25 Mar A new food allergy bible for parents of infants and toddlers!
Raise healthy, adventurous eaters and help prevent food allergies
One of the most anxiety-provoking parts of becoming a new parent can be starting a child on solids. While allergies affect only a small percentage of children—about 4-8 per cent under the age of 5—numbers continue to rise significantly.
We’ve become so afraid of allergies that food marketing now focuses more on what’s left out than in—‘free from’ often feels like the safe option. This fear, though, means many babies are not being introduced to common allergens like peanuts, wheat and seafood when scientific evidence says they need them most: right from the start.
In We Can All Eat That!, author Pam Brook starts from the premise— based on the latest evidence—that giving allergens to babies from 6-12 months can reduce the chance of them developing food allergies. She allays fear through a combination of rigorous scientific research and creative nutritious recipes every member of the family from 6-months-old to 60+ can enjoy together.
Developed in conjunction with wholefood chefs Sarah Swan and Sam Gowing—and with advice from world-leading allergy experts— We Can All Eat That! includes 95 delicious recipes, presented across seven chapters:
Breakfast; Soups and salads; Rice, polenta and pasta; Vegetable dishes and sides; Meat and fish; Cakes, puddings and desserts; and, Dips, dressings and sauces.
New parent must-haves include: easy-to-follow meal plans for the ‘cotton wool weeks’ when babies are first introduced to solid food; how to get essential vitamins and minerals easily from common foods; and, of course, recipes the whole family will want to eat. Think Classic Bircher; Sweet Corn and Macadamia Fritters; Chicken and Ginger Congee; Tuscan-Style Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella; Gentle Indian Curry of Pumpkin and Green Lentils; Potato Topped Fish Pie; and, every parent’s get-out-of-jail-free-card: Banana Bread.
Beautifully photographed and joyfully curated, We Can All Eat That! shows that raising healthy adventurous eaters doesn’t have to be hard work. A must-have for parents of infants and toddlers, this new food allergy bible is an essential dose of calm every new parent needs to empower them to feed their child with confidence.
We Can All Eat That!
by Pam Brook, Hardie Grant Books, RRP$39.99
‘This is a book for all parents to use to excite their children and the whole family about good fresh food full of taste and flavour. It’s a family cookbook, a baby book and a book about food allergies based on science. This is food for life!’ Neil Perry