Friday, March 28, 2008

Favorite Moment

Edit: This is a Pay it Forward give away. For a chance to win a subscription to Clean Eating, please leave a comment on this post. I will select one winner at random. If you win, you need to pinky promise to pay it forward on your blog or in real life. You don't need to pay it forward to sign up for the give away (only if you win!), but it does feel good. :)

I spent my week researching allergies and food options for Mikey. Some things I discovered were downright disgusting (I'm talking to you, dust mites), but I was fortunate to stumble upon a little ray of sunshine at the health food store in the form of Clean Eating Magazine. I know what you're thinking, but hear me out before you leave me to go drool over Nicole's new guest bedroom. I promise you something good if you make it to the end of this post.

This magazine is not your average whole foods magazine, which is why finding it was my favorite moment this week. For one thing, they don't presume you spend your weekends foraging for berries in a pair of recycled Birkenstocks. The demographic is young and hip with a good smattering of family friendly recipes and articles. Don't take my word for it; here is the spring cover.

Nice and pretty, like Domino or Allure, but instead of pretty pictures of decor and fashion you have lovelies such as Chocolate Almond Meringues

or Chicken Marsala with Grilled Carrots.

I loved the article on feeding a family of four for less than $60, while those of you who are single or married without kids might like the 30 day spring menu and shopping list. There really is something for everyone, as they featured recipes for vegetarians, raw foodists, and omnivores alike. Some recipes were marked gluten-free, and one article discussed a recent study in the journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology detailing how fish and veggies decreased asthma and allergies in children. Hello! Clean Eating magazine, I love you.

I only wish it was a monthly publication. Clean Eating magazine is quarterly, for now, but I'll take what I can get--and so will one of you. This week I signed up to Pay it Forward on Lisa's blog, Sweet Inspiration, and I've decided to pay forward her generosity with the gift of good health. I'm going to buy two Clean Eating subscriptions: one for me, and one for someone else. To have a chance at winning, you have to do two things. First, leave a comment on this post so I can randomly select one person to receive a 2 year (8 issues) subscription. Second, and most important, you must commit to paying it forward, too, either on your blog or in real life. When you do, please link back here (if you have a blog) or send an email or comment on this post so we can all hear what you did. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, April 2, 2008. Simple!

OK, who's in?