Here’s a great read that gives you the goods on any food question your family may have. Secrets of feeding a healthy family puts you right on track for smart eating.
Take bacon, for instance. Yummy! But you feel a twinge of guilt. Isn’t it too fatty for a healthy heart? Aren’t there chemicals in it that may be a cancer threat?
Author Ellyn Satter says relax… we can enjoy it! Although there is for sure a lot of fat in bacon, the kinds of fats are reasonably good for us. And she says the nitrites used as a preservative are needed. They slow the growth of deadly bacteria that produce botulism toxins. Ergo, a little bacon in a recipe once in a while doesn’t hurt, says Ellyn… in fact, it gives flavor a zap. And THAT’S the secret to feeding a healthy family!
Are you struggling with picky eaters? Ellyn has great advice on how to encourage them. Her recipe notes on what to do the night before and how to get the kids involved are just what you need to feel confident about cooking healthy meals at home the family wants to eat.
The book might scare you off with its fine print and somewhat stuffy appearance, but it’s easy to read and full of facts you want to know. It’s not particularly for kids but it’s about kids… a wonderful resource for families. Well worth reading. 302 pp.