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

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. MamaP says

    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!

  2. Donna Lindner says

    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.

  3. Elizabeth Philip says

    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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  4. says

    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. :)

  5. Jessica Collins says

    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”

  6. says

    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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  7. Melissa says

    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.

  8. Tammy1409 says

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

  9. says

    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.

  10. Miranda Espeut says

    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

  11. says

    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!

  12. sarah boudreaux says

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

  13. Robin says

    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.

  14. meme says

    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

  15. elizabeth dunn says

    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!

  16. says

    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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