Have a look at these free vegetarian and vegan PDF cookbooks.
You don’t have to sign up for anything – just click on the links and you’ll go straight to the cookbooks.
- Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off
If you are new to baking without eggs or dairy, these recipes from the Toronto Vegetarian Association will inspire you with the possibilities of vegan baking.
- From Scratch
This wonderful free cookbook is from Leanne Brown, the generous author behind the bestseller Good and Cheap. From Scratch is a budget-friendly vegetarian cookbook packed nutritious, doable recipes.
- Low Budget Vegetarian
This is another cookbook that makes it clear that you don’t need a lot of expensive ingredients to eat well as a vegetarian.
- Vegetable Cookbook
The New Zealand Heart Association provides some creative ways to use vegetables for sides and mains. (There is one recipe on page 29 that uses tuna, but all the rest are vegetarian.)
- Cool School Food recipes
These are large scale recipes for school kitchens, but if you ever have to cook for a crowd (or suggest veggie alternatives at your school), these recipes could come in handy.
- Veggie Kids’ Kitchen
Here are some kid-friendly recipes from the UK-based Vegetarian Society.
- Season to Taste
This is another offering from the Vegetarian Society, with more sophisticated recipes.
- Vegan Quantity Recipes
I like large scale recipes, so here is another school lunch book one from The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine. You may not need such large quantities, but there are good ideas for kid-friendly, meatless adaptations of popular recipes.
If you are looking for more information on eating healthily as a vegetarian or vegan, have a look at one of these information packs. If there is a young person in your house interested in going meatless, share the information to help them make a healthy start.
You can also download a free, printable cookbook with 52 vegetarian and vegan recipes from Ketchup With That.