What happens when you combine the creativity of a jazz musician, the passion of a committed educator, and their desire to make healthy food fun, creative, and playful? You get Bill and Claire Wurtzel’s new book: Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts. It is based on their NYC educational workshops on making healthy food fun for children.
Encouraging and empowering kids to use their imagination to eat healthier, the Wurtzel’s new book is a clever and visually engaging book both kids and parents will love. It is filled with easy, accessible, and doable healthy breakfast ideas, but you will not find recipes in this book. Instead, each page is a fun and artistically inspired photo of a plated breakfast that any person could re-create at home.
As I looked through the pages of this book with my 3 year old son, he kept on laughing at each photo exclaiming, “funnnnnnny fooooood, funny faces!” It was a great feeling to see my son so entertained and engaged with the pictures.
What I love most about this book is the way the Wurtzels help kids eat healthier and make food appealing at the same time. There is no trickery here by hiding ingredients in dishes. Instead, the Wurtzels make dishes kids want to make and eat because it is plated in a fun and whimsical way. With the help of this book parents can get their kids excited about making and eating breakfast with ingredients that are probably already in their kitchen.
In celebration of the Funny Food book release next week, PBS Parents in partnership with Welcome Books is giving away three copies of this book.
To be eligible to win, leave a comment below telling a creative way you like to serve breakfast. The contest is open to US residents who are 18 years and older. One entry per person. Entries must be submitted by March 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email.