This book uses low-fat substitutions to make fairly standard fare more healthy. So instead of using Jell-O, it would substitute the sugar-free version in the recipe. Other common substitutions are: applesauce instead of oil, adding milk powder for nutrition, and using Neufchatel cheese instead of cream cheese.
But many of these substitutions can be done on your own, without using this book. Plus, I found that some of the recipes were too work-intensive to fit my schedule with working full-time outside the home. Not a bad cookbook, but it just doesn't really fit my lifestyle.
Cooking Healthy With the Kids In Mind
JoAnna M. Lund with Barbara Alpert
Hardback 1998 Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons
I think I got this one from Ebay and it's signed by JoAnna. Big Plus for me.
Although this one is for cooking for kids the big kids and I enjoy so many of
the recipes included in this book. As with all of JoAnna's books all nutritional
information is included. The brief notes included with each recipe are an added
Some Get Out of Bead Breakfast's we've enjoyed from this book are, Scrambled Egg
Hash, Ham Breakfast Casserole and Pineapple Upside-Down French Toast.
From the Soups section you can't go wrong with Minestrone in Minutes, Chicken
Pot Pie Chowder or Meatball Soup.
Two great sandwiches from that section we enjoy are Tuna Sandwich Melts and
Chicken Fruit Sandwiches.
We've also tried and enjoyed the following from the Main Dish section, Creamy
Tuna- Potato Scallop, Cheesy Chicken Pot Biscuit Cups, Country Chicken and
Biscuits, Deep Dish Turkey Pot Pie, Tom's Easy Cheesy Skillet, Pizza Popover Pie
and Quick Pork Parmigiana.
From Snack Time you can never go wrong with Cinnamon Crisps, Peanut Butter
Cookies or Apple Biscuit Drops.
Finally from the special occasion section Peanut Butter Cup Pie is often
requested by my oldest kid, hubby, Harold.
If you're looking for some kid friendly and kid pleasing recipes this is a great cookbook to add to your collection. I'm sure the kids would enjoy helping you make some of the delicious, healthy dishes in this one.