Today: The SparkPeople Cookbook

Update:  Congrats to Sophie @ Life’s Philosophie!  And many thanks to all who entered.  This giveaway is now closed.

Late last year, I received a complimentary copy of The SparkPeople Cookbook.  I was familiar with the SparkPeople website and love their Instagram account, and had heard great things about that community from friends looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle.  After spending some time enjoying the cookbook and perusing the hundreds of searchable recipes (including a special section for parties and seasonal dishes) on SparkRecipes, I’m hooked.

I’ve never been much of a meal planner.  While pregnant, I stuck with small, frequent meals and seemed to experience new food aversions daily (root beer, raspberries, mashed potatoes and cucumbers… those were my safe foods hahaha).  I’m still eating round the clock (and often with one hand), but have been so happy to crave actual meals again.  Whenever I get a new cookbook, I seem to spend hours marking pages that whet my appetite.  That way I can easily find meal inspiration when I’ve grown sick of, welp… raspberries and root beer.  (Bodies are so weird.)

The SparkPeople Cookbook is full of healthy recipes, along with really helpful instructions for healthy cooking techniques, inspirational stories from the SparkPeople community, ideas for ingredient swaps, and other educational content.

It’s the kind of cookbook you’ll want to actually read.

The lovely folks at SparkPeople are offering a copy of The Spark People Cookbook to one On Tap for Today reader in the U.S.  To enter, simply leave a comment below.  I will choose a winner (using random.org) at the end of the day on Monday, February 17th.

Full monty disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of The Spark People Cookbook.  I was not compensated for this review or giveaway.  As always, I’m happy to share my honest thoughts on products I enjoy.  Also, it’s been two weeks since my last sip of root beer.

Also On Tap for Today:

What’s your meal planning style?  Always prepared… or fly by the seat of your pants?

 

17 thoughts on “Today: The SparkPeople Cookbook

  • February 13, 2014 at 10:12 pm
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    Sounds like a great cookbook, I’d love to check it out!!

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  • February 13, 2014 at 10:27 pm
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    Sounds great! I am in the midst of a healthy lifestyle change at the moment and this cookbook would be perfect :)

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  • February 14, 2014 at 2:10 am
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    Thank you for the giveaway, I’d love to win this book!
    As for meal planning, I just try to make sure to have food that I enjoy on hand… I don’t really plan full meals ahead.

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  • February 14, 2014 at 7:36 am
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    Ooh that cookbook looks great — I need to jazz up my meal planning.

    Congrats on the baby!

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  • February 14, 2014 at 10:32 am
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    I’ve heard such great things about this cookbook!

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  • February 14, 2014 at 11:33 am
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    I’ve been revamping my diet and trying to eat more healthy meals. I feel this new cookbook would be great for my new plan. Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  • February 14, 2014 at 11:41 am
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    I need a new cookbook! Moving out of my parents place means i need to cook for myself! (haha!)

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  • February 14, 2014 at 5:03 pm
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    Any Cookbook that can help me trim down, I am in! Thanks for the chance!

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  • February 15, 2014 at 8:20 am
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    I try to prepare but sometimes have to fly by the seat of my pants. This cookbook sounds great. Thanks for the chance.

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  • February 15, 2014 at 11:50 am
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    Oh my goodness…I totally need to lose weight in the new year. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  • February 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm
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    Congrats to you and Nick on beautiful baby Grace! Maybe she & baby boy Haupert will be friends? ;-). (I found your blog a few years ago because of Tina’s blog)

    I am always looking for meal inspiration and for some reason I enjoy actual cookbook books rather than printing recipes off the internet.

    Thanks to you and The Spark People for the giveaway!!

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  • February 17, 2014 at 9:00 am
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    I have become,um, borderline, obsessed with eating healthy, organic foods. I just picked up The Longevity Kitchen by Rebecca Katz. Google it when you have some time. I think, if I could go back some years, I’d be a certified nutritionist and wellness coach. Thanks Liz for introducing me to yet another healthy cookbook. Have a happy day!

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  • February 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm
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    Spark people is a great community, I expect the cookbook will be full of the same inspiration. Congrats on the baby.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!