I have been a parent of two girls, and both are avid readers of food blogs.
Both girls are avid eaters, and we’ve both seen our daughters eat a lot of food and really enjoy it.
One of my daughters even goes to Whole Foods to stock up on ingredients and recipes, and has an extensive Pinterest collection that she shares on her blog.
One day, while we were watching a TV show, I thought, “Maybe I can use some of these recipes as a way to help my kids learn about food?”
So I took a look at what food blogs were talking about and what they were doing to teach kids about healthy eating and nutrition.
I realized that there was an overwhelming amount of research on what makes for a good diet, and I started to wonder: what is a good protein for kids?
I’m pretty sure there are a ton of great recipes on Pinterest and elsewhere online, but if you don’t know what a good vegan protein is, here’s a list of our favorites for your Pinterest feed.
I have no interest in recommending a specific brand, or recommending specific brands of protein, but I’m going to focus on what I think is the best vegan protein out there.
I think this is going to be the most popular post on this list, and as you’ll see, it has all of the ingredients and textures that you’d expect a good healthy vegan protein to have.
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make sure your kids are getting the best bang for their buck.1.
Don’t forget to add veggies to your meals.
I’m not going to tell you to add extra vegetables to your breakfast because that’s just not good for your body.
Vegans need to eat more veggies.
If you’re going to add in extra veggies to a healthy vegan diet, make sure you’re using them in the right amount.
For example, I have two small green peas that I use every morning.
I don’t add any more veggies than the amount of peas that the peas weigh.2.
Don’T go overboard.
While it’s not a bad idea to add a few extra veggies for your veggie dinner, I think it’s also important to limit the amount that your kids eat each day.
I love this tip from the Paleo Diet: “When adding veggies to meals, it’s best to not add more than you can handle, especially if the veggies are large or the protein is high in fat or salt.”
I’m glad that my girls don’t eat the whole jar of beans and rice every morning, but they’re certainly hungry.
Make sure that you do have plenty of veggies in your diet and that you’re eating enough veggies to support your kids for at least four hours each day, and you’ll be amazed at how much nutrition you’ll reap from your plant-based diet.3.
Have fun with your food.
My favorite food blogs have a “fun with food” theme, and they’re all great resources for kids to help them discover more about healthy food and how to eat it.
If there are recipes you love, make a note of those, and share them with your kids on Pinterest.
They’re always super helpful.4.
Enjoy the journey.
There’s a big difference between getting to the point and eating a bowl of food at the end of a long day.
My kids really love to eat healthy snacks and make a meal of them, so I love to share recipes with them.
My oldest daughter makes homemade cookies from scratch, and she and I like to eat them out of our bowls as well.5.
Give it a try!
I think that’s the most important tip that I’ve found in all of this.
When you start experimenting with your vegan diet and see what works for you, you’ll know that there’s no reason not to try it out.
You’ll find that there are tons of amazing recipes on this site that are fun and delicious for kids.
I’ve already been able to share several of my favorites recipes with my kids, and if you’re interested in seeing some more vegan recipes for your family, I suggest you give it a shot.
I promise that you’ll love it!