Trying Vegan Diet....Again
I am going vegan again after about 2 years away from it. Had family living with us that eats meat. Got too chaotic trying to cook separate meals for each family whlist they lived with us.
My health is suffering from the diet change and I am now in a position to be able to go vegan again. This time around, I have 2 young children who will be eating the foods also. My husband isn't vegan, but he fully supports me in this. He works a job that has him away from home for a week at a time. To make things easier, he eats whatever I prepare and is very willing to eat vegan meals.
The change back to vegan seems tougher this time around than the first time. When I did it before, I only had my husband & I to think of. Now, I need very fun kid-loving snacks and meals that our 5 and 7 yr olds will enjoy.
We live on a 20 acre off-grid homestead and I am planning out the garden for spring. Perfect timing for going vegan again.
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My advice to you for going back to Veganism is: don't stress out about what to eat; even if you're eating the same foods all the time (it's better to eat simple.) Also, eat LOTS of fruit throughout the day. I eat about 10 bananas in the morning, lots of dates and raisins to get LOTS of calories/carbs without the fat. If you're eating like 800-1000 calories in the morning, you will not crave other food.
Eat potatoes, rice (stir-fry), and salads in the evening. Snack on fruit, of course!
The best kids meals:
-Chili (with black beans, kidney beans, corn, tomatoes, onions, and herbs)
-Burritoes (with rice, black beans or pinto, salsa, guacomole or avocado, and greens)
-Quasadillas (with mashed chickpeas and salsa)
-Pizza (no cheese with lots of peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, zucchini, olives)
-FRUIT (kids LOVE bananas)
-Dessert (Oats with fruit)
-BEAN BURGERS (mashed black beans or lentils with shredded carrot, zucchini, and onions with a little flour)
-Sandwiches (get creative! and make sure the bread is either homemade, gluten-free, or high quality)
-FRIED POTATOES (kids like mashed potatoes with meals too!)