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Superfoods for Babies and Children
     

Superfoods for Babies and Children

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by Annabel Karmel, Paul Sacher
 

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All parents want the best for their children, to give them the perfect start in life, and that includes the food they eat. However, choosing the freshest foods and preparing them in the most beneficial and appealing ways is not always an easy task. In SuperFoods, bestselling author Annabel Karmel shows you how to combine creativity with delicious ingredients

Overview

All parents want the best for their children, to give them the perfect start in life, and that includes the food they eat. However, choosing the freshest foods and preparing them in the most beneficial and appealing ways is not always an easy task. In SuperFoods, bestselling author Annabel Karmel shows you how to combine creativity with delicious ingredients in order to provide your child with a healthy foundation. You'll find recipes that not only taste great but also maximize the nutritional power of certain foods to boost your child's health and well-being. And Annabel, a mother of three who has written fourteen bestselling books on healthy food for children, knows better than anyone not only what children should eat but what children will eat. From advice on steaming carrots to detailed weekly menus for every stage of development, Annabel's unwavering expertise will teach parents how to provide the nutrition their children need.

SuperFoods is both a cookbook and a reference manual, helping parents recognize the varied nutritional value in even the simplest foods. Eating by color — Annabel's advice for choosing produce — encourages parents to use foods in tempting combinations. With a focus on the basic components of your child's diet — carbohydrates, proteins, and fats — Annabel provides easy instructions for crafting balanced meals.

SuperFoods will guide you through your child's first five years — from first foods for your baby to tasty meals for fussy toddlers, from scrumptious lunch-box ideas for school-children to irresistible family suppers. Food is both nourishment and nutrition, and Annabel Karmel's SuperFoods puts fun back in the equation.

In addition to a variety of delicious recipes and invaluable advice, SuperFoods also includes:

  • More than 130 recipes suitable for children of all ages — from the best first foods to tasty family meals.
  • Menu charts to help you plan ahead — most recipes are suitable for freezing.
  • Information on how to avoid food allergies and common childhood complaints such as colic, constipation, and eczema. Suggestions for healthy convenience foods to keep in the pantry.
  • Tasty recipes that harness the power of SuperFoods to promote growth and energy and boost immunity and brain power.

And much, much more!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
British bestseller Karmel (The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner) has made a name for herself cooking meals for kids that any devoted parent could admire, packing each breakfast, lunch and dinner with healthy, nicely presented, delicious foods. Now she and nutritionist Sacher make baby and child fare even healthier by adding more of the brightly colored, antioxidant-rich, disease-fighting fruits and vegetables they call superfoods to every recipe. Broccoli, tomatoes, blueberries and carrots (among many others) find their way into tempting purees for little ones and into dishes like Tiny Pasta with Gruy re, Spinach and Sweetcorn for older children (the book is divided into sections by age group). Karmel grates vegetables into spaghetti sauce for Baby's Bolognese and apples into Finger-Picking Chicken Balls; she whirls several fruits at a time into smoothies and ice pops; and provides good ideas for age-appropriate snacks. She clearly explains nutritional information in the introduction and in sidebars on every page, and includes menu planners for each stage. Karmel's tone throughout is positive and, in urging kids to try new tastes, adventurous. And though some of the recipes require more than a dozen ingredients, most are worth it. (June 6) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743275224
Publisher:
Atria Books
Publication date:
06/06/2006
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.26(d)

Meet the Author

Annabel Karmel is the mother of three children, a bestselling author of over twenty books on nutrition and cooking for babies and toddlers, and the UK's leading expert on feeding children. She is the food writer for Scholastic Parent and Child magazine, and works with leading US parenting websites like Family.com, Sesame Street, and Baby Center. Annabel has also appeared on many TV programs, including the Today Show, The CBS Early Show and The View. Please visit her website at www.annabelkarmel.com.

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Superfoods: For Babies and Children 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Flowerlady16336 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book, based on the other reader reviews, for the mother of our first grandson. I just wanted her to have something available if she needed good solid help. She is a lot like me, we both believe in the value of good information in good and well written books.
We just visited our son and his family a few weeks ago. She had accepted this book as a gift from me back in the spring and stuck it up on her shelf with other recipe books. When our grandson started to eat "other than mother's milk" food, she brought it down and read it cover-to-cover. She tells me now that it is one of the best gifts that I gave her for the baby. She just loves it and uses it all the time. She will continue to use this book far into our grandson's future as he goes to preschool and regular school I have put this book on my own personal "wish list" so that after the first of the year I can have it with my own recipe books...I want to cook/bake for my grandson as his mother would.
Back 36 years ago when my son was a baby I used the wisdom of my son's godmother's grandmother who owned and ran a health food store for 35 years in our community. I did a fine job with her help, but I surely would have loved to have a good book like this!

VERY IMPORTANT ALERT: In this day and age of childhood disease related to diet/nutrition, this book is a valuable asset to any and all parents!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has tons of info for the new parent wanting to make their own babyfood. Quick, simple & easy. There are a few ommissions that I find puzzling... like green beans. They aren't even in the index! I'm surprised because they are a popular '1st foods' at the supermarket but she doesn't discuss them. Or mangoes, but those are obviously less popular.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't belive there are no reviews here has the USA not discovered this wonderful woman. I first used her baby cookbook 11 years ago and 3 kids later I have had to buy a new one as it is worn out. The recipies are great and can feed my 2 yr old and 11yr old with fresh healthy foods. you can batch cook and then freeze a lot of the recipies. So go on buy this book and buy an Annabel Karmel book for every Baby Shower you go to
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this food relly easy baby food
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like annabel karmel's other book, top 100 baby purees, so i bought this to get some more recipes for my groeing baby. Unfortunately mostly all of the recipes are the same as in her other books plus the format of this book looks awful in the nook. Very disappointing!
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P_Gonzalez More than 1 year ago
If you're thinking of making home made food for your new baby this is definitely a must get. It helped me step by step, month by month to create wholesome and healthy food for my baby. It guides you on making extra food and how to store your food so you're not cooking every day. You have recipes well into their toddler years and they taste great. The pictures are great too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super easy recipes for making your own baby food! Easy to read too!
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Snewt More than 1 year ago
I make my son's food and found this to be a good reference, especially for when you move out of the puree stage. It serves as a good source of inspiration. The one thing that I will say is that some of the author's recommendations for what to eat at what age aren't in line with the American Academy of Pediatrics' guidelines. (This is a common problem with baby food cookbooks.) So just be sure to check the recipes against the doctors' recommendations before you invest in this or any other cookbook.