I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years now. Not because of beliefs or because of a cause, just my personal preference. I also have two children, ages 2 and 4, who are fairly good eaters. I have not told my kids for fear they may want to give up meat too. But now it's becoming harder to hide it. How do I explain my choice without them wanting to stop eating certain foods? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.Answer Question
Answer by feesharose at 1:32 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
Answer by jespeach at 2:38 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
Do you have to explain anything to them at all? Why not just eat the way you want to (you're not doing anything unhealthy or setting a bad example) and just answer questions IF they ask. I'm sure from eating with you daily they've noticed you never have had meat on your plate (I'm not sure how you can hide that you don't eat meat). Honestly, if my mother had told me that she is a vegetarian, it wouldn't have made me not want to eat meats lol. I love me some chicken and could never give up seafood. If they decide not to eat meat anymore, is it that bad? It's possible to have a very balanced and healthy diet without having meats at all.
Answer by NovemberLove at 3:27 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
Answer by yoshiki56 at 5:33 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
Answer by pagirl71 at 8:58 AM on Feb. 9, 2009
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