I Quit Sugar Kids Cookbook Review

The I Quit Sugar Kids Cookbook is really aimed at children, but I found that a few of their recipes are just yummy (I am talking about the Mango Macadamia “Weis” Bars) and I have added them into my meal plans.

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The I Quit Sugar Kids Cookbook covers the reasons why we should help our little ones eat less sugar and to help them build good eating habits at a young age. Sarah Wilson doesn’t have any children of her own, but has interviews a lot of parents for what they wanted. And what they are looking for in a cookbook for their children is simplicity – and she really has delivered.

This recipes are all super simple and uses so many common ingredients. Fear not – you are still making your children FUN and DELICIOUS treats that they will love. The recipes are not boring. Heck, I love the recipes!

With over 85 recipes, there is a lot of different things to chose from. Recipes for lunch boxes, breakfast time, sauces, party food, desserts and hidden vegie meals.

My favorite recipes:

  • Manga Macadameia “weis” bars
  • Nourishing Nachos
  • Pumpkin Pikelets (see the recipe below!)
  • Vegie Garden Pot Pies
  • Chocolate Ice Magic

My least favorite recipes:

  • Kale Chips. I don’t like Kale, don’t tell your kids I said this.

From some of the conversations I have had with my friends who have gone sugar free, the thought of making their children go sugar free is a daunting and exhausting idea. They agreed that this cookbook would be something to start with, just to give them more cooking arsenal in the kitchen. This is not at all the same as the 8 week guide.

My overall thought is that this is a great cookbook to have if you want to make some of your children’s party food sugar free or to have some treat recipes on hand.

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A few notes that I think will be important:

  • This is an ebook, not a hardcover book. I am not sure if one is being released or not.
  • The cookbook contains plenty of grain- and legume-free options, but it isn’t strictly a paleo cookbook
  • Included in the book is a simple allergy substitution guide. For example, dairy products are used in some of the recipes, but you could sub it for coconut milk or almond milk.
  • There are a lot of recipes that may not be suitable for children with nut allergies, and Sarah has a warning on these recipes that they do contain nuts.
  • These recipes may be sugar free, but I am going to assume a lot of the recipes included in the book are aimed at party type of food and snacks. So show a little restraint (no matter how delicious that tray of bounty bars may be!!! )

 

Pumpkin Pikelets

Makes: 6
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 7 minutes

Make them entirely gluten free by substituting the flour for almond meal or gluten-free flour.

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • butter or coconut oil for frying

METHOD

  1. Combine the pumpkin purée, flour, eggs and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  2. Heat some butter or oil in a small frying pan over medium heat and drop in 2-tablespoon dollops of the pikelet mixture.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes on each side, or until golden.

Comments

  1. New to this program, so I apologize if this is a stupid question. Can I just use regular white or wheat flour? Or are those supposed to be avoided?