Vegebaby: Recipes for Happy Healthy Children

This is a vegetarian cookbook for children, with more than 200 varied and healthy vegetarian, vitamin- and mineral-rich kids’ meal recipes.

Vegebaby: Recipes for Happy Healthy Children

by Pragna Parmita —

This is a vegetarian cookbook for children, with more than 200 varied and healthy vegetarian, vitamin- and mineral-rich kids’ meal recipes. It is a complete resource guide for new and health-conscious parents, as it has vegetarian recipes for all food groups, nutritional benefits with every recipe, and information on child nutrition and health care.

It is based on the belief that balanced food habits developed at a young age bring about optimal health, which helps growth and disposition. It is filled with ideas on how to make easy, quick and nutritious meals. “We are what we eat” is conveyed as it adheres to the vegetarian food pyramid, while showcasing the foods that provide an array of valuable nutrients and nutritionist comments for each and every recipe that describes the benefits.

The book is laid out with poems, anecdotes and more than 250 self-photographed pictures of recipes, vegetables, fruits, grains and yogurt. It includes: a health and nutrition section containing information about carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber, water and phytochemicals; baby food and how to introduce new food during the baby’s first year; and menu samples grouped according to age.

The book also includes guidelines for vegetarian-style recipes; information about foods that help a wide range of ailments; foods that should be avoided when certain conditions are present and home remedies that help mild ailments; information about common allergies; nutritive benefits based on the color of vegetables and fruits; and a glossary giving the English to Hindi terms for various fruits, vegetables, herbs, flour, rice and spices used in the book.

$19.99 hardcover — www.ivegebaby.com.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 31, Number 3, June/July 2012.

 

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