hello all, my name is Kassie and I have a 13 month old daughter. It is said that children from 12 mos. to I think 3 yrs. are supposed to drink whole milk because they need the fat for brain development. What else can I give her to replace the milk and the fat she needs? Also, are there any other tips for making the recipes in the book "kid friendly"?
thank you for that article, I found it very helpful. I just got the book about 2 weeks ago and loved it so much, I turned vegan. Now I have no clue what to do. It is hard changing your whole diet, I just take it one meal at a time.
That is an awesome book! Another one that is very informative and has many excellent recipes is the Super Baby Food book. It is not vegan, but all of the recipes are either vegan friendly or can be made so. She does recommend a no meat diet, but incorporates dairy and eggs. It includes a lot of info on good sources of fat for brain development, etc. There is a whole section devoted to yummy finger food recipes for toddlers too.
I'd be interested in hearing kid friendly recipes. I've been vegan for 6 weeks and feel great, but my 2,4,and 6 year old rely heavily on milk, cheese and yogurt. My 4 year old has always been underweight and I'm really scared to take away some of the only food she'll eat, she also has asthma and allergies and could benefit from a life without dairy more than most. Any suggestions for super picky kiddos?? By the way, the vegan cheese, yogurt and milk sub are not working.
My kids have responded well to almond milk. There is also the Uncheese Cookbook by Joann Stepaniak, which is full of delicious vegan "cheesy" recipes and ideas for substitutions. In fact, she has a few books that are excellent. And again, the Super Baby Food book has tons of vegan friendly, nutritious recipes or ones that can be easily veganized. My kids are by no means vegan, but moving in the right direction (i think). With kids, no change can be overnight unless it is an urgent life or death situation. Going slowly goes over much better.