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Feeding the Whole Family

Cooking with Whole Foods: More than 200 Recipes for Feeding Babies, Young Children, and Their Parents

Cynthia Lair


List Price: 29.95*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/1/1997)
Paperback (1/1/2008)


An update of the bestselling guide on cooking nutritious, whole food meals for yourself and your children
For over fifteen years, Cynthia Lair’s classic cookbook has been the best source for parents who want to cook one healthy meal for the entire family. With more than 200 recipes, this revised fourth edition teaches the basics of introducing a balanced whole foods diet—from grains and beans to meat, dairy, fruits, and vegetables—to your home.
Feeding the Whole Family includes information on breastfeeding, beginning babies on solid foods, food allergies and intolerances, raising healthy eaters, and the importance of sharing nourishing meals as a family. Each recipe comes with instructions on how to adapt meals so that babies who are just starting solids—as well as older babies—can enjoy the dish, while children and adults eat a more complex version to satisfy their palates. Parents will also find simple solutions for packing healthy lunch boxes and involving kids in the meal preparation process.
Informative and full of practical advice, Feeding the Whole Family will help take the stress out of finding healthy recipes everyone will like—so you can sit down, relax, and enjoy mealtime with your loved ones.

Praise For Feeding the Whole Family: Cooking with Whole Foods: More than 200 Recipes for Feeding Babies, Young Children, and Their Parents

“This fully revised update of a classic title is an excellent primer for whole-foods cooking at home.”

“A classic family favorite…satisfying even the pickiest of eaters.”

“It feels good to nurture your family with a homecooked meal, and the new, revised edition of Feeding the Whole Family from Cynthia Lair is full of recipes to inspire you.” 
Colorado Parent

“A must-have for the family kitchen.”
425 Magazine

"This book is a great educational resource for a unique approach on cooking for your family. Lair, once a nutrition counselor, walks you through her simple recipes that every member of your family will enjoy, as well, provides nutritional information for healthy eating. In every recipe, she offers suggestions on how to prepare the dish so that younger children can enjoy the meal with a quick alternative to the parents more sophisticated version. The recipes are creatively written, with beautiful illustrations." 
Local Haven 

"[A] great additional resources for cooking whole foods"
—The Whole U, University of Washington

“Enormously helpful in the kitchen.”
—Soule Mama
“A spectacular chef.”
Art Zone with Nancy Guppy

“Those interested in cooking healthy food for their family and trying new and perhaps unusual recipes…will want this in their cookbook collection.”
—Library Journal

“The best of the best.”
—Rebecca Katz

"Feeding the Whole Family is a necessary staple for all families."
 Cut Out + Keep

"Now in her newly revised edition [of Feeding the Whole Family] - which contains 45 NEW recipes - even more mums and dads will be able to cook good, healthy food, and learn the basics of understanding a balanced diet" 
 Mummy Pages

"A breath of fresh air in a culture of convenience and special diets." 
—Living Upp (podcast)

"An awesome book for those of us who actually want to eat the same food as our kids instead of making separate meals."
—Sandhurst Co-op blog

"One of the first books I ever bought on nutrition." 
—Health Food Detective

"The heart of [Lair's] message is becoming widely accepted: 'Everything always seems to come back to moderation … ' she says. 'Just cook your own food. Use as many real ingredients as you can. The end.'"
The Seattle Times

Sasquatch Books, 9781632170590, 432pp.

Publication Date: November 8, 2016

About the Author

Cynthia Lair is the author of several books, including Sourdough on the Rise and Feeding the Young Athlete. Her work has appeared in national magazines including Mothering. Formerly on the faculty at Bastyr University, Cynthia is a popular teacher of cooking classes at Sur Le Table and elsewhere. She lives in Seattle.