Last summer I came up with the idea that I wanted to make a book with healthy kids’ food. At the time, I was already in the middle of writing my fourth book (LCHF All Year) so the time wasn’t right.
Sometimes I wasn’t sure I wanted to take myself into that minefield that kids nutrition is. Every time I write about my own kids and the choices we’ve made, people get angry and call me a fanatic, which I’m really not. Sometimes I can let their comments slide but other times I carry them with me for days. And it’s really tiring, to be honest. So I wasn’t sure I had the courage to write that book.
At the same time I felt a bit fed up with LCHF and the constant underlying premise of weight loss. I think weight loss is important for sure, but I think other things are equally important in this world. I believe that the big picture is more important than the little details. I was a bit tired of having people getting angry with me for using a bit of shredded carrot in my kale salad or sweetening my cake with banana instead of stevia. It makes no sense to me. I’m a real food believer first and a low carber next. If you eat a real food based diet and you don’t overindulge in dairy products, nuts and low carb cakes, that leaved plenty of room for an ad libitum use of vegetables – of all kinds. In my humble opinion.
CONTRACT AND THE WRITING PROCES
So in June I signed a contract with my publisher. In July I took a break from social media and spent my time writing instead. And yesterday, I handed in the manuscript. The book is titled something like: Little Foodies – how to teach your kids to love real food.
Those of you who follow me on Snapchat (janefaerber) know that we started shooting photos for the book as well. Since it’s a book about kids food, I’ve had my twins helping me out a few days in the studio. They love that!
The book will come out in April next year. To begin with only in Danish but time will tell if we succeed in selling it to foreign publishers like we have with my other books.
The book is not a low carb/LCHF book for kids. I have chosen not to put any health label on it. The recipes are real food based and they’re both gluten free and sugar free. Mostly because that’s how I cook and also because I think that very few parents need inspiration to feed their kids more sugar or cereals. So lots of vegetables, meat and healthy fats is the base of my recipes here.