The holidays are time to indulge in delicious food, to kick back and enjoy friends and family. A time to give and receive joy.
And in everyone’s family or friend circle, there’s always someone who reminds you not to have that extra cookie or slice of pie or serving of turkey. Right? There’s always one health-conscious person trying to keep you on track.
Well this year you can get them the perfect gift with a custom made guide to healthier living or a mental and spiritual wellness book.
First up we have our favorite books for the gym-go, yoga-bending, health nut on your shopping list:
Michael Kory’s Ultimate Fitness CookbookBy Michael Kory
Recipes range from chocolate banana pancakes to honey mustard pretzel chicken to chocolate protein peanut butter cheesecake to crispy avocado slices. Included with each recipe is nutritional information valuable to anyone wishing to gain muscle and lose fat while pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Recipes have both imperial and metric systems so anyone can utilize them.
Michael Kory’s Ultimate Fitness Cookbook makes a great gift for anyone new to macros and healthy eating or those who have been doing it for years.
Peace, Love, And Low CarbBy Kyndra Holley
Peace, Love, and Low Carb – The Cookbook – 3 Ingredients to a healthier you!
This cookbook is is a mixture of low-carb, high fat, paleo, primal, dairy-free, sugar-free, and even vegetarian recipes. This cookbook is filled with mouth watering dishes, restaurant quality dishes that will help keep you on track without feeling deprived.
I took all the heavy, carb-laden comfort foods and re-created them into low carb versions. Enjoy!
FOOD YOGA – Nourishing Body, Mind & SoulBy Paul Turner
Food yoga springs from the belief that the kind of food we eat affects our consciousness and subsequent behaviours.
All the world’s great spiritual traditions have elaborate food offering rituals carefully designed to expand consciousness and all use food as a means to represent or please the Divine and to expand the consciousness of their followers.
Cooking With Ramona: Dog-Friendly DiningBy Ginamarie Lobianco
Come along with chef ramona, a spunky shih-tzu/terror-mix as she navigates her way around the kitchen using her nose (since she wears her hair over her eyes and can’t see), and dine at chez henri (her annoying furry brother/ restaurateur). fun-loving and plant-based recipes that the whole family will enjoy!
FROM A GREAT ESCAPE TO A NEW AWAKENINGBy Eddy Li
This is an autobiography of a cancer survivor, a veteran network news journalist. For 38 years since 1971, the author, as Asia video editor for ABC News, chased news stories round the clock, often without sleep. With early retirement in sight, the sudden diagnosis of cancer one day radically changed his lifestyle overnight.
Alkaline Vegan Mommy’s Nutritional Guide To Health And HealingBy Deondre Greene
Alkaline Vegan Mommy’s Nutritional Guide to Health and Healing is a cookbook designed for those who would like to transition into a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy living isn’t limited to just a healthy body. Get in a healthy state of mind with these Wellness books from our bookstore:
Many Moons 2018 Vol 2By Sarah Gottesdiener
If you are a reader of this book, then you know the jist: tons of information, research on the major Moon phases of the second half of the year. (New, Waxing, Full, Waning, & Dark)
This book contains recipes, spell working suggestions and advice, manifestation musings, Tarot Talk, and self-help and development prompts to aid you in your evolution, healing, and to get your momentum and desires moving and flowing. In this workbook, information is given, questions are asked and exercises are suggested to help you with your own self-empowerment. These workbooks imagine a world where witches, women, femmes, and weirdos make their dreams come true, help others and the greater collective in service of their higher self and of spirit.
How I Look JournalBy Nan Dellheim & Molly Dellheim
Newly revised fifth edition adds new material that resonated in the classroom! This research-based journal provides age-appropriate information on topics relevant to healthy development and self-acceptance including identity, stress, growth and development, media awareness, healthy lifestyle, self-talk, role models and clothing tips to improve body acceptance. Interspersed with thought-provoking journal prompts, inspirational quotes, and journal entries from a caring mentor, this heartfelt but lighthearted journal will empower girls during the vulnerable adolescent years.
The Secret Life Of Speaking Up PrequelBy Angela Lussier
The Secret Life of Speaking Up Prequel: 30 Tiny Speaking Adventures — by Angela Lussier, award-winning speaker, five-time author, TEDx presenter, and Speaker Sisterhood founder — will help women see that they do have a voice, that their voice matters and using it is empowering.
In this tiny pocket book, you’ll learn how to build courage, gain confidence in yourself, and even look forward to speaking up through these 30 tiny speaking adventures. Practice the steps to express yourself with authenticity and discover how much power you really possess. Who knows, you might just surprise yourself.
365 Connecting Questions For CouplesBy Casey & Meygan Caston
Marriage365 is a 501c3 non-profit reaching millions of couples each month around the world. Our mission is that one day, the world will be transformed through communities made healthy because connected married couples are the norm.
You can follow them on social media @marriage365 or visit them on the web at marriage365.org.
If this impressive list of Health & Wellness books doesn’t have the perfect book for your holiday recipients, fear not! We’ve got an entire bookstore full of options:
Check out our full Holiday Gift Guide for even more inspiration.
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