Get Your Kids To Eat Anything And Change The Way You Eat As A Family

“I’m not eating that!” The dreaded words no parent wants to hear after lovingly cooking a dinner. But it does happen in this house, as I’m sure it does on occasion in yours too? It’s so easy to become stuck in a rut of offering the same, guaranteed to be accepted, meals on repeat isn’t it? Especially when you are busy trying to fit everything else in. I have been aware that I am doing it for a while now, so when I got my hands on an advanced copy of award winning food blogger Emily Leary’s Get You Kids To Eat Anything I was really intrigued. 

Get Your Kids To Eat Anything

Get Your Kids to Eat Anything is a five stage programme designed to change the way the whole family thinks about food. Yes parents too! So if you are stuck in a rut of eating the same meals on repeat and not being very adventurous with flavour and texture combinations, then this book will be good for you too. 

I really had no idea where to start to make changes. But the book very much holds your hand and guides you through each stage. Phase one starts with changing just even one thing in a current favourite meal, like a flavour or a texture. We are still very much in phase one with Ava who rather than just being a picky eater, has food aversions. However this book has really helped me approach it differently and I’m sure with time and patience she will progress through the phases like the rest of us have too.

The recipes in the book cover everything from breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts to snacks, treats and meals to share from the table together. Each recipe also has tips on ways to vary it in the future and how to make it last longer. With a few tweaks the recipes could suit those with allergies. 

Throughout the book I’ve liked that the ideas can fit easily into busy family life and how each recipe is explained simply. As someone who doesn’t think of myself as a great cook, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how many different things I have made. Each recipe takes between 10-30 minus and you also don’t need extravagant hard to find ingredients. The meal plans and space to reflect on recipes has really helped me along the process too.

One of our favourite recipes from the book is the Savoury Lunchbox Muffins.

Savoury Lunchbox Muffins
Irresistible muffins, packed with vegetables, cheese, sage and cumin, these are perfect to make at the weekend and then enjoy in packed lunches.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
  1. 2 medium free-range eggs
  2. 150ml whole milk
  3. 100ml olive oil
  4. 120g cheddar cheese, grated
  5. 2 teaspoons garlic granules
  6. 1 teaspoon dried sage or finely chopped fresh sage
  7. 250g frozen chopped vegetable mix
  8. 250g self raising flour
  9. oil spray (if not using muffin cases)
  10. salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 200c, 180c fan, Gas Mark 6. Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add the milk and olive oil and beat again. Next, stir in the cheese, garlic granules, sage, cumin and vegetables.
  2. Fold in the flour and some salt and pepper - the mixture will become stodgy, but don't worry!
  3. Line a 12-hole nonstick muffin tray with muffin cases (or lightly spray each muffin hole with oil). Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin cases, making sure each one is level. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden on top.
  4. Cool for a few minutes in the tray, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store the muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  1. Tip: This basic muffin batter works well with almost any vegetables, fresh or frozen, as well as with chopped ham.
Just Eilidh
Get Your Kids To Eat Anything is so much more than a recipe book. It’s a real resource to help your family try new things, embrace new flavours, explore and learn more about food as you go. It will change the way you eat as a family for life.

Grab your copy of Get Your Kids To Eat Anything: The 5-Phase Programme to change the way your family thinks about food 

Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of the above book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

4 responses to “Get Your Kids To Eat Anything And Change The Way You Eat As A Family”

  1. Donna says:

    We are loving this book – and those muffins have been a big hit in our house too! x

  2. Eliza says:

    Oh, the muffins look so appetising! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I will definitely try them.

  3. I love savoury muffins, let alone the kids. Emily is ace, I am so thrilled with her success. Mich x

  4. Totally loving Emily’s book. The boys have quite varied — and broad — tastes, so it’s great to build on that and introduce new recipes.

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