Friday, October 30, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015-Book: Wild Eats and Adorable Treats

*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

As I mentioned earlier this week, I am not a particularly crafty or creative person. My 6-year-old daughter Vivian is though, so she was SUPER excited to receive a new book called Wild Treats and Adorable Eats: 40 Animal-Inspired Meals and Snacks for Kids. She immediately started paging through the book and within a few minutes had identified a number of ideas that she wants to try as soon as is humanly possible. Before I go further, here's a bit about this book, from the publisher's website:

Wild Eats and Adorable Treats is full of simple, healthy recipes that kids will enjoy because all the meals resemble kids’ favorite animals. The dishes run the gamut, from breakfast delights to lunches and snacks to take to school, and of course dinner and desserts to make at home. The best part is that children will have a blast preparing and eating the dishes, shaped like different animals, such as owls, pigs, sheep, and many more.

Author Jill Mills, who has three sons of her own, incorporates fun facts about the animals throughout so kids can impress their friends with their new knowledge—in the kitchen and beyond!

Lavishly illustrated throughout, this cookbook includes recipes like Porcupine Pretzel Pear Snack, Foxy Fruit Snack, Koala Tree Treats, Gorilla Granola Cups, and more. This is an essential book for any parent struggling to get their kids to eat balanced meals!

I really appreciate that this book is full of ideas that are 1) simple and 2) call for food items that I already have around my house. I also love the clear pictures, so I know exactly what  my end result should look like and the very detailed instructions. And the recipes each end with an animal fact that goes along with the food item that's being created! Educational and delicious! Even this non-crafty, non-creative mom is excited about these ideas and I can't wait to make some of them with Vivian. This book would be a wonderful holiday gift for the mom or child in your life!