I take care of two amazing little girls and on top of their basic needs, meds, emergency girly situations and mental health. Im also in charge of feeding them.
Being vegan myself, i dont mind making carnivorous meals. I grew up in a family who eats (and still eats) meat. I prefer not to deal with meat, but its inevitable.
BUT... seeing as im in charge of their meals, i tend to stick to vegetarian, if not vegan snacks/meals depending on what is in the fridge and what i have to work with. And i have to say. They ask for fruits and veggies more often then say, chocolate. We make home made hummuce and vegan cupcakes and cookies. And i may have cried a bit the first time one of the girls came to me and said "i hate no animal for lunch today!" all excitedly.
I truely believe we eat with our eyes. Kids especially. If something doesnt look appetising or fun, their not gonna be willing to eat it. Ill add cinnimon to apple slices, honey and peanutbutter on bananas, parsley on hummuce, paprika on cauliflower. Anything to help make it a little more festive and fun.
Here's an example of a snack. Sliced strawberries, a banana with drizzled peanut butter, and organic peanut butter pretzels. With a fruity yogurt drink on the side.
And heres a (less then stellar picture) of a more savory meal:
-Tofu scramble with bell peppers and mushrooms on an english muffin.
-With vegan cheese.
-pop chips for the older one, extra bell pepper slices for my little one.
Start with the tofu scramble with veggies. Add vegan cheese to a toasted english muffin. Place scramble on the english muffin and Wha-lah! Veganized and much better version of an Egg McMuffin!
**What are some of your favorite veg-friendly snacks/meals? Do you think its hard to get kids to eat healthy?**