A big part of children’s health and fitness is what they eat. The make and eat children’s cook book “Vegetarian Food” by Susannah Blake is a wonderful introduction for children to vegetarian cooking. The book includes eight recipes with not only step by step instructions but also clear photographs by Andy Crawford.
The recipes start with easy cooking techniques such as chopping and mashing and progress to more complicated techniques that may require adult supervision or assistance. “Vegetarian Food” also includes a panel with information on each recipe such as the history or cooking technique used for the recipe.
I would have liked to have seen a little more information included in this book such as nutritional facts but for a simple introduction to vegetarian cooking “Vegetarian Food” fits the bill.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 23 pages
Publisher: PowerKids Press (April 30, 2009)
Why is vegetarian food beneficial to the health and fitness of children? Vegetarian eating helps to lower the risk of cancer, helps to prevent diabetes, promotes healthy skin, lower blood pressure and increases energy along with many other benefits.
You can find “Vegetarian Food” at the Carnegie branch of the Jackson District Library, the Haslett, Lansing, Mason and Okemos branches of the Capital Area District Library or you can order a copy on Amazon.com. You can also check your local book store or library for availability of this vegetarian cookbook or other vegetarian cook books for children similar to “Vegetarian Food”.
Other Cook Books by Susannah Blake:
500 Salads: The Only Salad Compendium You’ll Ever Need
Say It with a Cupcake
Muffin Magic: Irresistible Recipes for Individual Treats
Sandwiches & Snacks
Bread & Pizzas
Cookies and Cakes
500 Cakes: The Only Cake Compendium You’ll Ever Need
Afternoon Tea Parties Mini Notebook
Smoothies and Shakes: 30 Heavenly Blends Shown in 60 Delicious Photographs
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