Today I will talk about how you can make your kids eat vegan or be vegan at any age. By the end of the article you should have a good guideline to follow.
As more and more people are turning vegan it is obvious that learning how to eat vegan is one of the best ways you can help you kids as they grow up.
It is estimated that vegans has increased rapidly over the years and more and more proof shows that this will likely to continue.
Why a vegan diet is beneficial or good.
Before we start talking about how to help you children become vegans it is vital that you know the benefits of any person being a vegan.
The vegan diet is one of the most healthiest diets as it has low cholesterol and filled with high fiber in general which is known to help lower ones weight.
The vegan diet is a plant based diet which does not include any dairy products or animals or animal products.
This means that people who are looking to join this diet need to be aware that they may have to get used to not having to eat normal everyday food.
In fact the vegan diet is known is the most strict diet there is, however at the same time it is one of the most beneficial and is also gaining a lot of popularity due to its benefits.
The vegan diet is also divided into different categories which you can choose from and you can check this article which talk about it.
Let me now list all the benefits that you will derive from using this diet in your daily life:
- Decreasing cholesterol.
- Decreasing high blood pressure.
- Help manage your weight.
- Decreasing your fatigue.
1. Start small
Almost with anything in life that you want to introduce to someone it is vital that you start small so that they will eventually get use to.
For example when I started the vegan diet I went hard (all in) at one go and I never realized that this was the worst way to do it.
I started having somebody reactions because the body was not able to switch so quickly from one diet to another especially a diet as restricting as a vegan diet.
It was only after a few weeks of starting small did I start getting use to the diet and start getting the benefits from it.
This will be the same if you are looking to make your child eat vegan food or any diet that you choose.
The other reason for starting small is that it will also be unnoticeable to your children if you do it in this way which will mean over time they will be use to it.
2. Put your veggies in a fun and unnoticeable way.
The other best strategy, perhaps old tactic, is sneaking the vegan food in your kids plates in a very creative way.
Usually people who introduce a vegan diet of veggies to kids make it in a way that makes veggies seem like they are something not natural or good to eat.
The best way to overcome this is to make the veggies be something their eyes love or if that does not work you can sneak them in their normal food and gradually they will get used to them without them even noticing.
For example, you could add more vegetables on a roll of hot dog than normal and over time take out the hot dog completely. Remember it is all about the taste.
3. Start following information with vegan diet (Blogs, YouTube videos).
The other best thing you can do is to educate yourself online or with plant based diet books which will give you so many new and great recipes you can introduce to your household or kids.
The great thing is that these blogs and YouTube channels about Vegan food are growing by the day which is great because you will have unlimited recipes to pick and choose from every day if you wish.
You can also follow social media platforms like Instagram which provide a very great platform for finding the best vegan diet or any diet.
You can also join groups like forums or Facebook groups centered around the vegan diet lifestyle.
4. Make sure you are aware of all the nutrients your kids may miss
This is a big one folks. I can not stress enough the importance of ensuring that you take enough vitamins.
This is because a vegan diet tends to cause you to lack some minerals/vitamins and this is the reason that you see so many people supplementing.
If you are not aware of this you could cause health issues for your kids, and no one wants that. I know I struggled with this issue when I started following the vegan diet which caused my body to have some problems as I was starting to lack some nutrients.
For example here are the nutrients that general cause a problem for many people who follow the diet:
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin B12
Other methods (optional)
If you feel that it may be a hassle to follow all this and want a step by step way to do this then there are some programs or books you can follow to help achieve this vegan lifestyle for your kids.
Here are some of the best recommended tools for achieving this:
When it comes to having your kids grow up healthy it is all about finding the best lifestyle habits like diet and exercise.
When it comes to diet the vegan diet is definitely becoming popular by the day which means that it is easy for people to be able to get their health to a great level.
However when it comes to ensuring that your kids get used to a vegan diet there are many ways you can go about in doing this and they are:
- Introduce the vegan diet slowly to your kids.
- People vegan diet in a creative way on your kids meals.
- Follow information for a vegan diet
I hope this article was helpful and I hope it gave you the value that you were looking for when it comes to introducing a vegan diet to your kids.