Getting kids to eat food that is good for them doesn’t have to be the Mount Everest of parenthood!
In my latest book I have turned my attention to those who need the best nutrition – our kids! As a mother, wholefoods chef, and former English teacher who’s spent years helping kids grow academically, I have created a book that will inspire and help families make better food choices.
Supercharged Food for Kids is my mission to change the way children eat so we can build stronger, healthier and brighter kids. The book features simple to make recipes to help parents deliver the right nutrients needed for kids to sustain their energy levels, keep their mood up, concentrate and perform at their best.
I believe in the 80/20 rule: try to give your kids healthy options 80% of the time and you're doing well.
In the book I offer numerous tips on how to sneak wholefoods into everyday meals and Supercharged Food for Kids features healthy versions of family favourites, swapping an ingredient or two to make them more nutritious.
You won’t find any low-fat foods here as manufacturers often compensate for the loss of fat with large amounts of sugar and additives. I use good fats which are an essential component of a child’s diet required for healthy development and brain function.
From breakfast (think savoury breakfast muffins, chai coconut pikelets and French toast) to lunch (zucchini slice, mini salmon frittatas and gluten-free pita pockets), dinner (veggie-packed lamb meatballs, cauliflower mac + cheese, and Mr Tomato heads with tuna) and the ever-important before and after school snacks (Tamari nibble mix, “zoo poo”, and cacao bomb crackles).
You'll discover lots of lovely and stress free ideas for the school lunch box – delicious sandwiches, wraps, pizza, pasta, nuggets muffins, energy and treats – and advice on how to eat for allergies and intolerances, which so many parents have to navigate around.
Supercharged Foods for Kids is full of resources to help establish positive eating habits for your kids that they can maintain for their rest of their lives.