I have been pretty obsessed with super foods since discovering the Super Food Salad at Pizza Express. It may be one of the most filling things I have ever eaten without ending up with that over-full bloated feeling. So when I was sent the new Super Food for Superchildren recipe book to review I couldn’t wait to see how it would fit into our lifestyle – and whether it could help the whole family increase the super foods in our diet.
Super Food for Superchildren is so much more than just a cook book. It teaches you what foods are healthy to eat as much as you like, which ones should be eaten in moderation and which ones should be seen as just a very occasional treat. The whole emphasis is on an anti-sugar, anti-refined carb diet which is all about real foods which instil in the children a really healthy way of eating that will, hopefully, mean they never have to diet in the future.
The Super Food for Superchildren book is split into chapters of recipes for pregnancy all the way through to having teenagers but all of the recipes are perfect for a family. They aren’t just for children and this is something I loved about the book – that I could cook one meal for all of us to enjoy that was well balanced and the perfect portion size.
Over the last few weeks we have been making some amazing dishes from Super Food for Superchildren. A new favourite brunch for Hubby and I is the Boiled Egg, Bashed Avo and Bacon Brekkie. Before creating this recipe I had no idea how to use avocados and didn’t even know if I liked them but now they are well and truly a staple in our diet.
We also had a Chicken Noodle Salad which would be perfect for a lunch at work or a quick and light summer supper. It had so many vegetables packed into it and the children loved that they were all cut into strips and mixed together. It introduced the children to mange tout and beansprouts – two things they really enjoyed.
The children’s favourite things we have made so far is the Tuna Cups. These are a mix of mainly tuna and sweet potato that are easy to make and great served just with a salad for lunch or dinner but they are also really nice served cold in packed lunches or picnics and I’ve really enjoyed eating them too.
Overall Super Food for Superchildren has been a massive hit in our house and I am looking forward to working my way through more recipes in the coming weeks.
Super Food for Superchildren has an RRP of £20.00
Disclosure: We were sent the above book for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.