4 Ingredients Kids: Simple, Healthy Fun in the Kitchenby Kim McCosker
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The internationally bestselling author of the wildly popular 4 Ingredients series returns with kid-friendly, money saving, quick and easy recipes using four or fewer ingredients!
Kim McCosker, the delightfully charismatic creator of 4 Ingredients Christmas and 4 Ingredients One Pot, One Bowl, applies her simple, budget-conscious approach to the art of cooking for (and with!) your little ones. Fully illustrated with gorgeous four-color photographs, 4 Ingredients Kids features eighty easy and delicious recipes designed to excite kids and encourage them to join you in the kitchen. This book will teach home chefs how to:
Help children develop a love for a variety of foods
Introduce cooking basics to the youngest members of the family
Properly handle food according to USDA guidelines
Provide yummy home-cooked meals and spend less money
Think Spaghetti Cupcakes, Partysicles, Dinosaur Eggs, Pizzadillas, and Taco Popcorn. Think smiles, fun, and full tummies for even the fussiest of eaters. Think fewer ingredients, a no-hassle cleanup, and more time spent with your family. 4 Ingredients Kids is sure to become a staple for busy parents, full of dishes that your kids will ask for time and time again.
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4 Ingredients Kids
Hello, moms and dads! Welcome to 4 Ingredients Kids! As we all know, a child’s appreciation of delicious, healthy food begins at home. If you like to eat great meals, they will too! If you enjoy cooking, they’ll want to get their grubby little hands in the kitchen as well. And the more they get involved in food preparation, the more likely it will be that they at least try whatever scrumptious bites are brought to the table. If any of you are familiar with my previous books, 4 Ingredients, 4 Ingredients Gluten-Free, 4 Ingredients Christmas, or 4 Ingredients One Pot, One Bowl, you know that I’m all about clever cooking and entertaining. Who wants to spend all day preparing and cleaning up after a meal when you could be eating, playing, and enjoying life with everyone you love?
4 Ingredients Kids features eighty quick, easy, and delicious recipes that require only four ingredients and are designed to excite kids (of all ages!) and to encourage participation in the kitchen. (Special note: Salt, pepper, and water are not included in the four ingredients.) In these lovely pages, you’ll also find sections on healthy eating habits, kitchen safety and hygiene, and loads of party ideas, all tested and approved by my three little boys, Morgan, Hamilton, and Flynn.
To put this book together, my invaluable 4 Ingredients team and I turned to social media and asked you, our wonderful readers, which recipes kids in the big wide world love, which ones parents currently have in their repertoires, most-requested meals, and which dishes your kids have made themselves. The most popular recipes, the ones mentioned over and over again, are what comprise this cookbook. Think Spaghetti Cupcakes, Partysicles, Dinosaur Eggs, Pizzadillas, and Taco Popcorn. Think smiles, fun, and full tummies for even the fussiest eaters. Think fewer ingredients, fewer utensils, less cleanup, and more time spent with family.
Kids are 30 percent of our population but 100 percent of our future. It’s up to us to arm them with the skills to nourish their bodies. Teaching our kids how to eat well and how to cook shouldn’t be a chore—it’s a gift. My hope is that 4 Ingredients Kids becomes a happy, go-to guide for your home and loved ones.
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Meet the Author
4 Ingredients author and entrepreneur Kim McCosker loves to inspire readers and audiences with her simple, hard working, and determined recipe for success. As a busy wife and mum to three boys, Kim McCosker holds a Degree in International Finance, trained as a Financial Planner, and is a self-taught cook.
Putting into practice her mantra of “Family First,” Kim’s concept created the most successful book title in Australia—4 Ingredients—with cookbook sales now spanning three continents, twenty-six countries, and six foreign languages! As the highest self-published author in Australian history, Kim’s continued aim with 4 Ingredients is to simplify all forms of cooking by creating quick, easy, and delicious recipes. Over twenty 4 Ingredients cookbooks have resulted in many cultural necessities and dietary considerations, often endorsed by recognised associations.
The 4 Ingredients phenomenon has taken digital media to heightened levels with one of the fastest-growing Australian-based Facebook pages currently with 540,000 fans and over 60,000 iApp downloads. Traditional media have equally enjoyed Kim's easy, everyday recipes seeing her cooking live on television around the globe, including Australian morning and Current Affair shows, America’s FOX 5 and ABC’s Good Morning America, New Zealand’s TVNZ and UK’s BBC. For more information visit 4Ingredients.com.au.
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