There's nothing I love more than a brand new cookbook so when I saw that Ciara from My Fussy Eater had published her debut recipe book I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy. Ciara has kindly given me an extra copy to give away to Sneaky Veg readers so read on to find out what I thought and how to enter the competition.
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The My Fussy Eater cookbook* has 100 recipes in it, designed for families with a fussy eater. The food isn't specifically for the picky eater - rather the recipes are delicious and intended to feed the whole family.
If you're the parent of a picky eater you'll understand that there's no one size fits all when it comes to feeding a fussy kid. Ciara understands that as well and she acknowledges that there's bound to be recipes in the book that your kids won't love. Sharing new foods together, have fun and make small changes - that's what she recommends and this message is clear throughout the book.
As well as the standard breakfast, lunch and dinner sections the My Fussy Eater cookbook also contains ideas for dishes you can make ahead, lunchbox ideas, freezer friendly meals, batch made snacks, savoury treats, drinks, dips and sauces.
The book also contains a large section containing tips to help you to help your fussy eater, meal planning, essential items for the kitchen and how to stock a store cupboard. As well as plenty of beautiful photos of the food the book contains lots of photos of Ciara and her two children enjoying cooking and eating together.
It's not a veggie book but there are quite a few veggie options in the breakfast and lunch section and also some great veggie mains such as fruity curry and veggie burgers.
I have tried out three recipes from the book so far, and bookmarked a lot more to try soon.
I chose to make the tomato and lentil soup with parmesan crisps, the fruit and nut breakfast cookies and the fruity flapjacks.
Here's the verdict:
The kids loved the flapjacks. I made them vegan by using dairy free spread instead of butter and they turned out perfectly. The batch lasted about five minutes!
The older two kids refused to try the breakfast cookies for some reason - possibly because I grated the orange zest too big. Little S and us two adults loved ours and what a treat to have cookies for breakfast!
The soup went down well too. My kids like tomato soup and because this was blended up they didn't realise that it contains lentils, peppers, carrots and celery as well. Result!
How to get hold of the My Fussy Eater cookbook
Enter now for your chance to win a copy or buy the My Fussy Eater cookbook now on Amazon*.
Open to entries from the UK only. You can see the full terms and conditions next to each entry option.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of My Fussy Eater for the purposes of this review. All opinions are honest and my own.
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