Recipes and Food Ideas

School Lunch and Snack Ideas

As one PSP Member writes: "my son is starting Kindergarten this fall after having been in a preschool / day care that took care of all of his meals every day. He's used to having hot, healthy meals which basically consist of rice / noodles and a protein and a vegetable (like a stir fry type of thing). Now I have to start making him lunch and I'm not sure where to start..." 

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Top Tips for a Plant-Based Pregnancy

Looking to maintain a vegan diet during pregnancy and/or the postpartum period? PSP members on our Vegan & Vegetarian Families Group have advice for all stages of the journey.

 

Important Message from Park Slope Parents (PSP): Just a reminder, PSP member posts are not checked for accuracy. The content is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice. www.parkslopeparents.com is not intended to, and does not, provide medical advice diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice, or delay in seeking it, because of something you have read on the PSP groups or on the www.parkslopeparents.com website. Never rely on information in an e-mail or on our web site in place of seeking professional medical advice.

 

For more resources geared toward plant-based parents, check out our Plant-Based Resources page. Want to chat with fellow parents about veganism and so much more? Join Park Slope Parents HERE, and if you’re already a member, join the Vegan & Vegetarian Group HERE!

 

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Summer Camp Lunch Box Ideas

PSP members have tons of ideas on how to freshen up your child’s lunch box, including peanut butter alternatives if you attend an allergy-safe camp.

 

Want more? Check out School Lunch and Snack Ideas, which includes recipes sourced by PSP members—and if you’re not yet a member of the community, join PSP today!

 

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What to cook for a friend with a summer baby

There’s nothing like summer heat to make you lose your appetite. Fortunately, PSP members have you covered with ideas for thoughtful and delicious recipes to make for all of your friends with new summer babies!

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Plant-Based Resources

Below are some helpful resources for parents at all stages of the vegan/vegetarian/plant-based journey. For more, Park Slope Parents has a Vegetarian/Vegan group. Join here if you are a Brooklyn parent and want to gain access to other families who are raising their children on a plant-based diet!

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Non Sugary Foods Ideas for Breakfast

Looking for alternative ideas to sugary cereals and sweets to feed you and the kiddos for breakfast?  Here, parents list their favorite morning meals that are easy to prepare. Mix your morning up...

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The Story of Toast Crusts

A recipe with toast crusts

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Braising Root Vegetables

How to braise delicious roast vegetables.

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Turning Trash into a Treat

delicious recipes you can make with food you would normally toss.

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Parents Need to Eat Too

easy - and yummy - recipe suggestions for busy moms and dads.

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The Popsicle Pantry (cocktails, too!)

How to make simple syrup for cold and hot beverages... a watermelon Popsicle recipe thrown in there too!

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It’s Good to Like Kale

Some delicious ideas and tips for preparing kale...

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What's for Lunch? We Can Make it Better!

How to get your kids to eat well at Brooklyn schools.

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Spontaneous Confections

Gingersnaps in a snap and other quick baking ideas

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Slouching Toward Domestic Deity

How to can fruit and pickle veggies.

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Liberate Yourself from Takeout with Purple Kale Kitchenworks

Meet Ronna from Purple Kale workshops...

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What To Do With All Those CSA Vegetables

Suggestions for what to make with veggies from the CSA box.

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Beyond the Kids' Menu

Kid friendly risotto recipe...

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"You always cook what you want to eat..."

A note from the former PSP food writer...

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