The underlying philosophy behind "Wholefood for Children" is the importance of feeding young, growing children nutrient-dense, whole and real food, preferably organic. Not only does a child require fuel to live, they also require it to build every part of their body and future pathways, and to learn. Nature has designed an exceptionally nutrient-dense, human-compatible food in breast milk, and it's important to that we continue to feed our young truly good food. "Wholefood for Children" is written and presented in two parts, a very insightful and informative introduction and a recipe section, which will cater for ages 6 months to 7 years, starting with introducing solid foods to babies. The recipes range from breakfasts through to lunch and dinners, as well as ultra-convenient portable snacks for lunch boxes. This title: will appeal to parents of all demographics who are concerned about the growing awareness of childhood obesity and eating disorders; is very timely and will appeal to the budget-conscious as it's based on simple foods that can be purchased in bulk or grown at home; and, is well-written and the wholefood philosophy is explained in a clear and easy-to-read style.
One thing that I didn't take into consideration when I started homeschooling was the amount of food that would be consumed. When at school its a sandwich, snack, piece of fruit in a lunch box and all was good. At home, it's a different story. Even though I don't allow grazing all day they still like variety. They well is running dry of options while still keeping it wholesome and fresh. In Australia we have a fantastic range of fresh foods available to us. As we head into summer all the tropical summer fruits are starting to hit the stores. So this is on the top of my wishlist right now.
Next on my wishlist is this one ~ One Magic Square
We live in the Brisbane suburbs, plus by the time you fit in a cubby house, huge trampoline the back yard is starting to get full. However, we have pumpkins and tomatoes growing all over the place. Apart from that we have several garden plots and have been preparing them ready for the spring planting. Both the girls have entered into the Yates gardening competition. Maddie is growing giant sunflowers and Jessica is growing sweet corn which she has to blog her progress on the Yates website. I do not have a green thumb!!! I try and try and seem to fail in the actual garden. (not in the random growing of the backyard though) So this book my be able to help me in making the most out of our limited space.
So this is just 2 things on the very long list. Whats on yours?