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Is your family on a plant-based diet? Are you looking to incorporate more nutritious recipes into your family’s weekly meal plan? Dreena Burton’s Plant-Powered Families offers over 100 delicious kid-friendly, whole foods based, vegan recipes in an easy to read and organized cookbook.
Plant-Powered Families offers a variety of flavorful, nutritious, and satisfying recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Each recipe is created with common kitchen ingredients and includes creative add-in ideas, allergy-friendly substitutions, and kitchen tips. All recipes also include a beautiful color photo of the dish so you can clearly see what your end result will look like.
My family and I have loved every recipe we have tried from the book so far. The recipes are easy and fun to make with kids all while being super tasty! Listed below are a few of our favorites.
Cinnamon French Toast
Southwest Quinoa Salad
Apple Pie Smoothie
Sneaky Chickpea Burgers
No-Bake Granola Bars
The book also includes several sections which are very helpful for navigating a plant-based diet. The first few extra sections focus on navigating parenthood while maintaining a plant-based diet. Included are useful and practical solutions to dealing with challenges including picky eaters, school lunchbox solutions, and hosting/attending kids parties. With my oldest daughter in elementary school, we are always struggling with finding a variety of healthy meals to pack. The lunchbox solutions include several creative recipe ideas including substitutions for common hot lunches, homemade snack ideas, quick fixes, and more! Another section of the book, Plant-Powered Support, shares recipes for DIY cooking staples including coconut butter, nut butters, and nut/seed milks (these a great way to save on weekly grocery trips). Additionally, a detailed sample 2 week meal plan is included as well as useful nutritional information.
Having read this book cover to cover, I highly recommend it to everyone (whether vegan or not)! With all of the delectable recipes, you will be sure to find several new family favorites. If you are looking to begin a plant-based diet, this book will provide you with tasty recipes that can be easily incorporated into your everyday life along with helpful nutritional advice. Kids will also love the fun and delicious recipes in this book and can even help mom or dad prepare them!
Below is the Southwest Quinoa Salad recipe from Plant Powered Families…a new family favorite for us! It is quick and easy to make and packed with amazing flavor!
Southwest Quinoa Salad
2 1/2 – 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 – 1/2 tsp agave nectar or pure maple syrup
2 cups cooked and cooled quinoa
1 cup black beans
1/2 – 3/4 cup chopped avocado, tossed in squeeze of extra lime juice
1/2 cup corn kernels
1/2 cup mild or medium salsa
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
3/4 tbsp chopped green onion
1/2 tsp cumin, or more to taste
1/4 rounded tsp sea salt
1/8 rounded tsp allspice
In a large bowl, combine the lime juice, agave nectar, quinoa, black beans, avocado, corn, salsa, red bell pepper, cilantro, green onion, cumin, sea salt, and all spice. Add extra lime juice and sweetener to taste, as well as any additional seasoning, Refrigerate until ready to serve. (Serves 2-3)
Plant-Powered Families is available at bookstores nationwide as well as amazon.com.
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