Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics is a collection of gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free nourishing wholefood recipes and food ideas for baby’s first years (and the rest of the family too).
It is a call to action for every parent to be conscious of what they are feeding their little ones, providing a guideline to achieve this as effectively and effortlessly as possible. If you are a new Mama or know anyone who is; if your child has food allergies or is sensitive to gluten, sugar and/dairy; if you plan to raise your children on a ‘free from’ diet or if you would simply like to nutritionally educate yourself then this is the book for you
Created, written and published by: Catherine Barnhoorn.
Photography by: Alfred Lor
Colour photos for every single recipe & a wealth of information including:
The Why The truth behind common infant food fallacies The why, what and how to begin your little one’s life-long relationship with food. An expose of what is really in that convenient, ready-made food and the affect it has on your child physically, mentally and emotionally. The importance and maintenance of gut health. Why not gluten, dairy and sugar.
The What Essential nutrients, the role they play, and where to find them. A detailed glossary for every ingredient used in the book.
The How Over 100 (mostly) uncomplicated recipes made with easy-to-find ingredients. A re-introduction of essential traditional foods & food preparation techniques (like sauerkraut, slow-cooked bone broths as well as how and why to soak grains). ‘Do-able’ meals for working parents – all the food can be made in bulk and frozen.
CONTENTS: Foreward Introduction Unlearn: Infant Food Fallacies Essential Nutrients What nutrients baby needs and when Essential nutrients, the role they play, and where to find them What to eat when Feeding with Awareness Allergens Convenience vs. Conscience Toxins Whole Foods vs. Refined & Processed Foods Chemical Cuisine: Food Additives Raw vs. Cooked… which is better? Eat from the rainbow Enzymes, Nutrients and Anti-nutrients Anti-Nutrients Meat: Organic, Free-Range, Pasture-raised, Grass-fed & GMO. Fruits and Veggies: Organic, Conventional & GMO. Why not Gluten, Dairy and Sugar? What can I eat? Gluten, sugar, & dairy alternatives. Nutrient Enhancers: my kind of food additives Mess Soul Food Food preparation and storage Recipes Thirsty Off the spoon Out & About Finger Foods Eating In Finger Foods Dip Dips & Spreads From the Fork (or spoon) Party Food & Something Sweet Pantry Items Don’t Just Eat Food Glossary of Ingredients Equipment Conversions Charts Say Who? Appendix References Index Recipe Index