Including One Month of Kid-Friendly Meal Plans and Detailed Shopping Lists to Make Life Easier
As the rate of chronic illness skyrockets, more and more parents are faced with the sobering reality of restrictive diets. And because everyone is busy, many families come to rely on store-bought "healthy" products to make life simpler, but many of these are loaded with sugar and hidden toxins. When faced with her own family health crisis, mother and health coach Leah Webb realized that in order to consistently provide high quality food for her family, nearly 100 percent of their meals would need to be homemade. But when she looked for a resource to guide her, most cookbooks that offered recipes "free" of allergenic foods were also high in processed starches, flours, and sugar. Webb, like so many parents, was looking for a cookbook that offered deeply nutritious, kid-friendly, whole foods recipes that were also easy, but there wasn't one-so she wrote it herself.
The Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free Family Cookbook offers a new system to preparing food and approaching the kitchen that gets kids involved in cooking, which encourages excitement around food (a major challenge with restrictive diets). The recipes are rich in healthy fats, nutrient-dense vegetables, ferments, and grass-fed meats, and include snacks, school lunches, and delicious sweet treats that rival the flavors of sugar-dense desserts. By following Leah's meal plans, parents will be sure to please everyone in the family and make cooking on a restrictive diet enjoyable and doable over a long period of time. Families that know they would like to rid themselves of grain, sugar, and dairy, but are intimidated by starting, will find Webb's advice and troubleshooting invaluable.
The cookbook outlines family-tested methods that make for effective and efficient preparation, including everyday basic recipes that will become part of a cook's intuitive process over time. The best part is that although Leah prepares nearly every single one of her family's breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks using whole food ingredients, she only spends four to six hours on food preparation per week! Through stocking her freezer, prepping the kitchen, shopping and cooking in bulk, and consistently planning meals, this diet plan is not only possible; it is manageable and fulfilling. Prepare for this cookbook to radically change your life.
"As a busy mom and nutrition therapist, trying to strategize meals that everyone in my family will eat on a grain-, sugar-, and dairy-free diet can be exhausting. Leah Webb's book takes the work out of the daily 'what are we going to eat?' conundrum. The recipes are doable even on busy weekdays and have high kid-appeal. Her raw, relatable experiences with feeding and loving her children round this book into a parenting guide, nutrition primer, and cookbook. The best family focused cookbook I've ever come across."--Jess Higgins Kelley, coauthor of The Metabolic Approach to Cancer and Bioregulatory Medicine
"Mothers are my heroes! And here another mother has had a steep learning curve in understanding how to heal her children. Having helped her own family, Leah Webb is now generously sharing what she learned on her journey. Parents will find this book very helpful! It is full of practical tips and good ideas on how to feed children from day to day and make the whole process happy and doable."--Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome
"Leah Webb's The Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free Family Cookbook should be in the hands of any family looking to manage multiple food allergies or simply eat healthfully in the face of chronic illness. If you are looking to learn the hows and whys of dietary change in an approachable way, as well as try some kid- and family-friendly recipes and meal plans, this book is for you!"--Mickey Trescott, NTP, author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook and The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen
"The Grain-Free, Sugar-free, Dairy-free Family Cookbook should not be seen as just part of an unusual dietary niche as more and more families are now faced with illnesses and will find important solutions in this comprehensive book. Leah Webb tells the compelling story of her own journey in a compassionate and informed manner. Inspired by her family's serious health conditions, she explored a grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free diet due to its purported benefits on gut health and found it changed the way she cared for her two children. While filled with many time- and kid-friendly recipes, this book is more than just a cookbook. Practical strategies are offered to assist families transitioning to a healthful way of eating and in regaining health while on a budget. Sections on creating a kitchen, stocking the pantry, and meal planning offer practical advice for all readers and eaters, and the resources and thorough bibliography will help those desiring further inquiry. Make room for this book on your kitchen counter!"--Michelle Perro, MD, author of What's Making Our Children Sick?
"Us mamas who walk the walk and have found the beautiful power of food as medicine want to shout from the rooftops to prevent others from enduring the pain of chronic illness. As we begin to understand the intricacies and differences of our microbiomes, we are realizing more and more that personalized medicine and intuitive eating are vital. Returning to a baseline with real food is where the magic unfolds. Yet for so many, with the swirling of life's busyness, this seems impossible. Leah not only inspires us with her own honest reflections, she sets us up for delicious success by teaching us the rudimentary and lost life skill of cooking. It does not have to be complicated, but you do have to be dedicated--a small price to pay for health. This is a must-read for anyone involved in the health and well-being of children! It's valuable information we all need to hear."--Hilary Boynton, author of The Heal Your Gut Cookbook