Love it or Leave it? The Toddler Cafe Cookbook
I got this cookbook when Annabelle first started refusing to eat the foods she used to love. I was having a hard time getting her to eat much of anything since she discovered the cracker and would hold out and wait for someone to decide needed to eat SOMETHING! and then she’d get some crackers.
This happens to be the cookbook where I got the recipe for the chicken apple sausage bites that I’ve written about in the toddler wars. It’s packed with what are supposed to be toddler friendly recipes and they all sound great, even if they’re not all the healthiest. There is even a Toddler Cafe Blog that you can browse and take a look at some recipes. So far there haven’t been too many recipes out of this cookbook that Annabelle has been willing to eat, not because she hasn’t liked them but simply because she won’t even try them. I’ve learned to work around the flavors and textures that I know Annabelle likes to create some dishes to get her to eat veggies.
The Verdict? LOVE IT
Not because all the recipes have been successful but because I discovered the chicken apple sausage bite that has helped me create so many different versions of it that have finally gotten Annabelle to eat chicken. For that fact alone this book, to me, was worth the money. It does have some other great looking recipes which I am hopeful Annabelle will be more willing to try as she gets older and hopefully less picky.
Do you have this cookbook? Have you tried any of the recipes from the website? What do you think? Which are your favorite recipes??