I was wondering if any of you had a child that you took from omni to vegan?
I turned veggie last July and went vegan in September. My daughter is eight and she and my husband are serious meat lovers. Though they are getting better since my conversion.
I have fought with my inlaws and husband about nutrition for a long time. They are very southern and the concept of good nutrition involves cooking vegetables so long that you cannot recognize them and slathering them in butter or cooking them with fatback/salt pork.
Needless to say they are a healthy bunch.
Here's the problem. We went to doctor yesterday and due to a serious constipation problem she is having the doctor and I decided that vegan was mandatory. My husband and MIL were informed of this and now have no choice in the matter.
I want to make the transition for her as easy as possible. She had Tofu dogs with vegetarian baked beans and peas last night. For breakfast today she had grapes with whole wheat toast and Tahini.
She has tried my vegan chicken nuggets and likes those but I don't really like buying them or having her want to eat them for every meal.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a kid who thinks meat is wonderful?
Thanks in advance,