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Cookbook Review - Food for Thought: From Parents to Children

Updated on October 26, 2008
Courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council
Courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council

One of the best ways to encourage children to eat healthy is to let them get involved in the preparation of healthy foods. That's exactly what Food for Thought: From Parents to Children is designed to accomplish. Published by the Wheat Foods Council, the intent is to provide parents with a tool they can use to get kids talking about nutrition while teaching them how to cook.

Recipes in Food for Thought: From Parents to Children

Several of the recipes in Food for Thought: From Parents to Children were created and contributed by renowned chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and Food Network television host Gale Grand. A s a parent herself, grand knows just how important it is to prepare healthy meals for ones family and to teach kids about proper nutrition. She also knows just how challenging it can be to do so when dealing with the demands of a hectic schedule.

Chef Gand contributed five of the 35 recipes in Food for Thought: From Parents to Children. Theothers were contributed by parents who entered a recipe contest. The contest solicited entries from parents across the U.S., who were asked to enter their favorite recipes for dishes that feature wheat. Thirty of the winning recipes are featured in the book, along with the names and places of residence of the people who submitted them.

The book is organized by meal, with sections dedicated to breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts. You and your children will be able to work together to create a variety of healthy recipes, including:

  • Cheesy Baked Spaghetti
  • Chunky Cinnamon Apple Gems
  • Glazed Peanut Butter Fudge Cupcakes
  • Pita Pizzas
  • Strawberry and Yogurt Wheat Crepes
  • Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles
  • Many additional nutritious and tasty treats

Ordering a Copy of Food for Thought: From Parents to Children

You can order your own copy of Food for Thought: From Parents to Children from The Wheat Council's website for just $3.50. You can even view a few of the parent-contributed recipes online free.

Helping a Good Cause

When you purchase a copy of the book, not only will you be taking an important step toward making sure your children have an opportunity to learn to prepare healthy meals, you'll also be contributing to a valuable cause. The Wheat Council is donating a portion of the proceeds to Spoons Across American, a nonprofit organization that focuses its efforts on teaching kids, along with their families and their teachers, about the benefits of developing healthy eating habits.


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