Every time I receive a new cookbook to review I am blown away with how simply amazing it is. And Weelicious: One Family, One Meal by Catherine McCord is no different. You might already be familiar with the popular blog Weelicious.com.
My kids ripped it right out of my hands and started pouring over the pages telling me which recipes they wanted me to make first. The recipes are fantastic–healthy and fun.
The first part of the book is actually my favorite part–even over the recipes. Catherine McCord details the importance of feeding your children good, healthy, whole foods, but not in a preachy way. I already knew a lot of the things she wrote about because they are things I’ve researched on my own and are important to me too.
What I loved is that she doesn’t just drop all this information on your lap and say, “Have fun!” She gives you really good tips for how to enact what you’ve just learned. That’s what I love about this book the most. It’s practical. It doesn’t hurt that the recipes are fabulous and the pictures are gorgeous, but sometimes I just need some practical advice for helping me teach my kids healthy eating habits.
With school starting and trying to get back into my routines again, our meals haven’t been what I want them to be. Another thing McCord emphasizes is eating meals together as a family and eating the same thing. Get it? One family, one meal. :) Yeah…no short order cooking for picky eaters. She also decries the popular trend of hiding veggies in brownies and other foods so kids will eat them. Nope! Kids should learn to enjoy the taste of fruits and veggies and explore them on their own. And I completely agree.
Anyway, you probably want to pick up a copy of this. Christmas is on the horizon. It would make THE perfect gift for a new or expecting parents, or anyone who cooks for kids–even grandparents. The baby food recipe section almost had me wishing for another baby just so I could try out her recipes.
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