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A cookery book to help your child like vegetables

With my little boy still a bit of a veg swerver, I’m always on the look-out for ways to make vegetables just that bit more interesting.

So I was mighty excited to discover a brilliant new children’s cookbook helping kids to discover the delights of veg and fruit: Eat Your Greens, Reds, Yellows and Purples, published by DK.

Divided into colours

As the title suggests, the book is divided into the colours of veg and fruit, so you’ll find a section on greens, another on oranges, one on reds and so on.

Each features a double page spread of pictures of colourful fruit and veg with lots of interesting child-friendly titbits about their respective health benefits.

My son has enjoyed sitting down and looking at the pictures and talking about the ones we’ve tried. At mealtimes, when looking at a new veg, we’ve then been able to say, ‘That one’s in your cookbook.’

Lots of veg recipes

There are plenty of inspiring veg recipes to choose from, and fruit ones too. For example, we liked the look of the black bean and guacamole quesadilla in the green section, and cornbread mountain in the yellows.

So far, my son and I have made the veggie lasagne. Next up: red pepper houmous, which we reckon could be a hit for picnics, and green smoothies with spinach and green grapes. Not sure what they’ll say about that last one, so wish me luck!

Eat Your Greens thumbnailDisclaimer: I was sent a copy of Eat your greens, reds, yellows, purples for review purposes, but all views are my own

 

 

 

 

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Comments (7)

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    Erica Price

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    I like the sound of this. We manage quite well with vegetables, but I think we have got into a bit of a rut lately.

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    Nichola - Globalmouse

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    My three have been pretty good with vegetables although my youngest seems to be getting worse at the moment! Looks like a great book to help little ones understand why they’re important.

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    Mookie Moo

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    I wish I had this when my daughter was little as she was so difficult to get to eat vegetables. With so many colourful photos, I’m sure she would have asked me to make some of them. :)

    Mookieslife 

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    Phoebe @ Lou Messugo

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    Sounds like a fun approach, making the dreaded greens less of of demon, I hope it works for your son.

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    Emma Raphael

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    Anything that encourages healthy eating has to be good. I might buy it for a few family members! 😀

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    Nell@PigeonPairandMe.com

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    I love red pepper houmous! My kids have turned their noses up at it so far, but that could change if they made it themselves.

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    Nayna Kanabar

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    I love the concept of this book. What a great idea to educate kids.

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