These plant-based cookbooks for children show that you can still make yummy food for little ones, using nature’s bounty. Also see healthy recipes for all the family. 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.
- Omari’s Best Bites Cookbook is a cookbook of delicious vegan recipes, from Omari McQueen, England’s youngest award-winning chef. Just 9 years old, learn how to make over 35 plant-based recipes from pizza to pasta, snacks to smoothies. Recipes include Happy Hummus, Go-Go Energy Smoothie, BBQ Jackfruit, Rasta Pasta, Rice n Peas, Peri Peri Wedges, Strawberry Coconut Cheesecake and Cherry Brownies.
- The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids is a beautiful colour book by artist Ruby Roth, featuring bursts of colour, cute animal characters and cool facts (did you know your brain actually shrinks, when you’re dehydrated?) This book includes fun-to-munch handheld salads, bright-flavoured fruit drinks, popular things on toasts, salads that children will eat, tomato soup, and Chocolate Moose!
- The Vegan Cookbook for Kids (8 to 12) includes cooking safety tips and 50 recipes including Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes, Creamy Buffalo Cauliflower Dip, Fruity Spinach Salad and Enchilada Casserole.
- Healthy Little Tummies is by Claire (a mum and nutritionist) knows how to feed tasty and healthy food to little ones. Many recipes are free from gluten, soy and nuts. Recipes include Berry Buckwheat Pancakes, Cheezy Cashew Dip, Socca Crackers, Black Bean Tacos, Cauliflower Burritos, Red Lentil Pizza Crust, Blueberry Muffins, Chocolate Chip Courgette Muffins, Rainbow Spinach Pizza and and Fruit-Sweetened Birthday Cake with Berry Icing (both below).
Raw Recipes for Children
How to Eat a Rainbow is a fun read by an archaeologist-turned-nutritionist. Children will learn about fairies who tear down stalks of celery (some are a bit lazy) to create Flower Petal Salad, Pink Lemonade, Dreamy Mousse, Rainbow Flans, Apple Moon Pie & Fruit Banana Boats. Includes a Certificate of Fairy Cookery! Download her other (e-book) to discover Superdrink Handbook for Kids.