[AD – Gifted] Disclaimer: I was sent a free review copy of ‘Get Your Kids To Eat Anything’.
Earlier this year I was delighted to hear that Emily, who shares the most amazing recipes over on A Mummy Too, had written a book to help families explore food together. We’ve been very lucky with Little Man in that he genuinely likes a decent range of foods, but we still struggle to get him to try new things. So when the opportunity to receive an advanced review copy came up, I jumped at the chance. And Little Man seemed equally as excited when it arrived, as this video clearly shows!
Since then we have enjoyed trying out a range of different recipes, and I have been wanting to write a review of the book for months. Unfortunately, as is the way with chronic illness, I have been experiencing a massive flare of symptoms since Easter and have been unable to do more than share the occasional photo of our makes on social media.
So the lovely Becky from Eat Simply offered to share her thoughts on the book with you, so that we could share just how amazing this book is. So, without further ado I’m going to hand over to Becky.
Get Your kids To eat Anything
I am so excited to introduce you to this revolutionary cookbook.
Get Your Kids To Eat Anything is a cookbook from award winning food blogger Emily Leary, released earlier this year. It was very quickly an Amazon bestseller and it truly is a beautiful cookbook, absolutely full of colourful, easy to create and delicious recipes. But it is also so much more than that.
This debut cookbook is primarily a 5 phase programme designed to encourage, introduce, and get kids excited by a range of food, especially those kids who may have been ‘fussy’ in the past. The book contains fantastic advice like making the unusual part of your everyday and making food exciting! It has had awesome reviews and so much positive feedback from parents simply amazed at how more willing their kids are to try new foods now.
The recipes all include ingredients that can be easily accessed at your local store too which is really helpful (such a pain when you cannot find the ingredients you need!)
The Benefits of Get Your Kids To Eat Anything
There are so many pluses to this lovely book.
Encouraging children to eat anything is a great concept. Who has time to be making multiple meals! It is brilliant to help prepare them for travelling and eating out and trying new and unusual dishes. It is a great way to help them get a more balanced diet too.
Emily had very kindly given permission to share a lovely recipe form the book that would make a great packed lunch treat.
Savoury Lunchbox Muffins
Here’s what you will need:
2 medium free-range eggs
150ml (5fl oz) whole milk
100ml (3½fl oz) olive oil
120g (4¼oz) Cheddar cheese, grated
2 teaspoons garlic granules
1 teaspoon dried sage or finely chopped sage leaves from your herb garden
1 teaspoon ground cumin
250g (9oz) frozen chopped vegetable mix
250g (9oz) self-raising flour
oil spray (if not using muffin cases)
salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 200C (400F), 180C fan, Gas Mark 6. Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add
the milk and olive oil and beat again. Next, stir in the cheese, garlic granules, sage, cumin
- Fold in the flour and some salt and pepper – the mixture will become stodgy, but don’t
- Line a 12-hole non-stick muffin tray with muffin cases (or lightly spray each muffin hole with
oil). Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin cases, making sure each one is level. Bake for
20–25 minutes, until golden on top.
- Cool for a few minutes in the tray, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store the muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
You can purchase Get Your Kids To Eat Anything on Amazon and at all good bookshops.
I’d like to give my thanks to Becky for taking the time to share her thoughts with you here on the blog, and to Emily for allowing me to share one of her recipes from the book with you. I genuinely love this book so much, it is already covered in food splatters from our explorations (or rather Tim’s explorations, as I have been unable to get into the kitchen to help cook). I cannot recommend it enough for families looking to expand their diet in ways that are accessible to even the most limited cooks!