With bookshops full of 'family-friendly' recipe books, what do you if your child won't even touch a tomato, let alone have one on their plate? Fussy eating is the bane of many parents' lives and is an age-old problem. Fiona Faulkner, also known as the 'Toddler Chef', reveals the tricks and recipes that have transformed her own children's eating habits and those of countless others at her popular workshops. Her techniques allow children to experiment with food at their own pace - and with a relaxed and fun attitude. The 25 foods chosen are those that many children (and consequently parents!) struggle with - from pulses to spinach to fish. Each 'food' has information on why you should be eating it, how to introduce it, recipes, tips and tricks as well two deliciously simple recipes. A 'gourmet for grown-ups' feature for each recipe also shows how you can adjust the recipe to appeal to more adult tastes. "25 Foods Kids Hate" offers a humorous and down-to-earth approach - with recipes and techniques that actually work.
Writer and children's food expert, Fiona Faulkner is a woman on a mission: to get kids truly excited about good food, banishing 'fussy eating' forever!
Neither a chef nor nutritionist, Fiona is simply a parent with a unique story to tell, having converted her own kids from 'fruit dodgers' and 'veggie avoiders' into fully-blown mini 'foodies'. While experiencing tantrums, tears and mealtime meltdowns, Fiona began to watch (and then study) how and why kids eat in the way that they do, and the effect we as parents have on their eating behaviours. She then went on to devise a set of recipes and techniques that totally transformed her families eating habits, inspiring her to jack in the day job and set up her business Toddler Chef - operating cookery classes and workshops for Under-5's.
For further information on Fiona and her inspiring work head to www.fionafaulkner.co.uk.
Here she also blogs with recipes, tips, and news.