“Getting kids to eat food that is good for them doesn’t have to be the Mount Everest of parenthood.”
Supercharged Food For Kids will inspire you to create fresh, wholesome and nutrient rich meals that your children will enjoy again and again, giving them the energy and nourishment they need to thrive.
With advice on how to avoid added sugar and processed foods, eating for allergies and intolerances, tips for busy families and even the lowdown on how to sneak super-foods into everyday meals, this book is full of resources to help establish positive eating habits for your kids that they can maintain for the rest of their lives.
**This book is designed to provide general dietary information only for children between the ages of six and twelve. For specific advice on your child’s healthy or die try and nutritional needs, please contact your GP. (p.6)
This book has lots of good ideas on how to present and make at home, foods that your children will enjoy and that are good for them; there are recipes for school lunch boxes, snacks, breakfasts, and plenty of dinner ideas. Each recipe is noted if it is wheat free (WF), dairy free (DF), gluten free (GF), sugar free (SF), vegetarian (VG) or nut free (NF). For example the recipe for Almond and Apple Pancakes – made with almond meal and sweetened with grated apple is Gluten Free and Wheat Free – the batter can be made in the food processor and the batter will keep, in the fridge, for three days. This recipe is quick and easy to make and a delicious way to start the day.
The recipe for Gluten Free Muesli is also WF, DF and VG – adults will love this one too. Chia and Coconut Pancakes are a great way of adding omega-3s, protein and fibre into your child’s diet. I love recipes that include chia – it is an amazing super-food. There are recipes for muffins, muesli bars, dips, soups and salads, desserts and more. I think I might steal the Chicken Balls with Sweet Potato Mash (WF, SF, GF and, NF) for our dinner one night!
And there is a very useful section on “getting started” which includes a list of common additives on food labels to help you interpret the numbers on labels. Very useful! This is a great resource for families or grandparents or carers.