Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes

Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes

by Dreena Burton


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Get your whole family excited about eating healthy!

Veteran cookbook author Dreena Burton shows a whole foods, plant-based diet can be easy, delicious, and healthy for your entire family. In Plant-Powered Families, Burton shares over 100 whole-food, vegan recipes—tested and approved by her own three children. Your family will love the variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and snacks, including:

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cinnamon French Toast
No-Bake Granola Bars
Creamy Fettuccine
Sneaky Chickpea Burgers
Apple Pie Chia Pudding

Plus salad dressings, sauces, and sprinkles that will dress up any dish!

With tips for handling challenges that come with every age and stage—from toddler to teen years —Plant-Powered Families is a perfect reference for parents raising “weegans” or families looking to transition to a vegan diet.

Burton shares advice and solutions from her own experience for everything from pleasing picky eaters and stocking a vegan pantry to packing school lunches and dealing with challenging social situations. Plant-Powered Families also includes nutritionist-approved references for dietary concerns that will ensure a smooth and successful transition for your own plant-powered family!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941631041
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 111,879
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dreena Burton has been vegan for almost 20 years, in that time writing four bestselling cookbooks charting her journey as a plant-powered cook and at-home mother of three. Always passionate about creating nutritious recipes, she is an advocate of using the “vegan basics” to create healthy, delicious food for the whole family. Affectionately dubbed “Queen Bean” and “Vegan Cookie Queen” by her readers, Dreena is one of the pioneering vegan cookbook authors. Her cookbooks have garnered a loyal following, and Dreena has earned the respect and repute for reliable, wholesome recipes.

After working in marketing management for several years with an international satellite communications company, Dreena followed her true passion of writing recipes and cookbooks. Dreena has appeared on television and radio and is a recipe contributor for well-known sites, including Forks Over Knives,, and PCRM. She has written for Yoga Journal, VegNews, ALIVE magazine, and has been featured in other publications including First for Women magazine. Dreena has won several blog awards including VegNews, VegBloggy, and Vancouver’s Ultimate Mom Blog.

Table of Contents

Foreword Neal Barnard x

Part 1 An Introduction to Eating with Plant-Power

1 Introduction 3

2 The Plant-Powered Family and Dreena's Story 7

3 Prepping Your Kitchen and Family with Plant-Power 11

Part 2 Digging into Plant-Power the Recipes

4 Healthy Mornings 23

Homemade Cereals, Pancakes, French Toast, and Omelets

No-Cook Oats 24

Simplest Oatmeal 27

Creamy Breakfast Rice Pudding 28

Almond Zen Granola 31

Sunday Morning Pancakes 32

Savory Chickpea "Omelets" 35

Cinnamon French Toast 36

Smoothies and Milks

Apple Pie Smoothie 38

Easy Being Green Smoothie 40

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie 41

Chunky Monkey Smoothie 43

Hemp Milk 44

Nut Milk 46

Muffins, Quick Breads, and Healthy Snack Bars

Best Banana Bread (or Muffins) 48

Blueberry Lassy Muffins 51

Apple-Spice Hemp Muffins 52

Double Chocolate Orange Banana Muffins 55

Oatmeal Banana Bites 56

Pumpkin Snackles 59

Pumpkin Seed and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars 60

5 Lunch Fixes 63

Salads, Sandwiches, and Savory Bites Chickpea Salad 64

Potato-Meets-Egg Salad 66

Southwest Quinoa Salad 69

Tofu Feta 70

Baconut 73

Oven-Dehydrated Kale Chips 74

Chickpea Nibbles 77

Simplest Marinated Baked Tofu 78

Dips and Spreads

White Bean Guacamole 80

Mild Cheesy Dip 83

Hummus 101 84

Red Lentil Hummus 87

Pumpkincredible Hummus 88

Artichoke Spinach Dip 91

Zippy Chickpea and White Bean Dip 92

Ultimate Cashew Cheese 93

Motsa' Dip 94

6 Salad Dressings, Sauces, and Toppers 97

Zesty Raw Almond Sauce 98

Lemon Tahini Sauce 100

Tzatziki Sauce 101

Green Superhero Dressing 102

"Magical" Applesauce Vinaigrette 105

Cheesy Caesar Dressing 106

Velvety Cashew Cream 108

Home-Style Gravy 109

Kids' Slurry Sauce 110

Super Cheesy Sprinkle 113

Seasoned Polenta Croutons 114

7 Dinnertime 117

Soups and Stews

Pumpkin Lentil Soup 118

Smoky Bean Chili 121

Sniffle Soup 122

Cream of Cauliflower Soup 125

Chickpea 'n Rice Soup 126

Smashing Squash Soup! 129

Pizza and Pasta

Creamy Fettuccine 130

Thick 'n Hearty Tomato Sauce 133

Mac-nificent! 134

Polenta Pizza Crust 137

Hummus Tortilla Pizzas 138

Burgers 'n Fries 'n Such

Sneaky Chickpea Burgers 140

Artichoke Sunflower Burgers 143

Umami Sun-Dried Tomato and Almond Burgers 144

Ta-Quinos! 147

"SweetBalls" 148

Shipshape Joe's! 151

Home Fries 152

Balsamic-Glazed Seasoned Yam Fries 155

Casseroles, Stir-Fries, and One-Dish Wonders

Tofu in Cashew Ginger Sauce 156

Saucy BBQ Chickpeas and Green Beans 159

Autumn Dinner Loaf 160

Apple Lentil Dal 162

Lentil Pumpkin Seed Pie 165

Ultimate Teriyaki Stir-Fry 166

8 Sweet Treats 169

Puddings, Creams, and Sauces

Apple Pie Chia Pudding 170

Pumpkin Chia Pudding 173

Chocolate Chia Pudding 174

Peanut Butter Pudding with Berrylicious Swirl 177

Natural Berry Jam 178

Milk Chocolate Fudge Sauce 179

Cookies, Bars, and Energy Sites

Lemon-Kissed Blondie Bites 180

Crazy Brownies 182

Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies 185

"Nicer" Krispie Squares 186

Sticky Almond Blondies 189

No-Bake Granola Bars 190

Nut-Free "Frosted Brawnies" 193

Protein Power Balls 194

Vanilla Bean Almond Butter Fudge 197

Frozen Treats

Fruitsicles! 198

Fudgesicles 202

Banana Butter Ice Cream 203

Cokes and Frostings

Sugar 'n Spice Cake 204

Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake 207

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting 208

Chocolate Sweets Frosting 209

Chocolate Ganache 211


Dreamy Baked Bananas 212

The Great Pumpkin Pie! 214

A+ Caramel Apples 216

Apple Nachos Supreme! 218

Part 3 Plant-Powered Challenges… and Solutions!

9 Picky Eaters 223

10 School and Lunchbox Solutions 233

11 Plant-Powered Parties: Tips for Hosting and Attending Kids' Parties 243

Part 4 Plant-Powered Support

12 DIY Staples and Cooking Guides 253

13 Sample Plant-Powered Meal Plans 257

14 Plant-Powered FAQs 265

Metric Conversion Chart 276

Nutrient Charts 277

Subject index 288

Recipe Index 291

Acknowledgments 304

About the Author 307

Customer Reviews