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Vegetarian Part 2

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dh is against me allowing dd1 to try. I told him is not allowed to be a butt about this. Amy, Donna, Karen, & Marsha y'all gave me alot to thing about. Dd1 and I will work on this together.

It was super cute tonight. When ds heard about his sister's new choice in life he helped her by making a chart of freggies in the ranbow that she likes, so she can make sure she eats the rainbow.

I still have my Baby Super Food book which has helped me learn how to by freggies and ways to perpare it.

He thinks she is too you g to worry about how we get our food. i.e. humane, natural, peaticides....I will do my best to keep her grounded. I think this is great change for her. Who knows, she might change the world beyond her family.
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AQUAGIRL08 7/24/2012 6:05PM

    Adults often times are resistant to change so give DH some time to adjust. I'm real big on the use of whey protein. I make smoothies often for lunch. Right now they are made with whey protein, milk and fruit. I haven't branched out to a veggie smoothie yet. I have been known to make a great spinach lasagna. My husband even had to admit that it was yummy. I used eggs, cottage cheese and cheese as protein sources along with whole wheat lasagna noodles.
Maybe approaching the diet change as a family adventure would make things easier. Just a thought....

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DONNABRIGHT 7/24/2012 9:51AM

    With a mom like you she will do fine!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/24/2012 1:54AM

    i agree with your first comment you should try and ingrate it as much as possible into your family mals.i was a vegetarian for 11 years when i was younger for the same reason as your daughter i didn´t like the idea of an animal dying for me to eat .then i saw a tv programme where they cut a cabbage in half and with a special microphone you could heat the cabbage screm.(it wasn´treally screaming it had to do with the release of water from the leaves as you cut it)but it made me realise that plants are living things as well,they take up nurishment and they grow.therefore my reason for not eating meat was no longer valid as i was still ating something living.having said that i still eat alot of vegetarian foods,who knows this might turn out to be only a phase.go with the flow and help your daughter as much as you can. emoticon

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KGWINDER 7/23/2012 11:50PM

    http://nutritiondata.self.com/foods
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This will be a very helpful site to learn other foods to find protein from other than meat. Personally, I love lentils - mushed up and mixed with spices alot like sausage (little liquid smoke -mmm).

I think a more reasonable way of doing this because you have multiple family members is to try out some non meat recipes as a family maybe two-three days a week. Tacos made with beans and cheese. Spinach and ricotta spaghetti. Stir fry with marinated tofu. Texi-mex corn bread (beans and salsa mixed in) with a side melon salad. Veggie Quiche made with whey powder. Broccoli - sunflower seed - soy bacon bit salad (dad won't even know!). Soups made with Vegetable "Better than Bouillon". Phad Thai (uses peanut butter - very economic meal) Falaf (mashed up garbanzo beans with spices) patties with a side tabouli salad (this is a great salad that everyone will love and is a vegan total nutrition fav http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,164
3,154165-248192,00.html)

This will be healthier for the whole family and will be more economic that doing multiple food preparations. As your offspring get old enough to understand tracking their own nutrition (sparkteen), so they can balance getting enough B-12, protein and well rounded nutrition plus preparing a meal for the whole family based upon this....let them go for it. Once they see some meals that you have done, they can then repeat it.

Spark recipes you can sort for vegan and vegetarian. Also http://www.vrg.org/recipes/ is a great resource.

Using eggs and milk to transition into a vegetarian pattern is a great way to let go of always eating meat. However do explore other substitutions....beans, hummus, soy, almond, tofu, nutritional yeast (not the same as baking yeast), parsley, 100% whole grain pasta, nut butters, various types of mushroom (chicken mushroom really does taste like chicken)....

I cook all sorts of things so feel free to sparkmail me with prep questions. What I love about having children is your life never stays static...more friends in your life, introductions to new things...got to hug them!

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