Annabel Karmel - Author

About the Author

Annabel Karmel MBE, a busy working mother of three, is the leading author on cooking for children and families and has written over 20 bestselling books, including New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner and Complete First Year Planner. She regularly writes for parenting magazines including Mother and Baby. Annabel is an expert in devising tasty and nutritious meals and has her own range of food available in supermarkets.

Featured books by Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel's Fun, Fast and Easy Children's Cookbook

Annabel Karmel's Fun, Fast and Easy Children's Cookbook

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2021

Young chefs get an excellent introduction to culinary skills with Annabel Karmel's Fun, Fast & Easy Cookbook. The recipes have been designed for children and grown-ups to cook together and are divided into Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks & Treats,  with easy-to-follow steps, tempting photos and cooking tips. The recipes are a lovely mix of both healthy dishes, with fresh fruit and vegetables added in creative and appealing ways, and twists on old favourites such as sunshine paella, vroom vroom bolognese and pesto pizzas. Amongst the recipes there are informative double-spreads on essential food groups and nutrition plus useful rules to keep kids safe in the kitchen. There are also ideas for cooking for those with food allergies and dietary requirements, with suggestions of simple ingredient-swaps to turn the recipe into a vegetarian or vegan meal. This sturdy, colourful hardback makes a great gift, giving hours of entertainment and teaching an essential skill in a fun way. 

Quick and Easy Weaning

Quick and Easy Weaning

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/06/2014

Weaning your baby can be a tricky milestone for any parent, but with her years of experience and wealth of expertise, Annabel Karmel is on hand to help. In her new book, Quick and Easy Weaning, Annabel aims to take the stress out of your baby's transition to solid food, guiding you through the weaning process step-by-step, from your baby's very first puree to introducing more complex flavours and textures. Featuring 100 delicious recipes, including tasty purees such as Baked Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash, first tastes of grown-up foods like My First Beef Bolognese, and nutritious sweet treats like Pear, Apple and Blueberry Crumble, Annabel makes it easy for you to give your child the very best start in life. All Annabel's recipes are developed with busy parents in mind, to be simple and quick to prepare as well as packed full of nutrition, to keep your baby happy and healthy.

eBooks of the Month
Annabel's Family Cookbook

Annabel's Family Cookbook

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2014

Bestselling children's cookery writer and mum of three, Annabel knows how tricky it can be to find food the whole family can enjoy together. Too often, busy mums have to make one meal for the kids and then another for adults. In her beautiful new cookbook, Annabel offers no-fuss, tasty recipes for all mealtimes that will get everyone around the table at the same time - whether they be 2 years old or twenty. Weeknights can be busy, so Annabel includes both her favourite 'fast' recipes, which take no more than 30 minutes to prep and cook, as well as lots of her easy-to-make 'everyday' ideas and 'light meals, snacks and lunchboxes' - all simple recipes using few, easy-to-find ingredients but packed with flavour. For families, weekends might be more relaxed but they are still action-packed. Annabel offers her foolproof 'prep ahead' recipes, which can be stored in your freezer or fridge as well as her 'weekend' dishes, which are ideal for leisurely brunches, big family Sunday lunches or a relaxed supper with friends. You can try Annabel's delicious granola and simple pancakes or her mouth-watering Veggie Fusilli, which will tempt even the fussiest little eaters. Annabel's Steak with Tarragon and Mushroom Sauce, Moroccan Lamb Tagine and Squash and Pea and Sage Risotto are dinner-party winners, while her Chocolate and Coffee Cake is perfect for afternoon tea. Annabel has included many of her best-loved favourites here too, such as Chicken Karmel, Nasi Goreng and Best-ever Banana Cake.

Other books by Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel's New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner

Annabel Karmel's New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/11/2021

Best-selling children's cookery author and weaning expert Annabel Karmel updates her most trusted cookbook with this special, fully updated and extended edition for its 30th anniversary. The book now includes NEW finger food guidance and over 200 simple, healthy recipes - more than ever before. This essential book for all new parents will guide you through your baby's first years with Annabel's proven expertise and imaginative recipes. It's everything you need to raise a happy, healthy baby!

Weaning Made Simple

Weaning Made Simple

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/01/2020

The up-to-date weaning companion from the UK's no. 1 children's cookery author and weaning expert, Annabel Karmel MBE. When is my baby ready for first foods? Which foods should I try first? How do I introduce the critical nutrients? What do I need to know about allergies? An exciting journey of food discovery awaits your baby, yet this can often feel like an overwhelming and confusing time. With Weaning Made Simple, it's easy to find the right approach for your little one - and for you. Packed with the latest advice and one hundred nutritious recipes, this is the must-have essential guide to feeding your baby, from the UK's no. l children's cookery author and weaning expert. Weaning Made Simple features helpful lists and guides, meal planners, portion guidance, actual-size finger food illustrations and easy-to-follow information on everything from starting out and reducing milk feeds, to critical nutrients, allergies and special diets. From purees and finger foods to joining-in family mealtimes, Weaning Made Simple gives you everything you need to know to introduce your baby to a lifetime of happy, healthy eating.

Baby's First Year Journal

Baby's First Year Journal

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/2019

They grow up so quickly! Keep a journal of the first twelve months for you to look back on and to show your little one when they're older. This book helps you to record and store all those special memories of your baby's first precious year, with ideas and spaces for things like milestones and what the world was like during the first year of their life. The front title section can be pulled off to turn it into a lovely journal type book with the adorable elephants on the cover. Inside you can jot down different baby's names - it's always fun to know if you might have been called something else! You can fill in your family tree and tell your baby how you felt when they arrived. When they're older your child can learn what the world was during their first year, so don't forget to write down who is currently the president, your favourite contemporary music artist, and the prices of stamps and milk. There's plenty of space to let them know all the details of their first year that were special and memorable. You can include what your baby learns, their new experiences and favourite toy! There will be lots of firsts for baby, and you will want to recall them all, like the first time they smiled, learned to kiss or call you mama or papa. There are pockets for photographs so you can capture their first steps and remember them forever. The bestselling baby and kids' cookbook author Annabel Karmel provides information on your baby's development and helpful advice to encourage new achievements. She has included five recipes to inspire delicious, healthy food for various stages, and for that special milestone - a birthday cake! A Keepsake Journal Of Milestone Moments A lovely book to give as a baby gift, that will become a wonderful memento that families and loved ones can look back on, and spend time together sharing your baby's first year. Inside this baby journal you can fill in and use: - Month-by-month sections to record new achievements. - Five delicious recipes for baby food. - Pockets for keepsakes and photographs.

Weaning

Weaning

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2018

Wean your baby confidently and safely, with guidance from bestselling baby and child nutrition author, Annabel Karmel. The new edition of Weaning guides you through every aspect of weaning your baby, with advice on when to start weaning, which foods to introduce first, how to prepare foods safely, and how to spoon feed purees and solid foods. With up-to-date information on allergies and intolerances, advice on how to encourage baby-led weaning, and tips on combining foods to build up flavours and textures, you can be sure your baby is getting exactly what his or her growing body needs. Over 60 enticing and versatile weaning recipes take you from 6 months to 12 months and beyond, along with 4 nutritionally balanced meal planners and tips on meal preparation and freezing. Every recipe in the cookbook can be adapted to cater for common allergies and intolerances, vegetarian diets, and many recipes suggest simple ingredient swaps to challenge and excite your baby's maturing palate. With real-world advice, encouragement and troubleshooting strategies for parents from Annabel Karmel along the way, this weaning book gives you everything you need to introduce your baby to a wealth of solid foods. Weaning lays the foundations for a lifetime of happy, healthy eating habits and a progression towards positive family mealtimes.

Real Food Kids Will Love

Real Food Kids Will Love

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2018

Make family mealtimes fun and healthy with over a hundred recipes from Britain's best-loved kids cooking expert. Annabel Karmel brings you a mouth-watering batch of never before seen recipes featuring delicious ingredients with serious nutritional credentials. With beautiful photographs and fresh design, this is an essential book for every modern parent. Chapters range from Fifteen Minute Meals to Healthy 'Fast Food', via Holiday Cooking with Kids and Lunchbox Snacks, and fresh, easy and modern dishes include Quinoa Chicken Fingers, Crispy Baked Cod, The Best Buttermilk Pancakes and Carrot Cake Balls. The chapters are designed to make choosing a fuss-free dish simple. Many recipes include swap-outs to cater for those with food allergies, intolerances or particularly fussy eaters! There is a huge range of meat-free and vegan meal options as well as recipes including meat and fish. Real Food Kids Will Love offers everything today's parents are looking for once their babies are ready to start joining in with family mealtimes. Each dish is designed to be enjoyed by the whole family, while remaining simple, healthy, and not too salty or sugary for young children.

Annabel Karmel's Baby-Led Weaning Recipe Book

Annabel Karmel's Baby-Led Weaning Recipe Book

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

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Annabel Karmel's Busy Mum's Cookbook

Annabel Karmel's Busy Mum's Cookbook

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2016

As a bestselling children's cookery writer, entrepreneur and mum of three, Annabel Karmel knows what it's like to juggle motherhood with a busy life. The prospect of spending hours cooking a nutritious meal for the family can be daunting, but Annabel's stunning new cookbook offers a solution with over 100 simple, tasty recipes that the whole family will enjoy. For those busy weeknights, try Annabel's 20-minute recipes and 6-ingredient meal ideas - all of which are easy-to-make and packed with flavour - such as Chicken Chow Mein or her mouth-watering Dover Sole with Parsley Butter. Planning lunches for school or work is also a breeze thanks to Annabel's innovative ideas for lunchboxes and snacks. There are meals you can prepare in advance and store in the fridge or freezer ready for an action-packed family weekend, and easy recipes that you can make from storecupboard ingredients. If you have family or friends coming round, Annabel has got it covered with superb ideas for easy weekend entertaining and show-stopping desserts. Impress your dinner guests with Annabel's succulent Venison Casserole or aromatic Oriental Roast Duck, followed by Berry and White Chocolate Tart. Packed full of brand new recipes, Annabel Karmel's Busy Mum's Cookbook gives mums everything they need to prepare delicious, healthy, stress-free meals for all the family every day of the week.

Quick and Easy Toddler Recipes

Quick and Easy Toddler Recipes

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2013

Toddler mealtimes can be a battleground. And for busy parents, time for preparing food is in short supply. The UK's number-one expert on feeding children, Annabel Karmel, is on hand to help. In this new Quick and Easy book she offers 130 recipes that can be rustled up in minutes. With an eye on nutritional content and appeal for children, as well as speediness for hassled mums and dads, she solves mealtimes in an instant. With plenty of tips and tricks to encourage your child to eat, from savoury to sweet, for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner, Annabel's Quick and Easy Toddler Recipes will make for mellow mealtimes.

Eating for Two

Eating for Two

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Every mum-to-be wants to know that she's eating the right things for herself and her baby. Nutrition is vital during pregnancy, and there's a huge amount of conflicting advice out there. For the first time, child nutrition expert Annabel Karmel brings her food knowledge and experience to expectant mothers, guiding you through each stage of your pregnancy and offering tips and advice on what to eat and avoid. From the best foods to eat to promote conception, through ideas for avoiding morning sickness in the first trimester, to the best nutrition to combat sleeplessness, anaemia and heartburn later on, Annabel leads you through your pregnancy and beyond, even suggesting meals to make and freeze ready for when you have your new baby! With Annabel's advice and over 90 fabulous recipes, you can be confident that you are eating the best possible diet for you and your developing baby.

Top 100 Meals in Minutes

Top 100 Meals in Minutes

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/08/2011

Time with your children is precious to every parent, so you don't want to spend hours in the kitchen preparing food. Top 100 Meals in Minutes comes to the rescue with recipes that require minimal time and effort, but are still delicious and nutritionally balanced. Annabel Karmel, the leading authority on food for children, takes away the stress of what to cook to keep your children healthy and happy, providing age-appropriate, delicious meals for babies and toddlers. Easy-to-follow instructions, combined with mouth-watering photography and handy time guides for each recipe make this the go-to cookbook for any parent who wants the best for their children while having to juggle their time.

My Kitchen Table: 100 Family Meals

My Kitchen Table: 100 Family Meals

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Annabel Karmel is the best-selling author of cookbooks for children and their families. Relied on by millions of parents, Annabel knows what children like to eat and how to make family meals as trouble-free as possible. In this collection, Annabel has chosen 100 recipes that will suit kids and grown-ups alike, from healthy breakfast muffins, to tasty tea-time snacks and light meals to nutritious family suppers.

Feeding Your Baby and Toddler

Feeding Your Baby and Toddler

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2010

Moms' favorite children's nutrition expert Annabel Karmel shares her delicious baby and toddler recipes and expert nutritional advice, covering every age from breastfeeding and weaning, through preschool and beyond. Cook up over 200 quick and simple recipes, from tempting food for picky eaters and menu planners for every age, to lunchbox ideas and healthy family recipes you can all enjoy. We all know that what we feed our children is crucial for healthy growth and development. Armed with this easy-to-use baby and toddler cookbook, you'll discover how to prepare enticing food to give your child the best start in life.

Top 100 Pasta Dishes

Top 100 Pasta Dishes

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/2010

For most kids, mums and dads, pasta is the best food in the world! It's tasty and nutritious, easy, quick and economical to cook, and even better, comes in lots of fun shapes! Here is Annabel Karmel's ultimate collection of pasta dishes, with 100 recipes for the whole family and for every day of the week. With separate sections on pasta for babies (it's a good way of introducing texture), toddlers (pasta makes a fantastic standby supper) and families with older children, the book features fuss-free meal ideas to make your life easier. With colour photos, simple instructions, clear indication of cooking and preparation times, and symbols throughout to show which recipes are suitable for babies and younger children, this is the ultimate pasta cookbook for families everywhere.

Princess Party Cookbook

Princess Party Cookbook

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2009

Every little girl dreams of being a princess . . . Whether she yearns for a Fairytale Feast, a Make-up and Jewellery Party, a Valentine's Meal, a Movie Star Sleepover or a Beach Babe Barbecue, help is at hand. This enchanting party book from Annabel Karmel allows you to indulge your little girl's every desire with more than 100 specially created recipes and party ideas designed to feed her imagination and encourage her participation in the kitchen. From flower-shaped sandwiches and butterfly cookies, to emerald pizzas, ruby-glazed chicken, jewelled jellies, pink prawns and chocolate kisses, these are magical, delicious dishes fit for a princess's banquet. With inspiring ideas for the all-important centrepiece cake, plus menu plans, suggestions for easy table settings, costumes, decorations and gifts, this is an indispensable guide to planning the perfect princess party.

Top 100 Finger Foods

Top 100 Finger Foods

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2009

By the age of nine months, many babies want to start feeding themselves but can't yet handle a spoon, which is when finger foods come into their own. They're also great to offer to toddlers who are prone to go into 'meltdown' just before dinner. This essential collection of tempting, nutritious finger foods features 100 quick and easy recipes, including fresh fruit ice lollies - perfect for soothing sore gums - goujons of fish and raw vegetables with dip, that will not only introduce your baby to new textures and tastes but will make for a healthy, happy and contented child.

Annabel Karmel's New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner: No.1 Bestseller with new finger food guidance & recipes

Annabel Karmel's New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner: No.1 Bestseller with new finger food guidance & recipes

Author: Annabel Karmel Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/01/2008

The No.1 bestselling weaning bible for babies and toddlers - over 5 million copies sold worldwide! Leading weaning expert and mum-of-three, Annabel Karmel celebrates the 30th anniversary of her most trusted cookbook with this special, fully updated and extended edition - now including NEW finger food guidance and even more recipes to raise healthy, happy babies. This go-to guide also includes essential advice, simple meal planners and a handy pull-out guide to step-by-step weaning. You will find everything you need to give your baby the best start in life, here, in this book. A must-have for all new parents - let Annabel guide you through baby's early years with her food wisdom. 'Her recipes prove that babies and toddlers will eat their greens - and much more - if served up in imaginative ways Daily Telegraph 'A parent who does not have at least one of her books in her kitchen should waste no time putting that right' The Sunday Times