We are not a vegetarian family, but my son is vegetarian by choice. He is only 3 1/2. I am trying to figure out what to feed him as a well-rounded diet. He eats eggs and dairy, so I guess he's an ovo-lacto vegetarian. I've tried many, many times to give him meat and he literally gags. I recently forced him to take a very, very small bite of chicken and he just let it sit in his mouth for nearly a half hour. I just can't try to force him to eat meat anymore. So, I need help with his diet. Any ideas of a cookbook or a kid-friendly website for recipes?
Unless I'm mistaken, the soy is a protein replacement. You can get protein from beans, eggs, and nuts. Can you get creative with those items?
I don't care for tomato sauce, I usually top pasta (for myself) with Olive Oil and parmesan cheese. That might help you work some pasta back into his menu (because pasta is always a quick, easy side dish, I serve a vegetarian pasta dinner about twice a week).
Looks like they have some good kid vegetarian recipes here: http://www.theveggietable.com/recipes/recipes-kids.html
Here's 2 more websites: http://kids-cooking.suite101.com/article.cfm/vegetarian_recipes_for_kids
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I was thinking this sauce for the ravioli. It is also good on vegtable stir fry, with water chest nuts and baby corns.
Answer by MythicMMM at 8:34 PM on Jun. 15, 2009
You would be surprised at all the places you can find protein.
Have you joined any of the vegan/vegitarian groups? they have lots of good recipies.
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