Is eating a nutrient dense diet really doable? (And questions I need your help with)


This is a picture of a meal based on the meal that Dr. Price had served to malnourished children to help rebuild their dental health (as mentioned previously, he was highly successful in doing just that!).

There have been some really great questions since I started posting in this series about Dr. Price and nutrient dense foods ( (Other posts: Are you really eating a nutrient dense diet? The diet that cures cavities, and The synergy of nutrients)). Questions that I hope to even have some guest bloggers/experts help answer for me. But one of the less complicated, yet most complicated (if you know what I mean) questions I have had is how to make this diet practical for everyday living. This is one of the most important questions to answer. Yet, it is also one of the least complicated.

Is eating this way time consuming?

Can this diet with lots of nutrient-rich foods be possible on a daily basis? I think that it can be. Just look at the picture above. The milk and OJ took little prep time (and the cod liver and butter too)! My pot of seafood stew took about 45 minutes total time to make, the biscuits only about ten minutes of prep time. The apples (or orange juice) may not be necessary, but the baked apples(being my simple super easy recipe for baked apples) also took only about ten minutes to prep. So in about the time that it would take you to watch one 1-hour show, you could have this nourishing meal finished and served. Considering that Americans can average 2.8 hours of TV time per day, this is a doable time frame for most of us, if we are willing to rearrange our schedule a bit.

Can it be done on a budget?

But what about frugality? This meal is not Kraft Macaroni and Cheese cheap. I can’t deny that. But it also isn’t as expensive as you’d think.

The chicken broth used in my stew was made out of frugal and nutritious homemade broth. Salmon is running pretty darn expensive right now, so I used a compromise food in this stew: Canned salmon (skinless, boneless), and it was wonderful!

The biscuits were quick to make with inexpensive whole grains (they were gluten-free too!). The apples were made with bulk apples that I buy for about four dollars for three pounds (they are on the small side so you also get a lot of apples per pound). Really the most expensive part was that cup of raw milk you see pictured. I pay more then most, as we are 1. Getting raw goat’s milk 2. Buying it at a local co-op, instead of driving to the farm, but I am looking for ways to get my milk fresh from the farm too.

If this is the most expensive meal of the day, you are doing really well. You will have paid less then the average take out meal too, for a very filling, nutritious meal.

Can you really eat all of that food at once?
Some of us were talking about whether or not you really had to eat all of the food at the same time (because of the need of a synergy of nutrients). The answer is perhaps not, especially if you have a good body store of certain nutrients. However, I find that if I spread it out too much, I may not always be getting everything in everyday. Plus, many felt that it was too hard to eat all of that food at once. Well, I can say that a 6-year old might not be able to eat a whole pint of soup (2 cups), but I can eat most of it at one time (I cut the milk in half and drink the other half later, and I have a little break before dessert). Once again looking at our picture, it really isn’t a huge amount of food, just a hearty meal. It’s a meal worth slowing down to savor.

When I look at that meal, I see a nice, but very doable meal. I hope you do too. But I know this one meal isn’t enough help to really adequately answer the above questions.  I answered one of the comments from you, “Is this really doable?” with “It is as doable as we make.” Which wasn’t at all meant to be a snide remark, but rather a musing one on how to make a super nutrient dense meal plan doable time-wise, budget-wise, and tummy-room wise.

In order to best give answer to that important question, I am working behind the scenes to put together an eBook with menu plans that help put together entire meals based on some of these nutrient dense principles put forth by Dr. Price – principles I am still researching. I may change things up a bit, and have plenty of substitutions, but it will be founded on his principles.

I want people to find out that these principles can be simple and easy to follow! And reasonably frugal too! This will hopefully be a help to those of you willing to do my challenge (coming up!).

But because I am writing this eBook for you guys, I want to make sure it serves you the best. Would you mind telling me what you’d like to see in this eBook? I don’t plan on this being a full sized book like my 300 page book, Ladled. (Though who knows! Maybe I will expand it later to be another big book). But I do want it to be a helpful (and frugal!) resource.

Here are a couple of questions I’d love for you to answer for me.

1. Dietary Restrictions you’d like to see options for in the eBook
2. To get you started in eating this way, how many menus would you think adequate?
3. What types of food do you like best? American/British, Indian, Asian, a mix?
4. Any suggestions for how this eBook can be the most helpful for you?
5. Name ideas for the title, anyone? I don’t know if I can legally use the name, “ Dr. Price” in the title, but I could certainly use the words, “nutrient dense”. Free copy of my upcoming eBook to the first person who comes up with a name that I use for this eBook!

KimiHarris

I love beautiful and simple food that is nourishing to the body and the soul. I wrote Fresh: Nourishing Salads for All Seasons and Ladled: Nourishing Soups for All Seasons as another outlet of sharing this love of mine. I also love sharing practical tips on how to make a real food diet work on a real life budget. Find me online elsewhere by clicking on the icons below!

Comments

  1. Kellyc says

    1- no restrictions here
    2–a cople of weeks of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, & snacks
    3-a mix
    4- I love your quick tips…ones that cut corners (price-wise and time-wise)
    5- names…hmmmm, following your nourishing” cookbook theme, what about:
    Nutrient dense foods:
    Nourishing foods for all seasons

    I am not sure about adding the word “diet” because of the stigma of a plan versus a lifestyle or way of life.

    Lovelovelove our other cookbooks!

  2. Tania says

    I love your cookbooks, please do this! We are gluten-free and dairy-free, so please include those options. I would love ideas for all meals and snacks included for a couple of weeks at least. Also, we love Mexican, American, and some Asian. Thank you!

  3. Countmein says

    Definitely looking forward to this coming ebook! I’m a retired senior citizen and just new to Dr. Price and nutrient dense meals. Prefer American/British, Mexican, Asian in that order but definitely need instructions on what/how to put it all together. The why is great info to have to if you were able to include some of it. There are probably dietary restrictions I need to follow with my age, cancer history and mixed connective tissue disease but no one in the medical field has given me any. 2 week plan would be good to start with as many recipes as you could. Thank you ahead of time!

  4. Erin says

    1. We don’t do much pork or seafood and usually avoid meal plans that are heavy on dairy products.
    2. A month’s worth of meals would be great.
    3. We like variety, but the more kid-friendly the better.
    4. With the size of our family (5 kids), cost is a big factor in how we cook. The more meat-stretcher meals we can do, the better. Very rarely will we have a whole roast or a whole chicken as a main dish. Most of the time we stock up on meat and are using frozen, whole meat (a whole chicken as opposed to just breasts). I think meal plans that focussed on each day’s worth of meals/prep would be great. For instance, if dinner one day was going to be more expensive, then maybe the breakfast and lunch options would be more frugal. Likewise, if one meal of the day would require more prep, then it would be helpful if the other meals required less prep.
    5. Deliberate: Nourishing meals for today’s family OR Deliberate: Making every meal count

    • Heather says

      I can agree with everything mentioned in this post-even the five kids! I second these recommendations for our clan, with the caveat that we love cheesy yumminess.

  5. Kelly says

    This is a great idea. a 30-day plan would be great… obviously..but I’d settle for 2-weeks :). We are processed food free meaning no flour either…so some whole grain salads would be awesome. Any style of food is great…we are all about variety. I am finding it hard to come up with variety meals that don’t include flour and can be quick and easy….Thanks for all the effort!

  6. Ellen B. says

    1. I would say for sure Grain-free options… (We don’t have any restrictions, so I’m not very helpful there.)
    2. I would say 2-4 weeks of menus would be awesome! Maybe some repeats or variations using leftovers. Also, mix and match menus would rock!
    3. We like many kinds of foods- so a variety would be great!
    4. I would love to see advance prep stuff listed out- like soaking, sprouting, bone broth making, culturing, etc…. so you know how much needs to be done in the days leading up to making a meal.
    5. I like the one name title, like “Ladled”, so maybe:
    Nourished : A Guide to Easy & Affordable, Nutrient-Dense Meals

  7. Tajah says

    1. Dietary Restrictions you’d like to see options for in the eBook

    I would love to see suggestions for a dairy free diet – not just lactose free, dairy free as well as I have a dairy allergy.

    2. To get you started in eating this way, how many menus would you think adequate?

    I would love to see maybe 4-5 one week meal plans. That way you can dip in and out as you see fit. Maybe one week you can do nutrient dense, but the next week it doesn’t work for you so you can do a week of regular meals.

    3. What types of food do you like best? American/British, Indian, Asian, a mix?

    I just love food – all of the above and more! we eat a lot of spicy foods in our house so would love to see some of those as well.

    4. Any suggestions for how this eBook can be the most helpful for you?

    How to come up with quick (or at least do-able for a busy working mom of 4 kids) easy, but nutrient dense meals. Cooking nutrient dense meals in a slow cooker would be great. Same for meals to cook in advance and freeze. And budgeting advice, plus where to source the foods/ingredients is always useful. Prices on meals/foods I don’t find anywhere near as useful (one of my gripes on budget cooking websites is they always quote prices – and they are NEVER anywhere near what I have to pay for the same ingredients!). Food prices vary so much from area to area and even from week to week that meal costings are meaningless.

    5. Name ideas for the title, anyone? The Doable Nutrient Dense Diet

  8. Linda Osmond says

    How about “Nutriously Dense and Doable Meals” or “Nutrient Dense and Doable Meal Plans” for your title. Sounds like a great e-book in the works! Best wishes in your endeavor.
    Linda Osmond

  9. Naomi H says

    1. dairy free options
    2. two weeks (although certainly appreciate more)
    3. mix
    4. time/money shortcuts
    5. Nourish: Implementing Nutrient Dense in Real Life
    or Practicing Nutrient Dense in Real Life

  10. Karen says

    I am so thrilled to see that you are tackling this project! Your first post about this really piqued my interest, but I am struggling with meal plans that cover all the basics. I think 2-4 weeks of meal plans might be a little unreasonable – perhaps just week would be a good start, as after a little experience, it won’t be as hard for most people to figure out the meal plans themselves, mixing and matching from their own collection of recipes. Our family aims for just one super nutrient dense meal a day, but it isn’t always dinner (although most days, that is the only meal that we all eat the same thing at the same time). And we too are all about variety. We don’t have any dietary restrictions, but we have many friends that are wheat free and dairy free, who don’t eat very well, so it would be a great way for me to introduce them into the lifestyle (not diet!). THANK YOU for all your effort!

  11. Joy says

    Oh, how about this for the title: “Nourished: Simple, Hearty, Nutrient Dense Meals” I am a vegan and dabbling right now with gluten-free because of digestive issues, but I still look forward to reading more on your site. I’d love to see recipes that have dairy-free options and/or could be made gluten-free. (Those biscuits look amazing!). I’m a big fan of ethnic cuisines, too–Indian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mexican–love them all. Good luck with your book; it sounds awesome.

  12. Tracey says

    I live in a region that has access to farm raised fruits and vegetables but raw milk products are hard to find. Any substitutes for raw dairy? We do not want to eliminate dairy, but we can not get the raw form.

  13. Rachel says

    Kimi,
    I’ve dabbled in Dr. Price’s ideas to one extent or another for several years since reading Nourishing Traditions, but for some reason or another, it just never really takes. I go through seasons of being interested in doing more with it and then seasons of just giving up on it as an unreachable ideal. I think part of it is that we need to actually *like* the food, and it has to be doable for a mom of three small children.
    With regard to actually liking the food, I think that because a lot of the things associated with traditional diets are an acquired taste, it tends to set my family up for failure. I have tried a plain kombucha, I don’t like it, and I’m not going to spend the time or money trying to acquire a taste for it. Same for liver, sadly. The funny thing about liver is that I, by far the most adventurous eater in the family, can taste it in everything I try to hide it in, even when my family is oblivious.
    Anyway, I digress.
    1. Our dietary restrictions are a bit odd but easy for me to work around, so I’ll not clog up the conversation with them. The common one is pork, but I do make exception for bacon. :-) In reality, our restrictions are more economic in nature. In order to afford local pasture raised meats, I use whole chickens and a lot of ground beef and roasts. So we do not eat a lot of the more expensive or specific cuts of meat.
    2. A two week rotation of dinners would be good as long as I could use them all.
    3. We like American, Italian, Mexican, Indian, Chinese. Not as much Middle Eastern, Thai. I’m working on getting more acceptance of salad meals. We do not like shellfish.
    4. Meal plan subscriptions that I’ve dabbled in have proven to be a waste of time and money because my cuts of meat are limited. Once I toss out all the meals with pork, boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, shellfish, and various steaks, I’m left with almost nothing. As I mentioned, we use mostly whole chickens (I can cut them up but I don’t debone), ground beef and roasts, supplemented with soups, meatless meals, frozen salmon and mahi mahi filets and canned fish. I can get some compromise B/S chicken breasts on sale, so they are not *entirely* out. Also as mentioned, we need simple straightforward, not an acquired taste. Breakfast ideas and packed lunch ideas would also be great!
    5. Nourished Table?

  14. Amy Carter says

    1 no restrictions here
    2 at least 2 weeks but a months worth would be fantastic and give lots of variety I think
    3 English, asian are my favorites, some mexican too
    4 I hate waste, so meals that overlap things like chicken broth or veggies, or grains that are used in multiple ways throughout the week. Make sense?
    5 Nourishing Menus or Heal your body with Nutrient Dense Foods or The Nurtrient Game: How many Can you fit on One Plate? :)

  15. Kamie says

    This is a huge issue for my family right now! Thank you for the ideas.

    How about:
    Synergy: Nourishing Meal Combinations
    or
    Combined: Nutrient Dense Meal Plans

  16. Debra Z says

    1. Dairy (I don’t include butter as dairy to be honest) & Grain Free options. Lots of other stuff too but they’re unusual so I just work around them.
    2. Two weeks at least with breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks. Also consider lunches for people who work so that travel well.
    3. I love Asian and Mexican and Italian.
    4. My biggest problems are no freezer space and cooking for one – the cost is prohibitive when you can’t buy in bulk so meals that play off of each other as Amy Carter suggested.
    5. Pack It In: Nutrient Dense Meals to Get Your Health Back on Track

  17. Alexis says

    1- If you could do GAPS recipes that would be great.
    2- A couple weeks to a month would be good enough.
    3- I love all food, seriously.
    4- I have to agree with a comment from above…if you could dig deeper into soaking nuts and grains and such and just the importance of the traditional WAY of doing things.
    5- “Following “The Man””. That should be the title. I think it has a nice ring to it. Ya know, because hes the man this all came from. And theres a little pun there too because “the man” nowadays (uncle Sam, etc.) goes against everything that traditional eating and Dr. Price stands for. Now I want to write a book and use that title lol

  18. Stephanie Atwood says

    The Doable Nutrient Dense Diet
    This is just what I have been looking for for my kids, I can’t wait!
    p.s. I love your nourishing soups for all seasons cookbook! I am having so much fun with it, and the recipes are amazing!

  19. AmyM says

    I would love to see foods from many different cultures, especially since international food is all the rage here in San Francisco where I live. Particularly Asian, Italian, Mexican/Latin American, Indian, and even something inspired by African cuisine would be awesome! It seems like most of the WAPF websites I’ve found have very European/American recipes, especially for main courses.

  20. EileenH says

    1. Dietary Restrictions – nightshade foods (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers)
    2. # menus – 4 to 5 of b, l, & d.
    3. type – a mix
    4. helpful – showing me how to transform what my family already enjoys
    5. title – Gut Feeling Good: How to Make Nutrient Dense Foods Work for You

  21. ariyele says

    1. Dietary Restrictions: Grain-free options. Dairy is a problem too but I choose to eat butter, ghee, etc
    2. # of menus: a month or more…
    3. Types of food: Any and all. I’m in agreement with everyone above. The more varied, the better.
    4. Suggestions for how this eBook can be the most helpful for you? Grain-GAPS friendly recipes, ways to do it on a tight budget,
    5. Name ideas for the title, anyone? I don’t know if I can legally use the name, “ Dr. Price” in the title, but I could certainly use the words, “nutrient dense.”

    I liked the phrase: Pack It In… i’m gonna think about this some more and get back to you. i personally think the phrase “nutrient dense” is a bit overused to the point where it’s starting to mean less, esp since paleo/primal folks are using it too (which is not a knock on them, just to say that it’s becoming more diluted from its original meaning).

    this is just my personal opinion though so take it with a grain of salt.

  22. E Marshall says

    1. Gluten-free and grain free
    2. Two weeks to one month of menus
    3. American, Italian, and Mexican
    4. I think it would be most helpful when I haven’t fully “planned ahead” and can use what I’ve already made and have on hand…..
    5. “Using good sense of your cents while serving nutrient dense” :o)

  23. Beth says

    - You could have a “key” that indicates which recipes are SCD or GAPS friendly, grain free, dairy free, egg free, etc. and indexed lists of these at the end.

    - Tips for kitchen equipment: types and where to get them on a budget. Include recommendations for getting an extra freezer in order to stock up and store things more easily.

    - Have a section that’s ingredient based. For example, start with a main ingredient and include a variety of options for its use, sort of a theme and variations.

    - Include tips for increasing natural fats in the diet. With instructions for rendering your own.

    - Create a series of easy, nutrient-dense, enzyme-rich sauces that can be used for many of the recipes.

  24. Jessie says

    my only comment is that it would be best for me to include a wide variety of foods. I’m supposed to do a 4 day rotation diet, so I need lots of variety. I also try not to do dairy, although I will eat butter (probably should make it into ghee, but that doesn’t happen often).

  25. L says

    Gluten free and dairy free options would be great! Two weeks worth of meals works well for our family. That’s the amount I rotate through now, and any more tends to be overwhelming. I’m SO excited for the ebook! I’ve been trying really hard to do one really good, nutrient dense meal a day (usually dinner), and you’ve been such a help already! Thank you, Kimi!

  26. Treasure says

    I love the idea of nutrient dense meal plans. I’m pretty new to this type of eating, but I’m all-in, learning as much as I can about the W. A. Price way.
    1. I’d like to see grain-free options, GAPS legal meals.
    2. I think 2 weeks to 30 days would be great.
    3. We like mostly Asian, American and Mexican flavors.
    4. We are a family of 6, with a tight budget, so stretching protein is important. Would like menus for planned leftovers to lighten the kitchen duties and would love it if it were easy to spot if things needed advance prep, like…”start soaking the beans 24 hrs ahead…”, etc., also snacks are important as all our kids are 7 and under and we’re getting tired of cheese, fruit, carrot sticks and peanut butter, heehee.
    5. For a title, how about “Nourishing Families with Nutrient Dense Meals”.
    Thanks, I’m excited about seeing this come together.

  27. Lisa Evans says

    We have been shifting to a paleo/nutrient dense diet for many reasons, and since my husband is a Periodontist, this is very interesting information for me!
    1. cow’s milk and those dairy products, but incorporating goat and sheep products will be interesting(especially from local resources) and gluten free.
    2. A couple of weeks worth of menu ides, knowing that many things can be switched around.
    3. good food has no ethnicity, however we gravitate to American, Thai, and Mexican
    4. Proteins that can be cooked in a large batch, and then be supplemented with other “fresh” ingredients and stretched to cover lunchs at work. I love the idea of “advanced prep” notice, maybe a listing of recipes that are broken into prep time categories, as well as exection times.
    5. so many good ideas on the title, it will come as you get things going, GOOD Cooking!

  28. Stephanie says

    I would like to see at least 10 days with of meals, more would be great!
    Grain free, but I am allergic to chicken and find SO much of cookbooks are full of chicken recipes, so I appreciate lots of beef recipes if meat will be involved.
    I am SO bad with names! I might call a book like this “Meals that Heal” or something along those lines…..unless the FDA would be after you for claiming to cure someone without drugs (gasp! Lol)!

  29. April says

    1. Dairy-free wheat-free options
    2. 2 weeks
    3. Any mix of cultural flavors is good.
    4. Time/money saving tips would be great.
    5. Densely Nutritious Meal Plans

    Looking forward to seeing your book.

    Blessings,
    April

  30. Erin says

    As I’ve been reading the earlier posts in this series I actually thought of your book Ladled. In considering what the best way for me to fit in one nutrient dense meal a day would be I was thinking that if I made a big pot of soup or stew once or twice a week, I could split it into pint portions, sending one with my husband to work and one for me and the baby. 1 1/2 cups is usually enough for me and he only eats about a 1/2 cup at a time. I wouldn’t want to do this type of meal at dinner because I love variety there, but lunches can be more repetitive without complaints. It would free up time during the days, because cooking full meals 3 times a day can get to be too much. I could easily bake a loaf of bread or a pan of biscuits a couple of times a week to go alongside.

    One little question, does the fruit have to be cooked? We eat a lot of fruit around here, probably more than necessary, but would having a raw apple, clementine, grapes or banana after lunch (or blended into a kefir smoothie to knock out two of those items at once) not be as effective? How about a big scoop of homemade jam on that biscuit?

    1. No restrictions here
    2. 5-10
    3. a mix
    4. Different ideas to satisfy each component of the meal so it doesn’t get redundant
    5. The Densest Meal of the Day (lame probably)

  31. Katie says

    1. Dietary Restrictions you’d like to see options for in the eBook- GRAIN/GLUTEN FREE
    2. To get you started in eating this way, how many menus would you think adequate? A MONTH’S WORTH WOULD BE AWESOME, OR MAYBE A WEEK FROM EACH SEASON OF THE YEAR
    3. What types of food do you like best? American/British, Indian, Asian, a mix? AMERICAN/BRITISH/IRISH

  32. Meaghan N says

    So, I have a family that would love the same menu every week (i.e. taco Tuesday, etc). This bores me to death, but whatever. :) What would be awesome would a nutrant dense repeatable week with the step by step (with pictures!!!) of how it would all go together. Tuesday night could be soak night: rice fir stir fry Wednesday night, almonds for granola bars for Friday, biscuits for the moring. Notes in there about feeding sourdough starter, putting on the weekly pot of broth, doing the kefir and kombucha, etc, etc, etc. I will eventually make this for us, but if you did, with pictures!, even better. :)

    • Meaghan N says

      Oh, and variables for seasons like the veggies the stir fry or fruit for the yogurt smoothie, but the main meals still the same. Easy, easy, easy, please…y.

  33. Lynda says

    I would hope for dairy-free options. This is so cool. Big thanks! I got Ladled, and I think that’s going to be a huge help in this endeavor.

    Book name ideas… Nourished: Nutrient Dense Meal Planning for the Frugal, Busy Home
    or… Nourished: Nutrient Dense Meal Planning Made Do-able
    or… Nourished: Making the Nutrient Dense Lifestyle Happen (maybe add… On a Budget)

    Q: Do you know how coconut oil fits in all this?

  34. McKella says

    I love the idea of eating at least one nutrient-dense meal a day because it sounds more doable than making sure every meal is perfect, but I tend to be a ‘nibbler’. I eat lots of little meals throughout the day and I don’t have a huge appetite. I hate feeling heavy or too full. How much do you think is needed to be considered nutrient dense? Could a cup of soup and half a piece of bread with some butter and maybe a little milk work? Even that would keep me full all afternoon.

  35. Jennifer says

    1. Dietary Restrictions you’d like to see options for in the eBook
    We don’t have any “required” restrictions, my ds is Akins style low carb (which is like grain free)
    2. To get you started in eating this way, how many menus would you think adequate? I menu plan on a 3 week rotation- it’s a nice verity
    3. What types of food do you like best? American/British, Indian, Asian, a mix? Yes to all listed, I’d add Mexican as well
    4. Any suggestions for how this eBook can be the most helpful for you? I’m feeling really lost about the whole synergy thing, so lots on that. I’d like to be able know enough to create my own groupings.
    5. Name ideas for the title, anyone? I don’t know if I can legally use the name, “ Dr. Price” in the title, but I could certainly use the words, “nutrient dense”. Free copy of my upcoming eBook to the first person who comes up with a name that I use for this eBook!
    I liked the inclusion of – real and raw

  36. Rachel says

    Coming back because I was thinking about your title. I think that the use of the words “gather” or “balance” would be good. Gather in the sense of bringing all the nutrients together. Balance in the sense of having a balance of the necessary nutrients in the meal.

  37. Allyson says

    I always like being able to adapt recipes – so suggestions with recipes are always welcome.
    As far as a title – how about “Nourishing the Family, Day by Day” or something of that nature.

  38. Maria J says

    Kimi, this is so exciting. I would love to take the time to study this topic, too. Our family has some diet restrictions, but I can usually figure out substitutions. We love almost all cuisines!

    Title ideas: A Synergy of Nutrients: Meal Plans for Optimum Nutrition; Nutrient Dense Meal Plans: Getting the Most from Nourishing Foods; Balanced: Nourishing Meal Plans for all Seasons…

    I love your Ladled cookbook. It would be great to figure out which of those soups combine all or most of the nutrients needed for optimum absorption and utilization.

  39. Debbie says

    1. Gluten-free, Egg-free options. We also avoid pork and shellfish. (Do you know how venison fits into this? My husband hunts, even though we live in suburbia!)

    2. We are asking a lot of you! It seems like 30 days of meals would be very helpful, primarily because that would allow you to accommodate a variety of food restrictions and still give everyone options and variety.

    3. We enjoy a variety of ethnic flavors, but nothing too dramatic. While I know seafood is so good for us, that is one area where I’m seriously lacking. So that would probably be a good thing for me to see more of, especially in chowders.

    4. Full menu plans with “do-ahead” items listed separately (maybe in a format like
    24 hours ahead:
    12 hours ahead:
    2 hours ahead:)

    5. Nourished: Nutrient-Dense Meals for All Seasons

  40. Lee Family says

    Wow! Wonderful ideas! I am excited to see how put it all together, Kimi. I love your other two cookbooks, Fresh & Ladled. Debbie’s title above, “Nourished: Nutrient-Dense Meals for All Seasons” is just perfect!

  41. Megan Bell says

    Is the recipe for the pictured Seafood Stew in “Ladeled”? It looks amazing & I love that you’re using frugal sources of salmon!

  42. Sarah says

    I hope I’m not too late to chime in. I just got around to reading this post. I’m very excited for this e-book. It sounds like just what I could use. :-) Thanks in advance.

    1. Dietary Restrictions you’d like to see options for in the eBook

    Lactose free. (And low sugar, but that is probably already taken care of.)

    2. To get you started in eating this way, how many menus would you think adequate?

    As many as practical. If it would simplify things so that you could have more, then maybe just the menu and advanced planning, but without recipes commonly found many other places? Would that even be a good idea, I don’t know. Worth a thought anyway.

    3. What types of food do you like best? American/British, Indian, Asian, a mix?

    Mix definitely… maybe 1-2 or each? I love Indian and Thai curries. Whatever you choose, please keep the ingredients simple!!

    What I’d like to know is how one would get the synergy of ingredients in each culture (via a meal plan). Such as in cultures that don’t use dairy, but using ingredients that I can easily find locally. Or in cultures that don’t have access to sea food. Or that specialize in rye or oats. Etc. So the more cultures you can include, the better, IMO.

    4. Any suggestions for how this eBook can be the most helpful for you?

    Incorporation of batch/advanced preparation is a must!! Freezer instructions also would be helpful. (I’m single.)

    5. Name ideas for the title, anyone? I don’t know if I can legally use the name, “ Dr. Price” in the title, but I could certainly use the words, “nutrient dense”.

    I like some of the earlier suggestions, so I’ll put my own twist on them:
    “Enameled: Healing Meals”
    “Thrive: Meals with a Deliberate Synergy”

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