Cooking for Children
Fearne Cotton is one of the most familiar figures from the world of TV and radio. Since having children, she has developed a love of cooking and in Cook Happy Cook Healthy she shares her favourite family recipes.
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Whether you're looking for speedy midweek lunches, healthy snacks to beat the afternoon slump or recipes that take a bit longer to prepare but are extra special for the weekend, you'll find them all in here.
Each recipe has been refined to use sugar-free and nourishing ingredients (all of which are easily sourced) and among the highlights are super-quick granola, courgette and carrot 'spaghetti' and Death by Chocolate cake.
Having to follow a gluten-free diet can be a daunting prospect for children and young adults - they feel isolated at a time when their friends are enjoying everything from bread, pizza and pasta, to crisps, cakes and biscuits. Yet with supermarkets now stocking many gluten-free ingredients, you can make versatile, healthy and enticing gluten-free meals that will appeal to all the family. Based on recipes created for the author's own daughter, The Gluten-free Cookbook for Kids includes: Over 100 recipes from crispy chicken nuggets and quick pizza to birthday cupcakes and peanut butter cookies; Top Ten kids' favourite dishes; A list of store cupboard essentials; Creative ideas for special treats, healthy snacks and lunchboxes; Top tips for eating out, travelling and school trips. The Gluten-free Cookbook for Kids will solve many of your mealtime dilemmas and help your child to learn what they can and can't eat. An essential guide for any gluten-free family.
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Netmums and Judith Wills bring you a cookbook that every mum will want to buy, full of recipes every child will want to eat. How do we know that every mum will love these recipes? How do we know that children will want to eat them? Because the recipes come from members of netmums.com - the online community of 500,000 mothers from all over the country, described by the Sunday Times as 'the new Womens' Institute' and by Fern Britton as 'a wonderful source of information and support' - and all have been tried and tested by their children. They are easy to prepare and cook, without being costly. They are nutritious and fit easily into a healthy family diet. And they make kids happy, with plates left clean and children asking for more. Here are over 120 delicious recipes and hundreds of food tips from Netmums nationwide.
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The symptoms of coeliac disease in children typically appear three to five months after first consuming gluten-containing foods. Symptoms may include poor appetite, irritability, vomiting and diarrhoea. If left untreated, coeliac disease can lead to malnutrition, osteoporosis and, particularly worrying in children, stunted growth and development. It is therefore important to introduce a gluten-free diet to your child as soon as they're diagnosed. Phil Vickery has developed 70 scrumptious dishes suitable for children of all ages - from babies to toddlers to school-age kids. Baby recipes include Potato Moussaka and Pink Poached Salmon, while toddlers will smile when fed Minty Peas with Lamb or Lemon Chicken, Sweetcorn and Tarragon. One of the hardest parts of cooking for children on a gluten-free diet can be the pressure to prepare a healthy lunch that is 'just like everyone else's'. You can send your kids off to school with Phil's Quesadilla, Berry Smoothie or Chocolatey Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Treat and they'll be the envy of all their friends.
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Babies and toddlers can be very fussy eaters, making it challenging for parents to find foods for them that are both healthy and enjoyable. Finger foods offer the perfect solution, as children are ready to eat more independently and adventurously at around the age of nine to twelve months. Beginning by discussing the nutritional needs of babies and toddlers, Christine Bailey offers a collection of quick and easy recipes for delicious and appealing finger foods. The book gives tables of foods to introduce at different ages, and each recipe has a list of nutrients and at-a-glance ingredient symbols, as well as tips on preparation and storage. From nutritious breakfasts such as Crunchy Granola Chunks and Almond & Apricot Scotch Pancakes to tasty lunches and dinners, such as Fig & Goat's Cheese Bruschetta and Italian Tuna Balls, as well as yummy snacks and desserts such as Secret Chocolate Cupcakes and Mango Fruit Lollies, there are plenty of new tastes and textures here for your child to explore
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Toddler mealtimes can be a battleground. And for busy parents, time for preparing food is in short supply. The UK's number-one expert on feeding children, Annabel Karmel, is on hand to help. In this new Quick and Easy book she offers 130 recipes that can be rustled up in minutes. With an eye on nutritional content and appeal for children, as well as speediness for hassled mums and dads, she solves mealtimes in an instant. With plenty of tips and tricks to encourage your child to eat, from savoury to sweet, for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner, Annabel's Quick and Easy Toddler Recipes will make for mellow mealtimes.
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Renee Elliott's passion is promoting health in the community. That's why she started Planet Organic and that's why she writes recipe books. In this book, she shows you how to start from scratch. The moment your baby shows signs that he or she is ready to start eating solids, Renee shows you how to create eating habits that will last a lifetime. Beginning by explaining the nutritional needs of babies and toddlers, Renee offers a collection of easy recipes that focus on healthy food. Whether you're weaning your baby at 6 months or cooking for your toddler or young child up to age 5, this collection will show you how to create fabulous nutritional meals your children will love. Each recipe has at-a-glance ingredient symbols, as well as tips on preparation and storage. The recipes take you through the day, from nutritious breakfasts such as Dried Apricot Puree and Spelt Pancakes, to tasty lunches and dinners, such as Broad Bean & Pumpkin Puree and Chicken & Mushroom Pasta, as well as yummy snacks and desserts such as Mini Pitta Pizzas and Blueberry Bread. These are simple and delicious recipes your child will want you to cook again and again.
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Are mealtimes with your kids a source of frustration? Ever wonder how on earth to get them to eat the recommended five servings of fruits and veggies per day (or even per week)? The 7 Secrets of Raising Happy Eaters is a practical and engaging guide for parents eager to get past their children's food resistance - or to avoid it altogether. The book introduces 7 Secrets of Raising Eager Eaters. Secrets include: Secret 1: Teach your child to eat, just like you teach them to read! Secret 6: 'Teach me to do it myself'. Child participation is every parent's secret weapon. Karen LeBillon, author of French Kids Eat Everything, coaches readers through the process of taste training, including strategies, games and experiments that will encourage even reluctant eaters to branch out. Over 100 delicious, kid-tested, age-appropriate recipes lead families step-by-step through the process of learning to love new foods, enabling kids to really enjoy the foods we know they should be eating. Wise and compelling, The 7 Secrets of Raising Happy Eaters is grounded in revolutionary new research on the science of taste. Packed full of observations from real-life families, it provides everything parents need to transform their children - from babies to toddlers to teens -into good eaters for life.
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We all know that kids need to eat right and get the nutrition they need to be their best all day long. So why not make lunches that will power their growing brains and bodies? Making lunches at home is a great way to keep your child healthy. Not only does it allow you to nourish your child with the most pure and wholesome ingredients, but it also gives you the peace of mind of knowing what has gone into every bite your little one takes. Full of recipes to suit every age and stage, The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on the Planet shows you how simple and easy it is to prepare food that'll be the envy of the lunch table. The 200+ adorable and inspiring recipes in this book are just as much a joy to make as they are to eat! There are even entire lunchbox meals that are gluten-, soy-, and/or nut-free. Make your own super-delicious, super-nutritious homemade lunches today-it's guaranteed to be at the top of the class!
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Today's families are busy families, with parents juggling jobs, lifestyle and growing families. This book shows you how to manage your time whilst still providing healthy home-cooked meals for your growing family. You can fill your freezer with portions of home-made ready meals for your hungry teenager. You can dust off your slow cooker for those days when you are going to be tied up late at work. You can use a pressure cooker for great meals in a fraction of the time. You can fill your fridge with home-made pasta sauce for the quick and easy meal when you are tired and hungry. The emphasis of the whole book is on planning and making the most of all the time-saving appliances you have at your disposal in the kitchen. For example, whilst the Sunday roast is cooking, you fill the cooker with cakes and savouries to last you the week. The roast chicken leftovers are used to make a chicken pie, curry or stir-fry. Make use of your freezer - it takes no more time to double up a recipe to make 2 or 3 extra portions, creating your own store of home-made ready meals.
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This kitchen classic has been fully updated with 50+ simple, delicious new recipes. This definitive guide to producing cheap, healthy meals is ideal for busy mums and kitchen novices, proving that you can still feed a family of four for GBP5 a day if you shop with care and make nutritious ingredients the foundation of every meal. Whether you're looking for a quick dinner such as Lemon Honey Lamb Shoulder with Potatoes and Fresh Thyme or Autumnal Black-Eyed Bean Stew with Dumplings, an old-school classic like Bread and Butter Pudding, or a breakfast full of flavour and energy like Golden Apricot Granola, Bernadine caters for every taste and lifestyle. Bernadine has had over two decades experience of cooking for a family on a budget, and knows what really works. Her recipes are child-friendly and she has a wealth of practical tips on how to stick to an incredible GBP35 groceries budget, use up leftovers and prevent food waste. Complete with a weekly meal planner and a guide to show which fruit and vegetables are in season, Bernadine is an expert on creating tasty meals out of nothing that you will return to time and again. No hard-to-find ingredients, no complicated recipes, just honest, wholesome food from a cook who understands families and really will save you money.
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'It's never too early to get little'uns interested in healthy eating, so instead of cooking for the kids, why not cook with them?' - Reveal As featured in The Times, Ella's Kitchen is the fastest growing brand in the UK baby food sector and this new title, Ella's Kitchen: The Cookbook: The Red One, is the first in a series of books aimed at creating nutritious, convenient food that kids (and their parents) will love. 100 yummy recipes to inspire big and little cooks, ranging from the easiest of snacks and light meals that can be rustled up in minutes to delicious and satisfying dinners. Interesting twists and clever shortcuts, such as salmon fillets baked in parcels and sweet and sour prawns, make life as easy as possible for busy parents. For weekends and holidays, when there is a bit more time available, there are leisurely breakfast recipes such as Blueberry Pancakes and more involved cooking projects such as a Pasta Weekend. With an emphasis on involving kids as much as possible, the book includes easy prep tasks throughout, as well as fun activities, from growing your own window-box plants to getting creative with vegetable prints. Colour-in pages and stickers also mean that kids will love it as much as their parents do. Content's includes...First foods for tiny taste buds From must to mash & beyond Learning about food Yummy lunches and speedy snacks Dee-licious dinners Perfect puds Scrummy treats Hooray for the weekend ...and much more!
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Create 30 sweet, chilled treats in this Star Wars-themed cooking kit, from Mos Icely to Qui-Gon Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches to Frozen Hoth Chocolate. Or freeze up lightsaber-inspired ice pops using the 4 lightsaber ice pop molds included in the kit. With so many easy-to-make recipes for delightful treats, this galactic cookbook will appeal to any Jedi appetite.
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There is a better way to feed your baby. Super Nutrition for Babies gives parents the latest science-verified nutritional recommendations for feeding their child. Based on a program used at one of the largest holistic pediatric practices in the country, this book provides information on all aspects of nutrition and feeding, including introducing meat in a child's diet, healthier alternatives to dairy and soy, starting solid foods, establishing a regular eating schedule, dealing with picky eating, and the best foods for every age and stage so your baby gets the best nutrition to minimize illness and optimize sleep, digestion, and brain development.
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Faced with the daily challenge of what to cook for her three young children, chef and mum Claire Thomson made it her mission to inspire parents stuck in a teatime rut. Every day she makes a 'proper' tea, tweeting it at 5pm - from that her blog '5 O'clock Apron' was born and a popular Guardian column on cooking for children followed. Claire wants to inspire other parents and invigorate the concept of family cookery. Cooking shouldn't be a chore, one meal for the grown-ups and another for the children. Claire's fresh, exciting meals are versatile and flavourful enough to please everyone around the table, encouraging parents to view food differently, to refresh their culinary imaginations and find real joy in cooking for their children. Featuring sections on milk, bread, grains, pulses, rice, vegetables, fruit and fish, 5 O'clock Apron will engage and empower parents. Not just a recipe book, but a way of thinking about how to shop, cook, eat and celebrate as a family, Claire provides a unique insight, as both a mother and a chef, into what really makes food appealing for children.
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Time with your children is precious to every parent, so you don't want to spend hours in the kitchen preparing food. "Top 100 Meals in Minutes" comes to the rescue with recipes that require minimal time and effort, but are still delicious and nutritionally balanced. Annabel Karmel, the leading authority on how we feed our children, takes away the stress of what to cook to keep your children healthy and happy, providing age-appropriate, delicious meals for babies and toddlers. Easy-to-follow instructions, combined with mouth-watering photography and handy time guides for each recipe make this the go-to book for any parent who wants the best for their children while having to juggle their time.
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Weaning your baby can be a tricky milestone for any parent, but with her years of experience and wealth of expertise, Annabel Karmel is on hand to help. In her new book, Quick and Easy Weaning, Annabel aims to take the stress out of your baby's transition to solid food, guiding you through the weaning process step-by-step, from your baby's very first puree to introducing more complex flavours and textures. Featuring 100 delicious recipes, including tasty purees such as Baked Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash, first tastes of grown-up foods like My First Beef Bolognese, and nutritious sweet treats like Pear, Apple and Blueberry Crumble, Annabel makes it easy for you to give your child the very best start in life. All Annabel's recipes are developed with busy parents in mind, to be simple and quick to prepare as well as packed full of nutrition, to keep your baby happy and healthy.
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How to give your toddler the best health and vitality? This title features over 70 recipes for your child's everyday eating, illustrated in more than 300 photographs, from fish cakes, pies and stews to pasta, chicken, desserts, special treats and party food. It includes authoritative advice on topics such as eating together as a family, providing a balanced and varied diet, healthy snacks, fussy eating, and much more. It provides expert reliable nutritional information - helping you to choose the right foods in the right quantities for maximum health and energy. This book is specifically designed to help parents through their child's feeding and dietary needs with confidence and assurance. It is packed with stimulating, tempting step-by-step recipes that are guaranteed to solve food rejection problems and encourage eating habits that will stand them in good stead through to adulthood. The book is divided into sections, with ideas for lunchtime meals, vegetarian dishes, quick teas, bread and toast snacks, simple puddings, and cakes and bakes that a toddler can help to prepare. It solves problems, answers questions and provides an invaluable recipe source in one accessible and reliable volume.
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Best Lunchbox Ever is a cookbook full of recipes, ideas and strategies for packing creative and healthy lunches for kids, solving what is for many parents the most tedious of daily chores. Kids will love the stellar sandwiches and killer pizza pies, while busy mums and dads will appreciate the quick and simple solutions for wholesome, balanced meals developed by a registered dietician and mother of three.
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This book contains 150 tasty fuss-free recipes for busy families. It is divided into three sections for easy reference: First Foods, Foods for Toddlers and Family Meals. It has everything from fish cakes, pies and stews to pasta, pancakes and desserts. It offers invaluable advice on topics such as equipment, hygiene, when to begin weaning, batch cooking, nutrition, fussy eating, going vegetarian and more. Give your children the very best start - eating for health, vitality, and forming sensible nutrition habits for later life. This book covers the critical areas of weaning, first tastes and feeding babies from the age of four months up to six, nine and twelve months. All your questions answered: This work offers a one-stop problem-solver, plus hundreds of hints, tips and guidelines. The opening section of this expert book - First Foods - covers the critical areas of weaning, first tastes and feeding babies from the age of four months up to six, nine and twelve months. As well as recipes, there is advice on equipment, hygiene, food preparation, maintaining a balanced diet, and introducing and phasing out different foodstuffs. The second section - Food for Toddlers - is packed with healthy but tempting dishes and treats for toddlers. The third section - Family Meals - is the perfect planner for busy parents, introducing the author's unique 'three-way stretch' treatment, with simple instructions on how to produce a healthy baby puree, a fun toddler meal and a satisfying dish for parents simultaneously.
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Feed Your Child Right is a book that every parent, caregiver or parent-to-be should read. This practical guide provides relevant advice on how to ensure a healthy nutritional start in life for children, incorporating local eating habits and customs. It also includes useful sections on breastfeeding the newborn infant; common ailments and illnesses to help parents identify and spot the symptoms; and simple recipes for the baby s first year. Also included is a selection of popular family recipes which have been modified to be healthier and more appealing to children."
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Our children are in crisis: more than one-third are now categorized as being overweight or obese. But what, in the face of a culture that thrusts unhealthy food and a sedentary lifestyle upon us and our children, can parents actually do? On a basic level, the answer is simple: change the way your family eats and exercises, not just for a few weeks, but for good. This book will help you to do just that, with expert advice about assessing and monitoring weight, ideas about what action you take - including weekly activity and menu planners, fun games and step-by-step exercise routines - and more than 100 healthy, fuss-free family recipes.
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At Bonsai Steiner-Waldorf Kindergarten, the children happily clean their plates at every meal, even when they're served Brussels sprouts or kale! Meals are nutritious, delicious, vegetarian and 100% natural. This beautifully illustrated cookbook contains over 80 seasonal recipes that celebrate nature: from campfire soup to strawberry ice lollies, swede fries to kale pasta, and green pea cake to cherry focaccia. Living and eating holistically, in tune with the natural world, is key to the philosophy at Bonsai. Food forms part of play and meals are fun: the children grow vegetables and forage for herbs and berries; they help to peel, chop and bake; food is involved in play and songs, and is celebrated through seasonal festivals. As well as offering new ways to serve a range of delicious vegetables, grains and fruit, this inspirational book contains a wealth of advice on developing your own food culture and encouraging children to enjoy healthy food. Recipes are fully adapted to serve either a family of four, or forty children.
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