On a quest for healthy meals that are easily prepared, I started working through a few cookbooks. Here are my favorites.
From the Kitchen of Two Sisters: A Satisfying, New Approach to Slimness, Vitality, and Health by Danielle and Lindsay Voeller: Recipes call for rice milk, spelt flour, Bragg’s, flax seed mixture (in lieu of eggs), and natural sugars in their recipes, so this is very much open and go, with no need to hunt down a substitution! I also own the DVD, which offers cooking and nutrition tips presented in a way anyone can understand. For my daughter’s 7th birthday, I made the carrot cake and the children enjoyed it!
Over the years, I’ve used the cookie recipes for travel, as the ingredients are wholesome enough to provide a healthy snack or light meal and are conveniently portable when on the road.
My other favorite is Whole Foods for Babies and Toddlers. This book not only answers questions regarding nutrition for babies and toddlers, but offers easy, everyday, “real-life” recipes. I made another child’s first birthday cake using a recipe from this book.
As for older children, my all-time favorite cookbook is Whole Foods for Kids to Cook–another “real life,” cookbook. And yes, children can do a lot of the work themselves. Several of the recipes are appropriate for family mealtime, too!
Here’s a picture of some of the carob and almond banana chunks we made.It didn’t take long before they were gone!
Do you have any favorite cookbooks that provide simple and quick recipes for your family? If so, please share!
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