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Plant-Powered Families Cookbook Review & Giveaway

August 2, 2015

This post has been sponsored. All opinions expressed are my own.

PlantPoweredFamiliesIs 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.

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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

Crazy Brownies

No-Bake Granola Bars

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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!

SouthwestQuinoaSalad

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

Directions

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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27 Comments

  • Reply jan August 2, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    for the last couple of years we have two nights a week that are meat free / plant based and this would be great to work with. doesn’t hurt that Southwest Quinoa Salad sounds delicious.

  • Reply Gabrielle Dunai August 3, 2015 at 2:07 am

    I need more ideas for meatless Mondays

  • Reply Anne Perry August 3, 2015 at 4:30 am

    I love to learn new recipes. Our meals have been a bit boring lately.

  • Reply DJ August 3, 2015 at 11:38 am

    I would love to win this for my family. I love that these recipes are kid-tested.

  • Reply Jessica Knorr August 4, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    I LOVE trying out new recipes and finding new things my family will eat and enjoy. This recipe book looks like it is packed full of all of that and much more!

  • Reply Natalie August 5, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    I would like to start eating healthier

  • Reply Tara Short August 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I have started to cut meat from my diet and would like some good recipes for vegan meals! :)

  • Reply Heather Roscoe August 7, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    My husband and I are starting to transition to a more plant based eating style. We are not huge meat eaters to begin with, but would love help with heathly meals we can share with our daughter. I would love a recipe book that I could pull from daily.

  • Reply Kaycee @ My Crafty Zoo August 8, 2015 at 3:33 am

    I would love to win so that we can fix heart healthy meals for our heart baby when she is ready!

  • Reply Helen Huang August 8, 2015 at 3:40 am

    I am learning to cook better, so I would love to win the cook book!

  • Reply Annamarie V August 8, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I’m trying to incorporate more healthy vegetable meals into our diets and I would like some different ideas instead of just plain steamed veggies.

  • Reply Theresa August 8, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    We are vegetarian and this looks like a book we would use all the time!

  • Reply Chelsey L. August 9, 2015 at 12:41 am

    We are trying to eat healthier as a whole family!

  • Reply Sandy Zimmer August 10, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    I have been vegetarian for 6 years now and more of my family members are joining in the fun. Some have gone right to Vegan or Raw. It always helps to have good recipes to turn to when we are all together.

  • Reply debbie August 10, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    I’m always looking for better recipes to feed my family. This would be perfect to help with that.

  • Reply Leela August 11, 2015 at 8:19 am

    I love trying new recipes.

  • Reply Bill August 12, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Always looking for more toddler-friendly vegan recipes!

  • Reply Miriam August 12, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Yum

  • Reply Francine Anchondo August 12, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I love cookbooks and I am always looking for new recipes.

  • Reply Lori Pouncey August 13, 2015 at 12:00 am

    O would love to win this awesome cookbook because I am always looking for ways to make healthier, more tastier meals for my family, what better way than with the Plant Powered Families Cookbook! Thank you so much for offering us this fabulous chance ;) Good luck everyone!

  • Reply Melissa Greco August 13, 2015 at 2:00 am

    I’m trying to eat more healthy and adding plant foods is key

  • Reply Janet August 13, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I’m always looking for delicious and healthy recipes!!

  • Reply Jean Marie Connolly August 14, 2015 at 3:24 am

    With the changing of regulations of where our meat comes from, I would love for my family to have healthier meal choices without needing meat.

  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks August 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

    We are vegetarian, but use very little dairy. I would love to win this because I need some fresh ideas for feeding my family!! I feel like I’m stuck in a rut and we eat the same every day! I want our family to be healthy and well nourished.

  • Reply Chrissy Pawlak August 14, 2015 at 11:51 am

    This book looks amazing and super useful for kids!

  • Reply Lee @ Veggie Quest August 15, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Always looking for new plant-powered recipes and inspiration, and have had my eye on this cookbook for awhile! :-)

  • Reply Heather Eavers August 21, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    this looks like a fun, good quality, family cookbook

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