The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook
The Kid-Friendly, Pediatrician-Approved Way to Transform Your Family's Health
by Stefania Patinella; Alexandra Romey; Hilary McClafferty; Jonathan Deutsch; Maria Mascarenhas
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Pub Date 03 Feb 2021 | Archive Date 12 Feb 2021
The anti-inflammatory diet can help both adults and children suffering from obesity, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, and high blood pressure. In The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook you will find easy-to-use, medically accurate, and child specific guidance for anti-inflammatory eating.
This cookbook includes 100 simple, easy, and tasty recipes that are straightforward to prepare and cover every development phase from infancy through adolescence. With great recipes for all meals, as well as snacks and special occasions, you’ll always know what to make. These delicious, plant-forward recipes include a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains while lacking processed foods which are known to increase inflammation.
The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook offers practical tips to help you healthily stock your pantry and incorporates fun ways to get your child exposed to new foods.
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This is a anti inflammatory cookery book aimed at children and families but as I have endometriosis and have previously been advised to take up an anti inflammatory diet it caught my eye. It’s Informative and the recipes are simple yet interesting. With today’s diet of fast and processed food I think this book is aimed at everyone as a lot of these foods have unnecessary additives that cause many health issues. This book doesn’t have the sleek, glossy layout of regular cookbooks but it’s still fresh and tasty looking. Thanks to Adams Media and NetGalley for the advanced copy
Excellent treasure trove of knowledge! The beginning fleshes out explanation and useful knowledge associated with different ingredients. Gives helpful charts of the basic anti inflammitory food chart. From there on dive right in to recipes. The beginning hashes out really useful spice that are both savory and sweet. Some of the recipes I've bookmarked for later. Baked tofu square with peanut and the chilled rooibos te concoction look fabulous. A very well thought out and put together food guide book, though I wish there were more photographs. Thank you NetGalley and publisher for this free digital ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Date reviewed (Canada) - December 6, 2020 Date reviewed (UK) - December 7, 2020 ... I am bi-country at the moment I requested a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review but I have yet to hear if I was approved. I am reviewing the book anyway on Goodreads and Facebook as I already own/have read the book. I live in two different cities and well, continents, due to family/hubby's work for the government, so I had read and reviewed this book for the North American crowd, so am sharing with the U.K. crowd as I have cooked my way from cover to cover in this cookbook! (Funnily enough, I live in London, ON Canada and London, UK!) From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. Transform the way your family eats with this easy-to-use, child-friendly guide to anti-inflammatory eating, including 100 simple and tasty recipes the whole family will love. The anti-inflammatory diet can help both adults and children suffering from obesity, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, and high blood pressure. In The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook, you will find easy-to-use, medically accurate, and child-specific guidance for anti-inflammatory eating. This cookbook includes 100 simple, easy, and tasty recipes that are straightforward to prepare and cover every development phase from infancy through adolescence. With great recipes for all meals, as well as snacks and special occasions, you’ll always know what to make. These delicious, plant-forward recipes include a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains while lacking processed foods which are known to increase inflammation. The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook offers practical tips to help you healthily stock your pantry and incorporates fun ways to get your child exposed to new foods. This is a great cookbook full of healthy foods that should appeal to the pickiest of eaters...like my hubby. He would live on boxed mac and cheese, hot dogs, canned beans and frozen dinners if I let him. The recipes are well written and understandable by cooks of all levels and the photos make the food very appealing to myself and other lovers of food out there. What I especially love about the book is that it uses mostly whole ingredients instead of pre-prepared and packaged foods. I do draw the line at making my own cheese beyond a quickly-made mozzarella, and canning tomatoes but the more "ingredients" you use the better. My one nephew says that I never have any food in my house, only ingredients --- that is why I cook so much. I also refuse to eat or cook with Frankenfoods such as "chick'n" and its 88 ingredients vs. 🐔chicken🐔 having one!) As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I simply adore emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/snowflakes etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🍲🍲🍲🍲🍲
This is a good guide to anti-inflammatory foods and how they help the health of both kids and adults with a number of issues. It goes into a lot of details and also discusses how to get kids to eat them, which we know can be one of the hardest parts. The second half of the book is recipes. The book does feel like a textbook at times but it contains a lot of information. The recipes are easily adapted to gluten free, dairy free, etc. and many are vegetarian. Photos are provided for some but not a lot. Nutritional information is provided for every recipe. Many of the recipes will work well for folks who are paleo, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and generally even keto (with modifications at times, of course). I especially appreciated the recipes for spice blends and oils that you can add to recipes you already make. Many of the recipes are going to be a big change for some families, but you can ease into it and start with ones that are more like the ones they're used to. The tips will be helpful in adapting the palates of your family members. I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for review.
This cookbook is full of recipes that I can't quite imagine my son eating (he is the pickiest of picky eaters) but I appreciated the information on how to help him overcome some of that pickiness through gradual and consistent introduction of foods. Nothing shocking, but written in a different way which was helpful! I appreciated the plethora of healthy and immunity-boosting anti-inflammatory recipes that actually sound good. I've been searching for new breakfast ideas that will not just give my son and me a sugar rush, and these look attainable, fast, and delicious. I also think the dessert section is strong- but am less convinced by some of the main meals. I will just have to try more of the recipes to see! Four stars for a great entry into any family's repertoire with a solid front-matter of information and good-looking recipes. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for this unbiased review.
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for an honest review. Im not normally one to read and review a cookbook but some health issues this year resulted in a diagnosis of Hashimotos disease and the beginning of my journey on an anti inflammatory diet journey. This book is a wealth of recipes for those of us who are limited in what we can eat. Having so many new options that are easy, tasty, and well detailed make it so much simpler to plan my weekdays and what we will cook now. I would caution that not all recipes are fully AIP compliant. Many are not suitable during the initial elimination phase but there are a ton of options that are and a wealth of them that fit for those of us beginning to test add items back in. There is also a great amount of info in the beginning to help you understand the why behind this diet and what works and what will not. I am really glad I got this book and plan on recommending it to several people I know.
Very nice book with 100 great recipes! There are lots of good information about food and anti inflammatory foods in the beginning and then comes the recipes. I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review
The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook is tutorial guide and recipe collection with family friendly recipes to reduce inflammation and support gut health. Due out 3rd Feb 2021 from Simon & Schuster on their Adams Media imprint, it's 256 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats. This book is a nice resource, especially for family dinners where one (or more) members are trying to adhere to a special diet, in this case inflammatory conditions or auto immune diseases as well as having a very strong emphasis on starting kids off with healthy and wise food choices from an early age (babies - toddlers). Approximately the first 30% of the book is a (mostly) layman accessible discussion of the body's inflammatory physiological responses to stress and irritation. There are a number of useful charts and lists of food additives and their possible effects on the body (and where to find them as well as how to avoid them). The recipe notations include codes for gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free etc. The recipe section is arranged thematically: spice blends & sauces, breakfast, lunch, dinner, sides, snacks, desserts, and beverages. Each of the recipes includes an introductory description, ingredients listed in a bullet point sidebar (US measurements only, though there's a conversion chart in the back of the book), step by step instructions, as well a sidebar with nutritional info. I would estimate roughly 10% of the recipes are accompanied by photographs. The photos provided are high quality and clear and serving suggestions are attractive and appropriate. The recipe ingredients themselves are easily sourced and will be available at most well stocked grocery stores. There are a very few ingredients which might be a little more difficult to source, but definitely nothing that is 'way out there'. One way this collection distinguishes itself is in the chapter notes and appendices. There's an impressive amount of peer-reviewed research linked supporting the conclusions and recommendations in the text. Readers can certainly simply utilize the recipes without any need to dig deeper, but the keenly curious reader will find a wealth of extra information for further study. The book also includes a cross referenced index, but no recipe or ingredient index apart from those integrated into the main index. All in all, very well written, beautifully presented food, made from (mostly) unprocessed raw ingredients which are easily sourced and taste good. Four stars, we'll be revisiting this cookbook. For families with young children or toddlers, this one would have more relevance. Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
Before you get to cooking, this book will tell you all about inflammation and how the anti-inflammatory method works to help ward off disease and help decrease health problems. It breaks down common food additives (think high fructose corn syrup and MSG) and offers tips for avoiding. There’s a whole section on sugars and artificial sweeteners as well as the different types of fats, which are good and bad, and how to cook with them. Like many cookbooks, the next section explains the kitchen you’ll need (aka what types of foods you’ll find in the recipes) and tips for finding the highest quality items of each food. Since this is a family cookbook, there is a section about getting your kids on board with anti-inflammatory eating, as many kids can be super picky (I know I was). Before food recipes, there are several spice blend recipes. I may be a white girl, but I do love a good spice blend and am always looking for ways to add more flavor to the basic “good for you” foods. Tahini is one of my favorite things, and it’s used in several of these blends. Forget the recipes. I’m super excited to try some of these spice blends. Once you’ve got the spices down, the rest of the book is divided up like a regular cookbook with recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, sides, snacks, desserts, and even beverages. A minimum of 95% of these look delicious and actually like things I could try in my own kitchen. Plus, there’s a handy US/Metric conversion chart in the back which is a good tool to have not only for this book, but for online recipes as well. This one’s out in February, so if you’re trying to be healthier, curb chronic pain and illness, and ensure that your kids eat well, check this cookbook out.
Excellent cookbook! Looking forward to trying some of these healthy recipes soon! Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
I appreciated the plethora of healthy and immunity-boosting anti-inflammatory recipes that actually sound good. I've been searching for new breakfast ideas that will not just give my son and me a sugar rush, and these look attainable, fast, and delicious. An excellent option as a cookbook and reference book and perhaps vital for those who need to newly adapt to an anti-inflammatory diet.
What a wonderful resource to add to your collection of cookbooks! This was an interesting and informative book on the anti-inflammatory diet. As someone who suffers from multiple chronic illnesses, this was a wonderful book to explain the benefits of eating anti-inflammatory foods. The recipes are delicious, as well. I know my family already feels better after a week of eating these recipes. It is a book you can always refer back to again and again. The cover is also excellent, too.
Thank you Net Galley and Adams Media for this e-ARC in exchange for my honest review. Two words made me want to read this cookbook: 'anti-inflammatory' and 'family'. And the book did not disappoint. No only did I get to learn a lot about internal inflammations due to our diets and stress, but also which foods are the best to prevent diseases and how they positively affect the body... and the mind. The recipe section is divided into 8 parts: anti-inflammatory spice blends and sauces, breakfast, lunch, dinner, sides, snacks, desserts, and beverages. The recipes are simple, delicious and easy to make. I personally tried the Eggplant Shakshuka today. It became an instant favorite in my household. Some dishes are appropriate for babies. When they are, there is a little 'Baby Food' annotation at the bottom of the page explaining how to make this dish baby-friendly. A good investment for you and your family. Also a great gift idea!
This is a well-written book by a knowledgeable collaboration of authors. I grew up eating only processed foods. I wish this information had been available back then. I have since explored many diets and reviewed extensive information from health experts. This book is a compilation of that knowledge in a succinct, easy to understand format. I appreciate how the authors have included tips for applying the recipes into baby food. As with all "healthy" cookbooks, the variety of new ingredients you will need is extensive. Changing your eating habits is not easy. My suggestion is to find a health-food store and start perusing the aisles. I am lucky to have Natural Grocers in my town, which only sells organic foods at fairly reasonable prices. My whole family has remarked on the improved taste of organic foods. I have also benefitted from friends who have coached me into better eating habits. This book gives tips on bringing your children with you into healthier eating habits. I appreciated the nutritional information on all recipes. I liked the breakdown of breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sides, dessert, and drinks. My complaints are minimal. I feel like half the book was background information, so the recipe section felt light to me. I have also recently figured out I'm gluten intolerant despite going to Western medicine doctors since early adolescence with stomach issues. Since 3% of Americans have celiac and another 3-6% have gluten intolerance or true gluten allergy, I think this book should have spent more time on food allergies, especially with pediatricians as co-authors. However, each recipe does label for gluten-free, nut free, egg free and dairy free. In total, this is a wonderful compilation of healthy eating knowledge and easy to follow recipes intended to appeal to the entire family. Bon appetit!
Amazing cookbook. it is laid out really well with kid friendly ways of eating better. I have arthritis and wanted to try this cook book out. I am really glad I was able to and I will be buying the book form so I can have it in my kitchen.
I would not adopt The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook as part of a curriculum or for a classroom library. The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook is a wealth of important information for those beginning down the anti-inflammatory, healthy eating journey for their family. The recipes are a mix of classic favorites, easy to make, and a few that require a few more skills. The best part of the book for me was in the beginning when the authors were recognizing the cultural issues that occur, not only within the publishing industry, but with food bloggers, chefs, and cookbook authors. I whole heartedly appreciated their viewpoints and their explanations of this and who they are with their background. Because of their due diligence with this, I will happily promote their book when I can.
The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook: The Kid-Friendly, Pediatrician-Approved Way to Transform Your Family's Health by Stefania Patinella, Alexandra Romey, Hilary McClafferty, Jonathan Deutsch, and Maria Mascarenhas Publisher: Adams Media Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine | Health, Mind & Body Release Date: January 12, 2021 The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook is a resource book about inflammation, as well as a recipe book featuring anti-inflammatory recipes. I found this book to be very informative and helpful regarding lowering inflammation & improving related conditions. There is also a focus on child-friendly recipes for those with children to feed. I thought the recipes were great and seemed easy to follow. I love how they focused on not-processed foods. While there are a lot of recipes that include items that my husband won't eat, I was able to find some that I can work into our home menu options. I think is a great resource for someone looking to improve their overall health with some great recipes! I'm so grateful to the authors, Adams Media, and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this ARC ebook in exchange for my honest review.
3.5 stars I was excited to check out this cookbook, as I have looked into and considered the anti-inflammatory approach to meal planning for some time. I was always afraid I'd never find recipes using foods I'd actually eat and enjoy. This cookbook showed me that those recipes <i>do</i> exist! The cookbook is quite informative for those looing to start an anti-inflammatory journey. There's a nice mix of recipes, and many seem easy to make. There is a focus on non-processed foods, which could be beneficial for most, if not all, people. Recipe substitution options and tips are also included. I would have liked, and I expected to find, more photos, but there are a number of recipes that I look forward to trying soon. In addition to the recipes, the authors also educate the reader on inflammation and how the anti-inflammatory method can improve one's health. It's evident that a lot of research went into this book.
THE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FAMILY COOKBOOK is filled with worthwhile and useful information for adults and the children living with them. In addition to requisite recipes, the authors take time explaining the role of inflammation and disease and the corresponding opportunities for wellness behaviors. I was particularly impressed with two novel additions in this book. There are several spice mixtures the authors describe as useful for everyday cooking and their recipes are included. There is also a wonderful chart for parents to use with children to learn ways to discuss food using their senses while expanding their vocabulary and tastes. These are excellent ideas. This is a great book for everyday usage. I received my copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
I do not have kids, but this would likely be a great recipe book for helping kids each healthier. It’s also a decent book for anyone to eat healthier, kids or no. There’s great detail on the benefits of anti-inflammatory foods. Also great detail on getting kids to eat these types of foods. A chart on different types of additives and what they do to the body. Not all photos, but good-looking recipes. I loved the spice blends, as I always enjoying finding new spice blend recipes. As someone who has constantly read and researched anti-inflammation on my own and am always looking for new recipes, I enjoyed the detail of this book and believe it can help families understand our bodies and the foods we eat much better, along with offering great recipes to make eating healthier easier.
I'd give this book 3.5 stars if I could! It's well-laid out, easy to read, and has some accessible recipes and information. It front loads information, and at times it's a lot. As someone who is interested in anti-inflammatory cooking already, I found some of it familiar, but it may be a bit overwhelming to the uninitiated. That being said, the content itself seems attainable and not too complex, with a wide mix of options!
To say I've been doing a little more cooking than normal during quarantine would be an understatement. This cookbook not only taught me some new recipes but how to cook healthier for my family. My daughter suffers from Hashimotos disease and I have been prone to inflammation as well, I've learned over the years what foods will contribute to inflammation but not so much how to cook a meal that helps in this area.
A great kid focused cookbook that teaches parents about inflammatory foods and how to change your families diet for better health. The recipes are easy to follow and have great suggestions on how to get kids involved in healthy cooking.
Anti-Inflammatory diets are all the rage and their goal is to lower inflammation within the body via one's diet. This type of diet can be helpful for many aliments. This cookbook focus on the use of this type of diet for the whole family. The authors spend the first third of the book going through what this is, the things to avoid and the things to add, as well as making this an entire family way of eating. One of the items I found helpful is the food pyramid on page 37ish. First pictures are very helpful but especially in this case since an anti-inflammatory food pyramid is a little different than the US government one. This diet really focuses on fruits & vegetables followed by herbs and spices. We so often forget how important spices are for our body and not just as a flavoring on our food. The other big difference with this pyramid it that it breaks out plant based sources of protein (i.e. tofu, beans, legumes) from the other sources of protein and carbs categories. It is important to do this because animal products should be minimized as part of this diet. After about 90 pages you get to the recipe section of the book. The nice thing that these authors have done is they put their spice blends and sauces as the first chapter. These items are used throughout the recipe bank so it is helpful to have seen them before looking at all the other items. So often these types of things are relegated to an appendix section meaning I see a recipe earlier on that I might like but I won't know until later if that sub recipe in it is something I can eat. Like I said earlier spices are an entire category in the anti-inflammatory food pyramid so it is nice that they take center stage. Some of the big spices in this diet are turmeric, cumin, and ginger. These spices might not be ones that the average American has in their cabinet but they should be. Besides adding that great color or hidden pop to your food, or spice to your Asian delicacies they are great for your body. Now since this is a family geared cookbook the recipes should be kid friendly. I think some of them hit the bill. We have scrambled eggs and muffins as well as chicken tenders and pizza. Now these are a little different than the standard recipes. Instead of oily breading on formed ground chicken these are piece of chicken breaded in a nut mixed from the first chapter. And the pizza will be different to. These are vegetable pita pizzas. Now that doesn't sounds too kid friendly but think of it this way, pitas aren't very big so each person gets their own and can put what they want on it. I think after a while of eating items like these your kids will actually learn to crave the fresh foods since the salt, fat, and sugar intakes have been lowered and the cravings for them have lessened. Now that is not to say that these item are not in here, they are, they are just different. The recipes focus on healthy fats, sugars from natural sources like maple syrup and fruit. There is an entire dessert chapter that I think everyone will love. The other unique thing about this book is that almost all recipes have a baby food blurb. This will tell you how you can turn this into food for your littlest ones or it might say that this one is not recommended. The nice things is it gives guidance.
Anti-inflammatory family-centric cookbook a win-win lifestyle change Posted on February 9, 2021 by michellelovatosbookreviews, world's first book color commentator, book reviews with a twist Some things get better with age. Cheesy comment? Maybe. But in the case of medical advancement in the fields of natural, ancient, and nutritional healing, our society’s advancement shows its incomparable worth. The Anti-inflammatory Family Cookbook: The Kid-Friendly, Pediatrician-Approved Way to Transform Your Family’s Health, is a no brainer for parents and grandparents. I wish I had the foresight to adhere to these simple tenants when I raised my children. I would have gifted them with a solid nutritional foundation and a much better chance at fending off the world’s woes. Authors Stefania Patinella, Alexandra Romey, Hilary McClafferty, Jonathan Deutsch, and Marie Mascarenhas collaborated for this impactful presentation of the Anti-Inflammatory Way. It seems like it would be common knowledge by this point that poor diet, lack of exercise, and lackadaisical lifestyles lead to unhealthy bodies unprepared to fend off preventable and yet inevitable diseases. So too, do these qualified, deeply committed and community involved authors reiterate that daily reminder. The Anti-Inflammatory Way outlined in this book within a cookbook helps negate these environmental temptations with whole, healthy doable recipes designed for families with children. I became particularly interested in the anti-inflammatory lifestyle after becoming crippled in a car accident caused by a wayward teenage driver in 2001. I was in my late 30s, and my ability to re-learn how to walk, balance, and move through the day literally balanced on my ability to nourish my body in a way that would eliminate the most amount of sheer pain and potential mobility possible. After understanding why placing importance on my body’s inward workings was so incredibly pivotal to my overall lifestyle, finding ways to include anti-inflammatory foods and recipes into my diet took center stage. I personally recommend this book from experience with the debilitating enemy of inflammation following me daily for the remainder of my happy and healthy life. Don’t understand the anti-inflammatory concept? Do you want to know more? Why? How common it is? Why should I care? Good. Read the first several chapters of this book and learn this important lifestyle tenant. You will thank yourself, and the medical professionals who helped you achieve a better future for yourself and your family. firstname.lastname@example.org BoutiqueBooks@hotmail.com Happy are those who respect the Lord and obey him. You will enjoy what you work for, and you will be blessed with good things. Psalm 128: 1-2
The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook is great for anyone that is trying to eat an anti-inflammatory diet or eat healthier. The beginning of the cookbook discusses the benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet and how to keep it. I found it interesting the discussion of what different chemicas are found in and what health concerns they are linked to. All of the information at the first part of the book was very helpful and I learned some things I didn't know. The recipes list which dietary restrictions the recipe follows. There is a variety of recipes that are easy to make and good even for picky eaters. Thank you Adams Media and NetGalley for The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook.
This title would be suitable for those living with chronic pain due to injuries, or from autoimmune diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, lupus). It has been said that diet can play a role in pain relief, which stems from inflammation in the body. This book steers people to recipes loaded with food that are healthy, and help alleviate the inflammation. Check it out for yourself, or someone you care about with chronic pain .
I'm interested in this book because it can help adults and children suffering from obesity, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, and high blood pressure. The recipes here are easy-to-use, it seems medically accurate, and it has child specific guidance for anti-inflammatory eating. I like to make Curcuma drink, and the effect is good to my body, so this is the book I enjoy. The recipes look tasty and straightforward to prepare. If you want to have a healthier lifestyle perhaps you want to gain more knowledge from this book.
I really enjoyed this cookbook the recipes are interesting and easy to prepare. I really liked it was geared towards family eating which I feel is a great benefit because it can be so hard to find recipes that fit everyone’s needs in a specialized cookbook. I highly recommend it and I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
What a fantastic resource for families! Tasty, easy to understand recipes which appeal to a wide range of ages and different tastes. With two finicky eaters in my house, I can see a number of healthy choices which will appeal to all of us.
This was a very well written cookbook. I found the layout to flow well and the recipes were easy to understand and follow along to. I look forward to trying some of them out for my family.
The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook has an excellent selection of family meals and does a great job of walking those who are new to the idea of eating for your body, and eating good food, really well. Overall, the recipes were easy to follow for the cooking savvy and tasted wonderful. I think this is also a great option if you are just looking for a good recipe book that has recipes that taste good - that was the overall effect. Very good, homemade food for everyone.