Worried about feeding your baby bland processed purees? Having problems getting your child to eat? Do your children only eat junk food? Many parents find that around the age of one, their child suddenly changes from being a good eater to going on virtual hunger strike. "Small Helpings" is a cookbook to help today's busy parents prepare delicious, healthy meals without spending hours in the kitchen. Annabel Karmel is the mother of three young children and she knows how difficult it can be to ensure a healthy diet for the whole family. "Small Helpings" is a complete guide to feeding babies and children with recipes covering everything from weaning to packed lunches and meals for the whole family. Most of the recipes can be prepared in advance and frozen. There is a step-by-step guide to introducing solids and lots of time-saving tips and simple ways to make food fun for children. With "Small Helpings" and a little preparation, readers can ensure that their child benefits from a nutritious diet.
Annabel explains what a properly balanced diet for a baby or toddler should contain, which foods to choose and which to avoid, how to cope with food allergies and find your way through the maze of confusing food labels. The book is divided into two sections: babies (including new-born) and toddlers. Tempting recipes for babies include 'I Don't Like Vegetables' Puree, Cinderella's Pumpkin, Mixed Fruit Compote and My First Spaghetti Bolognese. Tantalise toddlers with Creamy Potato Parcels, Tuna with Sea Shells, Chicken Drumsticks with Barbecue Sauce and Heavenly Chocolate Mousse Cake. With advice from top nutritionists and over 150 delicious and easy-to-prepare imaginative ideas, mealtimes need no longer be a frustrating ordeal for you or your child.