book review & giveaway!

Andrea Donsky, Randy Boyer and Lisa Tsakos
Type of book:
Healthy Eating
$17.99US  $19.99CAN

What's inside:
 "The Key to Unjunking"
"Back to Basics Nutrition"
 "The Worst Ingredients"
"The Worst Ingredients Pull-Out Chart"
"Chips, Dips, and & Party Foods"
"Ice Cream & Other Frozen Treats"
"Cakes & Other Desserts"
"Granola Bars & Other On The Go Snacks"
"Soda & Other Drinks"    
"Naturally Savvy Approved Brands"

What I liked:
Unjunk your Junk Food is the perfect book for those starting out
on the healthy food journey!  
The book contains lots of valuable information about basic nutrition, ingredient definitions, and teaches how to understand ingredient labels by identifying key phrases. (ie:  organic, low fat, etc.)   The book is small enough to toss into your bag to take with you to the grocery store or to flip through when waiting for an appointment.  There are lots of interesting "did you know . . . ?" facts and I found it especially interesting that my low iron levels may be the reason I crave salty snacks?

What I might change:
 Those that have been on the healthy food journey for a while, may find that this book contains foods that they have already omitted from their diets.
Suggestions  for"non junk food alternatives" such as buying bulk raw trail mix containing fruit, nuts, seeds, etc. instead of just grabbing a "healthier" box of granola bars, may appeal to people at every stage of healthy eating. 

madebyjoey rating:
 ***** (5 stars)

Now on to the giveaway!
Win a copy of Unjunk you Junk Food for yourself!
To enter you must be a "Follower" of madebyjoey and
leave a comment below including the type of junk food that you 
find hardest to give up!

*To earn a second chance to win this book link this giveaway to your personal network (Facebook, Twitter, Blog, etc.) 

I will draw the winner's name on
Friday March 1st, 2013 at 9:00am (Pacific Time) *

Giveaway open to Canada and USA.
Good luck!
~ joey ~ 

*EDIT - It turns out that I won't have access to my computer on Mar 1st so the new draw date is
Monday March 4th at 9:00am (Pacific Time).
Sorry for the confusion! *

*note:  while a copy of this book was sent to me at no charge my opinions about the book are entirely my own.


  1. This sounds like a great book! We are already trying to eat healthy, but sometimes that is very difficult as there are few alternatives here in Kenya. I would love to win a copy to give me some more concrete knowledge on which foods or ingredients to avoid.

  2. We have been on a whole foods eating lifestyle for two months now! Maybe this books has alternatives to "holiday" foods! Hardest food to give up.... frappes and such from the loacl coffee house!.

  3. We are trying to modify our eating habits to be healthier and so far are enjoying the learning very much. This book would be the perfect aid!

  4. I've been looking for a book that would help me on this journey! And chocolate is most definitely the hardest to give up for me. Thanks for the chance!

  5. Thanks for sharing on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
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  6. This sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for providing the giveaway! I would say that chocolate would be the hardest thing for me to give up and my husband loves junk food so there always seems to be something in the house to reach for. Just wanted to let you know that I found your blog through Playful Learning and am happy to see a Western Canadian blog!


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