4 Ways to Yummy Children's Vegetable Cookbook

Garden-to-Table Veggie Love

Children - Educational
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 02/12/2019
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Author Biography

My childhood recollection of foods is simple and seasonal. Though my mother made wonderful Austrian dishes, it is the love, pleasure and lovely way with which she served everything that made it magical. Even eating a baked potato for lunch was special with her. My mother often let me help her in the kitchen and I cherish those memories when we worked side by side talking and laughing. She passed her gifts on to me.

As a parent I know having my son help in the kitchen proved invaluable. As a toddler my son always helped to set our table and occasionally helped with the preparation. As a preschooler making tuna fish melts with him, I remember him tasting it and saying, "it needs some lemon." Never underestimate our little ones, they are unstoppable! My son is now 18 and has a Pinterest account with recipes he collects and uses. To this day we always put a squeeze of lemon in our tuna fish.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Teaching young children to eat healthily is an ongoing experiment and for many parents, it’s an uphill battle. But it doesn’t need to be a challenge. Heide Linde Horeth, in her recent gem of a book, 4 Ways to Yummy Children’s Vegetable Cookbook: Garden-to-Table Veggie Love, provides helpful suggestions to make this ongoing learning experience not only healthy but an adventure, pure and simple. As the author writes in her introduction, this is one way for eaters, young and old, “to reconnect you to the healthful world of 'rainbowlicious' vegetables.”

There are many things that affect a person’s interest in the vegetable food group; taste is only one of these things. What a vegetable looks like, smells like, feels like influences all of us. Texture is definitely a key point to consider, something many of us overlook, but texture does influence our opinions of what we like and don’t like to eat. Heide manipulates these senses and creates a whole new way to approach introducing vegetables into a young person’s diet without a battle. The author introduces many different vegetables and encourages the reader to study this vegetable with their young children, to learn to appreciate the vegetable’s valuable benefits.

The book is well laid out with illustrations and charts to encourage the reader to consider all options with various vegetables. The author also points out the importance of including the young eater in this study, so the young person can appreciate everything that each vegetable has to offer, not just in nutrients, but also in taste, texture, smell and so much more. A valuable tool for young mothers who seriously want their children to eat healthily.