The Forest Feast for Kids: Colorful Vegetarian Recipes That Are Simple to Make by Erin Gleeson

Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers 

Summary: The subtitle says it all…this collection of vegetarian recipes are all healthy, colorful, and simple to make. Recipes are divided into sections: snacks, drinks, salads, meals, sweets, and parties. Introductory material includes definitions of cooking terms, measurements, and illustrated guides to kitchen tools and prep techniques. Every recipe is accompanied by labeled photos of each ingredient, as well as a full-page color picture of the final product. 112 pages; ages 6-12.

Pros: Erin Gleeson is a former New York Times food photographer, so the pictures are gorgeous. Recipes are simple and healthy, with plenty of tips to help young chefs find their way around the kitchen. Some of the recipes require a bit more of an adventurous palate than others…more power to you if you can get your 6-year-old to eat kale and black bean tacos.

Cons: According to Amazon reviewers, there are a lot of repeat recipes in this book from the original The Forest Feast cookbook.

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