Want to Maintain Your Busy Lifestyle and Eat Right? My New Book Will Show You How.
Happy 2016! I hope you're celebrating the beginning of a brand new year by making exciting plans and pondering the endless possibilities of a blissfully blank slate. And I’m right here with you – nothing like cracking open a fresh calendar to fill your soul with hope and your mind with motivation.
But today, I’m also celebrating the arrival of my newly released book! Whole Food Energy includes 200 easy-to-follow recipes for snacks and on-the-go meals, clever cooking strategies, and the truth about carbs, fats, healthy eating...and more. I spent a huge amount of time and energy working on this baby throughout 2015, and learned so much about myself in the process. I can hardly believe I’m a real live published author now, and the book is already shipping. (Whoa!)
Before I start reeling off the things that excite me about this book, I want to offer a huge thank you to YOU and the entire Kale & Chocolate Community for making it all possible.
Thank you for believing in me and reading my newsletters & daily social media posts. Thank you for all of your inspiring words, comments, and insights. Thank you for opening your minds & your hearts to me and with me. Thank you for giving me a platform to share my passion and grow alongside you. And thank you for taking this amazing journey together.
Without your continuous support, I wouldn't have been able to accomplish one of my biggest goals: Having a book out in the world that shares my philosophy of food, cooking, and life in the kitchen. I'm beyond thrilled to knock that off my life-long to-do list.
But it's not all about me. Not by a long shot. I also wrote this book for you. Why? Because I knew Whole Food Energy would address a real need: a system that helps the busy, active person eat healthy on the go. (Who doesn't need that?!)
While I constantly preach slowing down and savoring the food in front of us, I know that doesn't always align with reality. In an ideal world, we would eat every meal off beautiful dishes, sitting at a table, surrounded by the people we love engaged in sparkling conversation. But busy lives and packed schedules can make that nearly impossible.
We go six or seven hours between meals, and then we’re surprised when we feel cranky, snappish, and exhausted. Or we might think about our meals (when we have the time!), but we often forget about being mindful about what to eat in between those meals.
Whole Food Energy reframes the way we think about feeding our bodies. It goes beyond three square meals a day, offering ways to nourish ourselves all day long, no matter how busy we are. Eating whole foods snacks and light bites to get you from one meal to the next will actually work for you, not against you. It helps regulate your blood sugar and energy levels. It can prevent the 4 pm slump and the late night mindless eating. You're less likely to stress about food choices during the day when you have access to planned healthy bites. And you’re also more likely to make sound choices at your next meal when you don’t arrive at the table starving!
Every recipe in Whole Food Energy is filled with essential nutrients and health benefits, and I've made sure that they're delicious, too. There are anti-inflammatory spices and herbs mixed with fresh ingredients to give you the energy and health boosts in the tastiest way possible to help you keep up with the demands of your active life. The easy-to-read layout makes it clear which recipes will energize you, which ones will sustain you for the long haul, and which ones will nourish & replenish you.
And this book isn’t just about recipes! You’ll learn how to set up your kitchen (and yourself) for success, the best ingredients to keep in stock, and the equipment that will make the whole system easier to manage. Whole Food Energy also touches on health myths and offers super do-able meal plans.
The reviews have started to come in, and I’m honored and humbled to be part of the solution to a problem that so many of us face.
Whole Food Energy is a must for every active, busy person trying to make space for clean, healthy living in our modern age. Elise creates simple, elegant and delicious recipes that help you realize that healthy, clean living is within your reach. The added bonus: she makes cooking fun!"
~Heather White, Wellness Leader & Environmental Advocate and former Executive Director of Environmental Working Group
Elise has been inspiring thousands of people around the world to add creative spark and fun into healthy eating, and with Whole Food Energy, she takes it to a whole new level. From easy to make recipes for every time of the day to must-know pantry staples and useful tips for staying on track, this book (in a refreshing format you'll love!) is my go-to for eating towards my most energized self. I'm hooked!”
~Ksenia Avdulova, Digital Strategist & Founder of Breakfast Criminals
Whole Food Energy will help you shift your approach to how you nourish your body on the go and in between meals. I can't wait for you to dig in!
Here's to 2016 being filled with whole food energy,