Book Giveaway: “Salad People” – Healthy recipes to make with your toddler or preschooler

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

I was thrilled that Baby received a copy of Salad People and More Real Recipes: A New Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up for Christmas. This cookbook is written by Mollie Katzen, the author of Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up and the vegetarian classic, The New Moosewood Cookbook (Mollie Katzen’s Classic Cooking).

salad peopleEighteen month old Baby is very drawn to the kitchen. He loves playing with the kitchen items in “his” drawers and helping up prepare food in any way he can. Now that Baby has a learning tower to help him help us safely in kitchen, having a cookbook like Salad People is perfect for us.

The book includes 20 recipes such as Corny Corn Cake, Polka Dot Rice, Broccoli Cheese Quiche, Salad People, Cool Cucumber Soup, Chewy Energy Circles, and Rainbow-Raisin Cole Slaw. Each recipe has two pages dedicated to the grown up with recipe reviews, cooking hints, safety tips, tools needed for children, and the actual recipe. Each recipe also has two pages dedicated to the child with the recipe written out in boxed steps. They are clearly numbered with simple instructions and obvious illustrations, so your child does not have to know how to read to follow along.
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I love Salad People because:
- It provides 20 different ways to engage in a creative and learning-based indoor activity with your little one. This is especially helpful now that the frigid temperatures are here!

- It helps your child build confidence and learn important life skills.

- It focuses on healthy but fun recipes that seem appealing even for the pickiest of eaters.

- It helps your toddler or preschooler develop more awareness of where food comes from and its importance to our lives.

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1 Eve January 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

I would SO love this cookbook! My son loves being the kitchen with me. Plus, I’m starting a new blog that’s focused on cooking healthy and organic!
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2 Amy G January 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm

My LO is soon going to be old enough to help in the kitchen. I’m so excited! I’m already looking to buy toddler size kitchen stuff!
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3 MamaP January 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Love this post and the book. Dada may not remember but we had “The Kids in the Kitchen Cookbook” by Lois Levine, our wonderful next door neighbor!

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4 Erica @ ChildOrganics January 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm

We’ve signed this book out several times from the library, I’d love to have our very own copy!
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5 Queentob January 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm

We love cooking together and I find so many teachable moments in the kitchen!

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6 Kelly January 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I have an old Moosewood cookbook (found at a garage sale) and one of the newer ones, and they are both among my very favorites. Would love to have a shot at winning this one! :D
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7 Kelly January 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Boo – did all the entries and realized it’s for US only! Oh well…good luck to the Americans! :) (Sorry Charise – you’ll have to take out my entries)
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8 Gaby @ Tmuffin January 5, 2012 at 9:36 pm

This is so freaking cool! I love, love, love this idea and have never heard of this book! Or even the idea of a child making his or her own food from an actual recipe. I’m really excited about this giveaway!
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9 Erika @NAMAmmaSTE January 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm

This book looks awesome! Little Man is totally into the kitchen and wanting to help. I want it! :)
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10 Cindy January 6, 2012 at 11:33 am

This book seems to be really great! It would be funny for me and my son to get busy together in the kitchen:)
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11 Brenna @ Almost All The Truth January 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I looove this book. What a wonderful gift for Baby and you!
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12 Donna Lindner January 7, 2012 at 5:26 am

What caught my eye was “a cookbook for preschoolers”. I’m raising my 14 month old grandson and need ideas for his meals. It’s been over 20 years since I’ve fed a preschooler and we try to eat healthier than we use to.
I would like to win this book.

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13 Emily @ Random Recycling January 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Both of my kids, age 3 and 1 love to “help” in the kitchen. I would love to get them involved in choosing some of their own recipes.
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14 Elizabeth Philip January 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I love this idea and have never heard of this book! Or even the idea of a child making his or her own food from an actual recipe. I’m really excited about this giveaway, thanks for the post.
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15 Flora@Buy Caviar January 9, 2012 at 9:02 am

Wow, I wish there had been a book like this when I was a child. I loved to “help out” in the kitchen! This thing is brilliant! I love the fact that someone took the time to write a book that engages both the parent and the child, and both can understand it and take the most important information from it. It must be so much fun, and I think this might be the only way to get a kid to eat broccoli. :)

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16 Isil January 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm

What a lovely book, wish contest was open worldwide ;) thanks for linking up to Book Sharing Monday.
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17 Missy January 12, 2012 at 11:16 am

I need any book that will help me get healthy foods into my toddler and preschooler (and my 9 year old, too)!

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18 Jessica Collins January 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I have always enjoyed being in the kitchen with my 18 month old DD. She is already a little chef. SEeing this book made me so happy as its something she can feel independent in looking and helping with, as she’s starting to want to “do myself” “do myself”

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19 Alicia C. January 14, 2012 at 12:30 am

My little guy is my “Assistant Head Chef” when it comes to cooking. I’ve started to buy him his own kitchen gadgets and tools, even! Sometimes, it can be hard to work with him lately, though. He’s one of those “I do it MYSELF!!!” three-year-olds. I love that this book has photos for directions, essentially giving children who cannot read the ability to actually do it themselves!
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20 ♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ January 18, 2012 at 10:02 am

I have two picky eaters and always look for ideas to please their appetite

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21 Shana January 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm

My 3 year old loves cooking and baking with me. I would love to get more kiddo-friendly ideas for recipes!
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22 julie January 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I’m always looking for things to do w/ my toddler:)

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23 Melissa January 18, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I haven’t given birth to my little one (yet) but I’m always thinking ahead to the future and I’d love to have this cookbook so I can teach him how to cook in a waythat I was never taught.

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24 dave January 18, 2012 at 10:58 pm

would love to win this… always look for things to cook!

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25 Tammy1409 January 19, 2012 at 7:13 am

My kids are VERY resistant to veggies. I’m thinking it may help make them more “fun” by making recipes like these together.

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26 Sammi January 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

b/c a cookbook for pre-schoolers is a very cute idea

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27 jess@income and growth fund January 24, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I think it is a great idea to get kids involved in the kitchen at an early age. Cooking really is in many ways becoming a lost art with more and more people relying on convenience foods. Getting them involved in food prep from an early age will not only instill in them a love of cooking, but also gives parents a great opportunity to educated about food choices from a young age.

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28 Miranda Espeut January 28, 2012 at 12:41 am

Well for someone who is gonna be learning how to cook at the same timeas her child having a cookbook with fun healthy easy recipes would be a Godsend

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29 Megan January 29, 2012 at 11:11 pm

This looks like it would be a great cookbook to use with my daughter!

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30 Julia Magnusson @ It's Not Like a Cat January 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

Sounds wonderful! My preschooler insists on helping with dinner every night and his 19-month-old brother is starting to get interested, too!
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31 Marci January 31, 2012 at 10:42 am

I love the activities and it all sounds creative.

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32 Jackie Griebel February 1, 2012 at 1:00 am

I would love to have it because my 3 year old Josh loves to cook with me!

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33 Natalie February 1, 2012 at 10:01 am

My daughters would love this they love cooking thank you

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34 Diana Hatch February 1, 2012 at 10:01 am

I would love to use with my 4 granddaughters

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35 Robin Blankenship February 1, 2012 at 11:24 am

My daughter would love this

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36 Jennifer February 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

My kids love to help in the kitchen, so this would be a blast!

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37 kelly tillotson February 1, 2012 at 11:55 am

i am having a reallllllllly hard time trying to get my children to eat more healthy and incorporating more fruits and veggies in their diet. we really just went through an eating-lifestyle overhaul and they are not liking the fact that im not buying frozen chicken nuggets anymore….help!
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38 Emily Dorigo February 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

My kids would love this. They love to cook with me!

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39 Brittany Boardley Renaldi February 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm

My daughter is always wanting to help me cook so she would love this!

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40 sarah boudreaux February 1, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Because I have 2 preschoolers and 1 toddler who I’m always looking for healthy ways for them to eat/help prepare a meal!

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41 Nicole Sender February 1, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I care for my preschool grandson & he would love this.

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42 Anja M. February 1, 2012 at 5:08 pm

My daughter would love this. We love salad ;)

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43 Nancy February 1, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I’d love to have this because we’ve eaten at Moosewood and enjoyed it!

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44 Kat Emerick February 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm

This would be great for my daughter and granddaughter.

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45 Robin February 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm

This book sounds like a great gift for my pre-school grandsons. Would love to win it for them as a Valentine’s gift. Thanks for the opportunity.

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46 Kim February 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I’d love this because I love making things and my daughter (and nieces and nephews) love helping!
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47 phxbne February 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm

because cooking is a great skill to start early

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48 Corey Olomon February 1, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I have a terrible time getting my kids to eat salads, so some new recipes might help.

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49 meme February 1, 2012 at 8:42 pm

my little one loves to cook with me and I have been wanting to get a cookbook like this. She would diffently love to have her very own cookbook

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50 Laurie Brown February 1, 2012 at 8:56 pm

would love to have this for me and my toddler-a friend at church has this book and is awesome!

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51 elizabeth dunn February 1, 2012 at 9:17 pm

We love to spend time in the kitchen as a family, and we look forward to our newest addition to be able to participate! This book would be great!

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52 trista February 1, 2012 at 10:03 pm

this would be a wonderful act to teach the new healthy food table(plate) of eating! create too :) :)

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53 Donna K February 1, 2012 at 10:46 pm

It would be cool to make with the kids.

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54 kelly February 1, 2012 at 11:10 pm

my kids would love this

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55 Craig@Dog Shock Collars April 20, 2012 at 5:19 am

Good cookbook for toddlers! Toddlers must be healthier with the blueprint.
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56 Marian Bermil May 7, 2012 at 3:44 am

Would love this doing with my nieces and nephews since I don’t have kids yet. :D
Nice post though.
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57 Howy May 22, 2012 at 8:51 am

My daughter is only 3 years old but she already shows immense interest and love for cooking. I guess you are never too young to cook.

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