Lizzie King, founder of Lizzie Loves Healthy, has been surrounded by the delights of food all her life. A graduate of Leith’s School of Cookery, her passion for ingredients and honest cooking led her to become a nutritional health coach and author. Known for making deliciously easy recipes, super healthy food for babies, children and families. All Lizzie’s food is gluten and sugar free with dairy alternatives.
Lizzie knows how tough it can be to feed a family, fast, and keep them healthy, her debut book out now ‘Lizzie Loves Healthy Family Food: Delicious and Nutritious Meals You’ll All Enjoy’, is the cookbook every health-conscious parent needs in their life with 100 wholesome and delicious recipes, helpful meal plans and practical short cuts.
When with her brood – Jethro 9, Calypso 7 and Phoenix 3, Lizzie loves nothing more than exploring great family food in her neighbourhood and reveals exclusively to Tiny Table her fave haunts across West London…
1. I’d like a table for…
Me and my husband – never happens.
2. Early-birds catch the coffee at…
Coffee Plant on Portobello when we’re at home. Monmouth coffee in Soho. If I’m on a non coffee vibe there’s a fabulous new place in Chelsea called Matcha & Beyond for all the matcha even in your financiers.
3. Best brunch with kids?
Every birthday since my third was tiny we’ve been going to The Wolseley.
4. Children’s menu must-visits…
Children’s menus are basically where I think we went wrong. I order from the regular menu when I can. But there are better ones these days.
5. Where do you grab a bite with mums en masse?
Pizza East is my local favourite hangout. Great pizza, good wines by the carafe Watching the pizza cook.
6. Hidden gem for treating tiny ones?
George’s Fish Bar on Golborne Rd is where we take them when everyone’s tired, hungry and needs a quick bite of crispy, delicious old fashioned fish and chips.
7. Best piece of advice for dining out with kids?
Leave the screens behind, let them have a run around and a draw, but we always end up having actual conversations, and writing out lists of what to do for the weekend, the holidays or even a gratitude list.
8. Date night – takeaway or take me out?
It doesn’t happen often, but for sure take me out!
9. My earliest food memory…
Food was in every nook and cranny of my childhood and family life it was at the centre of everything. But for the first one, it’s not a memory, as I was clearly pre-conscious thought, but it’s folklore now it’s told so much. When each of us were born my Dad would open a bottle of champagne, dip his little finger into it and then offer his finger to us. He wanted our first taste to be the best.
10. Five mums, one table – who’s joining you?
Caitlin Moran, Brené Brown, Michelle Obama and Gwyneth Paltrow, I think would make for a fiercely feisty feast.
If you’re looking for Christmas gifts for the whole family, but stuck for ideas, Lizzie’s festive foodie gift guide is a must-read – pressies to make even Santa green with envy right here.