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Healthy Whole Grains E-Course GIVEAWAY!!!

on February 15 | in Favorite Things/Giveaways | by | with 85 Comments

Shy Piggies

Do you ever feel like you are missing something vital? Like maybe when your daughter yells “Mama, let’s play shy piggies!!!” and you’re like whaaaaa? And then 40 seconds later you randomly blurt “Pygmies! Shy pigmies!*” [slaps forehead]

Sometimes all it takes for things to click is a little adjustment. Like bread, for example. You’ve probably heard by now that improperly prepared grains can cause digestive irritation and actually leach vital minerals from your body. You’ve probably also heard that soaking, sprouting and souring grains unlocks their nutrient potential. But what does this MEAN? And more importantly, how can we use what this means to make bagels?!?!?

I’m glad you asked! Ann Marie of CHEESESLAVE will be answering those questions and so. much. more. in her Healthy Whole Grains E-Course. It’s a complete online cooking class with over 50 instructional videos, 100+ recipes, plus articles and tips for properly preparing whole grains.

Now if you’re thinking whole grains = heavy as a brick bread, think again. We’re talking no-fuss sourdoughs with warm crusty outsides and soft, chewy insides, cookies, lattice encrusted pies, sprouted flour shortbread cookies, fluffy biscuits and more! And of course these little morsels are completely different than industrial products filled with anti-nutrients such as phytic acid.

Anti-Nutrients? Tell Me More . . .

In their natural state grains contain important minerals such as iron, magnesium and zinc plus vitamin E and B-complex vitamins. But they also contain potent anti-nutrients (such as phytates) that bind with the minerals in our bodies and deplete our overall nutrition stores. Does this sound absolutely awful to you? It did me, so I swore of grains for awhile. But as I confessed last week I flip-flopped after doing a serious re-evaluation.

For me, it’s not that grains offer nutrients that can’t be found elsewhere. It’s that I am feeling the need to increase my carb intake. Potatoes and starchy veggies such as carrots and winter squash can totally get the job done, but honestly I think I’m ready for a hot slice of sourdough slathered in butter!

But what about those anti-nutrients? By using traditional preparation methods such as soaking, sprouting and souring we are able to neutralize phytates and enzyme inhibitors that block digestion. This also “Break[s] down starches in grains into simple sugars so your body can digest them like a vegetable,” says Ann Marie. In addition, sprouting sparks the production of vitamin C and increases the level of carotene and B-complex vitamins available.

Is This Class Right For Me?

If you have digestive issues, eczema, ADD or certain other issues, a grain-free diet may be helpful in your healing journey. For more on that check out Ann Marie’s other e-course on reversing food allergies.

However, if you’re new to traditional foods or transitioning off GAPS, this class is for you. If you’d love to pull fresh homemade sourdough bread out of the oven but can’t spare more than 5 minutes a day, this class definitely is for you. And if you want to out Betty Mrs. Crocker at your next family shin dig, you guessed it!

Get Started!

The Healthy Whole Grains E-Course is on sale right now for $149, but for a few more days (until Tuesday February 21). Use the  $20 off coupon “LASTCHANCE″and you will get $70 off!

And don’t worry, if you win the giveaway your tuition will be refunded. Oh yeah, the giveaway! Oops! Almost out of time for the day and I haven’t mentioned the most important part!

Ann Marie has agreed to give away one membership to her class for FREE to one of you! How’s that for a scrumptious deal?!?

How To Enter To Win

It’s simple! To be eligible to win the monthly giveaway prize just sign up for my newsletter. Just enter your email in the box below and then click the entry option that says “I Subscribed!”. If you are already a newsletter subscriber, leave a comment comment saying “already a newsletter subscriber.”

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*Start at time marker 1:50 – sooooo cute!!!

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85 Responses to Healthy Whole Grains E-Course GIVEAWAY!!!

  1. Brittany says:

    I’m interested in the 5 minutes a day part! That sounds like something I can do!

  2. Brittany says:

    I already subscribe

  3. Brittany says:

    I facebooked

  4. Ken Buck says:

    Already a newsletter subscriber.

  5. France says:

    I would love to learn all the right ways to make healthier breads, etc!

  6. Kimberly says:

    I’m already subscribed!

  7. Ann says:

    I already subscribe

  8. Kimberly says:

    Like you I have been trying to do just potatoes, squash, starched etc for my carbs. I miss bread, badly especially since I’m pregnant. I want to know how to make great sourdough bread….and sourdough waffles, etc. I’m practically drooling! :)

  9. Jill says:

    I subscribed!

  10. Lyndsay Weir says:

    I’m subscribed, follow on Facebook and wanna win!!!

  11. Neveen says:

    I have so much to learn about making grains healthier. Hope I win.

  12. Angela Campany says:

    I sooo need this course! I’ve dabbled in grain soaking (Nourishing Traditions), but I’d love a more in-depth lesson :)

  13. carla says:

    I’m interested in the no-knead sourdough bread.

  14. CNws says:

    already a newsletter subscriber

  15. Jen says:

    I am looking forward to the course as a whole and how to be able to eat nutritious grains!
    What do I need to enter into the follow you on pinterest part to get it to give me an entry there?

  16. Amanda says:

    I’ve already subscribed. :)

    What interests me the most is learning how to make grains more digestible and healthier for you. We’re not on grains yet, but we will be and this would be helpful!

  17. Julie says:

    already a newsletter subscriber

  18. Raquel says:

    I subscribed to your newsletter!

  19. Bethany says:

    I would love to learn how to make sourdough bread! Yum!

  20. Leslie says:

    I already subscribe! Thanks

  21. Margo says:

    Already a newsletter subscriber

  22. Melody says:

    I was most interested in the class because I have been wanting to start soaking/sprouting grains for a while now, but need a little help to get started. Also, I would like to know how to adapt my own recipes for soaked/sprouted flour. I would love for us to be able to get more nutrients from our grains! I have been buying sprouted bread from the store and it is delicious. :)

  23. Melody says:

    I’m subscribed to your newsletter.
    I facebooked it.

  24. Bethany says:

    I’ve got my fingers crossed :-)

  25. Allison says:

    I have been grinding my own grain but I need to learn how to soak the right way for this good bread to be healthy! Thanks!

  26. Marilee says:

    I’m already subscribed! :)

  27. Val Gourlas says:

    Already a subscriber!

  28. What a fantastic giveaway. I am already a subscriber. I believe is is with my personal address, but it may be with my TheSimpleHomemaker at gmail dot com address. They both go to the same place. Thanks!

  29. I am particularly interested in the sprouting process. I know I can do this, but I would love a hand-holding and to make this class part of our school day. We have a Crohns daughter, and for her to learn these things would be valuable. We already do some of these things, but not consistently. Thanks!

  30. Laura says:

    Already subscribed! Yay!

  31. Kristen says:

    Already subscribed!

  32. caroline says:

    subscribed!! i want to learn how to make sourdough for my family :)

  33. Erin says:

    I’m to the point now where I believe it, but putting it into practice seems like a load of work and fancy knowledge. I’d love to win this course.

    I’m already a subscriber.

  34. Diane says:

    I want to learn about sprouting as well as refining my sourdough skills.

  35. beka n says:

    I am subscribed! Thank you for the chance to win this!

  36. martine says:

    I have celiac disease so If I can eat bread and crust again you will make me so happy !
    Thanks

  37. Rachel J. says:

    I would love to learn specifically about corn and oats. I saw that tamales is one of the recipes she has for corn. I <3 tamales!

  38. Krysta Bauer says:

    I am really looking forward to learn about corn soaking and making corn tortilla’s and tamales….love mexican food!

  39. Maryah says:

    I would love to make bread at home, but don’t want to waste my time makin unhealthy bread. I might as well just buy it at that point. I’m very excited to take this course!

  40. Tanya Sparkles says:

    I subscribed!

  41. Doina says:

    I would really love to learn the no-knead bread recipe. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  42. Jaime says:

    I subscribed!

  43. HannahS says:

    I’ve already subscribed and I LOVE your blog and facebook page. So much amazing info. Thank you for all your work!

  44. Sounds like a great class. I am already subscribed to your newsletter, but I did go through the widget.

  45. Kathy says:

    I subscribed.

  46. I am looking forward to learning more!

  47. Megan says:

    I already subscribe!

  48. Candace says:

    I wanted to share this article with you. I thought it was interesting and wanted to know your thoughts on in. God bless,
    Candace
    http://info.breadbeckers.com/phytic-acid

  49. Rachel Green says:

    this sounds great!

  50. Rachel Green says:

    I facebooked it!

  51. Lydia says:

    Already subscribed and so excited!

  52. I’m subscribed. Thanks Heather!

  53. Sarah says:

    I really want to take this class……grains are definitely my stumbling block to fully embracing the Real Food lifestyle!!

  54. Deborah says:

    I already subscribe to your newsletter. Thanks!

  55. Aimee says:

    I am just transistioning off of GAPS and I love the idea that I can watch all these videos and have tons of great recipes to cook. I’m a single mom and money is always tight, taking this class would allow me to work my budget even better, since I will be saving so much money cooking homemade. I love my twin boys and want the best for them so I cook traditional foods. This class sure will help us vary out diet even more! And I subscribe to your newsletter already.

  56. Jessica Decker says:

    I would love to learn her no knead method!

  57. Jessica Decker says:

    already subscribed!

  58. Ellen says:

    already subscribed!

  59. cheryl says:

    already subscribed and loving it. this would be so awesome to win!!! i just ordered a sourdough starter and have no idea what to do yet! i would lOVE to win! =) tysm for the chance! =)

  60. Kirsten says:

    I’d love to learn about how to make grains super healthy for my family. I’m really interested in learning how to make the sourdough bread!

  61. Teresa says:

    I subscribed!

  62. Susan H says:

    Very exciting, thank you for the opportunity to take this course for free! It looks so incredible, but I can’t afford to take it right now, so this is a great thing.

  63. Susan H says:

    AND I facebooked it!

  64. Breza says:

    I’m already subscribed!

  65. Alexis D says:

    Already a newsletter subscriber! :)

  66. Alexis D says:

    I Facebooked the link to the giveaway!

  67. Jen says:

    I’m interested in learning about different types of grains or seeds to bake with. Great giveaway!

  68. Candace says:

    already a newsletter subscriber

  69. Jennifer says:

    I’m most interested to learn how to soak grains in bulk to save time.

  70. Missy says:

    I subscribed! Would love to learn more about bread making!

  71. Susanne says:

    Am already a newsletter subscriber. :-)

  72. Sofia says:

    Already a newsletter subscriber – and wanna win this more than anything for me and my 1yr old baby boy.

  73. Taylor says:

    I subscribed!

  74. Sharmista says:

    Already subscribed

  75. Melody says:

    following you on Pinterest!

  76. Summer says:

    I Subscribed!

  77. Summer says:

    I’m interested in learning how to make sourdough!

  78. Rachel says:

    I am seriously, very very interested in winning. I have been wanting to take the class but can’t afford it right now.

  79. Rachel says:

    I’m very very interested.

  80. susana says:

    I am a subscriber

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