Gourmand ‘Best In The World’ Award; Next Generation Indie Book Award (Finalist); Gourmand World Cookbook Award (National Winner); Reader’s Favorite Award; Living Now Book Award; International Rubery Award (Shortlist); London Book Festival Award (Runner Up).
Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics is an award-winning 500-page collection of over 100 gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy-free wholefood recipes and food ideas for baby’s first years (and the rest of the family too).
Part cookbook, part nutrition encyclopedia, part journal of the author’s journey into motherhood, Mila’s Meals is a call to action for every parent to be conscious of what they are feeding their little ones,providing a guideline on how to achieve this as effectively, effortlessly and joyfully as possible.
Having healed herself from various autoimmune conditions through diet and organic, holistic living and having to raise a child with food intolerances, Catherine set to work educating herself and getting creative in the kitchen. Now an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, her passion to empower parents to make informed decisions with regards to how they nourish their children (and themselves) is captivated in this honest, soulful, wholesome book.
If you are a new Mama or know anyone who is; if your child has food allergies or intolerance’s; if you plan to raise your children on a ‘free from’ diet or if you would simply like to nutritionally educate yourself then this is the book for you.
Color photos for every recipe and a wealth of information including:
* The truth behind common infant food fallacies
* The why, what and how to begin your little one’s life-long relationship with food.
* An expose of what is really in that convenient, ready-made food and the affect it has on your child physically, mentally and emotionally.
* The importance and maintenance of gut health.
* Why not gluten, dairy and sugar.
* Essential nutrients, the role they play, and where to find them.
* A detailed glossary for every ingredient used in the book.
* Over 100 (mostly) uncomplicated recipes made with easy-to-find ingredients.
* A re-introduction of essential traditional foods & food preparation techniques (like sauerkraut, slow-cooked bone broths as well as how and why to soak grains).
* ‘Do-able’ meals for working parents – all the food can be made in bulk and frozen.
“At last, a wonderfully creative and thoroughly well researched work of immensely helpful and beneficial guidance, for us as parents! In today’s information age nutritional concepts can be all too confusing, especially when the information is focused on ‘what’ to eat, rather than exploring and understanding the ‘why’. This book introduces important and comprehensible ‘why’s’ of applying food as your medicine, while at the same time, offering truly sumptuous and easy to follow recipes.” – Dr. Jon Morley (MBChB)”This well-researched and masterfully created book is a true gift to aware parents who want to give their children the best start to life.” – Dr Hanna Grotepass (MBChB), Homeopath, Synchronization Harmonics Practitioner”Catherine has managed to fit a veritable encyclopedia worth of knowledge and wisdom into this beautiful book. As a mother, I will value this resource for referring to time and again when preparing food for my family. I will turn to it when deciding on the best choices, in terms of personal and environmental health, while shopping and preparing delicious, healthy meals for my loved ones.” – Esme Morley (a Mom)”This massive book is a mother-daughter team work. Itshares much nutrition information and tips, plus one hundred recipes. Thephotography is delightful. This is an excellent book.”Edouard Cointreau, President of the Jury – Gourmand World Cookbook Awards A useful, informative guide to help young mothers feed their children healthy food alternatives, food that not only is safe for the child, but looks good and tastes delicious. Catherine Barnhoorn’s 500-page book, Mila’s Meals: The Beginning and the Basics is a must study, must enjoy, healthy eating alternative not only for feeding children, but also for feeding ourselves as adults. Everything you could possibly ask about the difficult food industry is answered in this book. Catherine leads the reader through her experiences and sets us up with a course of action: first and foremost, read the labels and be aware of what you are eating. She complements her discussions with concise charts of the good and the bad in different food groups. She lays out the research compiled on the subject of food intolerances and allergies, and she provides a great resource of recipes, from snacks to main course meals to yummy desserts, and all that you could possibly want in between. The glossary is succinct and very thorough and useful. This is a must have guide for all young mothers and for anyone who wants to eat healthily and stay healthy.” – Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite
About the Author
Catherine is Mom to Mila and a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Catherine healed herself from various autoimmune conditions through diet and organic, holistic living. She is deeply passionate about empowering parents to make informed decisions with regards to what they feed their children and themselves. Catherine sees her, and her daughter’s, food intolerances as a blessing which has led them down a path of learning, discovery and good health – which will hopefully stand them in good stead for years to come.
Remember when we were told not to play with our food. Wow, I wish I could have a do-over. This book will shed light on how you look at your child’s moods, foods, toxic exposures, colic, constipation, ear infections, runny nose, asthma and so much more. When we know the reason why our kids are not feeling well, it’s so much easier to find solutions. With all the things we have to do as a parent, we forget to teach our children how important self care is as they grow. Well baby makes a well adult! Plus, I found the conversation between Catherine and Mila so heartwarming. Thank you Catherine for sharing your love, truth and your knowledge. New mothers need this book!
This is my bible when it comes to preparing food for my little one. So much information, so many great ideas, a phenomenal glossary. I would say that every single mom-to-be should read Catherine’s book (not to mention any adults suffering from auto immune issues!). Her gentle approach to introducing solids without falling prey to society’s obsession with unhealthy “treats” for babies and toddlers is refreshing and inspiring. Gut health starts from birth and will effect your child’s health throughout his/her life. It is time we start taking this seriously.
This book is a phenomenal guide and REFERENCE on clean eating for your little one… and actually for the whole family! It even guides on boosting breast milk supply! Enjoyed reading it cover to cover, and so thrilled to own it as a reference book.
- Title: Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics
- Autor: Catherine Barnhoorn
- Publisher (Publication Date): Mila’s Meals; 1 edition (November 24, 2015)
- Language: English
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