A fun, practical, and proven guide to create healthy eaters from early childhood on, with nutritious, easy-to-make recipes for meals and snacks throughout the day, from HealthBarn USA founder and CEO Stacey Antine.
Appetite for Life is the guide to feeding your kids natural, nutritious food from breakfast to bedtime. With over 100 easy, kid-approved recipes for all 3 meals plus snack time, this book takes the guesswork out of what you're going to feed your kids, and also helps make food an opportunity for fun and experimentation, not a battleground.
From fluorescent yogurt to 100-calorie snack packs, most "kid friendly" food has little nutritional benefit. We've convinced ourselves that in order to get kids to eat it, food needs to be packaged into something fake, colored, and far from its natural source. No wonder our kids fight us when we tell them to eat their vegetables. It doesn't come in a box!
Enter Stacey Antine, founder of HealthBarn USA, an organization at the front lines of introducing kids and their families to healthy eating habits and real food. While some parents "sneak" nutritious foods into meals, Antine knows from experience that the key to raising adventurous, wise eaters is to connect kids to the food they eat. Kids are more likely to try new foods and make healthy choices if they understand where ingredients come from, know why certain foods are good for their bodies and minds, and have an active role in preparation, from gathering ingredients to cooking.