I have a 6 year old who loves chicken and 5 year old who only likes mac n cheese and a 2 year old who eats everything. I started Jan. 1st on a vegetarian diet and my husband started 2 weeks ago. We decided that meats are really bad and want our children to go vegetarain too. Any ideas on how to do this and make it fun and tastey would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Oh, goodness, litmama, please don’t listen to anyone who tells you meat is necessary for children’s growth. It’s not meat, but PROTEIN, that is essential for growing kids, and protein can come from non-meat sources. I have been vegetarian for three years and I envy those young people who parents have been vegetarian and who raised them from childhood to be vegetarian, too.
There are many websites which can help you start your family on a vegetarian diet, which is the healthiest, most compassionate, most environment-friendly decision you’ve made. VegFamily.com is one of them. I think there is also a website called VegetarianBaby.com for children under 3.
Congratulations on making this decision. I hope that you stick to your vegetarian diet, not just for your health, but for that of the environment, too.