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The cover for the book Plant Powered Families. Features a picture of the author and her children sitting at a kitchen table.

Plant Powered Families

Author: Dreena Burton · Subject: Cookbooks


With tips and recipes for every palate, Plant Powered Families is a perfect reference for parents raising children or families. Veteran cookbook author Dreena Burton shows whole food, plant-based diet can be easy, delicious, and healthy for your entire family. In Plant-Powered Families, Burton shares over 100 whole-food, vegan recipes—tested and approved by her own three children. Your family will love the variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and snacks, including:

  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
  • Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Cinnamon French Toast
  • No-Bake Granola Bars
  • Creamy Fettuccine
  • Sneaky Chickpea Burgers
  • Apple Pie Chia Pudding

Plus salad dressings, sauces, and sprinkles that will dress up any dish!

With tips for handling challenges that come with every age and stage—from toddler to teen years —Plant-Powered Families is a perfect reference for parents raising “weegans” or families looking to transition to a vegan diet.

Burton shares advice and solutions from her own experience for everything from pleasing picky eaters and stocking a vegan pantry to packing school lunches and dealing with challenging social situations. Plant-Powered Families also includes nutritionist-approved references for dietary concerns that will ensure a smooth and successful transition for your own plant-powered family!

About the Author

Dreena Burton has been vegan for 20 years, in that time writing 5 bestselling cookbooks charting her journey as a plant-powered cook and at-home mother of three. Always passionate about creating nutritious recipes, she is an advocate of using the “vegan basics” to create delicious food for the whole family. Affectionately dubbed the “Queen Bean” and “Vegan Cookie Queen” by her readers, Dreena is one of the pioneering vegan cookbook authors, and Dreena has earned the respect and repute for reliable, wholesome recipes.

Dreena has appeared on television and radio. She is a recipe contributor for well-known sites including KrisCarr, Forks Over Knives, Engine 2 Diet, and PCRM. Dreena has written for publications including Yoga Journal, Today’s Parent, VegNews, and Alive magazine. Her “Homestyle Chocolate Chip” video has become her signature cookie recipe and has received over 200,000 YouTube views.


Plant Powered Families delivers with sage advice and recipes that will properly nourish, satisfy, and delight the taste buds of your entire family.” – Brian Wendel, President and founder of Forks Over Knives

“Dreena Burton’sPlant Powered Families is the resource we have all been waiting for. It is truly a delectable, detailed, and satisfying guide to cooking and eating nutritiously that is perfect for the entire family. . . . I highly recommend this book as a staple in all health-conscious, food-loving, compassionate-minded households.” – Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT, author of The Vegiterranean Diet and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition and host of Z Living’s What Would Julieanna Do?

“When it comes to raising healthy plant-powered kids, there’s no better guide than Dreena Burton. Plant Powered Families offers a wealth of ways to transform nutrient-dense foods into flavorful, family-friendly meals.” – Nava Atlas, author of Plant Power and Wild About Greens

Plant Powered Families will revolutionize how you cook. Dreena’s recipes are brilliant, combining nutrient-dense foods in imaginative ways to produce the most delicious, family-friendly dishes.” – Gene Baur, president and cofounder of Farm Sanctuary and author of Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food

“Dreena has jam-packed this book with tummy-satisfying, kid-tested recipes the whole family will gobble up. . . . It’s an essential guide for families who want to turn over a new leaf without all the kicking and screaming.” – Whitney Lauritsen, author of Healthy, Organic Vegan on a Budget

Plant Powered Families is an exceptional cookbook that should be a household staple. Dreena Burton has once again provided excellent plant-based whole foods recipes, that my whole family enjoys!” – Aaron Simpson, Head MMA Coach


The cover for the book Plant Powered Families. Features a picture of the author and her children sitting at a kitchen table.

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