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#98 How to Get Your Family to Eat More Vegan Meals...Even if No One is Interested

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In this solo episode, I share eight tips that helped me get my family to eat more vegan meals in the early days.

Tips mentioned in this episode:

  • Make sure school lunches are familiar, delicious, and appealing for your kids.

  • Have a chat about your plans (you don’t have to use the word “vegan")

  • Let majority rule when it comes to meal planning and whether or not a recipe/meal is good.

  • Test out new recipes on the days you have leftovers.

  • Ask your significant other to give you feedback on meals when the kids aren’t around.

  • Incorporate smoothies and fresh juice

  • Use meat alternatives when necessary

  • Get your family involved in grocery shopping and cooking

Resources:

BUY my 10-vegan family challenge

3 Easy & Affordable Vegan School Lunches from my YouTube channel

How to Plan A Vegan School Lunch For Kids from my YouTube channel

Podcast episode with Dr. Bobby Price

Dr. Price’s detox

Field Roast

Gardein

Beyond Meat

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#78 How to Go Vegan with A Spouse & Kids | A Convo with Black Mama Vegan

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It's one thing to go vegan solo, but a whole other situation when you're ready to change your life with a family.

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In this podcast episode, I chat with Ambriel of Black Mama Vegan (wife and mom of four) about:

  • How to sneak in a couple of vegan meals a week.
  • Why it's such an advantage to go vegan when your children are very young.
  • How she was able to change her husband mindset around protein and "feeling full."
  • How she was able to get her teenage daughter on board *despite the multiple side eyes* lol
  • Why faux meat products are so helpful for new vegan families.

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Resources mentioned:

Daiya cheese

Follow Your Heart cheese

Nutritional yeast

Beyond Meat crumbles

Field Roast sausage

 

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#29 How to Plan Vegan Dinners in 30 Mins A Week | 5 Tips

Dinner can be the hardest (and most fun) meal of the day when you're getting started on a vegan journey with the family. This is the time of day when the most food complaints come up and also when you have a little more time to experiment with new ingredients and recipes.

In this podcast episode, I give you 5 tips to make vegan dinner meal planning easier for you & the fam.

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5 tips to plan vegan dinners:

Think about what you're already eating for dinner and find a way to veganize some of these meals. I used the spaghetti example because it's a classic meal that is simple, filling and inexpensive. You can easily make a vegan version of spaghetti (using this recipe) and your family will likely not even notice. It's so important to make vegan life as familiar as possible to make the transition easier. 

Ask for your family's input - See what they want to eat and make a vegan version of that dish. Get them involved in the process. I also mentioned lasagna during this portion of the show...here's the recipe

Commit to just a few minutes a day to gather vegan recipes - Use Pinterest (I really like this page for vegan recipes), vegan cookbooks from the library, findingvegan.com, or use Google to find recipes for whatever you have a taste for.

Keep a food journal - use Evernote (free software) or a spiral notebook to track recipes that your family enjoyed. Refer back to these recipes to make again when you get busy or when you don't feel inspired to try new recipes. Just make sure you write down where you got the recipe from and the title of the blog post.

Make enough for leftovers - I hated leftovers while growing up, but now that I'm older and wiser, I realize how helpful they are for saving time and money. Make meals that allow for plenty of leftovers like soup and red beans & rice. This will help you to only plan about 4-5 dinners a week instead of the standard 7.

 

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