Book Review: The Sugar Smart Cookbook for Kids by Georgia Varozza

The Sugar Smart Cookbook

  • Georgia Varozza
  • Harvest House Publishers
  • 5th March, 2019
  • Cookbook,

Sugar Smart Kids Are Healthy Kids

Let’s face it, kids love sweets. Add that to the fact that many foods, from mustard to beef jerky to salad dressing contain hidden sugar and it’s no wonder that childhood obesity, an early indicator of diabetes and other serious health risks, is on the rise.

Where can you go for sugar smart solutions that don’t take a lot of time to make and aren’t difficult to prepare? Cookbook author and mom Georgia Varozza has plenty of ideas for preparing simple, straightforward, trouble-free recipes for every meal of the day that will please even the pickiest eaters.

You and your kids will enjoy low-sugar creations, such as:

Cheesy Apple NachosGreek Isles SalsaStealth KaleZoodlesChicken Salad Tortilla Wraps

…and many more

The Sugar Smart Cookbook for Kids will help you trim sugar from your child’s diet and offer a better, more healthful way to eat.


I was quite excited to find some new ways to reduce sugar usage in our family especially since our son joined us last spring. However , this really wasn’t the sugar reducing cookbook I thought it would be. I was expecting more tips and swaps, like ideas for alternative sweeteners or recipes with no sugar at all, but this wasn’t the case. I also wish that nutrition information was provided alongside English measurements.  

However on another hand, I think majority of recipes are very nice  and requires ingredients that you most likely already have at home, which is a big selling to me. It also gives you plenty of inspiration to keep meal times for little ones (and adults!) interesting and yummy.  Don’t know if other mums feels the same, but since Nico started eating (BLW) I seemed to forget even the most obvious meals I could make for him and this book was amazing reminder!

Anyway, there’s what I liked/ disliked about the sections of this book

Breakfast and Brunch

Nothing too excited really. We tried banana peanut butter pancakes. They were very nice and it made house smell amazing too :) I am looking forward to try Bran Muffins, but that’s about it.

Desserts and Sweet treats  

Quite simple and easy recipes. Really enjoyed Apple Bake and have Frozen yoghurt bites on my to- try list :)

Lunches and Snacks

Chicken nuggets were a massive hit with Nico (I dare to say he enjoyed it more than when we have it when we eat out) and some other good ideas to keep monotony away.

Main Dishes and Casseroles

Haven’t really tried any of them to be honest as most of them requires longer preparation time which usually is a struggle lately.

Salads and Salad Dressings

Will be trying them over the summer time!

Soups and Stews

Those Hamburger soups sounds rather interesting! However, Goulash stew is yum yum yum!

Vegetables and sides

Sugar-smart ketchup is such an amazing alternative to a store bought ketchup. I also usually add some other vegs too to add some so needed vitamins to our diet.


As you can see  we already tried  a few of the recipes we still got plenty to go. Nico seems to really enjoy the ones we already tried and it  is so nice to know that I can make food for Nico that is not only pleasing his palate but also is not loaded with sugar!


A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. (Thank you!)