A 450 page, full colour recipe and food idea book for baby’s first year –
and the rest of the family too! All recipes are free from
gluten, sugar, dairy and additives.
Mila’s Meals, The Beginnings And The Basics is as much about learning how and what to feed your little one, as it is about RE-learning how to feed yourself.
Unlearning everything you’ve thought to be true about food and nutrition; raising a child with food intolerances; and, realizing you cant rely on convenient, ready-made food can be a rude awakening! By going through this process herself and not being able to find a book that could guide her, Catherine realized that there may be other ‘stressed-out, sleep-deprived, anxious, mushy-brained moms’ in a similar, daunting and unfamiliar place. She wrote this book as a resource, as much for herself, as for you – the other bewildered and petrified new parents – one that will hopefully, in some way, make the task and honour of raising healthy, happy children just a little bit less stressful and overwhelming.
This book includes:
● Unlearn: the truth behind common nutrition un-truths.
● An exposé of what’s really in that convenient, ready-made food as well as the affect it has on your child physically,
mentally and emotionally.
● The importance and maintenance of gut health by feeding age-appropriate, easy-to-digest foods.
● A detailed ingredient glossary with nutritional information on every ingredient in the book and an introduction to ‘new’
foods such as moringa, baobab, maca and lacuma.
● The why, what and how to begin your little one’s life-long relationship with food.
● ‘Free-from’ food basics for the whole family (including bread, pizza bases, pasta, porridge, muesli, sweet treats).
● A re-introduction of essential traditional foods and food preparation techniques (including fermented foods like
sauerkraut, slow-cooked bone broths as well as how and why to soak grains).
● Over 95 (mostly) uncomplicated recipes made with easy-to-find ingredients.
● ‘Do-able’ for working parents as all the food can be made in bulk and frozen.
● Recipes suitable for the fussiest of eaters thanks to hidden vegetables and nutrient enhancers.
● A chapter on Soul Food because nutrition is about more than just what’s on your plate – no amount of good food can
nourish a starving soul.
Catherine now sees her, and her daughter’s, food intolerances as a blessing which has led them down a path of learning, discovery and good health – which will hopefully stand them in good stead for year’s to come.
“I am deeply passionate about empowering parents to make informed decisions with regards to what they feed their children and themselves. I believe that food can be the best form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. I cant wait to share what I have learnt and created with the world.”
The book has taken 3 years to put together. The time has come for us to print it and share it with the world.
We need your help!
Milestone 1 – R10 000
The Tipping Point
We’ll be able to host a launch event, which will help drive book sales to cover the costs of printing the book.
Milestone 2 – R100 000
We will be able to cover more of the printing costs of the book – which means we wont be eating dehydrated broccoli chips for a few months (Because, no matter what… we are getting this book out to the world!).
Milestone 3 – R250 000
The Ultimate Goal
Oh YAY! We will have covered the printing costs for our first print run of 2000 books. Mama’s and Papa’s to children with food intolerances will be able to prepare delicious and nutritious meals for their kids (and themselves) – and Mila and I will be eating this good food too!
Also – I promised Mila that after the book was finished I would have more time to play with her… and if the book was selling, I would take her to see the snow. (She refused to sing Christmas carols last year because there was no snow!)