Last week, you all got a chance to sneak a peek at the table of contents for our new book It Starts With Food. Today, it’s time for sneak peek number two!
The Meal Map section is one of our very favorites in the whole book. (Then again, they’re all our favorites. Picking a favorite section would be like picking a favorite child.) But really, we think this creation – part meal plan, part cookbook, part “how to cook healthy meals seven days a week without being a slave to your kitchen” tutorial – is one of the smartest plans out there.
And we can say that without feeling like we’re full of ourselves… because we didn’t design it. The fabulous Melissa Joulwan did. And she’s a genius in the kitchen, and that’s not bragging, it’s just the truth.
Teaching You To Fish
One of the biggest reasons people are initially reluctant to change their diets to a whole food-based approach is that at the outset, it appears complicated and time consuming. So often we hear, “But do I have to cook?” like “cook” is a dirty word. The thing is, complicated and time consuming couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, with the right plan to guide you, eating Good Food It Starts With Food-style is straightforward, efficient, and instinctive.
We’ve made preparing delicious, healthy food even easier with our It Starts With Food Meal Map. But we’ll warn you up front – if you’re looking for us to tell you what to eat for lunch on Tuesday, you’re out of luck. That’s just not our style, people!
Simply put, with the Meal Map, instead buying you a fish, cooking it for you, and feeding it to you… we teach you how to fish, for the rest of your life.
Your Culinary Road Map
Our Meal Map is simple, intuitive, and easy to use. Are you ready? Here is the basic formula:
ANIMAL PROTEIN + LOTS OF VEGETABLES + HIGH-QUALITY FAT+ SEASONINGS
No intricate 52-step recipes.
No five trips to Williams-Sonoma to pick up cooking tools you’ll only ever use once.
No fancypants ingredients that you’ll only find at high-end specialty shops.
Just you, maybe some loved ones, a simple plan, and beautiful, nutritious food.
But hey! That’s not even the sneak peak. We’re actually going to let you download the introduction to the Meal Map section of It Starts With Food in its entirety! Pretty sweet, right?
DOWNLOAD A PREVIEW OF THE IT STARTS WITH FOOD MEAL MAP.
Your Rock-Tastic Tour Guide
Did we mention that the Meal Map was created and designed by Melissa Joulwan, author of Well Fed, founder of The Clothes Make the Girl, and culinary rock star?
If you know anything about our friend Mel (and her amazingly delicious recipes, and her time-saving kitchen tips and tricks, and her shortcuts to preparing for a week’s worth of delicious, healthy meals in just an hour…) you should be even more excited about our Meal Map.
And the photos…oh, the photos! Each one was lovingly taken by Mel’s husband, Dave Humphreys. Forming the centerpiece of the book, Dave’s photographs practically jump off the page and onto your plate – they are that vivid. (Just take a look at the mocha-and-coffee-rubbed steak above – recipe on page 279.)
IT STARTS WITH FOOD RELEASE: 11 DAYS. PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON AND BARNES & NOBLE TODAY!
Help us achieve our wildest dreams – and help us spread the Good Food word to even more people with your pre-order and reviews.
Keep your eye out for more previews from the book and more special giveaways. We’ve got some good stuff on the horizon! Post questions, comments, or general excitement and enthusiasm to comments – and as always, thank you for your support.
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I just ordered a copy and can not wait until June 12th! I have a baby due in July and I am really looking forward to the special section on breastfeeding. Congratulations on your success and thank you for spreading the good food word!
This is great, thank you! The meal planner in the success guide is already so helpful I can’t wait to see what’s next!
Is it bad that I have a perfect mental video of Melissa telling me “We’re not going to tell you what to eat a week from Tuesday!”? :)
It looks great. It’s a long weekend coming up in Australia this weekend, so it’s just a shame that I can’t get my hands on a copy this weekend, as I suspect it is going to be one of those books that I can’t put down. I have the Whole30 Success Guide, but as someone who has adrenal fatigue and is struggling to get off the carb/sugar cycle for stimulants, the reviews I have read sound like this will help me get off the merry-go-round I feel I am on!
What about the Nook? Is this going to be available for the eReaders?
Erin @Whole9 says
Hi Rita. Thanks for asking. Yes, ISWF will be available for e-readers about a week after the book is released.
I ordered ISWF on my Kindle Fire – but those pretty photos are not in that edition! bummer…… would also love a way to print out the meal map, guess I’ll just have to scan the pages on my kindle? Wish you had a hidden link or something to send people who purchase the digital version of the book so we can print out our own hard copies of some of the appendix material….
I just started Day 1 and am really excited about this journey. One quick question if anyone’s reading this =) Are bean sprouts allowed (I know beans aren’t) I’d like to make egg foo young if it’s allowed.
Erin @Whole9 says
@Geri, bean sprouts are fine. And here’s a good compliant egg foo young(ish) recipe: http://nomnompaleo.com/post/5568966009/egg-foo-young-ish-spinach-egg-ham-coconut
@Erin@Whole9 thanks so much! I have a great recipe that will work but I’ll take a look at the link.
I must say i am very lost! I know i wanna do this but am conpletely confused! Idk where to start? Is there such thing that will tell me what to eat everyday and i can just folloe the rules? To include recipe? Etc? Thank you!!!!
Here are the guidelines for the Whole30: http://whole9life.com/2012/08/the-whole30-program/
We don’t provide meal plan for the program, but if you Google Whole30 and Meal Plan you will find lots of them out there.
I’d also suggest checking out our free Whole30 Forum. It can help you get started, find support, find recipes, etc.: http://forum.whole9life.com/
Hope that helps!
Kathy Flanagan says
I started Tuesday . Is it possible that I can start to feel better after two days? I used to go out quite often for meals and had a real sweet tooth. Book is on it’s way and the “nom nom paleo” is good to go to for ideas for meals.