Many parents face a tough challenge: they want their kids to eat fresh, healthy foods, but they want a happy mealtime experience, too. Shannon Seip and Kelly Parthen are here to tell them they can have both, and their new book, Bean Appétit: Hip and Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food can help. Not just another kids’ cookbook, it’s a family guide that promotes healthy eating in a playful way for the whole family to enjoy.
Unlike recent popular bestsellers that hide nutrition and trick kids into eating healthy foods, Bean Appétit incorporates more of what kids love in delicious, fun-to-make recipes that get kids involved and excited about good food. Interactive, how-to elements include:
- Delicious, fresh recipes with fun presentations that kids can help make
- Food-themed games, crafts, and conversation starters to foster family bonding and healthy eating habits
- Creative ways to learn about different ingredients
- Tips on how to stay safe in the kitchen
Bean Appétit features recipes inspired by Shannon and Kelly’s hip and healthy organic Bean Sprouts Café in Middleton, Wisconsin. Renowned chef, cookbook author, and Food Network star Gale Gand helped develop the menu, and she supports its mission to involve kids in developing healthy food and family habits. Start the New Year off right, with new recipes, better eating habits, and more dinnertime fun. Bean appétit!
“A fresh and creative approach to making mealtimes fun, tasty, guilt free, and healthy!”
--Gale Gand, renowned chef, television star, and mom