For the hundreds of thousands of families who rely on her tasty, nutritious and easy-to-follow recipes, Annabel Karmel needs no introduction and we are delighted to welcome her as our new columnist on Mumfidential.
A leading expert and best-selling author on baby nutrition, Annabel has become the go-to culinary guru for parents, guiding them through those first baby purées, via the toddler years, and on to family-friendly meals that everyone can enjoy.
I’ve focused on what parents – especially mothers – really want to give their family the best start in life
Over the coming months, she will be sharing some of her fantastic recipes with Mumfidential readers, offering much-needed inspiration for those stuck for ideas on what to feed the children (that’s us), whatever their age or stage.
As she explains: “I’ve focused on what parents – especially mothers – really want to give their growing family the very best start in life; that’s simple to follow meals that cater for key ages and stages such as first foods, fussy eating and lunch-boxes.”
Annabel wrote her first book ‘The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner’ back in 1991. Endorsed by Great Ormond Street Hospital, the UK’s leading hospital, she has since published over 40 books on feeding babies, toddlers and families as well as eating in pregnancy and books on cooking with children.
Awarded an MBE in 2006, Annabel has written for newspapers and magazines and made numerous television appearances over the years. Her range of ready-meals are available in all major UK supermarkets and her empire now stretches internationally.
I want to encourage mothers to have the confidence to follow their dreams
A mother of three, Annabel built her business from the kitchen table following the loss of her first child Natasha, aged just 13 weeks. Her latest book, Mumpreneur offers tips, advice and inspirational stories to other mothers hoping to turn their passion into a thriving business, while raising a family at home.
She says: “I want to encourage mothers to have the confidence to follow their dreams, because confidence is just as important as competence – if not more so. I loved being a self-employed mum. I did, and still do, feel empowered by being able to make my own decisions and follow a truly worthwhile passion.”
Click here for Annabel’s top tips for start up success and watch this space for more advice for Mumpreneurs alongside some of her fantastic recipes.