Vegetarian Food for Healthy Kids by Nicola Graimes

Product details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Nourish (15 Sept. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848993064
  • Each recipe has a Hero Food feature, explaining why those ingredients are great for your child 

    Kids Cook spreads to encourage children to get involved with the cooking 

    Family favourites feature alongside exciting new ideas 

    Recipes for breakfastslunch boxesafter school snacksquick weekday mealsrelaxed weekend meals and yummy sweet treats

    Packed with over 100 quick, easy and fresh recipes that are nutritious and use vegetables in interesting and inspiring ways, this bright and fun book is set to lure even the most reticent of eaters. From vegetarian versions of family favourites such as sausages and mash, chilli and rice or spaghetti Bolognese to exciting new ideas like deliciously cheesy broccoli bites, there are ideas for every type of meal including energy-boosting breakfasts, super snacks and packed lunches. And as kids are much more likely to be interested in eating food they have made themselves, there are Kids Cook recipes children can make themselves to encourage them to get involved in the kitchen.
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Firstly, I want to point out that I spotted 2 ingredients which are not vegetarian- Parmesan and pesto however a strict vegetarian would/should know there is Parmesan style cheese and pesto made with vegetarians in mind. Putting this oversight to the side the recipes are fab. 

I would make these recipes for myself as well as for children. They are easy and tasty. I especially love how the ‘Hero Foods’ are discussed for each recipe, this is exceptionally important for children to understand why they are using the ingredients.

I have to say the ‘Egg Cups’ are probably my favourite recipe, anyone who knows me knows I love eggs and mushrooms. If I am making this for my daughter however I leave the mushrooms out as she doesn’t like them. Some of the recipes also call for cinnamon and she is dreadfully allergic so we substitute for a different spice, thankfully the recipes can be modified if needed.

As a vegetarian myself I do worry about my daughter getting vitamins and minerals that she needs and this book does lay everything out nicely explaining what is best for each area of nutrition.

I give this book 4* though I would have given it 5* only for non vegetarian ingredients being used.

I did recieve this book as an advanced copy from Netgalley and have been flip-flopping over posting a review on it given it is a cookery book and I also have another couple of ARC reviews coming up and really don’t want to be posting too many however I did get too many around the same publication date because Lisa is so smart she didn’t bother checking publication dates prior to requesting the books….ain’t I a smart one?!?!

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