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?!?!