Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes by Dreena BurtonPlant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes by Dreena Burton

Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes

byDreena Burton

Paperback | May 12, 2015

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Get your whole family excited about eating healthy!

Veteran cookbook author Dreena Burton shows a whole foods, plant-based diet can be easy, delicious, and healthy for your entire family. InPlant-Powered Families, Burton shares over 100 whole-food, vegan recipes#151;tested and approved by her own three children. Your family will love the variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and snacks, including:

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cinnamon French Toast
No-Bake Granola Bars
Creamy Fettuccine
Sneaky Chickpea Burgers
Apple Pie Chia Pudding
Plussalad dressings, sauces, and sprinkles that will dress up any dish!

With tips for handling challenges that come with every age and stage#151;from toddler to teen years #151;Plant-Powered Familiesis a perfect reference for parents raising "weegans” or families looking to transition to a vegan diet.

Burton shares advice and solutions from her own experience for everything from pleasing picky eaters and stocking a vegan pantry to packing school lunches and dealing with challenging social situations.Plant-Powered Familiesalso includes nutritionist-approved references for dietary concerns that will ensure a smooth and successful transition for your own plant-powered family!
Dreena Burtonhas been vegan for almost 20 years, in that time writing four bestselling cookbooks charting her journey as a plant-powered cook and at-home mother of three. Always passionate about creating nutritious recipes, she is an advocate of using the "vegan basics” to create healthy, delicious food for the whole family. Affectiona...
Title:Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan RecipesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:May 12, 2015Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1941631045

ISBN - 13:9781941631041

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of Family's Library of Cookbooks This is a book that I was going to at least once a week once my daughter turned one year old. Our nutritionist told us that once she is two years old she will become more picky with foods, so I am trying to get her used to the taste of beans and nuts now, while she still loves everything, and this book has been helping me do it. Now that my daughter is closer to two, I use other cookbooks as well, but this remains a staple for when I don't want to go out and buy new ingredients, and I want to make something that I am sure my daughter will enjoy eating. Now I have been eyeing other Dreena Burton recipes online and her other books, as every single recipe I have tried has worked out well. Its nice to have a trustworthy book in my cooking arsenal, and I hope to eventually try every recipe in this book! Thanks, Dreena!
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good standard I would say this is a good recipe book looking for a variety of vegan recipes. Lots of pictures, easy to source ingredients and clear instructions. I already have a lot of similar recipes in my arsenal but this is a good refresher.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cookbook! Love it! Great for families! Recipes are easy to understand and the kids can help make them. Lots of pictures. If you are transitioning your family to a plant based diet, this book will be a great help!
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yum Great recipes for meat eaters and non meat eaters alike
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful book for a busy family! I have made a few recipes from this book (one being the tofu in cashew ginger sauce, I just made that tonight!), and they are easy, and not time consuming. Most importantly they are healthy and delicious!
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wholesome foods, sound advice Over 100 kid tested- whole food vegan recipes, by Dreena Burton. OVER 100 recipes. Part 1, there's an intro to eating with plant power including Dreena's story. A handy guide to what you should have in your pantry. And she talks about plant power batch cooking. I'm all for batch cooking. I know that I can go to my freezer and pull something out that's healthful and not have to resort to some junky processed foods because I'm in a hurry. Part 2: plant powered recipes Sugar N spice cake pg 204, vanilla bean almond butter fudge pg. 197, no- bake granola bars pg, 190, "nicer" krispie squares pg. 186, natural berry jam pg. 179, chocolate chia pudding pg. 174, ultimate teriyaki stir fry pg. 166, tofu in cashew ginger sauce (I used the sauce over rice, but didn't add the tofu- added chickpeas instead) pg.156, home fries pg. 152, balsamic glazed seasoned yam fries, mac-nificent pg.134, thick n hearty tomato sauce pg. 133, Creamy Fettuccine pg. 130, chick n rice soup pg. 126, sniffle soup pg.122, smoky bean chili pg.121, super cheesy sprinkle pg. 113, cheesy Caesar dressing pg. 106, red lentil hummus pg. 87, mild cheesy dip pg.83, chickpea nibbles pg. 77, chickpea salad pg. 64, apple spice hemp muffin pg. 52, best banana bread pg.48- just a few recipes that I have made. Click on the links for the recipes. Part 3, challenges and solutions. Dreena has 3 kids so I'm pretty sure at some point she's had some challenges during meals. She talks about the 3 C's: consistent, certain and calm. Don't give up. She offers sound advice and handy tips to help avoid the dinner table looking like a battlefield. Stuff like how to involve your children, get them interested, how to make it interesting to them and some of the culprits that might causing the food fight. Who hasn't had to face the "dreaded" bday invite? How should you deal with that? Without offending the host. Well there's tips on how to handle not only that, but hosting your own plant power parties , with the most popular recipes kids love. Part 4: Support, including DIY staples, cooking guides, meal plans and FAQ's. I love how wholesome the menu plan is. There's a nutritional breakdown, so you know that you are providing your family with all the nutrients they need. She answers questions about protein, soy and so on. Has nutrient charts, did you know that 1/2 cup of brown rice has 2.5 g or 8% protein of calories? Now you do. I think this is a MUST have book for anyone that has children, or watches children. Or even for those without kids.
Date published: 2016-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vegan Cookbook for families! Great cookbook with lots of tasty recipes. The nut-free brownies are great and my kids LOVE the Best Banana Bread recipe. There are a lot of photos and the directions are easy to follow. I`m glad that I bought it and am looking forward to trying more recipes.
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cookbook So happy I bought this cookbook. Loving the recipes. They have me helped me be a better vegan :), as in less packaged more from scratch.
Date published: 2015-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-have resource for newbies, and moms and dads of weegans! I love Dreena Burton's style of cooking: lots of whole foods, lots of veggies, little to no highly processed ingredients. This is by far her best book (so far!) In this book, she goes into more detail on how to navigate the dreaded school lunch on a whole-foods plant based diet. Many schools have restrictions on what you can send in the school lunch due to allergies, and she takes this into account for many of her recipes. She also understands that children's pallets are different from adults. One of the first recipes that we tried was Mac-nificent (a baked macaroni dish in a sweet potato/carrot puree) and it was a huge hit!
Date published: 2015-06-03

Editorial Reviews

"Dreena Burton’s recipes and ingredients simply make good common sense. Plant-Powered Families is a great addition to any cookbook collection."—T. Colin Campbell, coauthor of The China Study and the New York Times bestselling Whole"If you’ve ever struggled with finding healthy, plant-based recipes that excite the entire family, look no further. Dreena’s recipes are a triple threat: kid-approved, wholesome, and irresistible!"—Angela Liddon, author of the New York Times bestseller The Oh She Glows Cookbook and creator of"Dreena Burton delivers with sage advice and recipes that will properly nourish, satisfy, and delight the taste buds of your entire family."—Brian Wendel, President and founder of Forks Over Knives"Dreena Burton's Plant-Powered Families is the resource we have all been waiting for. It is truly a delectable, detailed, and satisfying guide to cooking and eating nutritiously that is perfect for the entire family. . . . I highly recommend this book as a staple in all health-conscious, food-loving, compassionate-minded households."—Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT, author of The Vegiterranean Diet and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition and host of Z Living's What Would Julieanna Do?"When it comes to raising healthy plant-powered kids, there’s no better guide than Dreena Burton. Plant-Powered Families offers a wealth of ways to transform nutrient-dense foods into flavorful, family-friendly meals."—Nava Atlas, author of Plant Power and Wild About Greens"Plant-Powered Families will revolutionize how you cook. Dreena's recipes are brilliant, combining nutrient-dense foods in imaginative ways to produce the most delicious, family-friendly dishes."—Gene Baur, president and cofounder of Farm Sanctuary and author of Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food"Dreena has jam-packed this book with tummy-satisfying, kid-tested recipes the whole family will gobble up. . . . It's an essential guide for families who want to turn over a new leaf without all the kicking and screaming."—Whitney Lauritsen, author of Healthy, Organic Vegan on a Budget"Plant-Powered Families is an exceptional cookbook that should be a household staple. Dreena Burton has once again provided excellent plant-based whole foods recipes, that my whole family enjoys!"—Aaron Simpson, Head MMA Coach"Finally, a collection of whole-food vegan recipes that our kids will actually eat! Not only are Dreena's recipes exciting, healthy, and kid-friendly, but her realistic meal plans, clear nutrition guidelines, and down-to-earth advice help give plant-based parents the confidence that they're doing this right. Mealtime in my house just got a lot more fun!"—Matt Frazier, vegan ultramarathoner, author of No Meat Athlete, and father of two young kids"Dreena Burton is a kitchen magician who will have your whole family eating healthy and loving it! Plant-Powered Families is packed with delicious, whole foods recipes even the pickiest eater won’t be able to resist."—Susan Voisin, FatFree Vegan Kitchen"Plant-Powered Families is a masterpiece! Dreena Burton is one of a select few recipe creators with a true commitment to whole foods, plant-based, healthy eating."—Bryant McGill, bestselling author, speaker, and activist