Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes is geared towards kids and great meals for the entire family. Dreena tackles everything from pleasing picky eaters and stocking a vegan pantry to packing school lunches and dealing with challenging social situations. The book also includes nutritionist-approved references for dietary concerns that will ensure a smooth and successful transition for your own plant-powered family.
Dreena’s fifth cookbook Plant Powered Families is a great addition to the collection after the fabulous Let them Eat vegan, Eat drink and be vegan books.
Chapters include Breakfast which has cereals, pancakes, French toast and omelets, to smoothies and milks, muffins, healthy snacks. Lunches have salads, sandwiches, savory bites, dips and spreads. Salad dressings, sauces and toppers. Dinnertime has soups, stews, pizza, pasta , burgers, casseroles and one dish wonders and a big chapter on Sweet treats with puddings, cookies, bars, frozen treats, cakes and frostings. And finally plant powered challenges and support chapter with tips and plans. There is also a guide to parties both hosting and attending.
Dreena is giving away a copy of her book on this post. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on the post about your favorite vegan family meal, by July 25. (Open to US and Canada)
The book has 100 amazing recipes including Motsa Dip which tastes like mozzarella!, Cinnamon French Toast, Sneaky chickpea burgers, Sunflower artichoke burgers, Home-Style Gravy, Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies (yum!), nicer Krispy squares, Creamy Fettucine, Apple Pie Chia Pudding, No-Bake Granola Bars, White Bean Guacamole, Chickpea nibbles, Red Lentil Hummus! , teriyaki stir fry, Lentil Sniffle soup, Best Banana bread and more.
I whipped up the Sneaky chickpea burgers within minutes. Burgers from the book below with a healthy helping of basil. Hubbs has been devouring these as snacks with his evening tea, while he preps for his weekend hike.
The cashew ginger sauce was obviously going to be a hit because you know, anything nutty and ginger sauce! I added some bean sprouts and carrots and healthy garnish of pepper flakes to round it off as a meal.
This book is for healthy vegan comfort food for families with kids. Hence, you will find a lot of simple and easy everyday recipes that are kid approved. There are also tips for meal planning, batch cooking, packing school lunches. The book does not have adventurous or exotic food or complex recipes. Its a great guide for vegan families that are starting out or a great addition for tips, easy meals, tackling situations for the experienced. Thank you for writing this wonderful book Dreena. Some of those tips and suggestions for parties, travel, packed lunched are universally helpful with or without kids :).
Some recipes from the book..
- Sunflower Artichoke Burgers
- Saucy BBQ Chickpeas and green beans
- Ultimate Teriyaki stir fry
- Polenta Pizza Crust
Gorgeous and filling Sneaky chickpea burger patties below.
The publishers and Dreena are giving away a copy of the book to a blog reader. Leave a comment on the post about your favorite vegan family meal, by July 25. (Open to US and Canada)! Or get your copy of Plant-Powered Families here