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For a mom who always says she’s going to cook more and then struggles to do so; Feeding a Family: A Real-Life Plan for Making Dinner Work is highly recommended.
The benefits of eating dinner together as a family are endless, from promoting better verbal and reading skills in children, to developing better social skills, and even lowering the chances of a teenager using drugs or alcohol.But for many working parents, the idea of cooking a homemade meal every night is daunting.
In this gorgeous cookbook, Sarah Waldman lays out easy ways to make delicious and nutritious meals at home with very little work and she even includes tips on how to get kids involved with prepping the meals.
If you’d like to know more about Feeding a Family, Susan goes in depth with Martha’s Vineyard on YouTube about her philosophy and objectives.
This is a really interesting chat which gives you a deep insight into the joys of becoming more involved in cookery as a family:
Great stuff, right?
We have had Feeding a Family for just over a year and have many bookmarked pages that we come back to over and over again with wonderful recipes from various cuisines: delicious southeast Asian-inspired noodle bowls, chocolate/peanut butter/date truffles, sesame noodles with fish, oven-baked falafel, broccoli, and cauliflower fritters… just to name a few. We have a dual-working-parent household and very much appreciate how feasible most of the recipes are for hectic weeknight dinners. Our kids (both preschoolers) also love the banana milk recipe as a special, quick breakfast when we need to get them out the door on days with early-morning meetings. If you feel your family dinners have fallen into a rut, we highly recommend this for some tasty, fresh ideas!”
I have to agree, I thought it was just about perfect for a mom and her kids looking to get more out of their food and their time together as a family.
You can check the price of the Feeding a Family book on Amazon here.