I get a lot of emails asking for healthy suggestions for children, or how to maintain a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle with picky eaters. If you're one of those people Plant-Powered Families, the fabulous new cookbook by legendary vegan cookbook author Dreena Burton is for you!
Dreena Burton is a goddess in the vegan community. Why? Because she was writing plant-based cookbooks long before "vegan" was a buzzword or a hot food trend, and because her recipes are really easy, really delicious, and always work! After being vegan for over 20 years, Dreena has more experience than most vegan bloggers and authors, and as a mother of three beautiful thriving girls who have been raised on a vegan diet, she has a treasure trove of thousands of scrumptious family-friendly foods tested and approved by her discerning kids. Dreena is also just a beautiful, generous person, and all of her recipes are infused with that love for people and nourishing food.
Dreena has filled this book with really useful tips for stocking your pantry with staple ingredients, strategies for seducing picky eaters or all ages with healthy choices, ensuring that your children get enough nutrients - calcium, iron, protein etc, and hundreds of tricks for infusing your dishes with delectable flavor in very little time. Dreena calls vegan children “weegans”. Check out her cute range of apparel: T Shirts, onesies, aprons, and more. I love them!
This really is the ultimate vegan cookbook for busy moms and dads. Or just busy people in general. Dreena is one of my favorite vegan recipe developers, and I will be referring to this amazing book again and again for quick, easy ideas. I've also purchased a copy for my sister so that she can make some of these yummies for my niece and nephew.
Your family will love the variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and snacks, as well as amazing salad dressings, sauces, and sprinkles for making healthy food fun for kids. Some of my favorites include: Cinnamon French Toast, Savory Chickpea Omelets, Double Chocolate Orange Banana Muffins, Mild Cheesy Dip, Cheesy Caesar, Home-Style Gravy, Seasoned Polenta Croutons, Sniffle Soup, Thick N Hearty Tomato Sauce, Polenta Pizza Crust, No-Bake Granola Bars, Sneaky Chickpea Burgers, Apple Lentil Dal, Chunky Monkey Smoothie, Best Banana Bread, Peanut Butter Pudding with Berrylicious Swirl, Lemon Kissed Blondie Bites, Nicer Krispie Squares, Protein Power Balls, Vanilla Bean Almond Butter Fudge, and lots of awesome popsicles.
I wanted to share this 15 Minute Creamy Vegan Carbonara because it's a glowing example of the recipes in this book. It's quick, easy, full of delicious flavors, and kids love it! If you're making this for adults, jazz it up with some sauteed mushrooms, broccoli, herbs, and spices. I love adding a pinch of cayenne, paprika, and turmeric for an extra kick.
Get your copy of Plant-Powered Families and learn more about Dreena Burton.