Brain Foods For Kids: Over 100 Recipes To Boost Your Child's Intelligence by Nicola GraimesBrain Foods For Kids: Over 100 Recipes To Boost Your Child's Intelligence by Nicola Graimes

Brain Foods For Kids: Over 100 Recipes To Boost Your Child's Intelligence

byNicola Graimes

Paperback | March 1, 2005

Pricing and Purchase Info

$21.36 online 
$24.00 list price save 11%
Earn 107 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-2 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


After writing several award-winning health and nutrition titles that have had great success in the UK, Nicola Graimes makes her debut in the US market with the first book to focus on children and brain power and the foods that truly can improve intelligence and those that can hinder it. With her exciting positive twist on the link between the food that children eat and their mental development, Graimes offers parents new ways and reasons to give their children (from pregnancy through primary school) and the essential foods and nutrients they require.


-A clear and easy-to-follow introduction to the principles of good childhood nutrition and information on all the latest science on brain-boosting foods

-Practical, kid-tested advice on incorporating the essential foods into a child-friendly diet

-Special "brain-box" features to explain the health-giving, mind-boosting properties of each of the featured dishes

-Teaches how to recognize foods containing additives and pesticides, and how to choose healthy, nutritious ingredients

-Advice on using diet to control and avoid behavioral problems such as ADHD

Graimes divides the book into two sections. The first is full of advice, bursting with color photographs and helpful scientific facts as palatable for adult readers as the recipes are for their children. The second part covers more than 100 recipes for every meal of the day, parties, picnics, and plenty of delicious snacks. And the perforated at-a-glance weekly menu planner can be torn out for posting on the fridge.
Born in London in 1962, Nicola Graimes has been an editor, journalist and author for the past 20 years and has written numerous books based on health, nutrition, organic food and children's diets. She was editor of The Vegetarian, Vegetarian Living and Good Food Retailing. Her book, Great Healthy Food for Vegetarian Kids was awarded ...
Title:Brain Foods For Kids: Over 100 Recipes To Boost Your Child's IntelligenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.84 × 7.89 × 0.38 inPublished:March 1, 2005Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553383353

ISBN - 13:9780553383355


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Quick Reference! I happened "over" this book looking for books on making food for infants. The info throughout this book consistently informs and reiterates valuable basic information on individual food nutrients/values as well as thier affect on the human body and brain. It also provides tips on how to make the most of combining those individual foods to maximize nutrient intake. Both my husband and I have already tried a number of recipes and found most to be especially easy for a busy household with a young infant at home. Even though our son is not eating these foods yet, we are already benefiting from this book. It's not just good for kids!
Date published: 2006-06-05

Read from the Book

Here is a sample recipe from over 100 that are included in Brain Food For Kids. These recipes have been created with children in mind, but can also be enjoyed by adults. They contain the foods that are said to be the most beneficial for the brain, and in some instances have been shown to improve IQ, memory, attention span, and concentration.AVOCADO DIPCrunchy raw vegetables seem to be more acceptable to many children, and dipping them into this nutritious garlicky guacamole adds to the appeal.Serves 241 ripe medium-size avocado1 small garlic clove, crushed1 tbsp lemon juice1 tbsp mayonnaisevarious raw vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, cucumber, celery, baby corn, carrots, snow peas1 Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop the flesh out of the skin. Transfer the flesh to a blender or processor and add the garlic, lemon juice, and mayonnaise. Process until the dip is the consistency you prefer. Alternatively, place the ingredients in a bowl and mash together.2 Prepare the vegetables to dip into the avocado mixture: cut broccoli and cauliflower into florets; de-seed the peppers and cut into strips; cut celery, cucumber, and carrots into sticks, and leave snow peas and baby corn whole. You may wish to blanche the snow peas or corn slightly first. Serve with the dip.Brain BoxAlthough avocados are fairly high in fat, it is the beneficial monounsaturated type. Avocados are best eaten when just ripe to get the full benefit of their antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, which protect brain cells against destructive free radicals. They also contain B-complex vitamins for memory and clarity of thought.