Feeding the Whole Family: Recipes for Babies, Young Children, and Their Parents Cooking with Whole Foods

Feeding the Whole Family: Recipes for Babies, Young Children, and Their Parents Cooking with Whole Foods

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by Cynthia Lair
     
 

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For nearly 15 years, Cynthia Lair's iconic cookbook Feeding the Whole Family has been the source for parents who want to cook one healthy meal for the entire family, including babies. Feeding the Whole Family starts with the basics of creating a whole foods diet, from understanding grains and beans to determining what meats are acceptable to eat. Lair then applies

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For nearly 15 years, Cynthia Lair's iconic cookbook Feeding the Whole Family has been the source for parents who want to cook one healthy meal for the entire family, including babies. Feeding the Whole Family starts with the basics of creating a whole foods diet, from understanding grains and beans to determining what meats are acceptable to eat. Lair then applies these lessons to cooking for young children and babies aged six months and older. In each recipe, Lair offers special instruction on how to adapt it so that younger children can enjoy the dish while parents can eat a more complicated version. All recipes utilize easy-to-find ingredients, are simple to follow, and will be enjoyable for both child and parent. With a new foreword by Mothering magazine's editor and founder Peggy O'Mara, Feeding the Whole Family is a necessary staple for all families.

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"This book is a great educational resource for a unique approach on cooking for your family. Lair, once a nutrition counselor, walks you through her simple recipes that every member of your family will enjoy, as well, provides nutritional information for healthy eating. In every recipe, she offers suggestions on how to prepare the dish so that younger children can enjoy the meal with a quick alternative to the parents more sophisticated version. The recipes are creatively written, with beautiful illustrations." 
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Library Journal

Lair's (coauthor, Feeding the Young Athlete) cookbook has something for each member of the family, from the small child to the adult with a sensitive palate. Its basis is in whole foods, a refreshing change from new cookbooks chock-full of prepared and convenience foods. Though the recipes incorporate only whole-food ingredients, they do not ignore the modern necessity of the quick and easy-to-prepare meal. An outstanding recipe is the French Lentil and Potato Stew, a hearty and healthy weeknight soup with subtle flavors. The book offers advice on how to raise healthy eaters and what staples to have on hand in the pantry, as well as a solid dose of food politics. It's fabulous for the young mother or father who wants to start a baby on healthy solid foods but also helpful for those wanting to integrate whole-food recipes into their usual repertoire. Highly recommended as an addition to any public library's cookbook collection.
—Claire A. Schaper

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570615252
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
380,632
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.67(d)

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