DON’T WORRY, AN INTERVENTION ISN’T NECESSARY. But we liked the grated carrot salad from Karen Le Billon’s book so much I wanted to include it here. I also changed the dressing a bit, making it a little more Italian rather than French. It’s still every bit as Euro-delicious.
LIKE THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, WE CAN THANK THE FRENCH for this one. Karen Le Billon, inspiring writer and author of my new
fantasy lifestyle manual favorite book “French Kids Eat Everything“, introduced this idea to our household. And hold on to your hats because the kids ate it. Salad. One toddler, one preschooler, eating salad. C’est tres magnifique!
OBSESSED WITH INSPIRED BY the lovely stories and excellent advice in this book, “French Kids Eat Everything.” We’ve tried a few recipes, and had success (thank you Karen!) and better yet, we’re giving away 2 copies of this book to lucky readers who enter before August 13. In the meantime, more advice from the smartest family cook on two continents…
What’s been the hardest part of sticking to the French way of eating now that you’re back in North America?
Great question! It’s the question we grappled with when we moved back to North America.
Many of the French Food Rules work anywhere. For example, the variety rule (Don’t serve the same dish more than once per week) is easy to follow.
Here comes another one… but it’s not what you think. French Kids Eat Everything is a surprisingly charming memoir about a family who moved to France with two picky eaters in tow and returned to Canada a year later with a happier, healthier, more educated outlook on food. Make no mistake: This isn’t a U.S.-bashing book. It’s not even a pro-French parenting book. It’s just the story of a mom married to a Frenchman who moved overseas and discovered a whole new way of feeding her family. A more peaceful one. And I think they’re on to something.
Foodlets Book Giveaway: 2 Free Copies of “French Kids Eat Everything”, by Karen Le Billon (Sorry, it’s over)
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
You have four chances to enter to win one of two free copies of this inspiring tale, “French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters” by Karen Le Billon.
ENTER TO WIN BY DOING THE FOLLOWING AND LEAVING A COMMENT BELOW, LETTING ME KNOW (you’ll have four chances to win total, which should result in four comments below):
- Posting a comment below: What’s your family’s favorite meal? OR What’s the hardest food to get your kids to eat?
- Posing a comment below your favorite Foodlets post (Have you tried any of our recipes? Are there any you’re thinking of making? Let us know!)
- Following Foodlets on Pinterest
- Liking Foodlets on Facebook
Once you’ve done one, two, three or four of these, be sure to leave a comment below letting me know.
AND AFTERWARD, A LITTLE MORE…
> Recipes we’ve tried from “French Kids Eat Everything”: Stuffed Tomatoes and Shredded Carrot Salad
> My recent Huffington Post Column, Why French Kids Eat Everything