NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Happy Family today unveiled its first-ever cookbook, the Happy Family Organic Superfoods Cookbook for Baby & Toddler, by Founder and CEO, Shazi Visram, and with chef Cricket Azima, Founder and CEO of The Creative Kitchen. With more than 70 easy-to-prepare recipes made with nutritionally-rich ingredients, the Happy Family Organic Superfoods Cookbook offers a fresh, nutritious and accessible approach to feeding children from starting solids through to toddler years. The book celebrates the company's Enlightened Nutrition Philosophy – that exposing children to a wide variety of nutritious foods early on helps lay the foundation of healthy eating habits throughout life.
"Every parent aspires to give the love, care and freshness of homemade food to their kids," said Visram. "We want to support parents to cook delicious and nutritious recipes because when we find the time to cook together, really good things happen -- we connect with the food we eat and each other to enjoy the simple moments that make life happy." Happy Family's mission is to support young families getting the best nutrition possible during the first 1,000 days of life, from pregnancy through toddlerhood, and our cookbook is helping achieve that mission.
The artfully designed cookbook offers flavorful, healthy recipes for babies and toddlers to support their best start in life, while making cooking fun and creative. Taste and preferences develop at a very early age that can last a lifetime, and it's important to provide children with fresh, clean foods that are optimized with smart, age-specific ingredients from the very beginning.
The cookbook features over 70 recipes for babies and toddlers, including:
Recipes for babies (4–12 months):
- Blackberry, Banana, Peach & Quinoa Puree
- Salmon with Kale & Yogurt
- Strawberry, Avocado & Beet Blend
- Savory Rice Pudding with Papaya, White Beans & Spinach
Recipes for toddlers (1–3 years):
- Avocado & Chicken Whole-Wheat Pizzas
- Coconut Milk Chicken with Broccoli & Snow Peas
- Clementine, Carrot & Raisin Lettuce Boats
- Carrot & Spinach Meatballs
About the Authors:
Shazi Visram is the founder and CEO of Happy Family Organics, the fastest-growing baby food company in the US. She is on a mission to positively impact the health of children through early life nutrition. Visram is the co-author of Happy Baby: The Organic Guide to Baby's First 24 months with Dr. Robert Sears and Amy Marlow, MPH, RD, CDN. She was honored as one of Babble's 100 Moms who are changing the world, by Ernst & Young as an Entrepreneur of the Year in the New York region, and lauded by President Obama as "a rockstar of the new economy and a leader we can all emulate." Shazi is mom to son Zane and daughter Asha.
Cricket Azima is founder and CEO of The Creative Kitchen, a company that hosts hands-on cooking classes and events and produces large-scale family food activations, such as the annual Kids Food Festival, in partnership with the James Beard Foundation. Cricket is also a professional chef who specializes in cooking for and with children, including recipe development and testing. Her children's cookbook, Everybody Eats Lunch, was published in 2008. In 2014, her classroom cooking curriculum, Everybody Can Cook, was published. A graduate of NYU, Cricket has a master's degree in Food Studies and Food Management. Cricket is mom to Kingston.
About Weldon Owen, a division of Bonnier Publishing
Founded in 1984, Weldon Owen US is a high-quality, non-fiction, adult book publisher specializing in producing innovative, richly illustrated lifestyle books. They illustrate great ideas, break down complex skills so anyone can learn them, and entertain and inspire along the way a wide range of readers' passions, be they practical, creative, adventurous, or all-out fun. Weldon Owen provides readers a way to feed their mind and fuel their passions. For more information and inspiration, visit, http://www.weldonowen.com.
SOURCE Happy Family