Mila's Meals: The Beginning & The Basics

Mila's Meals: The Beginning & The Basics

by Catherine Barnhoorn


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ISBN-13: 9780620682763
Publisher: Catherine Barnhoorn
Publication date: 04/16/2016
Pages: 500
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.36(d)

About the Author

Catherine is Mom to Mila, a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, an author and chef-in-constant training. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology from The University of Cape Town; a diploma in Marketing and Visual Communications from The International Advertising Association; and a diploma in Health Coaching (INCH) from The Institute For Integrative Nutrition. In her 'previous life' Catherine was a graphic designer and branding consultant in London, Johannesburg and Cape Town. A life-changing event in Johannesburg led her to start a new life in Knysna (South Africa) in order to fulfill her promise to 'live a life of meaning'.

Catherine is deeply passionate about empowering parents to make informed decisions with regards to what they feed their children and themselves, and she firmly believes that food can be "the best form of medicine or the slowest form of poison." Catherine sees her, and her daughter's, food intolerances as a blessing which has led them down a path of learning, discovery and good health - which will hopefully stand them in good stead for years to come.

Table of Contents

Foreward Introduction Unlearn: Infant Food Fallacies o Essential Nutrients o What nutrients baby needs and when o Essential nutrients, the role they play, and where to find them o What to eat when Feeding with Awareness o Allergens o Convenience vs. Conscience o Toxins o Whole Foods vs. Refined & Processed Foods o Chemical Cuisine: Food Additives o Raw vs. Cooked... which is better? o Eat from the rainbow o Enzymes, Nutrients and Anti-nutrients o Anti-Nutrients o Meat: Organic, Free-Range, Pasture-raised, Grass-fed & GMO. o Fruits and Veggies: Organic, Conventional & GMO. o Why not Gluten, Dairy and Sugar? o What can I eat? Gluten, sugar, & dairy alternatives. o Nutrient Enhancers: my kind of food additives! o Mess o Soul Food Food preparation and storage Recipes o Thirsty o Off the spoon o Out & About Finger Foods o Eating In Finger Foods o Dip Dips & Spreads o From the Fork (or spoon) o Party Food & Something Sweet o Pantry Items Don't Just Eat Food! Glossary of Ingredients Equipment Conversions Charts Say Who? Appendix References Index Recipe Index

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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite Food is a basic essential of life. But when food becomes toxic to the body, then it is time to re-evaluate what is in the food. Even so-called fresh produce can be laced with pesticides and GMOs, which can be, and is, terribly toxic to a lot of people, especially small children who are just beginning to grow and develop. With the increasing use of pesticides and the preference by governments, farmers, food manufacturers and grocers to promote GMO foods, learning to eat wisely and safely is a quagmire of obstacles and unknown variables. What’s needed? A useful, informative guide to help young mothers feed their children healthy food alternatives, food that not only is safe for the child, but looks good and tastes delicious. That’s where this book comes in handy. Catherine Barnhoorn had to heal herself from many autoimmune conditions and, when her newborn, Mila, started showing unusual and concerning symptoms, this young mother started researching and implementing a healthier, safer diet program for both herself and her new baby. As she researched and developed hundreds of recipes, she started to develop an idea of an extensive health guide that would not only explain the perils we now face with trying to eat healthily, but also the many options available to improve our eating habits. The result? Her 500-page book, Mila’s Meals: The Beginning and the Basics. This is a must study, must enjoy, healthy eating alternative not only for feeding children, but also for feeding ourselves as adults. Everything you could possibly ask about the difficult food industry is answered in this book. Beginning with her own story, Catherine leads the reader through her experiences and sets us up with a course of action: first and foremost, read the labels and be aware of what you are eating. She complements her discussions with concise charts of the good and the bad in different food groups. She lays out the research compiled on the subject of food intolerances and allergies, and she provides a great resource of recipes, from snacks to main course meals to yummy desserts, and all that you could possibly want in between. The glossary is succinct and very thorough and useful. This is a must have guide for all young mothers and for anyone who wants to eat healthily and stay healthy. Well done! A great resource. Love the photos of Mila.