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The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook: Kid-Friendly, Plant-Based Recipes [Go Meatless One Day a Week—or Every Day!]

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Going meatless one day a week is a great way to improve your overall health, help the planet—and make weeknight cooking fun for the whole family!

The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook features more than 100 delicious, plant-based, kid-approved recipes perfect for busy weeknights, or whenever you feel like trying out a meat-free meal. From filling Lentil Bolognese with
Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 19th 2019 by Fair Winds Press
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The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook by Jenn Sebestyen is a perfect introduction to starting a Meatless Monday tradition. It is a movement that seems to be an important one that aims to improve health and the planet. This book has a multitude of ideas that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook starts off with a little backstory written by the founder of the global Meatless Monday Movement, Sid Lerner, which makes quite a bit of
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

This book is full of tantalising looking meals that are based for familys to enjoy together even if they are meat lovers. The book is based on swapping one meal a week but can be used for the whole week too.
The variety of meals are fantastic and include non complicated methods and ingredients that most people will already buy or be familiar with.
The book also encourages childrens involvement in helping to
Alicia Bayer
Nov 15, 2019 rated it liked it
There's lots to like about this plant-based (vegan) cookbook that promises kid-friendly, simple meals that even meat lovers can enjoy for Meatless Monday. Most of the recipes are pretty easy and use ingredients that families are likely to be familiar with and easy to buy. The photos are appetizing and most of the recipes seem pretty tasty. While you can definitely tell they're vegetarian, it's easy to forget they're vegan a lot of the time even though they rarely rely on fake foods (very rarely, ...more
Kimba Tichenor
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
I admit as a vegetarian of 30 plus years, I was skeptical about a cookbook called "Meatless Monday." For me, the title conjured up images of clueless meat eaters creating vegetarian/vegan recipes with no flavor. I am happy to say that my worst fears were proved wrong. Although the book is based on the idea of substituting a meat-based meal with a plant-based meal one day a week, these recipes could easily be used seven days a week, as most of the main dish courses have sufficient protein to ...more
Cathy Geha
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook by Jenn Sebestyen
Kid-Friendly, Plant-Based Recipes [Go Meatless One Day a Week - or Every Day!]

With the foreword written by Sid Lerner, founder of Meatless Monday as a global movement and an author that has been blogging plant based recipes for years this book has interesting recipes that will appeal to simple as well as more mature tastes. I can’t see my own children or grandchildren eating all of the recipes but definitely would like to try some in my own
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This cookbook feels like it’s been written just for me, right now. With a picky elementary schooler and a desire to go more meatless but a general sense of frustration about how to do it, this book offers realistic recipes my family might actually eat. From simple and fast recipes to tips for involving kids in the kitchen, it has all the tips I need. I can’t wait to make the black bean soup and the pot pie-like creamy vegetable soup, and the section of handheld sandwiches and snacks is on point. ...more
Jessica ☕ Rodrigues
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, cookbooks
Warning: do not read this book if you're already hungry.

Chock full of good ideas for tasty meat-free recipes that I'm fairly confident that my husband and son will eat, using ingredients that I have heard of and know where to buy. Plus, it's easy to read, nice to look at, and has very appetizing pictures. Putting this one on my Christmas list.

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Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great read prior to Vegan January.

Some really good recipe inspirations, although I did think there were a lot of soup options, maybe because its not something I make often. I will try some
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Originally published on my blog Nonstop Reader.

The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook by Jenn Sebestyen is a collection of kid friendly plant based recipes for dedicating one (or more) days a week to meatless meals for ethical, health, or other reasons. Due out 19th Nov 2019 from Quarto on their Fair Winds Press imprint, it's 176 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats.

The author is appealingly honest about her background and her journey to a plant based diet. It's an
Superspeed readers like me can read 150 - 200+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. LOL

I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do .

Going meatless one day a week is a great way to improve your overall health, help the planet—and make
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Meatless Monday is a cookbook for anyone who feels like they need to experiment with a plant based diet, whether that is for health, ecological or compassionate reasons. I hold my hand up and tell you that I have been a vegetarian for about 30 years, and of course have many cookery books, but this one appealed to me as it really gets into the nitty gritty of starting off your Meatless Mondays.

This book really does give you everything you need if you want to give it a go but don't know where to
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - Fair Winds Press for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Meatless Monday is a campaign aimed at helping people decrease their intake of meat and increase their intake of other, healthier alternatives. As someone who cooks and eats mainly vegetarian meals at home, I was intrigued by the book and hoped to find inspiration and some new favourite recipes. I enjoyed the intro, which helped explain the campaign, how
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for an honest review, which has not altered my opinion of the book.

I have been vegetarian for nearly 10 years now, and when I went vegetarian in college, my family adopted the idea of a Meatless Monday. At the time, I didn't really think too much of it since I was already making my own food due to the fact that the rest of my family was very meat and potato people. However, this became a more common thing that would happen at my parents' house simply because the
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
For those looking to add or increase the plant-based meals in their diet, especially those with kids, this is a great cookbook! Recipes were accessible and hints were given throughout the book of ways to involve children. I am not a vegan but do like vegan cookbooks because I am lactose intolerant and like knowing I can make any dish without worry. To that end, the first thing I made was the Butternut Mac & Cheese sauce. It won't trick anyone but it was a darn good substitute! Enough so that ...more
Johanna Sawyer
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to the publisher for an ARC to read and give my honest opinion.

Where can you go wrong with this book? If you do nothing else this holiday season then grab this cookbook and do the world and yourself some good. This book will make you healthier....if you follow it. You can help the environment and do your part by eating less meat. Animals will thank you for it, and so will your wallet. It’s an easy concept overall that meatless Monday’s do some good. I did not know how it came about
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a cookbook with kid-friendly, plant-based recipes for those wanting to try out a meatless Monday or wanting to add more plant-based dishes throughout the week. The recipes used no meat or dairy, and most were gluten-free or had tips on how to make them gluten-free. She did use added oil, but she also explains how to cook a dish without added oil if you want to. The recipes were often similar to familiar dishes, like mac & cheese, and usually used familiar or common ingredients that ...more
joyce w. laudon
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Are you and/ or you and your family resolving to eat healthier in 2020? Or, would you just sometimes like to have a good vegetarian recipe? If you answer yes, this will be just the cookbook for you. Recipes are divided into chapters on hearty soups, satisfying salads, loaded handhelds, bountiful bowls, perfet pasta, one pot wonders, comforting casseroles, center stage vegetables and breakfast for dinner. All of these appeal to me. The final chapter is on sauces and staples while the book begins ...more
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, cookery
This is a good cookery book for getting the family started on having at least one meal a week that does not include meat.

The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook includes plenty of recipes: 11 Soups, 9 Salads, 12 Handhelds (such as sandwiches, wraps & burgers), 11 Bowls, 11 Pasta dishes, 11 One-pot wonders, 8 Casseroles (though not the English type of casserole more like lasagne, enchiladas or mac n cheese), 9 Main vegetable dishes , 8 Breakfasts for dinner and 12 Sauces/staples.

Has both imperial
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful resource for any family. The idea of going meatless once a week (or more) can be a bit daunting but this cookbook makes it look easy! I've seen lots of vegetarian cookbooks but while my kids are better than many at eating a wide variety of veggies, serving them vegetarian meals can be daunting. I showed them this cookbook (without showing them the title) and asked them if they thought it would be one that we should get and they both said YES! There were multiple things that ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have been trying to reduce the consumption of meat and being more aware of the environment and this book is the perfect introduction to new ideas to experiment in the kitchen.
What not to love? Easy to follow recipes,clear instructions and illustrations.

I love the fact that recipes are divided by type so you could find soups,bowls,salads,pastas and much more.

Not necessarily for vegetarians or vegans but a great introduction to a plant-based diet for everyone!

Thanks to the publisher and the
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This really is a good book. I'm not a vegetarian but do like to make a vegetarian meal at least once a week. This book has lots of great recipes and best of all I found the ingredient lists to be quite minimal and mostly things that I would keep in my cupboards anyway.

I am looking forward to trying some of these recipes over the next few weeks. I love the layout and simplicity of the book in general

I definitely recommend this cookbook.

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an advance
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This book is full of delicious plant-based recipes.There is a wide range of recipes and they are all very easy to replicate with simple and accessible ingredients. This can be definitely a family cookbook since there are so many tips for getting children involved in cooking.
I really appreciatethe quantitiesconversion into metric as it is what I use here in Europe.
I would have preferredto see more photos.
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This cookbook is much more versatile than I expected. The recipes are simple and delicious. I am constantly looking for new and inventive ways to make our diet healthier and I actually lean more towards a keto or Atkins style of cooking. But theses recipes allow for a flexibility to mix these recipes into what we are already doing and I am very impressed. it s a keep and I am so glad I found it. I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love finding cookbooks that focus on easy, plant-based recipes! This is a great addition for anyone looking for some vegetarian recipe inspiration. You won't miss the meat in these recipes! I look forward to trying the Cauliflower Wild Rice Soup, Spicy Chickpea Melts and Meaty Mushroom Stew!

Thank you, Quarto Publishing Group and NetGalley!
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book has a lot of great recipes and has great sections, such as soups, pasta, one pot wonders and comforting casseroles. Even though I would love to see more photos in the book, I still liked this one a lot as it illustrates that going vegetarian (or have a few more vegetarian dinners) isn't too complicated.
Nov 18, 2019 marked it as cookery
A collection of recipes that everyone in the family can enjoy, these are tasty but also simple in order to encourage a move to a more ethical and environmentally friendly diet. Although a bit American in nature, there were still plenty of recipes that I will cook - and on more days than just Mondays!
Cristie Underwood
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
This was a great collection of easy to make meals that do not have meat in them! I do not like red meat, so we eat a lot of chicken in our house, which can get kind of boring. This book gave me some ideas for future meals that are healthy and meat free! The ones that I have tried thus far have been delicious!
Kirsten never has enough time
Very inspiring recipes here, I can't wait to try some of these out, my stomach is rumbling. The only thing I would say is that I'd love more pictures!
Nov 19, 2019 rated it liked it
I have followed a plant-based diet for over forty years so am always interested when a new book is published which may encourage and help others to do the same. The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook has over 100 plant-based, child friendly recipes, aimed at doing just this.

The book begins with the usual introductions about the benefits, essential store cupboard ingredients and utensils. These are the chapters which tend to make me feel a little chuffed as I tick of the items I have. But then there
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely love the information before the actual recipes at the beginning of the book and that it does not sound condescending or know-it-all. Cannot wait to try some of these recipes out! Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this wonderful cookbook.
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