Allergy-Friendly Food for Families is the most trustworthy, comprehensive, practical, and kid-friendly collection of recipes that exists for the important and growing audience of allergy-aware families. Unlike other allergy cookbooks, this book covers not one or two allergens, but the five most common allergens in kids: wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts, and soy. Each of the 120 recipes is free of at least three of these allergens; most are free of all five.
When parents are desperate for ideas for what to make for dinner (or lunch, or snack time), they want recipes from someone they trust, for food that tastes good, that doesn't require a lot of fancy ingredients, and that the whole family can eat. Allergy-Friendly Food for Families is the ultimate resource. From the three crucial mealtimes (breakfast, lunch, dinner) to the "fun" foods families can't live without (desserts, snacks, parties), parents are completely covered. Perhaps most importantly, all of these recipes are simple for parents to make.
Recipes such as Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies, Pear Yogurt Dunkers, Good-for-you Nachos, Polenta Mini Pizzas, Giant Cookie Cake, Veggie Bite Soup, and Cool Zucchini Noodles will make kids forget they have allergies. Parents will love the additional informational sections on spotting food allergies, stocking an allergy-free pantry, deciphering labels, and other frequently asked questions.
Food should be delicious; family time should be fun. This book reflects those values.
|Publisher:||Andrews McMeel Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Kiwi is the premier magazine (first published in 2007) about raising families the natural and organic way. Published bimonthly, Kiwi has 250,000 subscribers. The magazine supports and encourages parents to make green, healthy choices when it comes to food, home life, and more. It helps families balance their green ideals with their busy lives and schedules, and helps parents raise their children the healthiest way possible. Kiwi introduces families to the latest in natural and organic living—showing how to practice this lifestyle on an everyday basis.
Marygrace Taylor, Kiwi's staff writer and recipe developer, created the majority of these family-friendly recipes right in her home kitchen in Austin, Texas.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've been a vegetarian for most of my life, and find it difficult to find good recipes that I can use as is. This cook book abounds with recipes not only for those who have allergies, but for those who are trying to live conscientiously. The breakdown of recipes by meal times and the wide array of recipes makes this cook book a wonderful addition to your collection. Recipes are further marked by color according to which food allergen it is free of. That way you can make sure that it will be appropriate for consumption. I am a huge fan of almond milk. It was the recipe I made and enjoyed the most. Some other favorites were the tofu scramble with spinach, the egg free frittatas, no cream of broccoli soup, and the lentil burgers. I would definitely take a look at this cook book if you have food allergies or have chosen to be vegan. It's good for vegetarians as well, if you want to make substitutions with dairy products if there is no allergy, they also work out well.
The recipes in this book are simple and wonderfully presented. Time, nutrition, and serving information are immediately presented, a relief for health- and time-conscious cooks. Recipes have colored labels on the side so those with allergies can see at a glance whether this recipe is safe or not, though most of the recipes are actually completely allergen-free. Even better, few recipes have foreign ingredients--most are easily found in any grocery store. Pages are laminated so accidental spillage is less of a worry. There could be more pictures of recipes, but the presentation is so colorful and kid-friendly they're hardly missed. In addition, tips on teaching children or presenting healthy snacks encourage plenty of interaction among families. This is a fantastic cookbook for anyone!
This is a great book for families who have recently had a child diagnosed with a gluten, dairy, nut, soy or egg allergy or are learning to juggle multiple food allergies. The book starts off with tips for food safety and reducing cross contamination. It goes on to an FAQ section with experts before moving onto the recipes. The recipe section is coded with the 5 allergens ¿ gluten, dairy, nut, soy, egg. Each has its own color square on the edge of each page so that locating recipes with that particular allergen gone is easy to do. The recipes are broken into meals ¿ breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, snacks, and parties. There are some rather neat features with this book. The first thing I noticed is that most of the recipes omit the allergen instead of trying to come up with a substitute. There are substitutions in this cookbook but not as many as other cookbooks have offered. I know that when we were gluten free it was far easier to come up with recipes that didn¿t use gluten foods than it was to replace the gluten foods. The next thing I noticed was these cool sections on cooking with your kids. So many forget to teach their children how to cook and when it comes to food allergies, learning early is best. I loved the party section because there are always parties from birthdays to class parties and it¿s nice to have beautiful ideas that taste good. The book wraps up with Building an Allergy-free Pantry. This is a great tool. It helps the user create a list of staples and explains the reasons why these ingredients are so important (including tips for using the item). I would gladly recommend this book. My only complaint is that it didn¿t come out when we needed it.