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3 Beautiful Books to Make Positive Food Memories

These books will inspire you to create delicious food memories, enjoy food for what it is and ditch those old tired dieting and deprivation rules.

Young person reading a book at a picnic table.

Food is a common way that we connect with people and make memories. When we think of food, it can trigger memories from the past.

Creating positive food memories, can have significant psychological effects on us for years to come.

I'll just pop my dietitian-y hat on for a moment, seeing how food often gets communicated online is frustrating. Food is often so moralized in the media we view— good, bad, healthy, unhealthy— it makes it hard to enjoy it for what it is and the connection it can bring to communities and each other, with these kinds of messages orbiting in the background.

Creating positive food memories are vital to our well-being because it can make us feel happy and satisfied. They also help with our self-esteem and give us a sense of accomplishment when we have successfully done something that has challenged us before.

We've got three beautiful positive food books new to the Nourish & Treat shop to share this week. These books are hand selected to bring great tools to help you explore food experiences and have a great relationship with it. 

99 Things I Love to Eat

Book 1: 99 Things I Love to Eat: A Journal for Meals & Memories

This journal is a place for you to create a personal food memoir and the food memories you make. It is a place for you to explore your relationship with food and find what it means to be satisfied.

The book contains 99 guided journal prompts for you to capture meals and memories. Get inspired to cook, eat, travel, and celebrate delicious things in life! Yes please! 

Learn more about 99 Things I Love to Eat

Thrifty Cooking Cookbook

Book 2: Thrifty Cooking: Over 170 reliable recipes and hundreds of budget-friendly hints and tips by The Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc.

This book is a collection of recipes that are delicious and budget-friendly. This cookbook draws on the wisdom of The Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc. in Australia. It's a great looking book beautifully illustrated throughout. 

The book has recipes for all occasions, from breakfast to dinner, desserts and tips for making your cooking more economical, with some fabulous cooking hacks included. 

Learn more about: Thrifty Cooking

The F*uck It Diet by Caroline Dooner

Book 3: The F*ck It Diet: How To Ditch Dieting and Repair Your Relationship with Food by Caroline Dooner

Full disclosure, The F*ck It Diet is a book that is not about dieting. It's about learning to do away with yo-yo dieting and repairing your relationship with food. Caroline draws on her history with food and diets to do some significant diet myth-busting.  

This book is for anyone who has ever felt at war with their own body, found themselves counting calories, weighing food, or measuring portions.

Learn more about: The F*ck It Diet


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