My 9 year old is starting to hate meat because it makes her sad that the animals lost their lives. I told her to think about it and gave her the pros (healthy, no animals killed) and the cons (no McDonalds, hamburgers, etc). She will be letting me know by shopping day (Friday). I have commited to her that if she goes vegetarian, I will too (which means her sister will too, as she eats what I eat). My husband thinks we are CRAZY and wants no part of it. He is convinced he will starve to death if he does not have meat. I made a few very filling, delicious, protien and fiber packed vegetarian meals a few weeks ago to prove he won't starve. Of course he acted like he was going to die in his sleep from hunger pains. Ok, I am dramatizing a little :-) but he is being silly and really believes (or claims to believe) he absolutely did not get full from our meatless dishes, even though the rest of us got full.
I used to be vegetarian....far from a healthy vegetarian (potato chips don't have meat). So, we will be looking into good, healty meat substitutes. I know my girls like Boca burgers, but have not tried much else. Any kid friendly meat substitutes that you know of? Beans are not going to work. We eat them very little as I have severe gastrointentinal distress when I even smell a bean (Bean-O and other similar products do not help). We do like tofu though. I'm going to try a few homemade veggie
burgers this weekend.
on Oct. 3, 2012 at 12:39 PM