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Guest Post & Giveaway: Fit Food for Foodies

Recently, I published a cookbook called Fit Food for Foodies with very tasty recipes that are gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free. The recipes are quick and so wonderful that you will never know that you are eating “healthy food”. I have found that Bob’s Red Mill gluten free products are widely available and are excellent (that is saying a lot because I am picky). I have several Bob’s Red Mill products in my pantry including a variety of the gluten free flours, baking mix, oats, and brown rice farina. By the way, the brown rice farina makes an excellent polenta (sorry the recipe will be in the next book but maybe I will post it on my website for free- please ask). I made crepes with the teff and gluten free baking mix, they were yummy too.

There has been a lot of media attention lately about obesity linked to the Western diet heavily influenced by processed foods. The problem afflicts millions of people that have adopted a Western diet and can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, adult onset diabetes, and high cholesterol. Many are allergic to foods such as wheat and dairy, knowingly or unknowingly. It is difficult to find processed foods that do not contain some amount of wheat, dairy, or sugar.

Eating healthy, whole foods is healthy and people are becoming more aware of how foods affect energy levels and overall health. Benefits include more energy, weight loss (if you need to), clearer skin and eyes, reduce aches, pains and digestive problems, release yourself from addictive habits, and feel empowered by your choices to take control of your diet and health.

What we eat affects our bodies in many ways. The time is now to eat healthy, wholesome food and live life feeling great. Your health is in your hands and life is a gift, so make the most of it.

Fit Food for Foodies is now available and can be purchased online at


Peggie’s book, Fit Food for Foodies, is a great resource for healthy and delicious recipes. We have partnered with her to bring you a great giveaway just in time for the new year. We have three copies of Fit Food for Foodies to give out and we’ll throw in a package of our Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix and Organic Quinoa (gluten free) for the three lucky winners. Here’s how to enter for your chance to win.

  1. Leave us a comment here, on this post, and tell us your health-related or food-related New Year’s Resolution. It doesn’t have to be crazy, it can be as simple as you like.
  2. For a second chance to win, you may do one of these two things:
    1. Visit Facebook and “Like” Fit Food for Foodies, then report back here and tell us that you did so.
    2. If you are not on Facebook or already “like” Fit Food for Foodies,” you may visit and tell us which “Freebies” recipe sounds the most appealing to you instead.

The contest ends on 12/16 at 11:59 pm. Winners will be chosen through random selection and announced on Friday, December 17th– we’d like to get prizes out to people before the holidays.


Greta says:

I plan on trying to add one more day a week of vegetarian meals and also add more gluten free into me diet.

Donna says:

Same as last year! Just keep being more and more aware of intake and where it came from. Currently have Bob’s almond flour in the cabinet for macaron. 🙂

Donna says:

Most happy to “like” on Facebook.

Susan J. Parker says:

My New Year’s Resolution for 2011 is to continue to eat healthy foods including my favorite gluten free Bob’s Red Mill products– I especially love the gluten free oats for making granola.

DMcDade says:

My New Years resolution is to get better at avoiding my food allergies. I’m great at the GF, but not as much on the soy, sugar & dairy. I want to feel better!! :0)

I am working on getting all synthetic “foods” and synthetic prescription drugs out of my diet. Even vitamins, trying to find “food” vitamins instead of the fake additives. The body does not know how to process these chemicals. Also, limiting wheat and sugar is always the ongoing task. I can always use more easy recipies.

Noelle says:

What a great book. I totally would like to get this.

New Year’s Resolution is health-related. Even though I changed to a vegan semi-gluten-free lifestyle, I want to focus on MORE veggies and fruits and try to share this passion with my husband.

Noelle says:

I “liked” Fit Food for Foodies on Fb! (Noelle K.)

Marylou Forrest says:

My resolution is to follow the Fit Food for Foodie’s way of eating for 2011 and to follow the detox plan for January and February.

Mellonie says:

For 2011 I am committed to doing at least a one week cleanse from the “Fresh Start” I read on the website and to continue the year eating an allergy free diet. Thank you Bob’s for your outstanding products!

Cee says:

I am committed to giving up sodas and coffee in the new year (coffee because I cannot drink it without a gallon of flavored creamer). No caffeine in 2011!

Diane says:

“Liked” on Facebook. I am gluten intolerant and could always use another good cookbook. Love Bob’s Red Mills products, too.

m says:

to eat more fruit and veggies!

Nicole says:

My NY resolution is to continue the exercise regime I recently started. I feel so great!

Nicole says:

I “liked” on Facebook.

Melana says:

I am committed to adding more whole foods to my diet and trying to offer more exciting gf dishes to guests that have gf intolerance when entertaining.

Melana says:

Liked “Fit Food for Foodies” on Facebook.

Esther Oertel says:

I’m a personal chef and culinary coach, and in 2011 I’d like to incorporate more healthy recipes in my cooking classes and personal eating.

I saw a piece about Bob’s Red Mill on 60 Minutes some time ago, which made me like the company all the more!

Esther Oertel says:

I already like “Fit Food for Foodies” on Facebook, so I visited I’d love the polenta recipe Peggie mentions in her guest post.

Jessica says:

I’m hoping to revolutionize my life – going from almost completely sedentary to something more active. Drink less coffee and more water. Less carb binging, more fruit.

Jessica says:

Also, I liked ‘FFforF’ on facebook

Joypenny says:

I just found out 2 weeks ago that I am lactose and gluten intolerant. I’m almost 200lbs overweight and in these past two weeks alone through this Major diet change, and taking care of myself, I have already lost almost 20lbs. I feel fantastic! My new year’s resolution is to continue this journey, reach my goal weight, and learn to cook all the right foods for me as easily and enjoyably as everything else I’ve been making my whole life till now.

sarah dunlap says:

I would like to eat less sugar in 2011.

sarah dunlap says:

I like you and I liked you on Facebook. =)

Ashlei says:

My resolution is to eat as much fresh food as possible and not rely so much on boxed or packaged food.

Becky says:

I want to try to watch portion sizes this up coming year!

I also “liked” the facebook page.

Mike says:

This year, I plan to shift toward more local food and also to incorporate several vegetarian meals per week. Might try to cut back on the beers, too. Playing that one by ear.

Milton says:

Liked on Facebook.

Milton says:

I lost some weight when I had to go gluten free. Now I need to just work on portion control and hopefully loose more.

Debie says:

My goal for the New Year is to really watch my diet so that I continue to lose more weight and (hopefully)get my diabetes meds reduced.

sharon says:

I just “Liked” Fit Food for Foodies on Facebook 🙂

kirstie says:

In 2011 I’d like to expand my GF baking repertoire.

kirstie says:

Added Fit Food for Foodies to my Likes on FB.

Stacey G. says:

I plan to cut more dairy out of my diet, and eat healthier. I’d also like to create more gluten free recipes.

Stacey G. says:

I now like Fit Food for Foodies on Facebook.

Sarah Y. says:

Sarah likes Fit Food for Foodies.

Sarah Y. says:

My new years resolution is to leave “chips” alone. Most everything else I eat is whole grain and vegetables, but when stressed those unhealthy and awful cheesy yuck is my crutch.

Deborah Coury says:

I have been using Bob’s Red Mill products for about 3 years because I love the quality of the product. Now my 26 year old daughter is having major digestive issues and we believe glutten and maybe lactose intolerene is causing it. I am struggling to cook her my homemade recipes glutten free. I need all the help I can get. Thanks

Cara says:

Great giveaway, I love new books! My resolution is fitness-related: to be able to do 10 chinups (though this was my resolution this year and I didn’t get past 5, oops), bench press my body weight and deadlift twice that!

Cara says:

I checked out Peggy’s blog and her lemon salad dressing sounds great. Love the use of horseradish!

Wanda says:

Another healthy cookbook is always welcomed in my house!

Eric Peterson says:

We plan to double the size of our garden and continue to buy local food and produce. Knowing where our food comes from is key to knowing how it’s grown.

bridget says:

Sugar free sounds amazing … can’t wait to see the recipes … thank you!

bridget says:

ok – that wasn’t a resolution … but I don’t like to make them b/c then I end up breaking them! I will try to resolve to try to avoid sugar … does that count? LOL

Amy says:

My food related resolution for 2011 is to finally complete the gluten free sweet potato waffle recipe I am working on for my friend, Katy and my sister-in-law, Rebecca who both have celiac disease. 🙂

Louise says:

I’ve just found out this year that I’m very sensitive to all dairy. I can tolerate butter and margarine in small amounts. Trying to adjust recipes, find new recipes and learn to cook without dairy is my New Year’s challenge.

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