Super Food for Super Children (low sugar+low carb) by Tim Noaks, Jonno Proudfoot and Bridget Surtees
Delicious, low-sugar recipes for healthy, happy children, from toddlers to teens
First off, I just want to say that I think that this book is fantastic! I’ve been “sugar-free” for about 3 years. I say “sugar-free” because I’m not very strict in eating sugar. I’m definitely much more controlled with sugar now than I was back then, as I’ve seen the results I get from not eating sugar. But I still cheat every now and then. It is much easier to be sugar free now, as a lot of companies are jumping on the band-wagon and bringing out sugar-free options. Last October however, I decided to go sugar-free and low-carb as well. I found it incredibly hard at first, and I felt I didn’t have many options other than meat and vegetables. Even the vegetables had carbs in them so I felt like I was hungry all the time. This is why I requested this book. But, once I went back to uni I found it was way too hard to keep it up as I didn’t have any way to cook anything. So since then I haven’t been low-carb however after looking at the recipes in this book, it kind of makes me want to do it again!
There are so many different recipes that are free from the refined carbs (breads, flour, potato etc)and while it isn’t extremely low, having this book while I was on the low-carb would have been a God send. My favourite part about the whole book is how normal the recipes are. I normally steer clear of recipe books such as these because of how fancy they are. I rarely find anything I like in cook books however I’ve gone through and tabbed everything I would like to try and nearly the whole book is tabbed, (not even kidding).
There are some items that we have already tried, tested and loved such as the Cauliflower Tots and the Crust-less Quiche so I can’t wait to try everything else.
The main idea of this book though, is to get children eating healthy. If you are a parent and you’re wanting to keep your children as healthy as possible, I would highly recommend this book. It gives different tips on introducing healthy foods, and when to introduce them at certain ages etc.
Overall if you’re wanting to go sugar-free/low-carb this would be the perfect book to start with! Especially with kids as there is such a variety of yummy normal food! It also gives you some excellent information on why this is a beneficial lifestyle and also which foods provide which nutrients.
If you're interested at all in the sugar-free/low-carb lifestyle check out my Mum’s blog! She is type two diabetic and she is the proof that this sort of lifestyle works! She also has some great recipes!! http://sugarfree-juicingcrusader.weebly.com/
Would I recommend? Yes!
*This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.
Publisher: Constable & Robinson
Published: May 2016
Format: Paperback, 359 pages
Genre: Food and Lifestyle
Acquired from: Hachette Publishing Australia
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