I was sent a book for review, “Get Your Family Eating Right” by Lynn Fredericks and Mercedes Sanchez M.S, R.D.
The book is a 30 day plan to getting your kids and family into a healthy eating lifestyle. It shows you how to introduce healthy foods and even provides step-by-step instructions on how to get your child to help you cook the foods in the book.
I liked the bright photos in the book. Nearly every recipe has a photo and there are great photos of kids cooking. This book is definitely child friendly and fun to learn from. I also enjoyed the instruction in the book on how to get your child to enjoy healthier foods. I also liked the way the book broke down how to create balanced meals. I do think this book is great for almost all skill levels in the kitchen.
The recipes include a format that is easy to follow, allowing mom or dad to have their child perform tasks to creating the dish. There are even foods from around the world’s cuisine. I like how it helps open your family’s taste buds to new ones.
Many of the recipes require ingredients that are not easily found in an average supermarket. There are also a lot of ingredients that can be pricey. I don’t think this makes the book as practical as it could be for the average family and their budget.
I also thought the book could have been a bit more organized as it tends to jump around a lot in it’s instruction and not necessarily follow a pattern to slowly getting your family to eating better. I wish it would have had less of a jump into healthy eating in the recipes. Modifying well-liked and familiar foods would have made better sense in my opinion, rather than just starting off with foods that may not immediately appeal to children that are not used to eating extremely healthy to begin with.
What I made from the book:
I tried the “Quick Stuffed Chicken Breasts’. They were sort of quick to make and assemble, but took longer than it said in the book to cook. However, the food tasted delicious.
The retail price for this book is $21.99