Now that Summer is in full swing, a few blogging friends and I have teamed up to present to you the Merry-Go-Veggie-Kids Summer 2014 virtual event for Healthy Vegan Recipes for Kids.
Character illustrations on poster – Kevin Mangaroo
Poster design – Teenuja Dahari
Do we not all agree that healthy eating habits should start right at an early age?
While some kids enjoy eating their vegetables, others need more encouragement and motivation to do so. Very often, they will turn their nose up even after you’ve put so much effort into preparing a dish you think they will like.
I don’t have children of my own but I do remember the creative ways my mum would devise to make dinner time more appetising. For busy mums, time is a key factor. A while ago, we presented some effective tips on how you can encourage your child to eat more vegetables.
So, what is this event about?
The Merry-Go-Veggie-Kids Summer 2014 is a virtual event, hosted by me at Veganlovlie.com where I would be featuring fellow blogging friends throughout the month of July to mid-August. Each blogger will be presenting their healthy vegan recipes for kids that highlight vegetables to inspire parents and to get kids to eat more veggies. Let’s make Summer 2014 an unforgettable one both for parents and kids.
We have a selected list of featured guest bloggers for this event, but if you write a vegan-related blog and have a kid-friendly vegan recipe that you would like to share for this event, drop me a line at veganlovlie at gmail dot com or by using the contact form at the bottom (in the footer) of the page. I will be more than happy to feature your recipe here during this event.
You can also share this event by grabbing the poster above or the banner below and link to this post which will be updated with the featured guest bloggers and recipes every week.
Whether you are a busy mum looking for inspiration or you’ve decided to become vegan and are finding it difficult to convince your kids to do the same, come and join us for this exciting event. Meet new bloggers and try some of their tried and true recipes that kids love. But most of all let the kids have a blast with vegetables this summer!
Week #1: Sarah Creighton - Author of The Boy Who Loved Broccoli
Sarah Creighton of Veggie-Kids. Sarah is a mum of three and the author of two children illustration books - The Boy Who Loved Broccoli and Clover's Great Escape; the latter is endorsed by farm sanctuaries as well as John Robbins, author or "Food Revolution" and "Diet For A New America" and also by Neal Barnard, MD, founder of PCRM.org and revolutionary clinical researcher.When I learnt about how Sarah cured a large ovarian cyst through her diet only, I was reminded yet again of the healing power of the food we eat. For the Merry-Go-Veggie-Kids event, Sarah is sharing with us her quick and easy Broccoli Tomato Pasta recipe.
Week #2: Registered Dietitian and Yoga Instructor - Christina Cavanaugh
Cristina is a registered dietitian, yoga instructor, and mom who is passionate about health and wellness. She strives to help people feel and look their best! She shares with us her Spring Pea Miso Soup.
Week #3: Helyn and a Nutritarian Diet
Helyn of Helyn's Healthy Kitchen. Helyn, as I came to know when I stumbled upon her blog, follows a Nutritarian diet. If you are like me and had never before come across the term, here's a little description. She shares with us her Carrot Dogs recipe.
Week #4: Julie - PhD in Child and Family Development, a certified Health Coach
Julie from The Real Food Kids. Julie is a licensed Family Therapist with a PhD in Child and Family Development, a certified Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and a professor at a New York university. Trusting her gut instinct, Julie made the decision to change her food choices to improve the health of her son who was suffering from a number of health problems. She shares with us her Mega Chocolate Muffin recipe.