The word “Vegan” seems to invoke a negative response with many people. For me, I used to picture some ladies I knew. Vegan, no makeup, very pale and a bit unattractive. My next thought wasn’t a thought really, but rather a feeling. I immediately associated a vegan diet with being “COMPLICATED.” Just that thought, made me want to run far away in the opposite direction. In reality, it doesn’t have to be super complicated. There are many options these days.
Kids are like a blank canvas. There is so much we that we can teach them by our words and actions. This is an example of how we can teach them to recognize dietary options. Even if we do not eat completely vegan we can equip our kids, should they want or need to choose this type of lifestyle. It’s a simple as saying, “hey do you know what the word vegan means?” “It means people who only eat food that grows from the earth.” “Today we are Vegan for lunch, this yogurt comes from a Coconut instead of a Cow.” Before you know it, your explaining to your 2-year-old what types of milks there are.
It really isn’t hard. By making a few swaps or simply having meals here and there, you can be on your way…if you so choose. Here is a healthy option for today. It can be eaten at any time of the day but is a great breakfast option.
(Vegan) Yogurt with Sunflower Butter and Fruit
- Vanilla Coconut Milk Yogurt
- 2-3 Strawberries
- 6 Blueberries
- 5 Grapes Cut
- 2 tsp Homemade Sunflower Butter
- Almond or Hemp Milk
- 2 Strawberries
- 1 tsp Sweetener*
Blend Nut Milk with Berries and Sweetener