Book review – Supercharged Food For Kids
Our precious Kids, those who need the very best nutrition… best selling author Lee Holmes has done it again by delivering parents a practical easy to follow guide and inclusive recipe book to help set parents up for success. Life is busy, so it is so refreshing when someone is helping us to make the job of feeding our families easier.
Supercharged for Kids is another step fulfilling Lee’s mission to change the way we nourish ourselves. In this book her tips and recipes are a guide to help us change the way our kids eat so we can build stronger, healthier and brighter kids. It helps parents deliver the right nutrients needed to help kids sustain their energy levels, keep their mood up, concentrate and perform at their very best each day.
This book is easy to read and even though I don’t have little children anymore, I know be-ing a wholefood advocate myself, that this book is full of resources to help establish posi-tive eating habits for your kids that they can maintain for the rest of their lives.
Just to mention a couple of my recipes we tried as a family so far and everyone LOVED….Gluten free Pocket Bread, Cauliflower Mac & Cheese, Zucchini Fritters & Lamb sausage and basic egg muffins.
I know you will just love this book; it is a must to add to your recipe collections.
Book Review by: Kylie Hollonds
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Best selling low-fat cookbook author and weightloss expert Annette Sym has launched a new diabetes e-book to coincide with National Diabetes Awareness Week, which kicks off on July 10.
The new FREE e-book, Diabetes Essentials, is a must have guide for anyone living with, or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Annette Sym, author of the Symply Too Good To Be True cookbook series, said the e-book contained lots of facts and tips about the disease, as well as recipes suitable for diabetics and anyone who needed to lose weight.
“Type 2 diabetes continues to be the fastest growing chronic disease in Australia and while it can’t be reversed, it can be prevented and controlled,” she said.
“Once overweight and at risk of diabetes myself, I believe I avoided this disease by learning healthier cooking habits and losing 35 kilos.
“Every kilo you lose can improve your health – in fact a weight loss of 5-10 kilos can significantly reduce the risk of developing diabetes for most people.”
The 25 page e-book features carefully selected recipes from my cookbook series which are low in sugar, sodium and fat.
Sweet treats suitable for diabetics are included, such as Annette’s Best Ever Muffins, Crunchy Cookies and Apricot and Walnut Loaf.
“My low-fat muffins contain absolutely no butter or margarine and are sweetened with 1/2 cup of apple sauce which also keeps them moist,” Annette said.
“There’s no skimping on taste at dinner time either – my Veal with Mushroom Sauce recipe is lovely and creamy but has only 4.3g of fat per serve.
“The fat content is reduced by simply using 2 sachets of mushroom cup-a-soup and a can of evaporated milk instead of cream.”
All of the dishes in Diabetes Essentials have a detailed nutritional panel revealing the amount of fat, fibre, protein, carbohydrates, sugar, sodium, kilojoules and glycemic index (GI rating).
Annette said every recipe has a low GI rating which means it causes a slower increase in blood glucose in your body over a longer time frame.
“The grams of carbohydrate in each serve have also been calculated for each dish, making it easier for insulin users to monitor their overall carb intake.”
Annette’s top cooking tips for preventing and controlling diabetes:
- Reduce the saturated fat in your diet by cutting visible fat off meat and removing skin from chicken
- Don’t cook with butter or cream, instead use low-fat margarine and evaporated light milk
- Use cooking spray instead of frying in oil
- Always buy reduced fat dairy products and no-oil salad dressings and mayonnaises
- Avoid coconut milk and instead make Annette’s version using evaporated light milk and natural coconut essence
- Choose Basmati or Doongarra rice as they have a lower GI than normal white rice
Annette said around seven per cent of the Australian population has diabetes and for every person diagnosed there is another walking around undiagnosed.
Some of the symptoms include persistent thirst, excessive passing of urine, extreme tiredness, weight gain or weight loss, changes in appetite, blurred vision, itchiness, thrush and impotence.
“If you’re wanting to slim down for better health, the worst thing you can do is go on a crash diet, as it may help you lose a few kilos over a short period of time but you will struggle to keep it off,” Annette said.
“The best approach is to lose weight gradually with a healthy eating plan that can be sustained long term and my new e-book is a great way to get you started on the right track.”
Diabetes Essentials is a FREE resource and can be ordered online at www.symplytoogood.com.au.
Easy Allergy Free Christmas eBook
Delicious recipes for Christmas that will delight all, even those without food allergies. Over 40 recipes that will suit many restrictive diets . All recipes are gluten free and free from the Top 8.
From breakfasts, finger foods, main meals, sides, salads, desserts and delicious sweet Christmas goodies, we’ve got you covered for an Easy Allergy Free Christmas!
Author- By Sonya Lee
Submitted by Allergysave www.allergysave.com
Easy Allergy Free Christmas eBook includes …
* 50 delicious easy to cook recipes – including breakfasts, appetisers, sides and salads, main event, desserts, sweet treats, healthy treats, some not so healthy treats, plus some ideas for gifts.
* a beautiful mouth watering easy to look at photo for each recipe. They say we eat with our eyes. The photos of the food are bound to tantalise those taste buds!
* Easy to find ingredients (you’ll find most at your supermarket, a few at your health food store)
* Handy easy to read Shopping List of each ingredient used- print it out, mark out what you need and take it to the shops – Easy!
* Ingredients Used list with a bit more information about some ingredients
- White Christmas Ball – FREE from Gluten, Eggs, Dairy, Peanuts, Tree nuts, Soy, Sugar
- Sticky Date Christmas Pudding – FREE from Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree nuts, Soy
- Caramelised Pear and Rocket Salad – FREE from Gluten, Peanuts, Tree nuts, Dairy, Eggs, Soy
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