I’m so excited for the October 11th release of an amazing new cookbook called Nourishing Meals written by my friend Alissa Segersten and her husband Tom Malterre, MS, CN! Their first book, The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook had so many flavorful recipes and has been one of my consistent go-to recommendations for the last few years. Ali’s new project, Nourishing Meals has been something she’s been working on since 2008. Nourishing Meals is the ultimate guide to eating healthfully as a family—a simple, practical cookbook that shows how easy it is to ditch processed foods one meal at a time with 365 delicious, whole food-based, allergen-free recipes that the entire family will love. 
Get this amazing resource by entering my giveaway of Nourishing Meals by doing the following:
1. Follow me @BeingBrigid on Instagram and/or Facebook and Ali @wholelifenutrition on instagram and/or @nourishingmeals on facebook. 
2. Repost a picture of the Nourishing Meals cookbook on Instagram and/or Facebook and tag @wholelifenutrition and @BeingBrigid. See my social media pages for their beautiful pictures!
The deadline for the giveaway is Sunday October 16th. Be sure to share their pictures and get one of their beautiful cookbooks delivered to your house! Trust me, this is one that you do not want to miss out on!


It can be daunting to live a whole foods lifestyle in today’s busy world—even more so to prepare plant-rich, allergen-free meals that’ll get the whole family around the table. Ali and Tom have mastered a gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free lifestyle for their family of seven (yes–five children!) and are sharing their favorite recipes to make it more manageable for you and your family. Nourishing Meals makes it easy and fun with dishes that burst with flavor, such as their Cherry Pecan Salad, Butternut Squash and Pinto Bean Enchiladas, Chipotle-Lime Roasted Chicken, and Banana Coconut Cream Pie.

Not only does Ali make all of her own recipes but she also grows most of their food in her garden. When I met Tom and Ali at a functional medicine conference two years ago they had two of their sons there making green smoothies for everyone! Talk about teaching your kids how to live well at a young age! You can find out more about the book on their blog. You can also order your own copy and then go back to their website to get a free e-book of yummy gluten-free lunch recipes on their website.