Legume cookbook for children

Easy peasy legume recipes for kids across the globe – introducing kids to legume cooking

As part of a student project for WP3: Nutrition and product development at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, a children's cookbook with legume recipes was created by former Erasmus student and current TRUE student assistant Eva Lingemann. 


In a colourful design, the book presents various recipes all featuring at least one legume variety. Recipes are linked to the three pedoclimatic zones ‘Atlantic’, ‘Continental’ and ‘Mediterranean’, distinguished by the colour scheme. Little legume characters, drawn by Styliani Siomou, lead children and their parents through the book, taking them on a journey around the globe. They do not only provide general information on legumes, cooking and storing processes but also background stories, "Did you know"- facts and tips on the preparation.


Parents can use the book to introduce their youngsters to healthy, sustainable and tasty cooking. Kids can carry out easy tasks during the cooking process while experiencing the joy of preparing a meal from scratch. 


This book is a means of familiarizing consumers with the diversity and child friendliness of legumes and legume dishes.


Many more legume recipes can be found in the TRUE recipe section.

>>> Work Package 3:

Nutrition and product development


>>> Eva LingemannHenrik Maaß, Marta Vasconcelos, Elisabete Pinto

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