Real Meal Revolution: Raising Superheroes

Prof Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot, Bridget Surtees
Cookbook, children’s health
August 2015 (southern Africa), June 2016 (international)


Raising Superheroes, the follow-up title to The Real Meal Revolution, is a “real food” cookbook that provides parents with the right dietary and nutritional advice and recipes to raise the healthiest, brightest kids possible.

The Real Meal Revolution was all about taking on the global obesity epidemic with a revolutionary approach to eating; it challenged ingrained beliefs, it sold (and still sells) in record-breaking numbers throughout South Africa, and it changed people’s lives. With Raising Superheroes the authors have now set out to revolutionise the way we feed our children. It’s time, they believe, to challenge the kids’ food industry and our old assumptions; it’s time to give our children the best nutrition possible, and the best start in life.

Raising Superheroes is not a Banting cookbook, and it doesn’t offer no-carb eating for kids. But – in advocating low-sugar, low-refined-carb, “real” food eating – it is the Real Meal Revolution’s next step towards changing the world. (There will be more!)


Professor Tim Noakes is currently the most high-profile scientist in South Africa, and the figurehead of the original Real Meal Revolution. Jonno Proudfoot is a food expert, entrepreneur and adventurer, and the driving force behind the brand. Bridget Surtees is a registered dietitian specialising in paediatric nutrition, with 20 years’ experience in major South African, London and Sydney hospitals.


"A very, very important book." – Redi Tlhabi, 702 & CapeTalk

"Gives your family the best shot at a healthy future." – The Citizen: Health

"Worth every penny. The recipes on their own are fabulous." – Jenny Crwys-Williams, 702 & CapeTalk

"Part beautifully illustrated cookbook, part guidebook, it caters for everyone from pregnant mums and babies about to start eating solids to
toddlers, pre-teens and teens to anyone interested in the science behind the lifestyle." – The Cape Times

"This a fantastically positive book, filled with creative tasty ideas and concepts. I also loved the pictures and layout – I’ve worked with a lot of cookbooks in my time in book publishing and this is honestly one of the best looking ones I’ve ever seen." – Belinda Mountain, Making Mountains mommy blog

"Raising Superheroes demonstrates the difference between a diet and a lifestyle. It gives solutions for the normal fast paced working person who may be intimidated by the strictness of diets and who are concerned at providing proper care for their children and indeed themselves. Raising Superheroes is a kitchen staple...
The book layout is sensible and easy to follow, containing summaries and detailed science in different sections depending on interest levels as well as further reading references, notes and a comprehensive bibliography for those who wish to go in-depth.
More importantly, for me though, are the recipes. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is no carb, protein ‘Purity’ sermonising. There are a good variety of dishes, easy instructions, fun suggestions and the recipes really do work. As the recipes are generally family friendly, there is no feeling of having to do double work in the kitchen." – Penelope Colly, The Blue Stocking Review

"In the end, the real “meat” of Raising Superheroes is that Noakes, Proudfoot and Surtees don’t just challenge conventional, scientific thinking on nutrition for pregnancy, baby weaning, toddlers, young children and teenagers (and anyone else). They take a scientific scalpel, slit its gullet, and reveal its terminal flaws spilling out for anyone willing and able to see." – Marika Sboros,

"This book really IS about giving your children the best shot at a healthy future... Monitoring sugar and refined carb intake is essential now – and so is making the effort to offer healthier solutions. The authors have taken the time to give us a book full of so many healthy (and delicious) recipes, that adopting this lifestyle will mean you’ll never miss shop-bought bread and cake again!" – All4Women

"The delicious recipes in Raising Superheroes give our children the best nutrition possible." – Child Magazine

ON THE INTERNATIONAL Super Food for Superchildren:

"Nutritious, delicious and easy, everything you want in a family recipe." – Essentials Magazine

"The book is a veritable feast for those interested in feeding their family more healthily." –

"Clear, proven guidelines and simple, delicious recipes to feed your family well, inexpensively and without fuss." – Pages & Pages, Sydney

"This book is packed full of low-sugar recipes for healthy happy families." –

Awesome Nutrition For Kids!

Published internationally as Super Food for Superchildren

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