Folks, we, as a movement, are changing lives. We have a number of allies and colleagues whose blogs, books and educational materials inspire others to eat and live in a way that truly nourishes them and their families. Kristen Michaelis of Food Renegade is one of Nourishing Our Children’s community members and a consistent supporter whose contributions we feel grateful for.
I have read the following review of her book Beautiful Babies published on Amazon several times and it continues to move me now! I also positively reviewed the book.
Orange Cheese Lover Says: This Changed My Life
April 1, 2013
This review is from: Beautiful Babies: Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, Breast-feeding, and Baby’s First Foods Paperback
I’m not a foodie. I love processed foods. Orange cheese, McDonalds, tube cookie dough … what the heck is this book on my recommendations page? Why would I even order it? I’m not a Weston Price person or any of those organizations. (15 days ago I had never heard of Weston Price.) Heck, I didn’t even know what coconut oil was or what the difference between corn and canola oil was two weeks ago. Why would you want beef that was raised on grass when corn-fed beef doesn’t have that kind-of weird taste? And yes, chicken skin is so good, but it’s really bad. Now, I eat and sleep and breathe this stuff. I mean it. Amazon somehow figured I might like this. Probably when I was buying a yogurt maker or a Montessori teaching book. I buy nothing else with Organic, Slow Food, Grass-Fed, or the like in the title. It’s a little frightening how they could predict. Well, it arrived. I ordered it sort-of irresponsibly because I always feel a little guilty that I can’t breast feed. I opened it sitting on the stairs. My kids were yelling for things, but I was glued. Two weeks later we get eggs from a “speak-easy” shed where you leave money for a farmer in town (yes, me, those of you who know me!). The yolks are neon yellow and I feed them to my 5 mo old. We get pasture-raised butter and cream from Whole Foods (best we can do for now) and I have tons of frozen grass-raised meats in my freezer. My life has literally changed. I can never eat the same way again. (And again, readers, I am not one of those Prius-driving, Farmer’s Market-loving types, really!!!) I think so much of this is true and so much matters. It was an easy read and a brilliant introduction into what is no doubt the most important thing I can do for my children and family — feed them well. And it’s not hard at all.
Read more from our exchange in the aftermath of her review, here on Amazon.
Kristien Michaelis has offered a 50% discount promotion on her Beautiful Babies online class with lifetime access.
I reviewed the class and her book and sincerely recommend both. Read my review.
Just use coupon code BEMINE at checkout. It is just offered for 2 days only – today is the last opportunity!
4 Responses to From Orange Cheese to Orange Eggs
Pinned! What a wonderful testimony!
Whoo hoo! That is definitely inspiring!
I didn’t know that Kristen from Food Renegade offered this healthy babies class. So encouraging all the resources that are now available to moms! :)
This is a truly moving review. For me there was no one life-changing moment, it was more gradual but the more you learn the more you know you must change. Education is power and the movement is truly changing lives!