My house is full of picky eaters. My daughter doesn’t eat anything that isn’t neon orange and comes in a cardboard box, my husband doesn’t like most sauces and I don’t care for any fruits. Finding a healthy meal that works for us all can be a challenge. I was excited to be able to review the cookbook Healthy Eating For Kids and find meal ideas that would appeal to everyone at my table.
Healthy Eating For Kids is available as an ebook in PDF format as well as for the Kindle. Containing 60 kid friendly recipes this book is sure to contain recipes that will appeal to even your pickiest eater. It includes ideas for snacks, drinks, lunches, suppers and desserts. Each recipe contains items that are found in most pantries and most are very cost effective.
After reading through the book, I took some time to create my grocery list to pick up the few items that I didn’t currently have on hand. We tried 3 different recipes and found that each of them appealed to most members of my family.
The Chicken and Cashew Stir-fry was enjoyed by both myself and my husband. Filled with crunchy vegetables and a spicy sauce served over a bed of white rice, it was both delicious and filling. The recipe itself was easy to follow and we did make a slight modification to it adding in some fresh carrots.
We chose to add in the optional cayenne pepper which added some heat to the dish. This made it suitable for my husband and myself, but I think most children might find it a bit overpowering. We chose not to feed this to my toddler because of the cashews.
Next up we tried the Oriental Chicken Bites. Again it was simple to make. This dish was great to feed to my toddler. The flavours were mild in both the chicken bites and dipping sauce. My toddler enjoyed them and so did my husband and I. We didn’t wait long enough for them to cool, we ate them right away. We served them with fries on the side, and they were a great alternative to the high fat chicken nugget meals from our local fast food joint. I think this would be a great meal served with rice and some vegetables too! I wonder what other meat I could use the coating on?
The Fruity Lemonade Zing was a favourite with everyone. We shared it with my in-laws as well, and it didn’t take long for everyone to empty their glasses. The recipe calls for your favourite fruit so we chose cranberries. My husband rimmed the glasses with sugar and my toddler dropped the cranberries in with a kerplunk!
Squeezing the lemons was a workout, but the recipe was so simple to make, I think it will become a summer staple at our house. It was just the right amount of tart for my simple tastebuds.
Overall I really enjoyed the cookbook. The recipes were simple enough that a non-cook like me was able to execute them with ease. My daughter loved to help prepare some of the recipes too. While she was cooking with her Dad she tried new foods that we never saw her eat before. She loved the fact that she helped cook! There are more recipes that I want to try like the Home-made Ginger Ale and the Taco Stuffed Potatoes. If you’re interested in seeing the list of recipes included in this book, please visit their website at: http://healthy-eating-for-kids.com/
I do wish that there were pictures of the recipes so I could see what the end result should be, but that being said the lack of images made it perfect for printing from my computer. Each recipe is printed out on it’s own page, so if you choose to print the book there is room on the bottom of each page to write in your own personal notes. Each recipe was created with a busy family in mind. They were all very quick to prepare and clean-up was minimal.
For more information or to purchase the eBook visit their website at: http://healthy-eating-for-kids.com/
You can also purchase this book for the Amazon Kindle at: Healthy Eating for Kids
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