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Thursday, April 01, 2010

*****EDITED TO ADD WINNER RESULTS: there were 15 unique comments as of the contest end so the first comment posted was number 1 and so on. Using this site http://www.random.org/ . The number 4 was generated which was BMWEBSTER who said
" I wouldn love to win this ebook. I have been overwhelmed with my hectic life and as a result I haven't had the time to sit down and figure out all this clean eating business. I eat fresh and raw every day but I know I am missing so much. I am not even sure what classifies as a "superfood" so I couldn't even give you a favorite. i appreciate teh blog link even if I don't end up winning because it seems like it will be a wonderful resource. "

Thanks to everyone who entered!!

Now I know some of you are familiar with Meghan Telpner and her wonderful blog Making Love in the Kitchen because I link to it on occasion and have recommended it to many of you in the past for the recipes or health and healing information.

I have been reading Meghan's blog for over a year now and look forward to the daily inspiration to lead a health conscious lifestyle. She writes on a wide variety of topics including recipes, superfoods, cleansing, disease prevention, holistic healing, and more in a friendly and easy to understand way. Needless to say if you follow my journey at all this is right up my alley! I encourage all of you to check out her site.

Meghan also has self published a series of E-Tutorials on many topics such as low glycemic eating, a green smoothie cleanse, and a 5 days vegan guide. Almost every month she also hosts a challenge centered around one of them and provides support.

The exciting part is that her new tutorial on superfoods comes out today! It focuses on traditional superfoods as well as everyday superfoods and gives easy ways to incorporate them into a diet beyond blending into smoothies. The even more exciting part is that she is willing to give a free copy to one of you! That's right FREE. Here is more info from Meghan on the guide:

If food is what is making us sick in our society, what if we amp up our diets and use food to resolve the problem too. What if we looked at food as our fuel, as our medicine and made it easy, delicious, and so uber powerful that our body had no choice but to heal and repair itself? That is what this tutorial is about.

The more I began to learn about the healing properties of these superfoods, the more of them I wanted in my diet. What was missing for me, in everything I was reading, was the inherent lack of practicality. Some might argue that being able to throw everything into a blender, stir it together, and drink your meal down is the ultimate in practical. True, it might be for some people. But what about the people who have families to feed, who want to sit down to a meal with others, who get genuine pleasure from being in the kitchen and finding creative ways to blend raw superfoods, cooked superfoods and plain old whole, unprocessed foods into delicious meals? That is where this tutorial comes in.

I will show you how to incorporate these superfoods into your everyday eating.

The guide contains 60 + pages of info including (but of course not limited to):

• The Definition of a Superfood
• Benefits of Whole Foods
• Food as Fuel
• Food as Medicine
• Challenges with Food Guides and Diets
• Calories Versus Nutrition
• Benefits of Raw

Everyday Superfoods
• Cruciferous Vegetables
• Leafy Greens
• Sprouts
• Seeds + Seed Oils (Sesame, Pumpkin, Flax, and Hemp)
and more

The Super-Powered Superfoods
• Chia
• Cacao
• Super Berries (Goji Berries, Goldenberries and Mulberries)
• Bee Products (Raw Honey, Bee Pollen, Propolis, Royal Jelly)
and more!

Super Healing Herbs

Time to Get Super-Powered
• 5-Day Meal Plan
• Super-Powered Recipes
and more!

Additional Resources
• Conscious Eating
• Sprouting 101
• Food and Mood Journal
• Whole Foods Shopping List
• Blank Meal Plan Template

Plus Additional References and Resources

Even if this is not a program you want to follow full on right now, or even in the near future, the information I have included will definitely enlighten many of your food decisions and help you to understand how easily you can super-power your eating everyday!
These tutorials use humour and simplicity making them enjoyable to read and approachable to incorporate into everyday eating.

This is the fun part! Just leave me a comment telling me why you want to win this guide and your favorite superfood. I will use a random number generator to choose which comment is the winner, only one comment per person allowed please. You have until Mon April 5 at 5pm EST to enter. I will post the winner here and contact them by sparkmail. The winner will need to provide me with an email address to deliver the E-Guide.

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    Just wanted to thank you again for hosting this contest. I have already dove into the book and loving all the great information.
    4054 days ago
    Winning the guide would be a great motivator for me to continue my new found journey of eating clean and fixing clean meals for my family.I have a 1 year old baby boy that just celebrated his birthday this week and I am inspired to learn more about superfoods and healthy wholesome eating that will benefit not only me but my family as it grows.
    My fav superfood-cacao.
    I add it to protein shakes,to my milk with some stevia for a hot chocolate in the pm.I also make my own protein bars and bake black bean brownies with it.Love it :)
    4057 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/5/2010 1:45:57 AM
  • no profile photo JKLINT1
    I would love to win this ebook! I just started eating clean. I feel better physically, mentally and emotionally. I know I am missing out on key nutrition though and this ebook would help get me there. I am changing my lifestyle and setting a good example for my children, especially my pre-teen daughter. My favorite new superfood is kale. Thank you!
    4058 days ago
    I would LOVE to win this, the information listed about the guide sounds like something I would be very interested in! I don't know if I could choose just one favorite superfood! My superfood of today is berries though, I bought some delicious in season fresh berries, great way to start the spring. I am also adding her blog to my google reader :)
    4059 days ago
  • IXCHEL23
    I would love to win this guide because I feel I am at this time in my life finally realizing that I have neglected my body for so many years, and now I am my own best friend. I want to educate myself in taking care of my body the best way possible, not only for myself but for my children so they can be healthy and pass on what they have learned for future generations.

    My favorite superfood right now is flaxseed. I use it in many of my foods like in my cereals, and greek plain yogurt with blueberries. It's full of omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans and fiber!

    Thanks Kelly for offering this contest!

    4059 days ago
  • COOP1224
    Ooo ooo, I wanna win! I want to win because I am perfecting everything about my nutrition and would love tips on areas I am lacking.

    My favorite superfood is spinach. I love the color it makes my daily smoothie, I love how the fiber keeps me clean and its just delish!
    4059 days ago
    I would love to read this to help raise my 2-year-old with the best nutrition possible. We eat well (I just recently shed 19 pounds), but I'm always looking for better ways to feed my family. My favorite superfood is avocado!
    4059 days ago

    Favorite Superfood = Spinach! I can't believe how great it is in smoothies, quiches, sauteed with olive oil and vinegar, and in my omelets.

    Why I'd like to win this guide = Two weeks ago I finally made the CHOICE to eat right and healthy. I haven't seen results yet but I'm starting to feel them! I'm hoping to make a big purchase for my pantry of chia seeds, goji berries, and cacao but if I knew the science behind them and what to do with them, I think I actually will place the order and use them daily!
    4059 days ago
  • no profile photo GETFIT_101
    Yay! I have looked at her blog in the past because of your links - always great info. I've been purging my life of the unnecessary (crappy friends, crappy job, crappy debt, sedentary lifestyle, etc) and cleaning up my diet falls in perfectly with that.

    4060 days ago
    Such a great collaboration, Kelly!! I am supposed to be on the road, but I had to check in really quick to have a chance to win this amazing guide! I want to win not only to broaden my knowledge on superfoods (& try them out of course!), but I actually do nutrition consultations and I'd love to advise people to include these foods in their diet. It's realistic for me to throw things in a smoothie, but as you said a lot of people enjoy cooking meals and sitting down to eat with their families- and I'd love to find out how to incorporate these things into foods too as I reshape my diet for maintenance. I find out on Monday if I am accepted into a Dietetic Internship Program... How awesome would it be to win the guide too! My favorite superfood is a new discovery- The mighty CHIA seed. With healthy fat, fiber, and protein.. What's not to love? AND it bulks things up and makes you feel full, full, full! Thanks again for sharing this with us! I hope you have a wonderful Easter, and I'll be looking forward to seeing the winner on Monday!! :)

    4060 days ago
    Looks like more information on nutrition. Count me in!!! I am definitely interested in reading that!!!

    Is Pineapple a superfood??? Well if it is...it's my favorite super food.....Fresh Pineapple emoticon Yummy!

    Thanks for the contest! emoticon
    4060 days ago
  • LJONES23
    I would love to win this ebook! I am still so new to all of this healthy living stuff and am overwhelmed by all the information out there! If someone could tell me exactly what I should be doing, I would be forever grateful! I checked out her website and it looks incredible. Those chocolate bee pollen truffle thingys - OMG - I want to try those!
    4060 days ago
    I wouldn love to win this ebook. I have been overwhelmed with my hectic life and as a result I haven't had the time to sit down and figure out all this clean eating business. I eat fresh and raw every day but I know I am missing so much. I am not even sure what classifies as a "superfood" so I couldn't even give you a favorite. i appreciate teh blog link even if I don't end up winning because it seems like it will be a wonderful resource.
    4061 days ago
    Love it...my favorite superfood is Blueberries...love them in oatmeal and yogurt and just mixed with other berries for a wonderful snack.
    4061 days ago
  • MUSICLVR2675
    This is very exciting Kelly!! I hope you don't mind but I reposted this on my Facebook page but definitely gave you credit in there. Thank you for sharing this blog!! I'm excited to read up on it! :)
    4061 days ago
  • CAROLYN1213
    i WANT IT!! Thanks for the super duper info and link. Why do I want it? Because my body deserves nothing but the best! I have been eating clean and healthy, working out and reviving my zest for an active healthy lifestyle and my body has been responding so beautifully. I owe it the very best for serving me so well. I look at my body and the healthy glow in my face and say thank you for allowing me to pay you back for all the abuse and neglect I have put you through. Second chances are awesome!
    4061 days ago
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