Books


If you are raising a vegan family, one of the best things that you can do for your children is to get them involved in the process of preparing food.  That doesn’t necessarily mean that they have to make dinner or anything.  They can start on simple things like vegan snacks and treats.  It is a well known fact that kids tend to like things more if they helped make it.  If your child is having a hard time eating his vegetables, maybe it is time to get him or her involved in the process a little more.

If you are looking for vegan recipes for kids, the best thing to do is to get yourself a cookbook that specializes in this sort of thing.  One problem that some people face is that most of these cookbooks are suited to vegetarians, and not vegans.  What this means is that a lot of the recipes are going to be full of things like milk, cheese, and eggs.  The good thing is that there are a few of the best vegan cookbooks for kids out there where the author is well aware of this problem and has made sure most of the recipes include alternatives to dairy and eggs if you don’t want to include these items.

Here are Some of the Best Cookbooks for Kids.

Kids Can Cook: Vegetarian Recipes

Vegan Lunch Box: 130 Amazing, Animal-Free Lunches Kids and Grown-Ups Will Love!

Vegan Lunch Box Around the World: 125 Easy, International Lunches Kids and Grown-Ups Will Love!

Jumbo Vegetarian Cookbook, The (Jumbo Books)

The Vegetarian Family Cookbook

Vegetarian Kid’s Fun Recipes

First on the list is called Vegan Lunchbox.  This is one of the only books full of vegan recipes for kids without any animal products.  Yes, it is written mostly for adults to prepare lunches for their kids, but since the recipes are meant for kids to like, that means kids will have fun making them also.  One of the best things about Vegan Lunchbox is that it has tasty meals from all over the world so you won’t get bored.  There is even another version of the book that focuses on these international recipes.  Let your kids learn how to cook while also learning about different cultures and what people eat in other parts of the world.

Another treat choice is called Kids Can Cook:  Vegetarian Recipes.  Unlike the Vegan Lunchbox, Kids Can Cook is is a vegan cookbook for kids that is written for kids to do the cooking, not mom or dad.  That means that the recipes in it are a bit more fun.  The Author, Dorothy Bates did a good job of making sure that when the ingredients call for heaps of cheese, milk, or other dairy, alternatives are given.  Things like nutritional yeast and soy milk, rice milk, or almond milk are great substitutes.

There are other great vegan recipes for children as well out there.  The important thing is to find things that your child likes to cook and eat, and has fun doing it.  Check out a few of the best vegan cookbook choices for adults here as well.

Eventually, almost all vegans and vegetarians find themselves looking for a good cookbook. You might want one for yourself, or maybe to give someone as a gift. Vegan cookbooks are great because they can give you all kinds of ideas about what to cook that you might not have thought about on your own. Most of us get stuck in cooking ruts, fixing up similar meals most nights. Having and using a vegan cookbook is a sure way to add some variety to your meals.

The problem with deciding which cookbook is best is that everyone has a different opinion. For this reason, we let the people decide. Here are the Top 3 Vegan Cookbooks that people are buying.

the kind dietThe Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet By Alicia Silverstone

This is a brand new book by the famous actress Alicia Silverstone. In addition to wonderful recipes in the book, it also includes her views on why she doesn’t eat meat. In fact, this book is not only a vegan cookbook but a guide for vegans and vegetarians to follow, making sure they are getting the right nutrients in their everyday diets. A large portion of the book is dedicated to providing vegan information.  While it is a great choice for someone looking for a vegetarian cookbook combined with a healthy lifestyle guide, it doesn’t have as many recipes as other books that are dedicated to this purpose.  The second half of the book has recipes for everything from drinks to main dishes, to desserts.

veganominiconVeganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook By Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero

If you are looking for a vegan cookbook that delivers plenty of great recipes using ingredients that are all meat, dairy, and egg free, this book is for you. It gets rave reviews by readers, and the easy-to-follow recipes are wonderful for anybody who wants to cook healthy vegan food. The recipes are easy enough for newbies to cooking to follow as well.

get healthy go vegan3.The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook: 125 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Jump-Start Weight Loss and Help You Feel Great By Neal Barnard and Robyn Webb

This vegan cookbook is a must for anyone wanting to cook food that is good for their body and tastes great. The author, Dr. Neal Barnard has studied extensively on how a vegan diet can control the effects of type 2 diabetes. For anyone who wants to transition to a healthier diet, this book provides everything you need, including the science behind the diet and simple recipes that anyone can follow.  Ordinary vegetarian cookbooks will include eggs and dairy ingredients in their recipes, but this one doesn’t.