Vegans Are Cool

Family & Budget

I understand that much of this information might seem difficult when considering families, the health needs of children, and when living on a budget. This is not as much of a problem as it may seem. Once you start shopping vegan you will find that you can do it on the same budget and even cheaper.

There are no nutrients in animal products that are not present in plants.  The nutrients in plants are cleaner and more bioavailable. Just for the sake of protein, a piece of meat is lacking in everything else on every level, and protein is not an obstacle to find in plant foods. Children need healthy fats for brain development, carbohydrates, protein, and amino acids. They do not need the saturated bad fats found in animal products, not to mention the toxins, hormones, and bacteria. Don't fret over B12 either, both vegans and non vegans should be taking B12 anyway, and it's not so hard to supplement it into your regime.

Be sure to give your children fats in the forms of food; olive oil, nuts, seeds, legumes, avocados, and soy.  Soy has had a lot of negative hype, but if someone is not allergic to it then it is totally fine and a great alternative.

It is wiser to teach your children compassion and awareness than to train them to be insensitive and inappreciative of all life. It is not a deprivation or a privilege for them, or an abuse, it is instilling morals and education. It makes no sense to teach them to love animals and then to eat them, or to feed them something that if they saw how it was sourced, the slaughter and the terror, then they would be traumatized. Don't shelter them from the truth or from living kindly. You will only enhance their life and intelligence by showing them principles and teaching them critical thinking.

The industry brainwashing on children in our society regarding food is sad, and many parents give in to it. Parents are running to the doctor complaining about weight, behavior problems, and sugar addictions, etc,  and leaving with stacks of prescriptions. It’s all connected. These imbalances affect every bit of their life, growth, ability to empathize, and personality.

You can feed your children the same foods that you eat and get creative with packing lunches. I will put up many recipes for growing kids. Adding avocado and extra olive oil and nuts will provide those needed fats. Most importantly, get them off processed sugary foods. Fruits, dates, and healthy sweeteners are as good and will guide their taste buds to more wholesome foods.

Most of our taste buds are acquired from what we are used to eating. Eat healthier, and those are the foods that you will grow to love and crave. Same goes for your children.

As far as budget, skipping organic might have to be a necessity. Load up on the pasta, lentils, beans, tofu, potatoes, and rice, as the base for many dishes. There are a ton of soy meats in most freezer sections of the markets and I've seen kids love those more than the taste of meat. You can still make them delicious with different sauces and vegetables on top, as well as make veggie burgers from these things, cold salads, mac and vegan cheese, sandwich fillers, and casseroles, etc. There are endless variations.

Vegans Are Cool

Family & Budget

I understand that much of this information might seem difficult when considering families, the health needs of children, and when living on a budget. This is not as much of a problem as it may seem. Once you start shopping vegan you will find that you can do it on the same budget and even cheaper.

There are no nutrients in animal products that are not present in plants.  The nutrients in plants are cleaner and more bioavailable. Just for the sake of protein, a piece of meat is lacking in everything else on every level, and protein is not an obstacle to find in plant foods. Children need healthy fats for brain development, carbohydrates, protein, and amino acids. They do not need the saturated bad fats found in animal products, not to mention the toxins, hormones, and bacteria. Don't fret over B12 either, both vegans and non vegans should be taking B12 anyway, and it's not so hard to supplement it into your regime.

Be sure to give your children fats in the forms of food; olive oil, nuts, seeds, legumes, avocados, and soy.  Soy has had a lot of negative hype, but if someone is not allergic to it then it is totally fine and a great alternative.

It is wiser to teach your children compassion and awareness than to train them to be insensitive and inappreciative of all life. It is not a deprivation or a privilege for them, or an abuse, it is instilling morals and education. It makes no sense to teach them to love animals and then to eat them, or to feed them something that if they saw how it was sourced, the slaughter and the terror, then they would be traumatized. Don't shelter them from the truth or from living kindly. You will only enhance their life and intelligence by showing them principles and teaching them critical thinking.

The industry brainwashing on children in our society regarding food is sad, and many parents give in to it. Parents are running to the doctor complaining about weight, behavior problems, and sugar addictions, etc,  and leaving with stacks of prescriptions. It’s all connected. These imbalances affect every bit of their life, growth, ability to empathize, and personality.

You can feed your children the same foods that you eat and get creative with packing lunches. I will put up many recipes for growing kids. Adding avocado and extra olive oil and nuts will provide those needed fats. Most importantly, get them off processed sugary foods. Fruits, dates, and healthy sweeteners are as good and will guide their taste buds to more wholesome foods.

Most of our taste buds are acquired from what we are used to eating. Eat healthier, and those are the foods that you will grow to love and crave. Same goes for your children.

As far as budget, skipping organic might have to be a necessity. Load up on the pasta, lentils, beans, tofu, potatoes, and rice, as the base for many dishes. There are a ton of soy meats in most freezer sections of the markets and I've seen kids love those more than the taste of meat. You can still make them delicious with different sauces and vegetables on top, as well as make veggie burgers from these things, cold salads, mac and vegan cheese, sandwich fillers, and casseroles, etc. There are endless variations.

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