As the focus on food slowly switches from convenient, fast food to real, healthy food we couldn’t be happier about everyone’s new healthy lifestyles! When you’re the head of a family this change can be quite daunting, especially with little mouths and tummy’s to think of. But never fear Reader’s Warehouse have put together a list of our favourite new healthy eating recipe books written with the kids in mind!
The Real Meal Revolution: Raising Superheroes – Prof Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot & Bridget Surtees
Since the release of best-selling Real Meal Revolution our way of looking at food has been shaken to the core. Eating fat is good, in fact the more fat you eat the better! The research contained in The Real Meal Revolution goes on to show how all our lives we have been told the wrong optimal dietary information to increase sales of various industries.
Whether you’re a critic of the Banting method or a proud supporter you can’t argue with science and science is in complete agreement!
Enter Professor Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot , Sally-Ann Creed and David Grier with their bestseller that spent 20 weeks in the number one spot and sold more than 160,000 copies.
Now Noakes and his team are taking the world by storm with the release of their latest book ‘Raising Superheroes’, aimed at achieving optimal health for your kids from the womb onwards. ‘Raising Superheroes’ gives you, as parents, some great ideas on healthy recipes that your kids will actually enjoy eating and want to eat more of.
The book starts with a recipe section for pregnancy to six months, this is where nutrition starts as whatever you eat while pregnant your developing child is consuming. Focused on eating whole foods rather than high fat and cutting carbs like it’s adult counterpart, ‘Raising Superheroes’ aims at teaching your child to enjoy whole, healthy food that does not contain loads of sugar and preservatives from birth. The thought behind this is that the more tastes you expose your child to at an early age the more likely he or she will be to love real food and avoid those fussy eating phases most children go through. This control can also help to avoid food allergies and intolerance’s, as scientists have done extensive research into the link between early exposure and later developed problems.
A lot of focus is put on ages 1 – 3 as this is the toughest stage to get a set eating plan in place, so the younger they start enjoying whole foods the better for them and you. No more force feeding a screaming child mounds of veggies, this amazing book is filled with delicious recipes that will turn the screaming into smiles!
The book details recipes all the way up to 13+, which covers the terrible teenage years. The less processed food your children eat in this stage of their development the less likely they are to suffer from hormonal issues and the grumps that come along with puberty.
Real Food For Kids – Kath Megaw, Daisy Jones, Phillippa Cheifitz & Jane-Anne Hobbs.
Said to be the natural progression for Mums and Dads who loved The Real Meal Revolution, as Tim Noakes go-to for his grand-children’s dietary needs Kath Megaw cannot be wrong!
As a long-term advocate for the benefits of eating less carbohydrates, Kath Megaw not only brings her professional opinion but also her experience of being a mother to Real Food for Kids, helping you make healthy decisions and delicious meals for your family.
Megaw focuses on the whole ‘eating experience’ and says that ‘When meals incorporate taste experiences, social interaction and emotional connections, along with high nutritional impact, the result is altogether healthier, happier children.’ She firmly believes that meals should not be solely body-centered and should rather be the perfect marriage between healthy food and a healthy family environment where the whole family sits down and enjoys their meals together. This will instill a good relationship with eating healthy foods as well as create a positive emotional connection with food and the family as a unit.
Her team consists of four mothers and power-players in the cookery scene: Daisy Jones author of Starfish Top 10 Sustainable Fish, Phillippa Cheifitz author of Lazy Days & Jane-Anne Hobbs author of Scrumptious. With a team like this Real Food for Kids can do no wrong!
The Low-Carb Solution for Diabetics – Vickie De Beer & Kath Megaw
In 2008 Vickie De Beer rushed her son Lucca to the emergency room where he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at just eight-years-old. The struggle began there. What does one feed a diabetic eight-year-old? Along with leading dietitian Kath McGraw, Vickie set out feeding Lucca and Low-Carb Solutions for Diabetics was born!
This incredible book is filled with effective systems and day-to-day strategies to practically handle Diabetes and feed your family in a healthy and rather delicious way. Part emotive journey, part cookbook and part medical reference, all bundled up in a new delicious healthy lifestyle filled with the love of two completely devoted parents.
Vickie & Kath know that time is our most important commodity and their recipes reflect this; with easy-to-shop-for, quick to prepare meals jam-packed with nutrients every growing body needs, you really cannot go wrong!
Grouped seasonally with daily recipes – from Monday to Sunday with snacks, sauces and treats in between – it couldn’t be simpler to give your growing family the most nutritious and delicious meals every day.
The focus is not on what’s ‘allowed’ but rather on what’s best for your diabetic child and family to be the best that they can be.
When she doesn't have her nose buried in a book, Rachel can be found surrounded by furry friends or cooking up delicious plant-based feasts.
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