These healthy for all the family are ideal if you have young children. Whether you wish to prepare tasty meals for them, or encourage older children to learn about food and cook themselves. Developing a knowledge of good food is the key to avoiding the ready-made food industry or living off fast food, in adulthood. Also see plant-based cookbooks for children. For younger children, see the post on plant-based baby food (brands and recipes).
Avoid certain foods (green veggies, grapefruit) with some medicines. No nuts, seeds and nut/seed butters for young children. Cut carrot sticks/veggie hot dogs lengthwise and again, to avoid choking. Choose palm-oil-free vegan butters. See foods to keep away from pets.
Oh She Glows for Dinner is a book of nourishing plant-based meals by Canadian Angela Liddon, a best-selling cookbook author. Known for her flavourful and creative approach, make Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice Salad, Cold-Be-Gone Flavour Bomb Soup, Rosemary-Lentil Crumble, Roasted Asparagus & Baby Potato Salad, Cheesy Lentil Bolognese Casserole, Creamy Salt-and-Pepper Scalloped Potatoes and Spiced Maple Cream Torte with Warm Apple Compote.
Dreena’s Kind Kitchen is by a Canadian chef, who has raised three vegan children. All her recipes use real wholefood ingredients. Make Lemon Poppyseed Muffins, Potato-Cauliflower Scramble, A-Game Chilli, White Bean Corn Chowder, Beyond BEET Burgers, Italian Ratatouille, 1-Minute Alfredo, Lentil Sweet Potato Meatloaf, Charming Apple Crisp and Heavenly Baklava.
Plant-Powered Families is another of Dreena’s books. It has recipes for Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, Cinnamon French Toast, No-Bake Granola Bars, Creamy Fettuccine, Sneaky Chickpea Burgers and Apple Pie Chia Pudding.
The Plantiful Table is a lovely book by food and lifestyle blogger Andrea Duclos, who offers tasty creations for all the family. Enjoy Mac & Cheese (vegan), Shepherd’s Pie, Garam Masala Pancakes, Bánh MÌ Chay, Pea Pesto, Mushrooms with Crispy Sage, ‘things on toast’, and one-pot festive Latin American dishes, smoothies and treats.