5 Awesome Kid Friendly Recipe Books

As a Mum and founder of Child Friendly Dining I am always on the lookout for Kid Friendly Recipes I can trust and feel confident to use.

Over the years I have tried and tested many recipes and cookbooks and it is with this experience I am delighted to recommend our top 5 recipe books I can feel just as confident to share with you.

All under $30 they are cost effective, have lots of healthy options and help you to cook fuss free meals.

I believe in simplicity and making it as straight forward as possible. These top 5 favourites provide all of the above and more. In no particular order

Superfood For Kids

Give your kids the natural, nutritional boost their growing bodies need with these super tasty recipes that even the fussiest little eater will love.

This kid-friendly cookbook, with beautiful photos of the food, will have kids finding the things they want to eat, and parents knowing that it’s all super healthy.

All recipes have been tried and tested on the toughest critics – kids themselves, and received the thumbs up!

The recipes in this book use superfoods that are appealing to children, whether they are meals for breakfast, school lunch boxes, every day lunches and dinners and special treats. There’s also a chapter on preparing meals for babies when they first start on solids.

We all want our children to grow up healthy, strong and happy so why not help them get an early start by making tasty and appealing meals. By serving children foods that are the best that nature can provide, they develop good eating habits that will take them through to their adult lives.

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Best Homemade Kid’s Lunches on the Planet

Make lunches your kids will love with more than 200 deliciously nutritious meal ideas.

With ‘The Best Homemade Kid’s Lunches on the Planet’, the struggle is over. Featuring more then 200 real-food recipes and grea how-to-stay-prepared advice, you’ll find enough meal, treat and snack ideas to keep your kids looking forward to all their meals the whole year through.

All it takes are a few fresh, simple ingredients and a couple of minutes in the kitchen to create healthy, tasty favourites.

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Healthy Kids Cookbook eBook

Simple recipes designed and cooked by a nutritionist which are delicious and nutritious for kids and parents alike and eaten by real kids.

As parents, it’s our responsibility to initiate the relationship our children have with food and nutrition. We are their primary example and in the early years, we are in sole charge of the food on their plate.

The environment in which parents are raising their children is one with conflicting messages, with the marketing claims of packaged food products screaming at parents as they browse the aisles of the supermarket. Combined with hectic work schedules, feeding your child can be daunting and stressful.

The idea behind the Healthy Kids Cookbook is to provide parents with simple recipes which are delicious and nutritious for kids and parents alike. All the recipes have been designed and cooked by a nutritionist, and eaten by real kids.

All the ingredients used are available at a standard supermarket and the recipes use regular kitchen appliances. The idea is that anyone can cook these nutritious meals for their family.

There are recipes for babies, breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas, and even treats for kids parties. All the recipes have been designed to be cooked in around 30 minutes.


Supercharged Food For Kids

Supercharged food for Kids will inspire you to create fresh, wholesome and nutrient-rich meals that your children will enjoy again and again, giving them the energy and nourishment they need to thrive.

With advice on how to avoid added sugar and processed foods, eating for allergies and intolerances, tips for busy families and even the lowdown on how to sneak superfoods into everyday meals.

This book is full of resources to help establish positive eating habits for your kids that they can maintain for the rest of their lives. Here you’ll find recipes that will please even the pickiest of little eaters!

Supercharged Food for Kids features old favourites such as pizza, nuggest, pasta and desserts reinvented using fresh, healthy ingredients, plus ideas for yummy snacks and school lunches that kids will actually want to eat.

Lee Holmes holds an Advanced Certificate in Food and Nutrition and is a certified holistic health coach, yoga teacher, whole foods chef and bestselling author of the Supercharged Food series.

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The Great Big Veg Challenge 

Take one seven-year-old boy named Freddie and his mother as they face the challenge of turning him from a vegetable-phobic into a boy who will eat and even enjoy some of life’s leafier pleasures.

Join us as we work through the A to Z of vegetables’ are the opening words of a blog started by Charlotte Hume after another dinner table drama involving her seven year old son and peas. She called it the Great Big Vegetable Challenge and opened it to ‘all of you parents out there who have tried and succeeded to introduce your offspring to the joys of carrots, peas, lettuce, spinach, asparagus, beetroot, green beans – in fact any vegetable.

As Freddie systematically refused nearly every single vegetable, his mother was going to introduce him to the entire alphabet of vegetables cooked in a variety of original and tempting ways and post the results – successes and failures on her blog. And so began a delightful exploration of the world of vegetables.

As well as being highly practical containing over 100 delicious child-friendly recipes, this fully illustrated book is also the funny and touching story of how a mother changed her son’s eating habits for good.



We hope you enjoy these recipe books as much as we do. Child Friendly Dining is here to bring you quality reviews, products, tips, tricks and resources filled with entertainment.

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