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#1 of 27 Old 10-13-2006, 07:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Is there a nutritional book that includes recipes for raising a vegetarian baby?

I have an 8 month and have started solids but i don't really know what I'm doing and would like some resources.

Any book recomendations?

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We used these:

Simply Natural Baby Food, Cathe Olson
The Healthy Baby Meal Planner, Annabel Karmel
Raising Vegetarian Children, Joanne Stepaniak and Vesanto Melina

The first 2 aren't exclusively vegetarian but had a lot of veggie recipes that we liked. Rasing Vegetarian Children was the best one, in our opinion, and addresses all sorts of issues - from what to introduce when to holidays with non-veggie family to school lunch issues.

Hope that helps.

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Super Baby Food is also a good resource. Early versions were completely vegetarian. The current version I think she put in 2 or 3 meat dishes - but with a long forward about how she didn't want to, etc. but got such feedback on the early version, etc.
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NEW Vegetarian Baby
by Sharon K. Yntema, Christine H. Beard

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I've seen this question pop up a few times on here (and wondered about it myself!) I wonder if it could be stickied by our lovely mods? :

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I Love Baby Greens
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NEW Vegetarian Baby
by Sharon K. Yntema, Christine H. Beard
I second this recommendation, great book!

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This has been "stuck".

Cathe Olson, author The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook, Simply Natural Baby Food, and LIck It! Creamy Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams Your Mouth Will Love.  
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NEW Vegetarian Baby
by Sharon K. Yntema, Christine H. Beard
i'm not sure about her "new" book.. but i got a copy of "vegetarian child" used and it's been the greatest resource for me as i am knee deep in baby food daily!

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Is there a nutritional book that includes recipes for raising a vegetarian baby?

I have an 8 month and have started solids but i don't really know what I'm doing and would like some resources.

Any book recomendations?

TIA
just wondering what you were looking for.. did you have specific questions.. my kids are 10 mths now and i've been making their food since they were 5/6 mths..
maybe i could help..
cheers
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I got New Vegetarian Baby from my midwives and I loved it!!!

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Feeding the Whole Family has adaptations for each recipe to make food for baby from some of the ingredients in the meal.

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Reviving this thread to ask if anyone who's read New Vegetarian Baby can comment on whether or not it's helpful for vegans as well. If not, what other books might you recommend for vegan parenting?

Thanks.

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I'm wondering if anyone has any book recommendations for resources for vegetarian eating during conception / pregnancy as well as the great recs for nutrition for babies and growing kids I've seen?
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Reviving this thread to ask if anyone who's read New Vegetarian Baby can comment on whether or not it's helpful for vegans as well. If not, what other books might you recommend for vegan parenting?

Thanks.
I have Feeding your vegan infant with confidence by Sandra Hood. It's from the Vegan Society (UK) but I got it from Amazon Germany. There is also a Vegan Mother and Baby but they didn't have it... don't know where to look for it.

Most vegetarian books can be easily adapted as they don't feed kids dairy before 1 year anyway.

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I was raised veggie, and my son is veggie too. (now 3yo). I am not sure you really need books... I was given two books as gifts but found them not that useful. I flipped through that superfoods book and it just started making me anxious... I guess if you have made a big dietary departure from your own childhood, maybe books can help you imagine what veggie kids eat.

Here is what I wish I had been told: trust yourself and your child to know what is needed (regardless of what other parents might be doing/reading/saying!). You probably already know how to feed vegetarian people nourishing and tasty food. Kids are really the same. They eat smaller amounts, and food has to chopped or mashed (and sometimes, to my taste, overcooked) if they don't have enough teeth to chew with. And, at least at first, you can introduce new types of food one at a time and watch for allergies.

Do other babies really eat a lot of meat anyway?? I think that breastmilk is the major source of nutrition for AT LEAST the first year, and as long as you offer a variety of foods, and stay away from sweets, refined grains, and excessive snacky/packaged type foods, most kids will do a good job selecting the foods they need to grow and be healthy.

My son was not much of an eater until he turned one, and then became a voracious omnivore. I know several other kids like that. And then we know some kids who took to eating right away. I don't think its really in your control anyway! He never liked "soft" or baby foods, and believe me, I kept trying. Finally, I just relaxed about it, and accepted that he just liked normal food. At first, he loved things like fresh ripe fruit, home-made fruit sauce, some veggies (and which ones he will eat seems to change frequently, even now, so I just keep offering), oatmeal (warm, and then later cold and cut into chunks for finger food), polenta (same system), beans or lentils (beans whole, or either one cooked and mashed), avocado by itself or spread on thin whole-grain bread, tofu pan-fried with garlic and a little tamari, little crustless quiches (cooked in those individual souffle dishes) with grated/minced veggies. Brown rice well cooked. Whole wheat buttermilk pancakes or waffles warm and then later cold for snacks.

Once he could eat "regular" food (i/e once he had a mouthful of teeth) I stopped fixing special stuff and just offered him (within reason) pretty much what we were eating. We still make sure keep plenty of fruit and nuts around for him, but really I just try to make sure he's getting a variety over the week of different things, and make sure I am aware of the sweets/treats (that can really throw him off).

I did get some flaxseed oil and kept it in the fridge to add to oatmeal or plain whole milk yogurt, since we don't eat fish. If you are vegan, or have serious allergies that preclude whole types of food, then you probably already know the nutrients you have to watch out to include (or supplement).

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Reviving this thread to ask if anyone who's read New Vegetarian Baby can comment on whether or not it's helpful for vegans as well. If not, what other books might you recommend for vegan parenting?

Thanks.
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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.
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http://www.vegfamily.com/babies-and-...g-toddlers.htm

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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.

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I heart "The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook"

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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
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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!

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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
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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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