Some kids don't like foods, not because they don't taste good, but because they don't look good, or the texture is unappealing. It can be a real challenge to feed a family! Jessica Seinfeld has been making the talk show circuit with her book, Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Foods [641.5622 SEI]. This book was on the bestseller list for a while around the holidays. Here at the library, there is a waiting list for it, but it's a short one. I'm intrigued by the description:
Provides recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert dishes which contain vegetable purees that are healthy and appealing to children, and contains advice on meal conversation, letting kids help with prep and cleaning, and more.Oooh yum, vegetable purees...gag, gag, gag. But, if it works for your kids, I can't knock it!
We have many other books on foods that appeal to kids, here are a few:
Beyond Macaroni and Cheese: Mom Tested Kid-Approved Recipes. [641.5622 BEY]
Calta, Marialisa. Barbarians at the Plate: Taming and Feeding the Modern American Family. [641.555 CAL]
Lapine, Missy Chase. The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals. [641.5622 LAP]
I'm heading to Vermont tomorrow for my annual writers' retreat, Kindling Words. If I don't get anything posted, you'll understand why, right? See everyone at the library on Monday.