macronutrients and not too many calories.

  • PJWilliams  on  2/4/2017 at 12:40 AM

    I try to eat lots of variety, in types of food, colors, textures, etc. I aim to ensure protein at every meal, and minimize dairy, gluten, and sugar.

  • AsTheNight  on  2/4/2017 at 1:36 AM

    As much as possible, we buy organic, and when possible, local "we know our farmers" food.

  • Alivings07  on  2/4/2017 at 6:10 AM

    We buy from the farmers market, subscribe to a local CSA and try to eat a plant based diet! I've been reading a lot about this diet and would be interested to learn more

  • niniacedo  on  2/7/2017 at 2:31 PM

    I try to eat products that i know where they come from. I also don't eat gluten or dairy when I'm trying to eat healty

  • cezovski  on  2/11/2017 at 2:41 AM

    I do try to take into account how healthy the recipe is I want to make. I try to use whole wheat flour, very little sugar, etc. Plus much of the produce I use is organic

  • tennyogirl  on  2/11/2017 at 9:45 PM

    I like to cook a lot of vegetables.

  • Whyvette  on  2/13/2017 at 8:39 AM

    I focus on lean proteins and vegetables and avoid sugar.

  • jenniesb  on  2/13/2017 at 12:56 PM

    I try not to eat processed foods or sugars first. I also make veggies the main portion of my meals.

  • PooksPantry  on  2/13/2017 at 2:26 PM

    We eat real food, lots of veggies and lean proteins!

  • Carusoem  on  2/14/2017 at 6:36 PM

    Try to reduce carbs and processed sugar. Sub a lot of carbs with zucchini and cauliflower

  • Tarquinflimbim  on  2/14/2017 at 11:45 PM

    I always try and include fresh produce in every meal. Sugar and carbs are sub-optimal, but I don't try and exclude them.

  • Marcia1206  on  2/15/2017 at 9:33 AM

    This way of eating has helped me a lot with my stomach issues

  • bamato  on  2/15/2017 at 1:48 PM

    I use my chiropractor's advice which is to stick to food that grows from the earth or walks upon it.

  • rajee  on  2/15/2017 at 11:06 PM

    I will try organic food

  • GoodCookdoris  on  2/16/2017 at 11:56 AM

    Limit carbs, watch portions, stick to whole ingredients!

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