Simply Real Health Cookbook Giveaway!

March 13, 2015
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As someone whose life is devoted to helping others simplify theirs, my appreciation for my friendiest friend Sarah of Simply Real Health, and now (!), the Simply Real Health Cookbook is difficult to articulate short of “duh.”

It’s exhausting to try to keep up with what’s “good” and what’s “bad” in our food culture. If you’re attentive to your health, you’re often confused and feel bombarded by deceptive food labels. And if you’re clueless, you’re unknowingly ingesting gross ingredients. It is truly invaluable to have a resource like the Simply Real Health Cookbook.

Live Simply by Annie's giving away the gorgeous new Simply Real Health cookbook!

Favorite aspect of the book besides every damn thing? Oh, I don’t know, how about the fact that Sarah manages to break down healthy eating and the best foods for you in around 3 pages flat? Or the fact that the titles of her recipes, alone, will make your mouth water? The way she’s ingeniously sorted recipes by meal, and coded each with an icon to make deciding the right meal for the moment that bit easier? Or that the images (by Jasmine Pulley) are so ridiculously gorgeous you just might reach out your hand in the hopes of chowing down?

Mostly, this cookbook is so tangibly instilled with the mission that is at the heart of Simply Real Health—ease, joy; way less rigidity and way more natural, effortless goodness.

Live Simply by Annie's giving away the gorgeous new Simply Real Health cookbook!

I can’t really get behind most cookbooks for the reasons that Sarah mentions in her intro—namely, they’re filled with recipes whose length is enough to cause one’s eyes to glaze over, and, criminally, they prescribe obscure ingredients that not only require special trips to the store to procure, but which also ultimately become kitchen clutter, as they’re rarely if ever utilized again.

On the other hand, there are the Simply Real Health recipes, whose lengths actually inspire, rather than deter, cooking. There is the fact that the ingredients called for are ones that most people who eat healthily will already have on hand. It’s just that we don’t have the imagination to combine them in the original ways Sarah does. Or we’re so used to Zucchini being served up at dinner, we can’t fathom it being the star of a breakfast muffin on our own.

Live Simply by Annie's giving away the gorgeous new Simply Real Health cookbook!

It is not lip service (pun obviously intended) to say that as I flip through the cookbook, I have the overwhelming feeling of wanting to cook up every recipe it contains. Except for the fish, because I have a severe phobia, and I won’t lie and tell you I’m working on it either, ‘cause I’m not, and ‘cause this way you’ll know how honest I’ve been about everything else.

Live Simply by Annie's giving away the gorgeous new Simply Real Health cookbook!

It means a lot when I encourage people to purchase something. It means that even though I spend my days ridding people’s homes and lives of the unessential, I believe the item in question is special enough that it deserves to take up space. I believe it will serve people and help them on the path to being their best selves.

As for the Simply Real Health Cookbook I can only say: get it. Use it. Now.

Live Simply by Annie's giving away the gorgeous new Simply Real Health cookbook!

 

And to celebrate the book’s launch, Sarah and I are offering two copies hot of the presses for you, my readerest readers to win. Plus, you can all get %15 off the book by heading over here, scrolling down to the bottom of the page where it says “buy now” and using “livesimply” as the code.

Here’s how to win:

Follow Live Simply by Annie and Simply Real Health on Instagram and leave a comment on this blog post. You can also earn an additional entry by pinning an image from this post. Do it all down here:

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34 Comments

  1. Shannon on March 13, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Would LOVE this cookbook!

    • Jess plowgian on March 13, 2015 at 10:38 am

      I’d love this cookbook!

  2. christeen on March 13, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Love your blog and would love the cookbook!

  3. Brandi on March 13, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Hi Annie! This cookbook looks beautiful and I’m so excited by the idea of simplicity in recipes! Would love to win this cookbook to gain some inspiration to add something different to the tired recipes I turn to again and again – zucchini in breakfast muffins! Mind = blown.

  4. Whitney on March 13, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Love supporting local femail ‘treps!

    • Whitney on March 13, 2015 at 10:50 am

      And by “femail” I mean, “female.” Wow, #TGIF fail :).

  5. Heather on March 13, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I’ve been trying to eat whole foods and be healthier but so often that means I just eat a bunch of vegetables dipped in hummus and fruits – I’d love to try out these simple, healthy recipes that will add some variation into my diet!

  6. Taura on March 13, 2015 at 11:46 am

    I have been trying to take my simple living aspects into other areas of my life, including REAL food. I’m not a very good cook and am anxiously learning whatever and whenever I can. This cookbook would really help me out!

  7. Laura on March 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Yum! Looks delicious!

  8. Shannon on March 13, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    I was just looking for a cookbook like this and having no luck finding a good fit for me. This looks amazing – would love to win it!

  9. Kelly on March 13, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    I love trying out new recipes. This book looks great!

  10. masperle on March 13, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    I love eating well and I need help with recipes to do this and feel good about my health.

  11. Liz E on March 13, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    I’m really looking to be inspired. LOVE your blog, BTW. I have it bookmarked.

  12. Bluegrass to Dubai on March 13, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    This looks amazing! Tbh, I’m over the trends of what is healthy and not healthy anymore. If you stick to eating real foods, I think you should be alright! This book looks right up my alley 🙂

  13. jenseeme on March 14, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Annie, I appreciate your authentic voice in your daily writings, which makes your endorsement of any product carry much more weight and influence. Thank you. I also love that, while admitting that you normally urge us to get RID of things, this time you are actually urging us to GET and USE this lovely cookbook.

  14. Becky simmons on March 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    You two girls are among my favorite health people! I can’t wait to get the book !!!

  15. Donna on March 14, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Healthy living goes hand in hand with a clutter-free lifestyle. So this book and your blog make a perfect pairing. Hope to receive this thoughtful gift. p.S. I pinned an image to my “Food Creations” board!

  16. Amye on March 14, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Thank you for this great opportunity!!!

  17. Haley on March 16, 2015 at 4:45 am

    I love to cook, but don’t always have a lot of time. Simple sounds good to me.

  18. Leslie on March 16, 2015 at 5:20 am

    The DH and I just started eating clean. I would love to own a cookbook with simple recipes for healthy recipes. Thanks!

  19. Michaela on March 16, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Bonus points for already following both of you in almost every way possible? (Except for literally following you around…..I swear…..) Sarah’s meal plans are nothing short of amazing and I can’t wait to get my hands on the book!

  20. emilee on March 17, 2015 at 8:09 am

    mmmmm. all the veggies!

  21. Tracy on March 17, 2015 at 8:39 am

    “…they prescribe obscure ingredients that not only require special trips to the store to procure, but which also ultimately become kitchen clutter, as they’re rarely if ever utilized again.” This perfectly explains the current state of my pantry. I need this book in my life!

  22. Katie dixon on March 17, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Would love to have this cookbook for inspiration!

  23. Stephanie Middleton on March 17, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Would love! Having been a part of a few of Sarah’s groups in the past I can only imagine how amazing this could be!

  24. Alexis on March 17, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I would love this cookbook! I already follow her blog and just love the recipes I’ve already tried! I made the Photoshoot Salad last night and will be enjoying it for lunch 🙂

  25. Ling Ling on March 17, 2015 at 9:22 am

    this would be so awesome to win. Thank you!

  26. Stephanie G on March 17, 2015 at 9:23 am

    All I can say is – get this cookbook! I have had the pleasure of working with both Annie & Sarah. Annie is not overselling – Sarah has a way of guiding you on healthy food that is so honest & simple you wonder why you didn’t learn this at 8. Bonus is her recipes are amazingly delish! I’ve done her meal plans and when I make any of her meals, everyone who tries want the recipe. I’m beyond excited in anticipation of my copy arriving!!

  27. Olivia on March 17, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I met Sarah at a corporate event where she shared some of her favorite recipes, one of my favorites is the cashew pesto over kale, omg! I can’t wait for her book!

  28. Christina on March 17, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Yum! I found your recipes via a Buzzfeed article and can’t wait to try every one! I’m making the Pesto Kale salad ASAP!

  29. Jen {at home in the northwest} on March 17, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Yum yum yum! Would love to get my hands on one of those cookbooks! Good job, Sarah!

  30. Jonelli on March 17, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Would love to win this book to take even better care of my family! And Sarah makes cooking look so fun and pleasant!!

  31. runningyourbody on March 18, 2015 at 10:53 am

    The cookbook looks beautiful and delicious! I would love to have a copy, and could promote it on my blog as well!

  32. Lauren on March 18, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    A cookbook without crazy ingredients that I have to buy from a Sherpa in the Himalayas? Count me in!

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