Anna Pippus wearing an "Animal Justice" toque standing outside up close to a white and black cow.

Hey all! I am SO thrilled to bring you today’s episode, because I don’t know about you, but I’d struggle to name a single person who hasn’t lost their mind trying to keep exciting and nutritious meals on the table—except for maybe today’s guest, Anna Pippus.

Anna is a plant-based lawyer, mother of two and bestselling author of the new book The Vegan Family Cookbook, a collection of simple recipes and game-changing kitchen strategies. In the episode, we chat about the most effective ways to feed a plant-based family… but honestly, today’s convo is going to help anyone who wants to streamline their meal planning or who is curious about how to just: eat. more. plants.

Anna’s bestselling new book is a true kitchen manual, aimed at helping real families manage the task of feeding themselves healthy, flavourful meals—all week long without breaking the budget (and without a lot of fuss). Anna is a superstar when it comes to creating realistic, balanced, and delicious meals that kids (and adults) will actually eat.

Dive right into Anna’s tips and tricks by listening through the audio player below, or finding The Allsorts on your fave podcast app! And if you learned something new, have questions—or want to share your own tips with us—either hit us up on Instagram @theallsortpod OR why not join me in my free digital community space—so you can connect with like minded folks. It’s a place where we can really dig into the topic of feeding a plant-based family!

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About Anna Pippus:

Anna Pippus is the bestselling author of The Vegan Family Cookbook, a collection of simple recipes and game-changing kitchen strategies. A lifelong food lover and the self-appointed Kitchen Manager in her family, Anna is known for her casual, creative, and realistic approach to healthy and flavourful vegan cooking. Anna holds degrees in law and psychology, having worked as a farmed animal advocacy lawyer in Toronto and Vancouver, and has been named one of Canada’s most influential vegans. She now calls East Van home with her husband and two children.

On this episode we chat about:

  • The difference between what kids need from their food versus what adults need!
  • How the parent-child relationship affects eating styles—and how healthy attachment can help prevent picky eating.
  • When and why children might begin to choose a plant-based or vegetarian diet.
  • How a plant-based diet can be cheaper and healthier than a meat-focused eating pattern
  • Getting away from that old pattern of meat, starch, veg and saying hello to the bowl
  • The value in turning to other cultures for plant-based cuisine inspiration
  • The secret to a plant-based meal that keeps you full 
  • Why “just eat the rainbow” isn’t always the best advice, and why the “well-planned” part of being a vegan is SO important.
  • How Anna transitioned from psychology undergrad to law degree, to plant-based advocate.

Learned something new? Have questions? 

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And doors are now open for the 2022 Eat More Plants Challenge, which begins January 10, 2022!

Connect with Anna Pippus:

Instagram: @easyanimalfree 


Book: The Vegan Family Cookbook: Simple, Balanced Cooking for Real Life

Anna’s Recommendations:

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufield and Gabor Maté

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk