Books for vegan parents
Great books giving practical support to vegan families and kids.
Raising Vegan Children in a Non-Vegan World
The perfect book for those planning to become vegan parents. It's also reassuring and helpful to those of us already well into the happy years, from explaining veganism to family and schools, understanding good nutrition and avoiding picky eating.
This is, as it claims, a complete guide, so perennial questions such as what to do about parties, planning holidays, getting a pet and what yummy food to make are all answered. There are even some handy recipes.
The philosophy behind this book is an effective and positive one. Be informed, polite, considerate and persevering and not only will your kid get a great start in life but you'll have made hundreds of people think positively of vegans and what you eat.
Feeding Your Vegan Infant with Confidence: a Practical Guide from Pre-conception Through to Pre-school
The key nutrition book to have as a potential or new vegan parent, or health professional wishing to expand their knowledge of special diets nutrition. Factual and well-researched, this nutrition guide will help you optimise the health of your pregnanc
Sandra Hood is an NHS dietician with wide experience of vegan food and young children's health. She brings to you the wealth of research and experience on vegan diets for the young and shows how you can ensure you cover all nutritional angles for your child.
If you take on board all this book has to offer you'll know far more about nutrition and good health than the average parent, and even of some health professionals.
Health professionals reading this book will also find it insightful as to where their vegetarian, vegan and special diets patients can get the nutrients they need, and can look further into the references given if necessary.
Raising Vegetarian Children: A Guide to Good Health and Family Harmony
A reassuring book for new and future parents covering nearly all aspects of raising a vegan or vegetarian child. It's full of practical suggestions to support you in bringing up your babies and children on a vegetarian and vegan diet. This book helped
This is a great book to dip into at need, and to skim through to initiate yourself in the key issues that are likely to come up as a veggie or vegan parent. It's not intended as a prescriptive bible, thank goodness, simply a supportive self-help guide, but is likely to become one of the cornerstones of finding your feet as a new parent.
Topics covered include psychology and dealing with others, establishing your house rules, food safety, recipes and of course nutrition particularly for babies, infants, teens and mums. Vegans will feel well included here, as elsewhere. Recipes and example menus are handy for ideas and to show to other care-givers.
The Vegan Lunchbox: 130 Amazing, Animal-free Lunches Kids and Grown-ups Will Love!
An eye-opening guide to expanding your packed lunch horizons. Handy for parents of vegetarian and vegan kids, and the kids themselves to expand their repertoire and tastes. Just as tasty and adventurous for adults wanting to improve their lunches.
The first of Jennifer McCann's lunch box recipe books. Enjoy!
Vegan A Go-Go!: A Cookbook and Survival Manual for Vegans on the Road
A handy pocket-sized book packed with yummy recipes and travel advice for vegans and anyone who loves vegan, vegetarian and dairy-free food. Perfect for all ages and abilities.
Cool vegan, Sarah Kramer, knows how to travel. Here she shares her top tips and recipes whether it's armchair travel, staying with your mum or zooming around the world that you are planning.
My daughter begged us to buy this for her, and we happily obliged. We've now benefited from Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies and the divine Big Ben's Lentil Burgers. Many feature quotes from people who have tried her recipes, such as 'This is so delicious it makes the house smell amazing' from Sheila of British Columbia. Each recipe is clearly marked as to whether it is 'quick and easy', 'will impress' and/or 'needs special ingredients'.
Don't be fooled by the size of this user-friendly mini tome - it has 230 tiny pages packed with as many recipes as you'd find in a large book. The difference is, you won't think twice about taking this one with you.
If you are staying somewhere catered you could even hand this book, with a winning smile to the chef. No excuses for not knowing how to make something tasty then!
On top of all this there are top tips on what to bring with you suitable for any traveller, as well as specifically animal-friendly tips.
A perfect gift for any friend or family member with wander lust, even if they only get as far as the kitchen.
Nutrition Chartnutrition chart by Liz Cook
A beautiful chart to decorate you kitchen or classroom wall. Children and adults love to refer to this to enjoy realising what they can get from their food, and for planning balanced meals.
Liz Cook has produced a variety of decorative and useful charts. This nutrition chart is likely to be the most popular of her charts and all nutrition charts in general. Enjoy!