10+ Best Vegan Cookbooks for Parents and Kids
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This post is all about vegan cookbooks for parents and kids.
Plant based cooking for parents and kids is not hard at all, on the contrary, you’ll be cooking with so many fun colors and natural foods. Foods that our body needs, and especially when your little ones are growing which is so essential.
These books are meant to be fun and informative at the same time. They provide a lot of food ideas when cooking with the little ones. They even make great gift ideas.!
My Little Lyn has some of these books for her to get recipe ideas, and sometimes I even find myself doing some of these recipes because they are so simple yet delicious.
Enjoy this list of vegan cookbooks for parents and kids, and you can check out more book ideas towards the bottom under recommended.
Do you owe any of these books? Or which one are you thinking of buying? Let me know in the comments!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Vegan Cookbooks for Parents
Forks Over Knives Family: Every Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy Kids on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet
“Filled with more than 125 quick and easy recipes, helpful tips, and the latest in scientific findings, Forks Over Knives Family teaches you why whole food, plant-based eating is the best way to keep your family well-nourished through the years. Beginning with pregnancy and moving into the teenage years, this guide tackles all the most important topics to keep your family’s health on track, from dealing with allergies to traveling to parties and play dates, and more.”
“This book gave me so much tips not only for the kitchen but also for raising my kids on a plant based diet. It gives you lots of advice and insight for social events like vacation at Disneyland, birthday parties, etc. I’ve tried a couple recipes from here and all of them have been delicious.” – Amazon Review
Gluten-Free & Vegan for the Whole Family: Nutritious Plant-Based Meals and Snacks Everyone Will Love
“With food allergies and sensitivities continuing to rise, particularly among children, and more people embracing the health benefits of a plant-based diet, these delicious and nutritious recipes are egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and mostly soy-free, and will satisfy even the pickiest eater at the table. Arranged by meals (including snacks), these 90 kid-friendly recipes will make planning easy, and simplify cooking gluten-free and vegan food for the entire family. Nutritionist Raven Bonnar-Pizzorno writes the foreword, giving the recipes her stamp of approval for both kids and adults.”
This book is well thought out and gave us many wonderful recipes to try. I have celiac’s disease and cannot eat gluten; I found the plant-based meals in this book to be not only satisfying but great for my diet. I recommend to anyone wanting to try new foods! Eating vegan isn’t so bad with these recipes! – Amazon Review
Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes
“Veteran cookbook author Dreena Burton shows a whole foods, plant-based diet can be easy, delicious, and healthy for your entire family. In Plant-Powered Families, Burton shares over 100 whole-food, vegan recipes—tested and approved by her own three children. Your family will love the variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and snacks”
“I have a 5 year old and twin 3.5 year olds. These recipes work for my family. We recently became vegan. My husband was not excited about change, but this cookbook has helped sway him a ton and helped transition my kids. Their favorite recipe is the smoky bean chili. My 5yo loves it and took leftovers to school for lunch everyday after we made it. The crazy brownies with ganache were a huge hit with both sides of the family for Christmas – everyone asking for the recipe. We warmed them and topped with dairy free vanilla ice cream. The creamy fettuccine was delicious. We added marinara to the leftovers for a different meal the next day. There are so many delicious recipes. I am grateful to find this cookbook as it makes being vegan doable for the whole family.” Amazon Review
The Smart Parent’s Guide to Raising Vegan Kids: Lessons for Littles in Plant-Based Eating and Compassionate Living
“Both informative and hilarious, including expert advice from the world’s leading plant-based physicians and fun recipes for your little vegans, The Smart Parent’s Guide to Raising Vegan Kids is the guide every vegan parent needs as choose to bring their kids up in a world that will sustain their children, their grandchildren, and their great-grandchildren.”
“Lindstrom covers everything–nutrition, holidays, pediatricians, birthday parties, vegan children’s films, and much more. His tone is like a very funny, sane, down-to-earth friend who’s been there. The book reads easily and quickly (crucial for new parents) while packing in a lot of helpful info. After months of culling vegan parenting tips from blogs and random sites, it’s great to have such a concise and well-researched resource.” – Amazon Review
The Vegucated Family Table: Irresistible Vegan Recipes and Proven Tips for Feeding Plant-Powered Babies, Toddlers, and Kids
“Raise happy and healthy plant-powered children with more than 125 family favorite recipes by Vegucated film creator Marisa Miller Wolfson, plant-based chef Laura Delhauer, and parents in the vegan community. ”
“A book like this is long overdue! Love the kid-friendly idea to make healthy food fun. I could have used this book when my son was little but the recipes are just as good now. LOVE the birthday cake recipe. Even my non-vegan family was impressed!!” – Amazon Review
Veggie Mama: A Fun, Wholesome Guide to Feeding Your Kids Tasty Plant-Based Meals
“Using these tasty, 100 percent plant-ingredient recipes —such as the Avocado Citrus Parfait, Pumpkin Seed Cheese Wraps, Veggi-wiches, and Nut Butter Bites —you will be pleasing your children’s palates and doing their bodies good . . . setting them up for a lifetime of wellness!”
“Good for the whole family, excellent recipes and advice in this packed book. A must have for Moms and Dads who are into eating the healthy way.” – Amazon Review
Your Vegan Kid: The guide to raising a healthy, happy and compassionate human being Paperback – February 14, 2020
“I wrote “Your Vegan Kid” because I remember raising my first child meat- and milk-free in the early 1990s. Since I was new to both – motherhood and plant based lifestyle and information was scarce, it was a big challenge. Nowadays I’m a mother of 3 beautiful, healthy and happy vegan kids aged: 26, 12 and 12 (yes, vegan twins). And I want to share my knowledge and experience with other parents, especially those who are new to the vegan lifestyle. In my book I discuss reasons to raise your child vegan – not only health-related ones, but also psychological and ethical ones. I advise on how to do it at each phase of your kid’s life – from being pregnant to raising a teenager. And also how to transition your child to veganism at each of these stages. I also cover most common issues, like: social prejudice, non-vegan co-parent, poor eater, eating on a budget, traveling, etc. I hope my book helps you raise your kids happy, healthy and vegan :).”
“I wish I had this book when I was pregnant with my children. Actually, no. I wish my mother had this book when pregnant with me. I never liked meat and my parents never supported me on my vegetarian and then vegan journey. This book takes you through each age group, so whether you’re a parent going vegan or a parent struggling to support your child’s decision to be plant based, this book will help you with invaluable first hand information and an excellent resources section- including what to say to other family members. Joanna puts it all together for you in this book.” – Amazon Review
Vegan Cookbooks for Kids
How to Eat a Rainbow Magical Raw Vegan Recipes for Kids! (Revised Edition)
“How to Eat a Rainbow: Magical Raw Vegan Recipes for Kids! is a magical themed healthy children’s recipe book that targets the most difficult dietary areas: treats, snacks, and drinks. Eaten alongside a balanced whole foods diet, these 22 recipes can add an extra boost of energy and get kids excited about healthy eating! How to Eat a Rainbow teaches children how to fill their plates with fruits and vegetables in all the colors of the rainbow, and the importance of eating a variety of colors every day. Each recipe is a world children can dive into while they unpack the ingredients and make their own work of art. These fairies are hard at work (though some are a bit lazy) and are part of the team, chopping down towering stalks of celery, plucking grapes, and enchanting the seeds!”
“The whimsical illustrations and imaginative healthy recipes combine to make this a wonderful book for kids, vegan or not. Who wouldn’t love to eat something called “Magical Makena Sophia’s Mighty Shake” which “serves 2 fairies, perfect to share”?! My 5 year old is going to love digging into these!” – Amazon Review
My First Vegan Cookbook: Plant Based Meals Made By Kids. #1 Vegan Cookbook For Kids
“The book is filled with 27 fun, delicious & simple to make vegan recipes, including Pancakes, Hash Browns, Spaghetti Bolognaise, Vegetable Curry, Rice Pudding, Cinnamon Swirls, Hot Chocolate, Strawberry Milkshake and much more, all easily prepared by your children.
Whether you are a lifelong vegan, have recently started on a plant-based lifestyle or you just want to eat less meat and dairy, then My First Vegan Cookbook: Plant based meals made by kids is the key to getting the entire family involved.”
“This is the perfect book for kids who like to cook. The healthy plant based recipes are easy to follow and more importantly, it’s food that kids want to eat. There is everything from pancakes to spaghetti bolognaise to chocolate cake. Fantastic overall kids cookbook!” Amazon Review
The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids: 60 Easy Plant-Based Recipes Kids Can Make to Stay Healthy and Save the Earth
“Experts tell us the best way to teach kids healthy eating habits is to involve them in the process. This irresistible cookbook presents 60 appealing recipes kids will beg to make themselves, in fun and charming illustrations they will love. Bursting with color, humor, cute animal characters, and cool facts (did you know your brain actually shrinks when you’re dehydrated? Drink water, quick!), Help Yourself empowers children to take charge of their own nutrition — for now and for life!”
“Love, love, love this book! My 7 year old daughter has been on board with my vegan cooking and lifestyle for over 2 years now and this is the perfect introduction into the kitchen for her. Not only is the content great but the illustrations and layout are beautiful and fun. We have tried five of the recipes together, which were loved by vegans and non-vegans alike.” Amazon Review
The Vegan Cookbook for Kids: Easy Plant-Based Recipes for Young Chefs
“This kids cookbook starts by teaching you about common plant-based ingredients, essential kitchen tools, and cooking safety guidelines. Get more comfortable in the kitchen as you cook with tips and ideas to help you become a better chef. Plus, you’ll keep it simple with the recipes in this kids cookbook―they use mostly easy-to-find, inexpensive ingredients.”
“I really like this cookbook. I’m always trying to find healthy meals that are fast and easy, but still taste good. I’ve liked everything I’ve had so far, and I don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen. I love the fruity baked pancakes and the PB&J ice cream pie is to die for. The Tu-No salad makes a great lunch. I look forward to trying more recipes.” Amazon Review
Vegan Lunch Box: 130 Amazing, Animal-Free Lunches Kids and Grown-Ups Will Love!
“If you think vegan lunchtime means peanut butter and jelly day after day, think again! Based on the wildly popular blog of the same name, Vegan Lunch Box offers an amazing array of meat-free, egg-free, and dairy-free meals and snacks. All the recipes are organized into menus to help parents pack quick, nutritious, and irresistible vegan meals. Ideal for everyday and special occasions, Vegan Lunch Box features tips for feeding even the most finicky kids. It includes handy allergen-free indexes identifying wheat-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free recipes, and product recommendations that make shopping a breeze.”
“My 6 yr old grandson decided to become Vegan and announced this to his parents. I bought this book for my son so he could make more interesting lunches! They Love it !” Amazon Review
Vegan Lunch Box Around the World: 125 Easy, International Lunches Kids and Grown-Ups Will Love!
“Vegan Lunch Box Around the World offers a delicious array of meat-free, egg-free, and dairy-free lunches that will take you on an adventure across the globe. The book includes balanced international and regional American menus with 100 recipes from Ratatouille to Moroccan Tagine, New England Chowder to a Japanese Bento Box. With quick and easy recipes, fruit and veggie ideas for even the pickiest eaters, and an allergen-free index, Vegan Lunch Box Around the World is essential for every family raising healthy kids—and for anyone who packs a lunch.”
“This book has some great ideas on what to pack for lunch. Not just for the kids either it has ideas for everyone. I love the fact that it has allergy info at the bottom of every recipe. If you are sick and tired of the same old stuff for lunch then this is for you!” Amazon Review
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