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Baby And Child Vegetarian Recipes: Over 150 Healthy and Delicious Dishes for Your Young Family [Hardcover]

Carol Timperley
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Book Description

7 Aug 1997

Many vegetarian parents are anxious to feed their children a meat-free diet right from the start but worry that a vegetarian diet may not offer the equivalent range of nutrients. Baby & Child Vegetarian Recipes allays those fears totally, clearly demonstrating that for both children and adults, a vegetarian diet is indisputably a healthier option.

Arranged for easy reference in four sections covering the major milestones in dietary development each section offers general nutritional guidelines, lists of foods to introduce and avoid, and includes a host of practical hints, tips and advice. Suggested weekly menu planners for each age group enable parents to tailor time and supermarket runs to provide the best possible diet for their child with the minimum of fuss and effort.

Packed with over 150 quick and easy, tried-and-tested veggie recipes, and fully endorsed by The Vegetarian Society, Baby & Child Vegetarian Recipes offers parents a blue print for a healthy, varied diet that will engender a lifetime enjoyment of good, healthy and wholesome food.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (7 Aug 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091853001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091853006
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 19.3 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stuck for ideas at tea-time? Looking for meat-free snacks for lunch? Baby and Child Vegetarian Recipes is invaluable to the vegetarian family and will quickly become and old friend in the kitchen. It is packed with more than 150 recipes for babies and toddlers, almost all accompanied and brought to life by comments from the author, Carol Timperley. Her relaxed and very personal approach to the presentation of her family favourites makes this chunky little book particularly unintimidating--something mums and dads will appreciate during the often stressful time of weaning baby and feeding young children.

The five chapters of the book, each introduced with heaps of practical advice including menu charts, cover stages in the development of a child's eating habits from the first taste to toddlerhood. Recipes range from basic purées and staples such as macaroni cheese and bubble and squeak to the more sophisticated Hungarian stuffed marrow and avocado and cottage cheese dip. Recipes are clearly presented and include boxes in which to register your child's reaction--no one is pretending it is always easy to feed youngsters!

An added bonus to this already excellent book are Stephen May's humorous illustrations. The leap-frogging grains of rice and the potatoes enjoying a hot tub are bound to raise a smile and could prove useful for parents wishing to encourage an awareness of cooking in their children. As Carol Timperley says in her introduction: An appreciation of good food is one of the greatest of all gifts you can give your child.

Fully endorsed by the Vegetarian Society and approves by consultant nutritionist Jane Brophy, this book will be an inspiration to busy parents. --Dale Evans

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A comprehensive guide to vegetarian food for children from weaning through to nursery age.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best vegetarian recipe book ever! 22 Oct 2005
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book when weaning my son. I have been veggie since I was 14 and buy a lot of cook books. I was seriously impressed with the recipes - they are so tasty! My whole family enjoys most of the ones I have tried. I loved the chatty style and found the advice useful. I haven't done many of the deserts because my boy is not keen but there are enough sugar free or very low sugar things to try (Fruit doesn't need a recipe really does it?)
We have all enjoyed the Lentil Hotpot, Barley pot but our all time favorite is the Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna - utterly sublime!
I tend to "adapt" recipes to ingredients that I have but I would recommend following her recipes at least once as the combinations are amazingly tasty.
Never mind the weaning or feeding children aspect - this is the best cookbook I have ever bought EVER!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars YUMMY FOOD 12 Nov 2004
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This is a good book to give you pointers with vegetarian weaning. I found the early chapters most useful as to what to give to baby when first weaning, being a new mum I had no idea.
The recipies are easy to follow and have a happy/sad face next to them so you can mark if baby likes them it not.
I would recommed trying the baby museli and chocolate pudding recpies as baby loves these.
On the downside some of the portion sizes are a large, partculalry if you make a dish and baby does not like it.
Overall a good book to dip into for inspiration for baby and toddler meals.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Really Disapointing 10 May 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I don't usually review books, but having bought this one on the strength of all the good reviews, feel obliged to do so.

The section on nutrition is very basic- these foods contain this nutrient. But nothing on how much is needed and how much you would get from a certain food.

The recipes themselves are really dreary and old fashioned- they remind me of the food I was eating as a new vegetarian 20 years ago. There's very little foreign food- despite one of the authors having an Indian husband there're only 2 Indian recipes.

The main source of protein is cheese, there are a handful of recipes using tinned beans and lentils, but a huge range of vegetarian protein sources (tofu, tempeh, seitan, quorn, more unusual pulses..) are left completely untouched.

There also seem to be an unnecessary number of sweet recipes, if I wanted to feed my child sugar I could find sweet recipes in any non-vegetarian kids cookbook.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Veggie Cooking for babies 26 Jan 2004
Format:Hardcover
I found the recipes in this book went down well with my baby and his older sister. The chapters for older babies/toddlers also contained recipes the whole family can eat, some quite adventureous ones too as quite a few of them contain spices. I only wish I'd had this book while weaning my daughter but better late then never.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Baby and child vegetarian recipes 25 Oct 2003
Format:Hardcover
A must have for all vegetarian parents! I really like the layout of this book with clear and easy to follow recipe ideas. It has made the whole process of weaning a vegetarian baby a real joy.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars numm, numm 5 Mar 2004
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My daughter loves this book the recipes are great. Who would have thought at 6 months my daughter could try a very mild curry. Whats more there are recipes in the 6-9 month category I make for hubby and I -the cheesy and potato bake is scrmmy so is the parsnip and apple soup. They are easy to make and most freeze well. Its easy enough to skip the recipes with sugar if you wish - however seeing my babies face light up with chocolare pudding is a delight for me. My only complaint was I found the intro a little preachy. But probably because I had to wean daughter early due to gigantic appetite.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars highly recommended 21 Sep 2001
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Extremely useful and innovative. Plenty of ideas for catering for your vegetarian child without limiting their palate. Far better than relying on supermarket jars and each recipe nuritionally tested and approved.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Veggie Weaning & Toddler Food 27 Aug 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I used this book for my son and I was surprised how easy it made the whole process of trying to raise a vegetarian child. The receipes are easy and adaptable for adults which means we can all sit down and eat the same meal. The deserts are yummy and easy. I would be lost without this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good as an extra recipe book
Lots of recipes to try. Most are quite old school though and make suggestions that don't entirely match current guidelines. Read more
Published 1 month ago by ECM
4.0 out of 5 stars okay book
There are some nice ideas but I find sugar is part of too many recipes and the book caters mostly for spoonfeeding from 4 months rather than including baby led weaning.
Published 1 month ago by Ms E. Hill
4.0 out of 5 stars Really helpful
I'd recommend this to anyone, not just vegetarians - there's a really good range of alternative, healthy meals to give your little ones and loads of good healthy eating and weaning... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Patricia Grant
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I am a vegetarian and cook mostly vegetarian food for my children also and this is a fantastic book. The recipes are all eay yet very nutritious and yummy. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Julia Schwarz
5.0 out of 5 stars Really tasty and easy recipes
Really good 'normal' easy recipes that so far have not been that successful with my baby but myself and my husband have made and eaten almost everything in the book! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Sam83
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use, using readily available foods, great meals for all the...
I originally bought this 6 years ago in a panic that I was going to wean a mal-nurrished vegetarian child. Read more
Published 8 months ago by beingnormal
5.0 out of 5 stars For weaning a baby, its great!
Great and handy book! Very happy with my purchase! I bought for weaning my 4 month old! The book gives good advice, great recipe's and also little boxes to tick or cross out, if... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Charmaine
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
the book was in good condition, arrived on time -lots of very tasty recipes. Good variety of inexpensive easy recipes.Very satisfied customer
Published 8 months ago by M. Cullen
5.0 out of 5 stars Have loved and used this book for years!
I bought this book when my son was a baby, and I'm still using it now he has a toddler sister. My son loves the amusing pictures, and we all love the recipes. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Toronto mum
5.0 out of 5 stars Great vegetarian feeding and weaning book
I used the recipes and meal plans to feed and wean both of my children (now 14 and 15!). We still eat some recipes from the book and the love the illustrations. Read more
Published 12 months ago by E. Ditchburn
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