If we want our children to grow up healthy and strong, we need to include more fresh foods in their diets. More and more children and adolescents are now considered over-weight or obese. Fast food and poor-quality ready-to-eat meals are becoming a regular part of the average diet. These processed foods account for 75 percent of the saturated fat and salt that children consume. The good news is that cooking more healthfully for your family doesn't need to be complicated or time-consuming.
In Favorite Family Meals, bestselling children's food author Annabel Karmel applies her signature fresh, creative cooking style to focus on the family and shows how you -- and your children -- can enjoy time spent in the kitchen preparing everyday dishes that are delicious, nutritious, and often just plain fun to make and eat!
Here is a collection of all-time favorite recipes with that key ingredient, child appeal. Parents will find inspiration for meals for all occasions, including burgers and chicken nuggets, low-fat dishes, nutritious lunch box fare, family suppers, and even adult dinner parties.
If you're a busy parent stuck in a rut serving the same meals week in and week out, or if you're tired of making different meals for each member of your household, this book is for you. Karmel offers practical guidelines designed to give families a "food makeover" by organizing a healthy pantry, refrigerator, and freezer, and by providing time-saving tips for making meal planning easier.
Favorite Family Meals offers realistic ways to improve your whole family's diet, as well as advice on promoting good nutrition to children, because it's not good enough to prepare healthy food for kids -- they have to want to eat it, too!