About a year ago, I was introduced to Jennifer Lee and her game Crunch a Color. Crunch a Color is a mealtime card game where kids gain points/rewards for eating vegetables, fruits, proteins and grains. It is a great way to introduce kids to new foods, and helps them understand the importance of having a balanced diet. After reviewing her game, Jennifer later informed me she would be creating a cookbook, and wanted to know if I would like to review it. Since I believe in the importance of families maintaining a balanced diet, I agreed.
I received The 52 New Foods Challenge Cookbook a few weeks ago, and was immediately drawn to the simplicity of the recipes. As someone who loves to cook, but is pressed for time, I love how the recipes are relatively easy to make and don’t require a lot of ingredients. In the cookbook, the goal is to try one new food each week for a year. The cookbook is broken down into seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer), and encourages you to buy seasonal ingredients. It also encourages you to make your children an active participant in the planning and cooking process. Doing this will help incorporate healthy eating habits within your children, and help to inspire them try and embrace new things.
As a result of reviewing this cookbook, I was inspired to create three of my own recipes with my children.
All three of these recipes were very easy to make, and encouraged my children to try new dishes. I am happy to have this cookbook in my collection, and look forward to creating more recipes inspired by this cookbook with my children. I hope you are also inspired to check out this cookbook with your children. You will not be disappointed.