Mealtime is an important part of the day for families. Sharing stories as you eat nourishing food is a great way to keep your kids’ minds and bodies healthy. Oftentimes the biggest challenge is finding time to prepare a meal that is both nutritious and delicious. Kids can be rather finicky. Whether yours have specific dietary restrictions or just palates that are hard to please, the following five cookbooks can help make dinnertime more fun.
Breakfast for Dinner: Recipes for Frittata Florentine, Huevos Rancheros, Sunny-Side-Up Burgers, and More!by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth should be required reading for all moms and dads. This easy-to-follow cookbook written by a husband and wife team is filled with mouthwatering recipes taking standard breakfast meals to the next level. There’s just something fun about having breakfast for dinner. From breakfast sausage raviolis to Greek baked eggs, there’s so much to savor in this delightful, new cookbook.
The Food Allergy Mama’s Easy, Fast Family Mealsby Kelly Rudnicki is an essential guide for those moms with kids who suffer from dairy, egg, and nut allergies. These recipes use common ingredients found in everyday kitchens. Be sure to try the slow-cooker Italian beef served on toasted hoagie rolls. The meat is so tender and juicy. Also, if you are looking for some tasty treats, thecowboy cookies are a surefire way to rustle the kids up for delicious suppertime meal.
Healthy Summer Snacks for Kids
While I am so excited to have a more relaxed schedule during the summer, it also means staying active with the kids and making our lunches on-the-go both healthy and fun for the girls. Lisa Drayer, M.A., R.D. also knows how hard it can be to get kids interested in healthy ...read more
The Best Simple Strawberry Recipes
Being that it's National Strawberry Month and strawberry season is in full effect, we thought it would be a great time to share some of our favorite strawberry recipes. I, for one, am willing to try strawberry ANYTHING and with so many delicious recipes to choose from I am going ...read more
10 Sweet Strawberry Recipes to Try This Summer
Hey fellow strawberry fans, wouldn't you like to add some sweet strawberry recipes to your life?! There is nothing like biting into a perfectly ripe strawberry. My kids live for them and so do I frankly. Being that strawberry season in Florida will be coming to a close soon, I ...read more
The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbookby Carrie S. Forbes is a simple way to incorporate gluten-free meals into your diet. Whether you or your child suffers fromceliac disease, gluten intolerance, or wheat allergies, this step-by-step cookbook serves up bountiful options. I paired the steamed spaghetti squash with the almond chicken for a crowd-pleasing meal. Also, the pineapple teriyaki drumsticks were a big hit with my kids. Using a slow cooker is an easy way to put a home cooked meal on the table when you are short on time.
The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbookby Mark Hyman, MD features more than 175 delicious recipes for total health and weight loss. This book aims to help you the lose the belly fat while boosting your energy. Some tasty recipes to try are the wasabi salmon salad and the guilt-free chocolate mousse. Even the kids will like the oven-roasted turkey burgers with Brussels sprouts and baked sweet potatoes. Taking control of your sugar intake by serving healthy foods is good for the whole family.
Hero Foodby Seamus Mullenshows how cooking with fresh ingredients can make you feel better. Best- known as a celebrity chef and Food Network Star, Seamus shares his personal battle with rheumatoid arthritis in this coffee table worthy cook book filled with mouthwatering photos. His entertaining vignettes peppered with delectable recipes will entice you to explore arthritis-friendly foods as he steers you towards a path to healthy living.