I get a lot of questions about raising vegan children and how to encourage children to want to try more vegan options, especially when everyone in the house is not vegan. This can seem daunting and frustrating, but fortunately there are several things you can do.
When we became a vegan household my goal was to create easy, quick, and simple family recipes and kid friendly vegan recipes as well. Almost five years later this is still my goal today. My daughter has developed a great interest in creating recipes, and when she approached me about wanting to create a kids smoothie bowl, I asked her what she wanted to put in it and made sure she had all of her ingredients.
When we are not creating our own vegan smoothie recipes, we love visiting Clean Juice for a great variety of organic smoothies and fresh juices as well.
I have found success in letting my daughter participate in shopping for ingredients, creating recipes, and learning to veganize some of our favorites like vegan desserts and vegan pizzas. The journey has been phenomenal, and each week brings new excitement. There are so many vegan options these days that are kid friendly and absolutely delicious.
It's so fulfilling seeing her work hard creating her recipes and take pride in the finished product. It's encouraging seeing so many new vegan products in stores that are kid friendly and made with wholesome and quality ingredients. Most importantly, my daughter knows why we became vegan. She understands and is very aware about the cruelty that animals face on factory farms and knows what happens in slaughterhouses. That makes all the difference! I am a proud mom to a super smart, creative, happy, compassionate, vegan child who loves her family, loves God, and loves advocating for animals.
Please contact me if you're a parent raising vegan kids. I would love to hear from you!
Tasty, simple, sweet, and only six ingredients!
Author: The Sensible Vegan's Daughter
Recipe Type: Entree
Nutrition Info: Serving size 1/2 bowl Calories: 143.4 Fat: 2.7g Saturated Fat: 0.8g Protein: 3.2g Sugar: 15g Fiber: 3g Sodium: 30mg Carb: 28g
About Tabatha James
Tabatha James is a wife, mom, and children's book author who loves creating vegan recipes with 10 ingredients or less!