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post #21 of 27
I wanted to mention the cookbook Vive le Vegan by Dreena Burton. It has a chapter titled Feeding Your Vegan Baby and Toddler. There is a food introduction schedule chart, noting when to introduce various foods and to delay introduction of foods with a high potential for allergic reactions, such as wheat or peanuts. She quickly notes how to prepare different foods for your baby/toddler.

But perhaps most valuable is that a lot of her recipes are wheat free or else have suggested wheat free alternatives. (I consume wheat but appreciate having a variety of grains in my diet.) Dreena experiments with a variety of grains such as barley, buckwheat, spelt and kamut. She has also introduced me to the nutritional value of hemp foods and ways to cook using them.

I bought this book, as I'm TTC, for the vegan recipes as well as the introduction to raising a vegan baby. I'm sure I'll consult other resources, as well, such as some of the books mentioned on this thread.
post #22 of 27

Don't miss the Dad's Sneaky Pudding recipe!

I have been eyeing "The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook" on Amazon. I'm not pregnant or nursing, but the book looks GREAT! and I love whole foods with a family spin.
post #23 of 27
I heart "The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook"
post #24 of 27

Another great site to add

I found another great site that gives FREE reports and audio downloads on how to cook healthy meals for your vegetarian kids - and great recipes in their bi-monthly "Veggie Tidbits" email. It's www.healthyvegetariankids.com
post #25 of 27
a must read just for general nutritional info is "Disease Proof Your Child" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. dont judge it by the title- while its true, he talks about how diet will prevent a lot of common childhood illnesses, it includes a lot of practical info for day to day. i first read his books for adults and they are amazing- really helped us eat better, and this one is great for babies and kids. he has a suggestion for a homemade (vegan) "milk" supplement that is great (if you want to supplement nursing or trend off formula when ready...) anyway, check it out! I was raised vegetarian but have realized there is def a healthy way to eat veg and an unhealthy way. By the way- i dont know much about your 8 month old, but i stressed about my DD getting enough veggies and vitamins but she really wasnt interested in lg amounts of healthy foods until her molars came in and that was around...16-18 months? i wasnt crazy about feeding her a bunch of baby cereal so she primarily had breast milk and pureed fruit during the 6-16 month period! then she took off eating everything in sight- even trying her best to chew salad! good luck!
post #26 of 27

cookbooks for vegan and vegetarian kids

Here are some cookbooks for veg children and their parents:
* Kids Can Cook: Vegetarian Recipes by Dorothy R. Bates
* Better Than Peanut Butter & Jelly: Quick Vegetarian Meals Your Kids Will Love! by Marty Mattare
* Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up by Mollie Katzen
* Salad People and More Real Recipes: A New Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up by Mollie Katzen
* Vegan Lunch Box by Jennifer McCann
post #27 of 27
The book Becoming Vegetraian by Vesanto Melina is an awesome book. It has a section towards to back dedicated to different life stages- including infancy, toddlerhood, childhood, pregnancy and lactation and more. It is not a recipe book, it's more like a textbook for vegetarians/vegans. It helps you plan meals, actually know what's in there. It hss a few recipes in the back too.
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