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How to feed your whole family: A healthy, balanced diet with very little money [Paperback]

Gill Holcombe
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'Buy this, bye stress with this fantastic cookbook, full of simple and nutritious recipes for family meals - ideal for those with a busy lifestyle.' Prima 'The author is a total expert at creating delicious food from very meagre shopping lists. Her tips and brilliant, simple recipes have been compiled into this great little book. Everyone can learn from this book - it's brilliant resource, especially if you are trying to stick to a budget or are still finding your feet in the kitchen.' easylivingmagazine.co.uk 'It is an EXCELLENT book and I have recommended it to several of my friends.' Fiona W 'My daughter made the Tuna Pasta Bake from the Feed your whole family book in cookery this week and got 10 out of 10 and 2 merits for it.' Caroline P. 'A brilliant little volume in which the hearty, honest, family friendly recipes are delicious, and she means it about `very little money` the weekly meal planners at the back of the book include shopping lists with costings (for 2007) and average out at about £30 a week for a family of four (and she only uses organic meat. QED).' The Sunday Times, Style Magazine. Reviewer India Knight, author of The Thrift Book. 'Reveals the secrets of cooking on a budget.' Daily Express 'A good starter basic for an inexperienced cook looking after a family on a budget and trying to steer clear of processed food and ready meals.' --www.tribune.ie

'A brilliant little volume in which the hearty, honest, family friendly recipes are delicious, and she means it about `very little money` the weekly meal planners at the back of the book include shopping lists with costings (for 2007) and average out at about £30 a week for a family of four (and she only uses organic meat. QED).' --The Sunday Times, Style Magazine. Reviewer India Knight, author of The Thrift Book.

From the Author

They say you don't necessarily live longer if you have a healthy lifestyle, it just seems longer, but when we have more available, affordable fresh foods to choose from than ever before, how can you NOT find something both healthy AND tasty to feed your family, whether your kids are fussy eaters or not?
One of the food myths that often gets repeated is that the unhealthiest foods are the cheapest and families on low incomes only resort to eating them because they have no choice. I heard this argument again last week when JAMIE OLIVER was interviewed about his latest campaign to revolutionise poultry farming with the Channel 4 programme JAMIE'S FOWL DINNERS. The implication was that Jamie was wrong to suggest that free range chicken is affordable for everyone, but it's true - and I speak as someone whose weekly grocery budget is sometimes limited to around £40 per week. Of course it's tempting to ignore the downside of cheap chicken, ie. appalling conditions, the lousy quality of the meat, struggling British farmers, health and hygiene issues etc, when you can get 2 factory-farmed chickens for a fiver, but by spending around £8 you can have a good-size free range chicken without worrying about any of the above problems. The trick is to eat better quality meat in smaller quantities, and it's easy enough to save money on own-brand toiletries and buy the cheapest crisps, biscuits, bin liners, washing-up liquid, etc, so you can spend more where it matters; on good quality meat, organic milk, free range chicken and eggs.
It seems to me that some parents care more about what their children WEAR than what they EAT, and too many mums are hung up on the idea that they're too busy to cook, or they constantly give in to their children's demands for junk food and fizzy drinks, which is like avoiding a tantrum now and risking a heart attack later on.
Miracle foods come and go, but whether the current flavour of the month is wheat grass, alfalfa sprouts or goji berries, the secret of feeding good food to your family without chaining yourself to the kitchen and depriving your kids of the things they like to eat is that really, there is no secret. The answer was here all along.

About the Author

Gill Holcombe is passionate about feeding her kids good food. She grew up before the culture of convenience food took hold - and knows how to cook. Having brought up three children on her own for over ten years, she says the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and has three fit, healthy teenagers with loads of energy - and no fillings in their teeth.
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