What's new in Mila's Meals Two? - Mila's Meals
Gluten-free dairy-free AND sugar-free recipes, food ideas and nutritional information for baby’s first years (and the rest of the family too). Award-winning cookbook 'Mila's Meals: The Beginning & The Basics'.
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What’s new in Mila’s Meals Two?


Are you wondering what the differences are between the first and second edition of my nutrition and cookbook ‘Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics’?


If you are discovering the book for the first time, you can read more about it here.

Here’s a brief rundown…


1. The second edition of the book has been through another round of proofreading and editing.

Which means dashes were changed to EM dashes (insert groaning face emoji here!) and all other grammar has been polished.

2. An all-new comprehensive index – 11 pages in total!

Now you will be able to find absolutely every morsel of information in the book. And, to assist with meal planning and to avoid allergens, recipes are cross-referenced against all ingredients included in the recipe.

(click on the image above to download a PDF of the Index)

3. Updated nutrition information


Where new research has uncovered new information. For example – all mentions of vitamin K have been updated to refer to either vitamin K1 or vitamin K2 (blog post on the significance of vitamin K2 coming soon).

4. An updated food introduction chart.

(click on the image above to download a PDF of the Food Introduction Chart)

4. And new covers!


Back Cover:


“This massive book is a mother-daughter team work. It shares much nutrition information and
tips, plus one hundred recipes. The photography is delightful. This is an excellent book.”
- Edouard Cointreau - President of the Jury, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Front Cover:


  • I changed the byline to read…

``A collection of nourishing wholefood recipes & food ideas for baby’s first yearS``.

Yearssssss instead of year! Because this book is used for years – not just the first year of your little one’s food journey (#copywritingfail on the first edition).

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Other revisions and additions include:


  • Updated food sourcing information. For example, the new 2019 Dirty Dozen List.
  • Revised recipes including the updated Goat’s Milk Formula, and corrected Sweet Potato Bread, Ontbijtkoek, Chicken Balls, Sweet Potato Muffins recipes, and new extra’s to recipes such as the Boo Boo Smoothie and others.
  • New information such as information on cultured foods, how to make buckwheat flour and a section on additional uses of salt.
  • More conscious equipment choices such as Stasher Bags instead of Ziploc bags! (Wow – how the global consciousness has shifted on the plastic issue since I first printed the book!)

Other revisions and additions cont.:


  • Recipe classifications now include “nut-free” category
  • A new barcode and ISBN number 🙂(ISBN: 978-0-6398228-0-8)
  • A few new photographs of the food, of Mila, and of me on the back cover – because I don’t look like I did 4 years ago! 😳)

Other revisions and additions cont.:


  • A lot more reviews on the first page of the book 🙂

“Mila’s Meals is an absolute gift to parents and practitioners alike.
As an integrative doctor I realise that healing starts at home. We are taught so little about nutrition in medical school, that having a 'Go To' book in the practice is superb. I often refer parents to it and encourage them to read it cover to cover. I have seen the changes in the little ones' health and love it when the children become the agents of change for the whole family.
I look forward to seeing this book translated in multiple languages.”
Dr. Daphne Lyell - Homeopath, Integrative GP
“I have been teaching healthy food choices to my patients for years, but only after reading Mila’s Meals could I translate that practically to my own toddlers meals.
What inspired me the most was how Catherine was able to pull these amazing healthy creations together while still running a business and caring for a toddler.
I highly recommend this well-researched textbook on healthy nutrition masquerading as a delightful recipe book!”
Dr. Leila Sadien (MBChB)
“I absolutely love this book! I use it every day and I recommend it for ALL my patients, young and old. Catherine has given so much information on how many foods and additives affect our bodies and what to replace them with. What we feed our children affects them not only physically but emotionally and cognitively. How did I ever practice without this book? Thank you Catherine!”
Dr. Rene Jeannes - homoeopath, functional medicine practitioner, biopuncturist

And last, but by no means least…


Another addition to the second edition is sponsorship!


Producing a book while being an independent author (that is, I have published this book myself) requires a significant financial investment. To aid with the costs of producing this book, I approached like-minded brands to contribute by way of sponsorship and collaboration.


I was delighted to have Good Life Organic and Drasanvi Superfoods South Africa accept the invitation to partner with me. With their financial contribution, I was able to spend three months working solely on revising the book (something a publisher’s advance payment would normally allow an author to do).


You will see their logos on the copyright page of the book as well as some of their products mentioned in the book where relevant.


You can try their products for yourself when you purchase one of their pre-order bundles via the Mila’s Meals online shop.


**stock of these bundles is limited so get one while you can!**

With gratitude to my production sponsors:
What you waiting for? Order your copy now!
This page contains affiliate links, which means I may earn a small commission if you click the link then purchase a product or service from the third party website. Please read my full disclosure here.
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Catherine Barnhoorn

Mom to Mila, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and author of 'Mila's Meals: The Beginning & The Basics'.


  • Carla Pienaar

    01.11.2019 at 19:29 Reply

    Loved the first book. Can’t wait to have the second edition.

  • Sarah du Toit

    01.11.2019 at 19:31 Reply

    Excited to get my hands on a copy and try out some new recipes for my girls! They both have several food allergies so am looking for another book to add to my collection

  • Carmen Schmahl

    01.11.2019 at 19:33 Reply

    This is soooo awesome! Definitely wanting the second addition also.. might gift someone with my first addition then

  • Soraya Asmal

    02.11.2019 at 05:23 Reply

    This book should be a must in every home & as a mum i am keen to learn more about the nutritional values of everyday foods & gain inspiration so i can cook healthy delicious meals.

  • Rhoda Twigg

    02.11.2019 at 10:04 Reply

    Awesome book

  • Izelle Doman

    02.11.2019 at 10:07 Reply

    I definitely want this second edition! As a mom with dairy and gluten intolerance, this will help me a lot!

  • Casey

    02.11.2019 at 11:13 Reply

    Haven’t worked my way through your first book and love the recipes and info. Looking forward to the second edition.

  • Hildi Coetzee

    02.11.2019 at 17:55 Reply

    Loved your first book. We’re still using recipes from it on a regular basis. I’m sure your second edition will be a great hit too!

  • Denise Gous

    02.11.2019 at 18:34 Reply

    I can see the difference in my friends toddlers who eats from Mila’s meals and those that don’t. I got the 2nd edition as a ebook and would love a hard copy. Can’t wait to make those nutrient dense meals for my little boy.

  • Cornél Duminiet

    03.11.2019 at 06:47 Reply

    The only item on my Christmas wishlist I have been following all your posts and recipes and can’t wait for the book to become available.

  • Portiah Mbutho

    03.11.2019 at 14:41 Reply

    I love everything I’ve hear about this book and I’d love to get my hands on the 2bd edition. I have 2 little boys, and one has allergies so I need loads of help with ideas of what healthy meals to make apart from what I’m used to making. His big brother is also quite sickly, so I’m sure eliminating some things from his diet will help me pick up if he’s sensitive to any of the things he’s been eating regularly.

  • Kris Coetzee

    03.11.2019 at 18:32 Reply

    1st Edition was amazing! Can’t wait to see what has been updated 😀

  • Natali Trepado

    03.11.2019 at 19:00 Reply

    I definitely want this second edition!

  • Dr Nicola Whiteman

    04.11.2019 at 20:01 Reply

    I can’t tell you how excited I am that Mila’s Meals is available again! I personally refer to this book daily and I recommend it to so many patients, whether they have children or not. It is so difficult to know what is safe to eat these days and this book clarifies the topic beautifully.

  • Catherine Hofmeyr

    06.11.2019 at 10:34 Reply

    I love th Halloween ideas!

  • Arina Grobler

    06.11.2019 at 16:58 Reply

    So exited about this book! Definately getting it! Cant wait to start trying it out!

  • Stephanie Klugman

    11.11.2019 at 10:17 Reply

    Can’t wait to get myself the book, my son is a super picky eater and I need ideas to get him to eat more healthy.

  • Lindi Hayward

    11.11.2019 at 10:38 Reply

    I strive to be as passionate and diligent about nutrition as Catherine is. This is absolutely amazing and hopefully just the nudge I need.
    Congratulations on your second book!

  • Lyn

    11.11.2019 at 12:32 Reply

    Loved the 1st ed & still using it. Looking forward to the 2nd ed.

  • Mareijke

    11.11.2019 at 17:12 Reply

    The first edition changed my life! Need the second one too! 🙂

  • Shaaista Mahomed

    11.11.2019 at 21:27 Reply

    Can’t wait for the new book

  • Lizs

    13.11.2019 at 07:18 Reply

    I would love to have this book!

  • Lize

    13.11.2019 at 07:20 Reply

    I would love to have this book!!!

  • Taryn Peters

    14.11.2019 at 16:57 Reply

    Cannot wait to see the new version! It definitely is an essential in every household 😉

  • Lerie Neethling

    15.11.2019 at 07:55 Reply

    What an amazing and resourceful book. Can’t imagine trying to take-on the weaning and feeding journey of the little ones without this on hand. Would love to get my hands on a copy of the 2nd edition.

  • Jessica Kopke

    15.11.2019 at 08:02 Reply

    This is exactly what I am asking Father Christmas for. This book is amazing!

  • emlyn thomas

    15.11.2019 at 09:14 Reply

    great read

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