101 Healthiest Foods for Kids: Eat the Best, Feel the Greatest-Healthy Foods for Kids, and Recipes Too!

101 Healthiest Foods for Kids: Eat the Best, Feel the Greatest-Healthy Foods for Kids, and Recipes Too!

by Sally Kuzemchak

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Overview

Written by a mom and registered dietitian who specializes in family nutrition, 101 Healthiest Foods for Kids is an interactive guide for parents and kids to discovering what fruits, veggies, whole grains, and more are best for fueling kids' minds and bodies. Plus, find tips for selecting, serving, and prepping these wholesome foods; answers to your biggest nutrition questions; and strategies for encouraging picky eaters.

Do you and your kids love living a healthy lifestyle (or are you looking to make that a goal)? Are you curious about which foods are ideal for childhood nutrition? Let 101 Healthiest Foods for Kids be your handbook to everything whole food, no matter where you may be on your journey!

This family-friendly guide includes informational sidebars with great tips and tricks for getting kids to try new foods and make healthy choices, as well as answers to questions, like: Is juice healthy?Does my child need a multivitamin?, and Do kids need more protein? 

From fruits and veggies, to whole grains and protein-rich foods, you’ll find 101 full profiles on foods such as:
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Zucchini
  • Sweet potato
  • Papaya
  • Pomegranate
  • Dates
  • Farro
  • Lentils
  • Sunflower seeds
  • And so many more!
On top of all that, you'll also find more than 25 quick and easy recipes you can make as a family, from Beet & Berry Smoothies to Cauliflower Nuggets and Red Lentil Snack Cookies

Keep this colorful, easy-to-skim guide in your kitchen to grab again and again. Pick a food that's new to you, or one you love and want to get the kids excited about, and let the fun begin!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592338481
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 558,078
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sally Kuzemchak is a mom and registered dietitian specializing in nutrition communications, with more than 15 years of experience writing for national magazines. She runs the website www.realmomnutrition.com.
 
Sally has been published in Family CircleFitness, Health, Prevention, and Shape. She served as a contributing editor to Parents magazine for six years and partnered with Cooking Light on a cookbook for busy families called Dinnertime Survival Guide.
 
Sally also works with companies to create traditional and social content and promote brands that align with her values. She has been featured and quoted in magazines, newspapers, television, and radio on a variety of topics including meal planning, children’s nutrition, and strategies for healthy eating.

Table of Contents

This book is organized by food group, and each food gets one spread of information, which includes a photo, why the food is good for children, and when possible, a quick & easy recipe that can be made using the food. There are 26 recipes in the book. 
 
Chapter 1: Vegetables
Asparagus
Beets [Recipe: Berry and Beet Smoothie]
Broccoli [Recipe: Game-Changing Roasted Broccoli]
Brussels Sprouts [Recipe: Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Chips]
Butternut Squash
Cabbage + Sauerkraut
Carrots [Recipe: Sweet Carrot Salad]
Cauliflower [Recipe: Cauliflower Nuggets]
Celery
Corn [Recipe: Brown Bag Popcorn]
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Green Beans
Green Peas
Jicama
Kale [Recipe: Crunchy Kale Chips]
Kohlrabi
Mushrooms
Onions
Potatoes
Pumpkin [Recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes]
Romaine Lettuce
Spinach
Sweet Peppers
Sweet Potatoes
Tomatoes
Zucchini
 
Chapter 2: Fruits
Apricots
Apples
Avocados [Recipe: Starter Guacamole]
Bananas [Recipe: Blueberry Banana “Ice Cream”]
Blackberries + Raspberries
Blueberries + Wild Blueberries
Cantaloupe + Honeydew
Cherries
Coconut
Dates
Grapefruit [Recipe: Broiled Grapefruit]
Grapes + Raisins
Kiwi
Lemons + Limes
Mango
Olives
Oranges [Recipe: Better-for-You Orange Julius]
Papaya
Peaches
Pears
Pineapple
Plums + Prunes
Pomegranate
Strawberries [Recipe: Melted Berry Sauce]
Watermelon
 
Chapter 3: Grains
Barley
Brown Rice
Bulgur
Couscous
Farro
Millet
Oats [Recipe: Make-Ahead Instant Oatmeal Packets]
Quinoa [Recipe: Baked Quinoa Bites]
Whole Wheat [Recipe: Homemade Tortillas]
Wild Rice
 
Chapter 4: Protein-Rich Foods
Beans
Beef
Chickpeas [Recipe: Taco-Spiced Skillet Chickpeas]
Kefir
Milk
Yogurt [Recipe: Very Berry Pops]
Edamame
Eggs
Lentils [Recipe: Red Lentil Snack Cookies]
Almonds
Peanuts [Recipe: Homemade Peanut Butter]
Pistachios
Walnuts
Chia Seeds
Flaxseed
Hemp Seeds
Sunflower Seeds [Recipe: Nut-Free Snack Balls]
Tahini [Recipe: Easy Peasy Hummus]
Salmon
Tofu [Recipe: Speedy Miso Noodle Soup]
Tuna
 
Chapter 5: Spices & Seasonings
Chocolate + Cocoa [Recipe: Chocolate Breakfast Shake]
Cinnamon
Garlic [Recipe: Easy Peanut Sauce]
Ginger
Honey
Nutritional Yeast
Olive Oil
Oregano [Recipe: Homemade Pizza Sauce]
Turmeric

 
Examples of Sidebars:
The nutrients most kids are missing
Why fiber is so important for kids
How to choose packaged foods
Tips for cooking with kids
Foods that aren't as healthy as they seem
How to make tasting new foods fun

Examples of FAQ boxes:
What about sugar?
Should I worry about protein?
Do I need to buy organic?
Is it okay to sneak veggies into recipes?
Is juice healthy?
Are fresh vegetables healthier than canned and frozen?

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