The life-long benefits of a plant-rich diet
How to get your toddler to eat their veggies (without starting a war)
Proper supplementation techniques and doses
50+ delicious, kid-friendly plant-based recipes for the whole family
Starting solids with baby-led weaning or traditional purees
How to get protein, iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin A, and more into your child’s diet using the colorful, kid-friendly “PB3 Plate” model
Structure vs. restriction: how confident parents handle sweets and treats
Plant-Based Juniors (PBJs), is a community for parents and educators interested in properly implementing plant-based diets for children. Created by Alexandra Caspero MA, RDN and Whitney English MS, RDN – both moms and registered dietitian nutritionists – PBJs is dedicated to filling the gap in credible pediatric nutrition information for plant-based infants and children. PBJs promotes an all-inclusive “predominantly plant-based” approach, supporting all families from vegan to vegetarian to flexitarian. Basically, if parents want to get more plants on the plate, PBJs wants to help!
Whitney English Tabaie MS, RDN, CPT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer. Whitney holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Healthspan, and Longevity from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. Through her website, social media channels, and YouTube channel, she works to dispel nutrition myths and provide the public with evidence-based information and answers to common nutrition questions. Whitney resides in Los Angeles with her husband, two children, and furry pup, Mr. Chow.
Alexandra Caspero MA, RD, RYT is the owner of Delish Knowledge and author of Fresh Italian Cooking for the New Generation. Alex holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from The University of the Pacific and a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from James Madison University. Her award-winning blog, Delish Knowledge, focuses on making vegetarian eating deliciously simple. She lives in St. Louis with her husband and two children.
While never too late to invite the great advantages of lifestyle as medicine into our lives, the earlier the better. In this thorough, thoughtful, careful, engaging, and altogether delightful book, Whitney and Alexandra provide everything needed to make optimal diet a birthright—to the benefit of mother, baby, and family alike. The balanced, evidence-based guidance here should be a standard of prenatal care.
Let’s face it: feeding little ones is a challenge… and confusing! I wish The Plant-Based Baby and Toddler was around when my kids were little because I had endless questions. I love that Alex and Whitney share the answers to oodles of baby and toddler feeding questions (including some I didn’t even know I had), in a warm and non-judgmental way, while offering a variety of choices for parents’ unique needs. Packed with fun recipes like Cheezy Broccoli Trees and Red Lentil Pizza Strips, along with nutritional information, FAQs, tips, and a plant-based plate visualizer, you’ll feel empowered and confident while navigating nutrition choices for your little ones. Even though my kids are now school-age, we’ve already marked a bunch of fun recipes to cook together.
An absolutely essential read for anyone wanting to feed their little ones a plant-based diet. With a thoughtful layout from building your baby’s first plate to sample feeding schedules for toddlers, this book prepares you for the whole journey. The authors, both RDNs, equip you with trusted guidelines for how to adequately present meals to your baby and toddlers, with clever reference materials like the Nutrients of Importance quick guide. Before you go, you’re left with yummy and approachable recipes to get you started, like Pumpkin Oat Cookie Drops and Tex-Mex Millet Meatballs. I can’t wait to learn more—and dig in!