The Teaching Moments of Mealtime

July 12, 2010

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DO YOURSELF A FAVOR…grab a cup of tea and take about 10 minutes out of your day to watch this video from Nonviolence United. It is a lovely short film titled A Life Connected and it demonstrates the importance of living our values. I want my child to learn values. Few things are more important […]

“No Thanks, My Child Cannot Have an Ice Cream”

July 5, 2010

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Sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Especially when you picture your child standing right there, looking at the tempting sweet being offered. Agh!   The truth is, I never know when I am going to run into a situation where something will be offered to my child that is not on our diet.  This happens at the […]

Some Call it Cheese…

June 26, 2010

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There are many foods that fall under the category of cheese: cream cheese, soy cheese, sliced cheese, cottage cheese, string cheese, head cheese…the potential for mishap is all-pervasive! For those of us whose families enjoy the occasional portion of imitation cheese, this may be of interest.

What To Bring to a Party

June 19, 2010

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  Many vegan parents panic when it comes time to socialize at non-veg events.  Multiple fears can arise including wondering what your child will be able to eat or concerns that they won’t fit in.  Not to worry, as this is one area that I have found to be quite simple to deal with: bring […]

When Others Dis Your Diet

June 5, 2010

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IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN…someone will question your plant-based diet in a manner that makes you feel uncomfortable. It is just part of life. It may be your mother-in-law or it may be your neighbor. It might even be your doctor. I am not talking about when people ask you questions out of genuine curiosity. […]

Easily Meeting Your Family’s Nutritional Needs

May 22, 2010

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Here is the short version of what you need to know to keep your family eating healthfully:   Make sure that everyone takes a multivitamin and eats at least one hearty serving of protein each day in addition to a variety of fresh produce, vegetables and whole grains. Avoid eating a lot of empty calories […]

What Do Vegan Families Eat?

May 13, 2010

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It is hard for most people to imagine any other way of eating than what they are familiar with. Often, upon hearing that I am a vegan parent, I am asked the question “What do you eat?” My usual response is to say, “Pretty much the same things you eat, only without the animal products.” […]