In a world of fast food and an ever widening array of processed snacks, it's getting harder to get children to eat healthy foods or even know what the healthy foods are. When it came time for their daughter to eat real food, Jennifer and Matthew Carden wanted to show her that healthy food can taste great and can be just as fun to eat as a bag of crisps. "Toddler Cafe" presents over 50 imaginative recipes that are perfect for children aged 2 to 6 (though they are sure to appeal to older children and even adults). Including recipes focusing on veggies, pasta and rice, beans, proteins, sandwiches, and fruit (plus some tasty snacks!), the emphasis is on real ingredients and having a good time eating them.
Jennifer Carden is an artist, chef and food stylist She has worked with some of the best chefs including Jacques Pepin and Mollie Katzen, and has written and developed recipes for restaurants and major food companies in America. Jennifer's innovative ideas and humourous slant on feeding children have led her to develop books and products that help parents to feed their children healthy, quick, uncomplicated food. She is a recipe contributor to Chronicle Books' upcoming title, The Healthy Baby Workbook, by Kimberly Rider. Matthew Carden is a lifestyle photographer and has contributed to numerous books and publications.