We enjoy eating a range of different foods as a family, from traditional cottage pie to South African chicken curry. So when I heard about the Indian Super Meals: baby and toddler cookbook I couldn’t wait to read it.
There are many many great baby and toddler cookbooks on the market, but this seemed to offer something a bit different.
More Than Baby Recipes
There is masses of really useful information in the Indian Super Meals eBook and not just about when to start to weaning, what to expect, etc. but also about Super Spices – I never realised there was such a thing and I’ll certainly be making an effort to use them wherever possible from now on as they are packed with powerful antioxidants (some Super Spices have more antioxidants than super foods like blueberries and avocados).
I have always been a big fan of adding Worcester Sauce to certain meals to give them a little ‘kick’ but I never realised what a fantastic ingredient it was, I feel like I’ve been just taking it for granted all this time …. not any more, I’m trying to think where else I can use it in other baby recipes as it’s so packed full of vitamins and minerals.
Mouth Watering Toddler and Baby Recipes
As I first skimmed through the eBook, I never expected such a range of fantastic new toddler and baby recipes and twists on the traditional. It feels like you really could be skimming through a recipe book for yourself rather than your little one.
I love the names of the baby recipes too, Snuggly Chicken and Vermicelli Soup … it’s just so enticing.
I like the way the book is broken down. The baby recipes are broken down by weaning stage and the final stage 4: 1-3 years old is titled ‘Family Supermeals’. My daughter is nearly 3 and it can be hard to think of ideas that will keep everyone happy and I definitely wanted to try to cook meals the whole family could enjoy as soon as possible.
There is also really helpful information in the book such as what is a ‘serving size’ and cooking conversion tables and abbreviations.
The Baby Recipes
The layout is very clear and concise and all the baby recipes have an intro including information about the ingredients “bursting with immune strengthening ingredients. Fresh lemon and broccoli provide vitamin C ….”
Each recipe has a picture, so you know what to expect, total time for prep and cooking (highly important!) and how many servings it makes (for earlier stages) / how many it serves (for final stage), whether it’s suitable for freezing, ingredients and very straightforward instructions.
Even more importantly, the results are scrummy and clean plates at the end of meal time = success!!
The Author & Where to Buy Indian Super Meals
Indian Super Meals is written by Zainab Jagot Ahmed, who also has a great blog
The eBook can be purchased directly from Waterstones: Indian Super Meals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook, which can be viewed on any eReader device