Healthy Reading

by | Jan 2023

Healthy Food

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Get some food for thought with this read.

Have you ever noticed how your mood improves when you eat certain foods or that you sleep more soundly when you eat a certain way? Does it seem that feeling better is something you can’t control? Consider From Burnout to Balance: 60+ Healing Recipes and Simple Strategies to Boost Mood, Immunity, Focus, and Sleep by Patricia Bannan.

I was delighted to discover this excellent resource for making simple changes to my dietary lifestyle. Reading about how food affects specific aspects of wellbeing was fascinating, and I was happy to find that the recipes are prepared with ingredients that won’t require a complete restocking of the pantry.

Bannan, a registered dietician and certified professional chef, has created a beautiful and helpful book to address wellness issues. Six chapters discuss the main topics of the title and offer sample menu plans, shopping lists and no-cook options. The final chapter contains over 100 pages of recipes, grouped by salads, beverages, snacks and more for easy finding.

Readers will also find information about what nutrients to eat and why and other helpful resources.

Kay Drache serves as a librarian at the Maple Grove Library. Read more at


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