Getting kids to eat food that is good for them doesn’t have to be the Mount Everest of parenthood!
Today I’m celebrating the release of my book Supercharged Food for Kids in print form, which is a new and updated version of my popular eBook, and in it I’ve turned my attention to those who need the best nutrition – our kids!
I’m sharing a quick and simple Chocolate Popsicle recipe from the book for all of the ice cream guys and girls. It’s creamy, chocolaty and tastes scrumptious.
As a mother myself, wholefoods chef, and former English teacher who’s spent years helping kids grow academically, I’ve created a book that I hope 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 Food 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.
Also I’m so excited to share the happy news that my sixth cookbook in the Supercharged Food series, Eat Right for Your Shape is available for pre-order here too! Eat Right for Your Shape takes a fresh look at the ancient healing system of Ayurveda and applies it to the way we eat and live. This book has been cooked up in the Ayurvedic kitchens of Kerala, where I spent time last year studying Ayurvedic nutrition and cooking.
- 2 bananas
- 65 g (214 oz/14 cup) nut butter
- 60 ml (2 fl oz/14 cup) additive-free coconut milk or coconut water
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
- 14 teaspoon stevia powder or your sweetener of choice (rice malt syrup/honey etc)
- 4 ice block (popsicle/ice lolly) moulds and sticks
- Whizz all the ingredients in a food processor to combine.
- Pour into the ice block moulds and add the sticks, then freeze until set.
Happy cooking 🙂