How to Eat a Rainbow Book Review and Givaway!


When Ellie Bedford asked me if I wanted to review her new cookbook "How to Eat a Rainbow", I was quite excited.  It is a children's raw food book with pages full of colorful recipes made just for pint sized readers.  I am not pint sized, but I love this idea!  Teaching kids to have fun with their food, while being healthy.  When I was a little girl I would have begged my Mom to buy me this book had it caught my eye in a book store.  And it would have, because it is illustrated with the most adorable little fairies and photos.  Not only are they adorable, they are hand drawn by the author's sister Sabrina Bedford. 

The recipes are easy enough for children to make with a little help, and all brightly colored.  Things like Sunflower Power Seed Pate, Green Goblin Smoothie, and Peppermint Cream Clouds.  The names of the dishes alone would have made me want to make them when I was little. 

I made some of the "Purple Haystack Salad" to go with my lunch, because I can not resist beets and citrus and it sounded lovely. It was simple to make, and so delicious! 

If you are trying to make raw foods appealing to your children, this book is for you!  The recipes are accessible to children, simple enough to prepare, beautiful, and they taste good (and we all know how important the looks and taste of foods are to youngsters).  I have exciting news...you can win a copy of this beautiful book!  Just scroll to the bottom of the page and enter!  Or, if you simply cannot wait, you can purchase a copy for yourself here: http://veganpublishers.com/multimedia-archive/how-to-eat-a-rainbow-magical-raw-vegan-recipes-for-kids/
It is available in both e-book and printed copies.  You can visit the How to Eat a Rainbow Facebook Page as well, for more delicious recipe ideas and updates on the book!

Purple Haystack Salad 
(From How to Eat a Rainbow by Ellie Bedford)
Makes 4 stacks

1 cup grated carrot
1 cup grated beetroot
1 pink grapefruit, peeled and segmented
1 small pinch of pink Himalayan salt
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp fresh basil or mint, finely shredded
1 Tbsp coconut palm sugar

Mix everything together well and pile onto your plates in little haystacks.

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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

14 Comments
  1. Anonymous
    December 8, 2014 at 16:04
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    This book is such a cute idea! It'd be great for down the road :)

  2. December 8, 2014 at 17:40
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    I'g love to win the book to find new ways to convince my daughter, that veggies are delicious.

  3. December 8, 2014 at 22:09
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    I would love to inspire my children to enjoy healthy meals and recognise that healthy does not mean boring

  4. December 8, 2014 at 22:27
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    Congrats for the amazing work! I will offer it to a friend's son who refuse to eat vegetables. I think this great and beautifully ilustrated book can help him a lot!

  5. December 9, 2014 at 01:41
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    Beautiful! I would want to win this book because "eating the whole rainbow" has been my mantra for eating since I was a child and this book captures that so fabulously!

  6. December 9, 2014 at 01:42
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    Beautiful! I would want to win this book because "eating the whole rainbow" has been my mantra for eating since I was a child and this book captures that so fabulously!

  7. December 9, 2014 at 02:13
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    It is so important to teach children the joy of eating healthy! Would love to book to share with a future healthy world-changer!

  8. Ashley P.
    December 9, 2014 at 02:33
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    This would be perfect in my future as I want to raise my kids to eat vegan and learn the importance of eating healthy whole foods early in life!

  9. Anonymous
    December 9, 2014 at 15:03
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    My 6 year old would love this book! She already eats a rainbow everyday! Loves all the gorgeous fruits and veggies!

  10. December 9, 2014 at 16:50
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    I'd love to get this book for my sister! She has a daughter who is allergic to dairy, and is having to learn a whole new way to cook, to help her get the nutrition she needs.

  11. December 10, 2014 at 20:02
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    I am trying to get my daughter more interested in helping prepare our meals in hopes it will encourage her to eat more of them. She used to be a great eater but has been going through a toddler phase lately where she likes to say no and refuse everything, but she loves trying to do things on her own and trying to mimic what I do. We also have fairy figures hanging from her ceiling which she loves pointing to and talking about. I think this book would be perfect for her and our vegan lifestyle. I have a newborn as well, so the healthy recipes would probably make for some awesome breastmilk!

  12. December 13, 2014 at 22:44
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    I need this book for my little girl. She have 2 years old and I need many ideas for recipes, etc. I love the idea and I love your recipes Amy!!

  13. Anonymous
    December 14, 2014 at 04:29
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    I think my next door neighbor's daughter would benefit from this book. She's two years old and love raspberries.

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