For both vegans and the veg-curious, The Vegucated Family Table answers the question every caregiver ponders on a daily basis: “What should I feed my child?” But this book goes a step further, showing parents how to navigate the early years of childhood as a vegan, giving not only recipes and nutritional advice but also tips for holidays, packed lunches, play dates, and more.
Unlike other family-oriented vegan cookbooks, The Vegucated Family Table is the first to focus on raising vegans “from scratch,” from five months through elementary school. A Q&A section focuses on nutrition, with advice by renowned pediatric plant-based expert Reed Mangels. With more than 125 rigorously tested recipes for beloved favorites like Baby Mac-o-Lantern and Cheeze, Chickpea Sweet Potato Croquettes, Boosted Almond Milk, Kiddie Quesadillas, Baby’s First Birthday Smash Cake, and more, this book will become the go-to reference for parents raising vegan children.
Marisa Miller Wolfson is the force behind the documentary Vegucated, about how three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers went vegan. She speaks about veganism and parenting at veg conferences around the country. Laura Delhauer is a plant-based culinary artist and environmental rights advocate. Read more about Marisa and Laura here.
The Vegucated Family Table is the perfect solution on how to get your children – vegan or not – off to the right start, and keep them on track. You’ll find lots of great tips in this easy to read and delightful book. The recipes are delicious and easy to make and we plan to use some in our school programs!
“The Vegucated Family Table comes at a perfect time, when it’s never been more urgent for people to live more in line with their own values of compassion, sustainability, and caring for communities that are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change and environmental degradation. My vegan journey is instrumental in elevating my life purpose. The wisdom and guidance in this book can help us all on our journeys of fulfillment and contribution.”
“How I wish I’d had a beautiful and inspirational bible like this when I was raising my three kids, who are all in their twenties now. Makes me want to go back thirty years and do it all over again!”
“The Vegucated Family Table is filled with accessible guidance for raising the next generation to live more kindly and with a lighter ecological footprint. It includes solid nutritional advice, along with a plethora of amazing recipes and easy to follow tips for instilling healthy and humane habits that support both personal and planetary well-being. I wish every parent would read and use this book.”
“This is the book I wish I’d had as a vegan mom thirty years ago. Every page is gorgeous. Every recipe works for real kids and real families. And there is not a question left unanswered here about bringing up healthy, happy, compassionate children.”
“This book is THE resource for every parent who is considering raising their child vegan. The Vegucated Family Table is the book I wish I’d had when my kids were babies––and one we’ll continue to treasure as they grow up. Educational and accessible, it leaves no question unanswered and proves, once and for all, that plant-based eating is safe, healthy, and fun for all ages. Plus, it’s simply beautiful––and the recipes are absolutely scrumptious.”
“The Vegucated Family Table will help you nourish your whole family with delicious and healthful meals. Based on the latest nutrition science and brought to life with unmatched culinary skill, this book will show you how easy it is to provide the very best foods for children of every age (and their parents, too).”