Delicious vegan recipes the kids will love

Getting your kids to eat healthy can be a tough task. They often take one look at the greens on their plate and push it away. So how can you ensure your kids eat better and still enjoy their food?

Try infusing your family menu with some kid-friendly vegan dishes, such as those from German celebrity chef and cookbook author Attila Hildmann.

Fourteen years ago, Attila took control of his own health issues after his father died suddenly from a heart attack. He adopted a vegan diet, started exercising more, and became fit to avoid the same fate as his dad.

Attila’s latest cookbooks, Vegan for Fun and Vegan for Fit, contain some delicious, healthy recipes that you and your kids can enjoy, and can be purchased through Amazon Canada.

Here is one of Hildmann’s sneaky-healthy, tasty recipes.

recipe-fall-2014-tofu-nuggetsCrispy Tofu Nuggets with Homemade Curry Ketchup

Ingredients for 2 servings

Tofu Nuggets:

• ½ cup (125 ml) all-purpose flour

• 1 teaspoon (5 ml) raw cane sugar

• 1 teaspoon (5 ml) sea salt

• 2¾ cups (650 ml) unsweetened cornflakes

• 14 ounces (400 g) tofu

• 2 cups (500 ml) vegetable oil

Curry Ketchup:

• Juice from ½ lemon

• 2/3 cup (150 ml) tomato paste

• 2 tablespoons (30 ml) agave syrup

• 1 teaspoon (5 ml) curry powder

• 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil

• Sea salt

• Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation time: 25 minutes

For the nuggets, stir the flour together with the raw cane sugar, sea salt, and 6 tablespoons (90 ml) water until the batter is smooth. Finely crumble the cornflakes. 

Cut the tofu into slices that are just under ½ inch (1 cm), and then use a knife to shape the tofu into nuggets.

Dip the nuggets in the batter and then coat them with the cornflakes.

Heat the vegetable oil in a deep fryer or a small saucepan. You’ll know the oil is hot enough if you dip a wooden toothpick into the oil and small bubbles float up to the top around the toothpick.

Fry the nuggets approximately 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. For the curry ketchup, mix all of the ingredients with 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of water. Serve with the nuggets.

*Note: “If you don’t want to deep fry the nuggets, you can also fry them in a skillet. Just fry them on all sides in 1/3 cup (80 ml) vegetable oil until they are golden brown.”

Source: Vegan for Fun by Attila Hildmann 

Photo: Simon Vollmeyer