This is so easy to make and kids love it! Sweet and sour are a great combination, and perfect for summer.
The best combination of chocolate and peppermint reminds me of christmas! These brownies are rather cakey than fudgy, but so good with a layer of peppermint frosting on top!
This coconut cake is a delicious as it is gorgeous! Easy to follow, and easy to indulge the coconut flavor with a tall glass of milk.
The classic vanilla cake in a non-dairy version. Its still fluffy and moist and oh so delicious.
This recipe includes many ways you could use this recipe to create different flavors. But a plain vanilla ice cream recipe like this is deliciously enough. its sweet and creamy, you wont regret it!
Give your cheesecake a yummy twist with this recipe. Everyone will love it, especially those nut lovers!
They say that the quickest way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. Thus, try this equally romantic treat for those who prefer a sweet that doesn’t carry the guilt of an over-the-top indulgence.
If you love steamed buns these will fulfill your bun needs. Its really soft and fluffy with the best coconut cream filling. try it out!
If you’re looking for some basic chocolate chip cookies to make but you’re vegan, these are as close as you can get to those delicious chocolate filled snacks. Its healthy, vegan, and tastes great!
A perfect healthy snack and they’re raw, also delicious and fudgy. Don’t miss out on these, Vegans!
We have Sarah to thank for these yummy cookies! Perfect combo of oatmeal, chocolate, and pecans. mmmmmm.
Quick Rice and Raisin Pudding. Stress free dessert ready in 15 minutes! Enjoy this rice and raisin pudding for a wonderful treat.
This is a recipe for a tomato soup cake that my mom used to make for the family when I was growing up. It is fast and cheap to make. Don’t let the name (or the soup can) scare you; it makes a very delicious spice cake.
Vegan Pineapple Banana Ice Cream Quite possibly the easiest recipe ever! If you have already tried banana ice cream, and would like to switch it up add some pineapple!
Light, tender, flakey, and easy to make this will be a staple in your baking collection of easy pie crust recipes.
People say peanut butter and chocolate is the perfect combination. Well this recipe for peanut butter cups sure taste perfect. Enjoy them with milk or over your ice cream as a topping. Either way they taste great and are easy to make!
Ever tried a Pina colada cheesecake? Well you’re missing out! This dessert is a perfecty fluffy tropical after dinner treat!
For all you nut lovers, try these nutty cookies. Easy, quick, and vegan. Its perfect!
A longtime childhood favorite – Orange Julius on a stick! This one is an easy, quick recipe.
Looking for a way to make donuts without frying and all that oil? This is the best vegan donut recipe out there, makes fluffy delicious donuts with a yummy glaze recipe to top it off.
This cake recipe could be a great snack in the evening with a cup of coffee. And you don’t have to worry about the fattening continents in a regular cake, this one is low fat!
These are a great snack to keep on hand for your entire family. Feel free to substitute your favorite nuts and dried fruits.
Everyone loves grandmas cooking. Especially this delicious, moist chocolate cake. No need for frosting on this cake, it is that sweet and moist!
These cookies are a perfect holiday treat. With some yummy chocolate and nuts on top, your family will fall in love with them.
Delicious tofu cheesecake has all the sweetness and yumminess a cheesecake needs. You wont regret trying it out.
If you love coffee cookies then you must try these! Coffee cookies with a twist of coconut flakes to add that tropical flavor. With a cup of coffee it will be perfect!
A favorite dessert of so many generations, this one adds fragrant coconut milk for a tropical taste.
For all coconut lovers! This is a great recipe for coconut kisses / cookies. Fun and easy to make with children. Everyone will enjoy its sweet creamy flavor. Yum!
This ridiculously creamy chocolate chip ice cream is so vegan yet so good. You cant even tell its made of tofu and soy milk!
Who doesn’t love a little fudge every now and then? This fudge recipe is easy to whip up and so worth the overnight wait!
The yummiest baked cheesecake made with tofu, cocoa, and coconut! A great after dinner dessert with a glass of milk. It hits the spot!
Chewy cookies with shredded coconut and chocolate chunks throughout. Here is a delicious twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies. They’re great for coconut lovers
Delicious and way more healthier than store-bought chocolate spread. This spread can be eaten by itself! It’s that good, kids will love it.
These granola bars are perfectly chewy and nutritious and great for lunch boxes, breakfast on the run or just with a cup of coffee.
Delicious, insanely quick & easy carob nut clusters recipe. These treats are perfectly sweet and nutty and great for parties and snacks!
Wonderful substitute for regular fudge, this is rich and creamy. You don’t have to bake it. This fudge recipe will knock your socks off! Yum!
Enjoy these delicious fudgy carob candies with a nice warm cup of coffee! Kids will love these too!
This luscious cake can grace a dinner party table and also be made into cupcakes that delight any child. For a double carob punch, frost with Carob Icing.
These cool, sweet, creamy treats are perfect for a hot summer day. Very quick and easy to make, just pop them in the freezer and you’re good to serve them in a jiffy!
This easy, delicious cake is a perfect light dessert that’s not too sweet, yet it’s also substantial enough to serve at brunch
If you’re looking for a vegan chocolate cake that dark, rich, sexy and utterly delicious. The search is over thanks to this vegan chocolate cake with vegan chocolate frosting. It’s so rich and delicious, no one will suspect it’s dairy-free.
This is an absolutely classic dessert – it’s so simple, and a great way to use up cooking apples. Especially perfect for a winter day. Kids and adults alike love this!
Here’s an easy ambrosia fruit salad recipe. Fun for kids and great for a hot summer day!
The easiest banana cake to make, just right for using up those very ripe bananas in the fruit bowl! Its a good alternative to banana bread when you’re looking for a sweet treat.
Easy to prepare, simple ingredients, and oh so delicious, this bread pudding recipe is one you will make again and again.
An easy, healthy, scrumptious apple cherry dessert. Great for gatherings and served with some non- dairy ice cream for a hot summer day.
Anzac biscuits are easy to make and taste great! Enjoy this traditional biscuit on Anzac Day or any other day of the year.
Unlike berries which can be tart, apples really don’t need anything extra. This easy to make apple pie cuts out most of the sugar but none of the delicious flavor.
Loaded with chocolate but not too sweet, these barely any fat brownies have the rich fudge taste and texture you desire without all of the fat.
You can never have too many variations of crumb toppings. This one is developed originally for an apple pie, but the wonderful almond scent great taste works well with many different pies.
My favorite candy bar used to be this chocolate covered coconut bar with almonds on top – delish! It hits the spot every time!
This is a yummy carrot cake with rich cream cheese frosting. It tastes very much like the non-vegan version so you can enjoy it just as much.
Looking for a fun way to use up your potatoes and herbs? Try these window-pane potato chips. They look beautiful and taste so good!
Tired of the same old appetizers? These bite-sized toasts come together easily, with a pureed white bean spread and freshly roasted red peppers. Your guests will be asking for this recipe.
These meatballs have been a wonderful addition to our family dinners. They are healthy, versatile and easy to make ahead since they can be frozen for later use.
This delicious pie combines a tofu ricotta filling with spinach or silverbeet. The result is a very tasty and highly nutritious dish. Serve with salad or vegetables. Check it out!
A few years ago, I discovered a trick that makes the most delectable pancakes I’ve ever encountered. I got the trick from the “Open House Cookbook” by Sara Leah Chase. The recipe wasn’t vegan, but her method translates easily into the vegan arena. The net result is a pancake that is above the norm — moist, fluffy, and satisfying.
This sweet, summer squash loaf makes an equally good impression as a light, healthy snack or a sensible dessert.
This is a genuine southern cornbread recipe made vegan. It’s traditionally baked in a cast iron skillet but a baking pan or glass baking dish can be used instead.
These light muffins are easy to prepare and are perfect for breakfast, snacks, or even dessert. Add some chopped pecans or walnuts and they are especially wonderful!
These raw flax seed crackers – made from five raw foods plus spices – are oh so good, and good for you! For the less raw folks, you may lightly bake these until crisp.
Looking for a fat free and moist banana bread recipe? This recipe is moist and delicious, with loads of banana flavor. Make it for breakfast and slip a slice into a lunchbox.
These tangy, eggless muffins are made with flaxseeds which supply omega-3 essential fatty acids.
Bring some pineapple and carrot sunshine to your morning with these wonderfully tender muffins. They are great with your morning cuppa and nutritious enough for a quick breakfast or a healthy snack.
This lovely bread is a seasonal favorite in the VegFamily kitchen. Fresh blueberries make this bread so wonderfull but you can also use frozen, canned or even dried blueberries.
This banana bread recipe is completely void of added sugar of any kind, relying solely on the extra-ripe bananas for their natural sweetness. What resulted was a mildly sweet loaf of bread. It is perfect for breakfast, and won’t leave you face down on your keyboard by 10 am.
For those days, when you have a little more time, try out this recipe for a delicious vegan munster cheese. Definitely worth the try.
A rich, sweet, homemade dairy-free milk beverage – nutritious and delicious!
You can make your own mocha frappuccino at home for much less than that fancy coffee place sells it and you can keep it healthy and full of protein. The flax seeds give it a very creamy texture, and adds omega-3 fatty acids.
This recipe is so easy. You’ll be skeptical about the taste when you look at the ingredients but you’ll love it once you try it.
Like pumpkin pie? You’ll love a this smoothie! Add a dollop of cream and you can serve this as a dessert beverage.
You have to try these veggie tacos. It’s quick, easy, and your kids (big and small) will love it!
Use this smoothie as a full breakfast drink. When you include blueberries, the kids won’t know that the drink is also brimming with healthy minerals and extra protein from the greens that have “mysteriously” made their way into it! The carob powder contributes extra calcium, and the nutritional yeast extra B-vitamins and proteins, to this nutrient-dense drink.
A go-to appetizer for parties, this spinach and artichoke dip has all the creamy-inside, brown-and-crispy-on-top texture and cheesy taste that makes dips like this appealing
This smoothie was created by a VegFamily dad and named for his little boy, to help support his B12 intake and absorption. The sweet potatoes, beets, and pumpkin seeds all serve this function.
This protein pudding is great for babies and children providing protein, omega 3 fatty acid, plus carrots and beets, all sweetened with rich molasses. But adults love it too!
Skip the store-bought spreads and whip up creamy homemade Roasted Garlic Hummus with this simple recipe
Aren’t we all looking for a healthy soda? This one is refreshing and delicious and free of the usual chemicals in regular soda.
These delightful, veggie filled rolls are simple to make and attractive on a platter. Show them off at your next fancy dinner.
You will love every layer of our crunchy, creamy dip. It’s great for summer entertaining and game-day parties. Pull out all your ingredients and get ready to layer them up in a dish!
If you adore lavender, this drink is for you! It has a distinctive, refreshing taste and that lovely lemony tang.
This was very refreshing, creamy, and not too sweet. An interesting variation on traditional chai!
This smoothie is the signature drink of Hungry Hotties everwhere! It’s sweet, sassy, healthy, and delicious – just like YOU! Remember being a “Hungry Hottie” is an attitude. It’s a way of life, not an image in the mirror. It’s about seizing each day, making choices that honor your higher self and stepping into your greatness! Cheers!
Looking for great smoothie recipes? Here’s a blended drink for fall or winter. It’s a delightful change-of-pace fruit beverage to make when summer fruit is out of season.
For the perfect guacamole, less is more. Simple ingredients combined for phenomenal flavor. Here is a simple yet scrumptious recipe.
This is a refreshing drink that is easy to make and a delight for the tastebuds. With soy and peanut butter it is full of protein too.
This is a strange color, but really sweet and yummy! It’s is so tasty, and the kids will get iron, protein and a funny green drink they will love, especially when they find out it has ice cream in it!
There is nothing like a plate full of crispy potato skins, filled with melty soy cheddar cheese flavor, and topped with vegan bacon bits, vegan sour cream and green onions.
With the addition of tofu this fruty smoothie becomes a protein powerhouse. Choose a juice addition to complement the flavors and please your own taste.
A bright and fresh-flavored mango salsa with pineapple, jalapeños, onion, lime juice and cilantro. Perfect for the summer!
We like to make this smoothie on mornings that require a little help waking up. It has a secret little caffeine ingredient, gives you the energy you need and is filled with nutritious ingredients to make sure you are getting a good breakfast!
This soup is so simple! We’ve made it for countless meat eaters, and they go gaga over it! We hope you find it equally enjoyable.
The Orient brings us many wonders of the culture and foods. A simple one to prepare and probably everyones favorite, is Baba Ghanoush.
A tasty sandwich recipe for kids! This delicious, very berry, sandwich was a real hit in our test kitchen! It even appealed to those that ordinarily won’t eat a regular PB & J sandwich.
My Auntie Bonnie needs a chickpea intervention. She has them stockpiled in her kitchen cupboards, and although I was concerned for a while about her stockpiling towels and duvet covers, it’s the chickpea obsession that I’m worried about the most. Does anyone really need 35 cans of chickpeas “just in case”? This incredibly simple but fresh and delicious salad is purrfection. Just like my Auntie Bonnie.
Everyone loves a good eggplant lasagna. This one adds leeks and red pepper, giving it a deeper flavor and the soy based cheese sauce makes it protein rich. Serve with a nice garlic bread for a perfect meal.
My favorite candy bar used to be this chocolate covered coconut bar with almonds on top – delish! Unfortunately, that bar doesn’t fit into my plan for being a Hungry Hottie so I created this recipe instead. It hits the spot every time!
These lowfat muffins are not only delicious but they are a healthy breakfast and snack. Makle a double batch and freeze for quick on-the-go lunchbox additions.
This makes a great all-purpose flaky pastry, perfect for filling with luscious summer fruit. It’s an old-school recipe, probably similar to the one that your grandmother made. The pastry dough is great for filled pies and prebaked crusts, especially if you want to eliminate dairy from the dessert. Makes enough dough for a single-crust 9-inch (23 cm) pie.
This fresh and spicy southwestern dip is a beautiful compliment to any dish but most definitely delicious with tortilla chips. Serve as a snack or an appetizer.
This dip is easy to through together at a moment’s notice and pairs well with chips, crackers, or vegetables.
Cashews, seasonings, lemon juice, and a tad of pimento are whirled together to make the most wonderful cheese spread in less than 10 minutes. Serve with crackers or raw veggies for a wonderful appetizer.
This is a the best vegan carrot cake you will ever eat! It has rich cream cheese frosting that tastes very much like the non-vegan version. Totally yum!
This colorful salad makes a great dish to serve for lunch or as a first course for a fancy dinner.
There’s nothing like a fruity smoothie to start your day! This mix of tropical fruits, almond milk and wheat germ make it delicious and energizing!
Quinoa is a high protein grain, making it the perfect filling for a pepper entree dish.
A quick and easy asparagus appetizer to serve at your next party. Ingredients are minimal, preparation is fun – simply delicious!
Baked latkes tend to be undercooked or you don’t get that crispiness of those fried in a pan. We have a little secret that will give you perfectly cooked and crispy latkes.
The Kleikamps decided to become vegan together as a family about 5 years ago for health and spiritual reasons. Read about their vegan life here!
Riley and Will are two vegan brothers sharing their vegan stories through their blog. Find out more about them here!
My husband actually made the conscious decision to go vegan about a month before I did. This was in October 2002 and it was one of the best decisions of our lives. Read more about the Pearls family vegan story.
The Olsen-Phillips are a family of four who embrace a vegan lifestyle with joy. Read how they approach parenting their children as vegan as well as interacting with their community and extended family.
The Aderholds decided to go vegan for health and scriptural reasons. Read more about their journey with their 4 children in veganism.
Gretchen cut out meat 11 years ago and went vegan 4 years ago. Bart has been vegetarian for 2 years and Caden has been vegan since birth. Find out more about the Manzers story!
Almond Milk Prep Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 10 minutes Yield: 3-4 cupsServing Size: 1 cup The ability to make homemade "milk" is extremely helpful for when store bought supplies run low, when you are unable to find products for a reasonable price, when you prefer the fresher taste, or when you need more control over the ingredients and processes than modern manufacturing allows. Nut "milks" such as this one are a staple in my house,...
In the baking world, there is one tool that is above all others: it protects your bake ware, quickly releases your goodies from pans, and makes for easy cleaning. In fact, it’s one of my favorite kitchen secrets and I rarely bake without it.
Throughout the culinary world when a person thinks of a vegetarian and eggplant, in most cases what comes to mind first is the Eggplant Parmesan. There is no doubt this is one of of the best ways to have it. But here are a few more delicious ways with eggplant.
Vegan meals need not be expensive nor require unusual or difficult to find ingredients. Some of the best vegan dishes are easy to make and cheap!
Salads can indeed be entrées or main courses, but careful selection of ingredients and mindful attention to the serving size will define them as smart, rather than senseless. With so many fabulous whole foods to select from, refining the salad with smart choices assures its healthful place on the table.
You know what we’re talking about. Those pesky imposters that use front label trickery to insinuate that their brands are healthy but they actually have hidden trans fats and high amounts of sodium, preservatives, and artificial sweeteners and flavorings. How many times have you fallen prey to these front label tricks that pop up on many of the most-popular brand name foods?
Before you indulge your children (or yourself) by purchasing those neon-colored snacks and drinks (read: blue sports drinks), you might ask yourself: Are these artificially colored foods really harmless? Our food sleuths have a few colorful words to say about the matter.
DOINK! You could’ve had a V8. But the better question may be, should you have had a V8? It depends on which variety of V8 you’re drinking.
Do your pancakes come out rubbery and flat? Here are some easy tips for you to make the perfect vegan pancake!
Finally a cookbook written by vegan families, for vegan families. Vegan Family Favorites is a collection of down-home delicious meals that were created, tested, and approved by vegan families. Fast and easy preparation with easy to find ingredients makes this the cookbook you’ll reach for first.
Find out which sweetener is best for you and your family.
One-out-of-four women suffer, the majority of them unknowingly, from iron deficiency – an insufficient amount of iron within the body.
B12 need never be a problem for well-informed vegans.
You may remember a line that was in the book, Fast Food Nation, where microbiologist Charles Gerba was quoted as pointing out that when it comes to the average meat-eating home, it would be safer to eat a carrot that fell in the toilet than one that slipped into the kitchen sink.
The anti-soy crusade has needlessly frightened many away from a food source that has long been a boon to humankind, a food source that can, if we are respectful of our bodies and of nature, nourish and bless us in countless ways.
Find out why aren’t there any plant-based sources of B12?
There is no question that a vegan diet is the healthiest and most compassionate choice for us. Vegans are less likely to have problems such as heart disease and cancer, and we are more likely to keep to a healthy weight. Some of us, however, need a little extra help with weight loss.
Find out where to get vegan friendly Makeup Brushes here.
I’ve heard from countless readers and clients that they, too, suffer multiple food allergies and would appreciate any tips on dealing with them.
by Dr. Ian Wahl, DAc, LAc, CH Gluten has been a huge topic in the news in 2009. We notice that more foods are being promoted as “gluten-free”. Yet most people have no idea what gluten is or why there are “gluten-free” foods. Let’s see if we can bring some clarity to why even Chex Cereal is now being advertised as “gluten-free”. Gluten is nothing more than a protein in wheat, rye, barley...
Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower, has gained popularity in recent years as a nutritional supplement that proponents believe is helpful in staving off the common cold and shortening its duration.
One shouldn’t embark on a raw foods diet without researching how to make a smooth transition and maintain a proper nutrient balance. Read here to learn more.
If you’re worn out from the struggle to lose those annoying bulges, this is your kind of revolution. If you want to go to the jean size you wore when you know you looked your best, now’s the time. You can do it so fast you won’t believe your eyes.
Humans and plants are symbiotic with each other, meaning, both rely on each other to mutual benefit. This statement assumes that plants are aware on some level, and studies have shown recently that plants do possess a primitive nervous system.
Oats not only do not cause gastrointestinal symptoms, but also do not prohibit the healing of the villi of the small intestine, which gluten damages in those with celiac disease and has been noted in other related diseases, as well.
The best way to start eating a heart healthy diet is to focus on consuming more fresh fruits and vegetables while minimizing processed foods.
In just one year, 1996, more Americans lost their lives from cancer than from war in the entire 20th century. Ten million had died by 1996 since the War on Cancer was first declared. One in two families will be presently touched by cancer, and one out of four babies will die of the disease.
Have we finished learning all there is to no about the nutrients in our foods? Obviously not, as now we are being told about numerous phytochemicals which help protect the body against disease or even help it to heal.
Some people have difficulty gaining weight with gluten in the diet, while others have problems losing weight. With all the negative effects, it is important to understand where unwanted gluten may be entering the diet.
Echium seed oil may be the ideal nutritional supplement for those who are vegetarian, vegan or allergic to fish, to help boost the levels of important omega-3s in the diet.
Food and Drug Administration promotes the inclusion of soy into other foods to cut down on heart attack risk. But there may be a dark side to soy’s popularity and abundance.
What Everybody Ought to Know About a Vegan Diet and How It Can Lower Cholesterol
This is a serious issue for adults and children alike, especially with children being a major consumer group of sodas & processed foods made with HFCS. These health concerns are reflected by the increase of childhood diseases such as obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, and much more.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports that “several population studies show an association between increased intake of garlic and reduced risk of certain cancers, including cancers of the stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas, and breast.”
Deficiency this vital nutrient brings down immunity levels and also reduces the physical and mental capacities of people. Iron is needed by the body to perform a variety of functions.
There is a remarkable and unhealthy belief among many vegans that cutting out all animal products automatically purifies one’s diet; that by simply going vegan, one is ensuring one’s good health. Let me tell you, several bitter pounds later, I learned the error of that way of thinking.
A little conscious consumption is what is called for. If you’d like to take off some of those unwanted vegan pounds, let’s take a look at what you’re eating.
Veganism promotes health for humans, animals and the planet we share. All vegans should take pride in this.
You can implement the 80-10-10 diet into your life as an excellent approach to managing your weight
She took out a tape measure and told me that at 207 lbs with a 42 in waist, I was obese and heading for a quick death.
Learn how to make a clay that you can then use to make toys for yourself, or something for mom and dad!
Make a cute frame or even a refrigerator magnet with popsicle sticks
Whether fizzy, smelly, gooey, tasty, or astonishing to witness, having the opportunity to mix, combine, and play with the reaction of a variety of materials is a wonder-filled way to concoct thinking, creativity, and fun.
Peter Hromadko, a single parent, was shocked to learn that his daughter would not be coming home that evening; the state was taking her because she was being raised on a vegetarian diet.
Your child’s safety and freedom are both important issues. S/he has a constitutional right to a free public education, no matter what.
We humans are social animals; designed to move; built to live and love nature; to grow and mature by doing. So encourage the kids play outside, let their brains and bodies grow, and let them experience some of the greatest joys of life.
Yes, everyone has different colored eyes, different beliefs and different tastes. We all talk different, live in different places, read different books and sing different songs, and that’s ok. The world would be boring if we were all the same
It is up to parents and caregivers to teach children how to handle being put on the spot. Everybody likes to fit in but at the same time, we all like to feel special
People always assume that my children are denied cute cakes and tasty ice cream. They assume wrong. Vegans can and do throw awesome parties.
I made this on a “empty the pantry day” when I had just a few ingredients and wanted something different. Everyone loved it!
Teaching the basics of good eating is one of the most important steps a parent can take to prevent childhood obesity and help children understand excellent nutrition. Another important step is to live what we teach.
Lifelong eating patterns are established in childhood. Thus, getting vegetarian meals into schools will do more than satisfy the very important goal of providing a warm vegan or vegetarian lunch to your children and their friends.
Early preventative steps – and early precautions – maybe parents’ only defense against the likelihood of autism. It seems the wait for any definitive answers is going to be long.
If you’re like me, you have children and you have parents. If, like me, one set eats animals and the other doesn’t, you, too, may have experienced “The Talk.”
When it comes to Best is that we want to keep our tuition low so all children can attend, and still offer the best programs, such as the vegetarian food program, to better their lives. Not only affluent families should be able to send their children to a center of the highest quality.
There is a great likelihood that your children will meet non vegan kids they want to hang out with. But this doesn’t have to be an eating catastrophe. Kindness, patience, and respect go a long way. You’ll be amazed at the impact you can have just by being nice.
All of these sweets are really good. And they are good to animals, too. All you have to do is ask whichever one of your parents is the King or Queen of Sweets to buy them for you.
I don’t normally take my children to fast food restaurants, preferring to provide them with healthy meals I can make at home. However, it is important for my children to know what foods are available for them at all restaurants in the event that they ever eat out without me.
Tired of the same lunch day after day? Here are some fresh ideas to liven up your next midday meal.
Drowning is one of the leading causes of death among children ages one to four, in part because it can happen so quickly. It only takes a few seconds for a child to drown, and small children can drown in just a few inches of water in a bathtub, a toilet or a bucket
The shocking revelation about my diet always led to the same comments and disgusted grimaces, “How can you eat that junk?” When I mentioned my vegan children, things got downright nasty. Accusations about poor nutrition flew and some conversations even ended with people walking off in a huff.
Children being raised on vegan diets won’t feel any different from non-vegan kids. The trick is to include substitutes for popular kiddie treats so vegan children won’t feel out of place with their non-vegan peers.
How can I make being a vegan as sacred for him as it is for me? How do show him the meaning of veganism without scaring him or scarring him? The answers that I’ve found lie in taking baby steps.
No matter which camp you’re in, if you’re a parent or guardian, at some point you probably asked yourself, “Should I take the kids?” It’s worth questioning the impact of street protests on children, since such events can involve both a learning experience in self-expression. Should children really tag along?
Cooking teaches children the spirit of cooperation, a little bit of math, and a smidgen of chemistry; but best of all, it teaches them to appreciate the effort and artistry that goes into the preparation of food.
When I have commented that I have opossums living with me, people usually say what disgusting animals they are. Opossums are the garbage men of nature. We need them to clean up the dead things. They are good for the environment.
Obento, or boxed meal, is an art form in Japan. Japanese mothers spend an enormous amount of time and energy constructing the perfect obento—balancing taste, color, and texture.
Essentially, each parent must develop their own way of explaining veganism to their kids, placing the importance on what you say as well as how you say it.
Learn how to handle all the social and emotional challenges that come with raising vegan children. Includes real tips from real parents!
Are you finding your concentration evaporates before you’re able to finish tasks or that your ability to get things done has nosedived? Finding it hard to exercise for any length of time or having trouble keeping up with friends in physical activities? You may be among th one in four women with iron deficiency anemia.
With some commitment, effort, and time, our communities can become more vegetarian-friendly. All it takes is a plan, a support network, speaking out, and a little education.
Why are more and more people choosing homeschooling for their kids? There are many pros, a few subjective cons, and a plethora of myths and misconceptions.
By raising our children to not take the lives of animals for granted, even in the casual sense, will inspire in them a deeper respect and love for our fellow earth-mates.
I knew that someday soon I would have a talk with her and gently explain to her what pork, veal, and beef were. But for now I just couldn’t do it. I didn’t have the heart to tell an innocent child, someone who sheds tears over dead insects, that her beloved animal friends were potential meals.
Many parents are taking note of yoga’s benefits and the positive effect it can have on kids, helping them to alleviate stress in addition to improving their attitudes about body image. Yoga has become a constructive outlet for kids of all ages, allowing them to release stress and tension in a controlled yet fun environment.
Most vegans consume enough B12 to avoid anaemia and nervous system damage, but many do not get enough to minimise potential risk of heart disease or pregnancy complications.