Books by Loel Barr

Released: July 26, 1991

A nutritionist and a dietician collaborate on a cookbook that's not only sensible and up-to-date but appealing and fun. Unlike most cookbooks for kids, the emphasis here is on eating for good health: low fat, sugar, and salt; plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fiber. The recipes are rated for difficulty (``rookie,'' ``intermediate,'' ``master''), are made from scratch with wholesome ingredients, are admirably clear, and sound delicious. There are commendable and easy omissions and substitutions (e.g., egg whites only in pancakes) to improve nutritional value without departing too radically from favorite foods. Cautions on safety are exemplary, not just included in the introduction but reiterated throughout. Nutritional information is included for each recipe: calories, fat, sodium, cholesterol. A good variety of foods is included, well chosen to appeal to hungry children; the type organized by meals, concluding with some tasty drinks, desserts, and snacks (easy low-fat tortilla chips). An excellent contribution to any library—or kitchen. Illustrations not seen. Index. (Nonfiction. 7-12) Read full book review >