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Wednesday 26 September 2018

Review: Real Food Kids Will Love

Annabel Karmel has written 44 cookbooks. Here is her latest with recipes never seen before, to stimulate palate of toddlers and onward. There are 100 recipes designed to appeal to the very young that will be enjoyed by all the family. 

Even sceptical mums agree that good eating habits begin with a child’s first solids and go on from there. These recipes have no additives, preservatives or flavour enhancers. 

All are easy to prepare, nourishing, wholesome, and freezer-friendly for time-saving and convenience in today’s time-poor living.

There is great choice for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans, or flexitarians, with 15 minute meals, and an extensive selection of lunchbox ideas for all ages that will maintain any child’s energy levels throughout each day.

The finger food recipes can be used for all occasions and will adequately fill your child’s nutritional needs. They include balls of various kinds, wraps, burgers, pancakes, croquettes, soups, pizzas, granola, roll-ups, and an assortment of muffins, tray bakes, platters, sandwiches and flapjacks.

My favourites are the sweets and desserts which include a Plum and Blueberry Crumble; easy to make Oat, Raisin and Sunflower Seed Cookies, No-sugar Chocolate Orange Energy Balls, and Dairy-free Beetroot and Chocolate Cake.

In total, the book has seven chapters of easy, delicious, mouth-watering recipes. It comes with a lift-out Fruit and Vegie Rewards Chart at the back for kids to use. Cook’s Notes are found at the front.  Beautifully presented with fabulous photos, this title is worth looking into. If interested, check out her older titles as well for babies, toddlers and older children.

Title: Real Food Kids Will Love
Author: Annabel Karmel
Publisher: Pan Macmillan, $29.95
Publication Date: June 2018
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781509888429
For ages: All Ages
Type: Cookbook