Bean Appetit: Hip and Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food
  • Bean Appetit: Hip and Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food
  • Bean Appetit: Hip and Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food

Bean Appetit: Hip and Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food

by Shannon Payette Seip, Kelly Parthen
     
 

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Bean Appétit is a darling cookbook packed with recipes, food themed games, crafts, and activities that will make kids want to eat their vegetables and inspire families to embrace healthy habits.

Introducing a fresh and fun cookbook that gets kids excited about eating spinach! Bean Appetit is a hands-on book designed for both kids and parents,

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Bean Appétit is a darling cookbook packed with recipes, food themed games, crafts, and activities that will make kids want to eat their vegetables and inspire families to embrace healthy habits.

Introducing a fresh and fun cookbook that gets kids excited about eating spinach! Bean Appetit is a hands-on book designed for both kids and parents, presenting yummy, good-for-you recipes in a never-before-seen, playful way.

This darling cookbook is packed with recipes, food-themed games, crafts, and activities that will inspire families to embrace healthy habits. Based on favorites from the authors' cafe, Bean Sprouts, the nation's leading hip and healthy kids' cafe, recipes include Dough-Re-Mi, Elefunky Monkey snack mix, Bug Bites, and more.

"Bean Sprouts kids cafe is a restaurant after my own heart. They are expert in hiding vegetables in food and making it taste even better in the process." —Wisconsin State Journal

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2–5—Fifteen bean-themed chapters (for instance, "Peanocchio: Book-Themed Food and Fun" and "Sweet Pea: Delicious Desserts") make up this playful mix of recipes, games, songs, and activities. Based on ideas used at Bean Sprouts, the authors' café and cooking school, the book has a commendable emphasis on healthy eating and using natural and organic ingredients. However, it suffers in other ways. Some of the directions are vague and require an experienced adult to fill in the details. A page listing ingredients for "Sweet Sippers" gives great ideas for making smoothies but doesn't suggest any specific (or even general) quantities. Elsewhere, readers are told they can grow herbs from seed by planting them in pots and simply "tending them." The graphics, mostly cartoons in varying shades of green, set a whimsical tone but serve little other function. There are some color photos throughout but few show the finished dishes. Overall, this could be a useful resource for adults who, like the authors, work with groups of children. It also may be more suited to personal rather than library use, since there are places where readers are told to mark the book (play "Bean-go" by crossing off pictures of fruits and vegetables as you taste them).—Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780740785177
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
02/23/2010
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
739,721
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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