Book tip August 2016: Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver

Super Food - Family Classics

Jamie Oliver obviously needs no introduction on this blog, it’s no secret that this man helped me when I first started cooking and I still am a big fan of his recipes and cookbooks as well as his yearly ‘Food Revolution Day’ which I’m a big supporter of.

Access to good, fresh, nutritious food is every child’s human right. It’s easy to agree with this, but the reality is an astounding 41 million children under the age of five are overweight or obese, while another 159 million kids are too short for their age. None of these children are growing healthily. Jamie is calling on us all to join a global Food Revolution in order to provoke debate and inspire real, meaningful, positive change in the way our children access, consume and understand food.

We want to shout about important food issues, encourage everyone to take part in impactful change and push governments to improve their food and nutrition policies. This is a space for us all – individuals, parents, policymakers, communities and businesses – to come together, make a noise, share our stories and debate the issues that can provide our children with access to good, fresh, nutritious food for generations to come. This is a global revolution – wherever you are, join us.

I don’t have kids myself but I do believe that the key to having kids grow up into healthy & happy people is to teach them from a young age about good food and include them in your own cooking as much as possible, while keeping them away from sharp objects of course. With his new book ‘Super Food Family Classics’, he continues along the same path as his previous book ‘Everyday Super Food‘, but with a focus on family food. The book include both big family meals as well as recipes to help your kids eat their favourite snacks in a healthy way, like chicken nuggets and fish fingers, all homemade with no added unhealthy elements!

Super Food Family Classics

Left: Proper Chicken Nugget / Right: Jumbo Fish Fingers, by Jamie Oliver

Book description

Jamie’s Super Food Family Classics continues with the popular philosophy behind Jamie’s Everyday Super Food, bringing exciting healthy eating to the heart of the home.

Freshen up your family favourites and expand your recipe repertoire with new nutritious, tasty meals – make your weekly menu something to shout about.

Sneak in extra veg with Squash Mac ‘N’ Cheese and enjoy a no-arguments family dinner with Chicken Fajitas, Smoky Dressed Aubergines & Peppers. When you need a no-fuss meal on the table fast try Chicken Goujons or Pasta Pesto, or get ahead with freezer-friendly Jumbo Fish Fingers or Proper Chicken Nuggets. Use ingredients you know the family already love in new, exciting ways, with Sweet Potato Fish Cakes or Chocolate Porridge.

Every recipe is tried and tested, has clear and easy-to-understand nutritional information on the page, including the number of veg and fruit portions in each dish, plus there’s a bumper back-section packed with valuable advice on everything from cooking with kids and tackling fussy eaters, to good gut health, the importance of fibre, budgeting and of course, getting more of the good stuff into your family’s diet.

If you’re looking for fresh ideas and an easy way to make healthy eating a part of everyday family life, Jamie’s Super Food Family Classics is the book for you.

Book info

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Michael Joseph (14 July 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0718178440
ISBN-13: 978-0718178444

You can buy this book on Amazon US, Amazon UK or Amazon DE.

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas by Jamie Oliver

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  • Reply
    Demelza Shaw
    August 1, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Great review. Looks like this book has some good healthy recipes!

  • Reply
    Corsica Nambiar
    August 2, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    I’m not big into cooking but I’ll keep a lookout when this starts for me!

    Corsica |

  • Reply
    Emmy Jake
    August 3, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Love it!

  • Reply
    Kailei Pew
    August 3, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    This book sounds great! I love cooking, and I absolutely agree that it is so important to get the kids involved in cooking healthy meals. My baby is almost to an age where she can help. For now, she stirs a spoon into an empty bowl and feels so grown up! I love it.

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    Renee | The Random Bibliophile
    August 4, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Wow, this book sounds great! Look at all those yummy foods 😀

  • Reply
    Delaine Myles
    August 4, 2016 at 1:01 am

    I think I have a new found love foe food blogs. This book sounds amazing and the dishes look delicious

    • Reply
      August 4, 2016 at 8:01 am


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