I'm Maggie and after seeing Alicia on a few talk show talking about this new book I haven't been able to get it out of my mind. I eat foods that taste good but make me sick! and I'm sick of it!
I'm hoping my husband and 10 year old son will get on board with me and try this new way of eating. I need some ideas to incorporate this diet into what we already eat to help make the transition easier.
If it were just me, I'd go in the kitchen right now and start throwing stuff out. But I have to respect that they have not been considering this for as long as I have, so I have to work them into it.
Hi Maggie - I'm in the same situation. I've changed my eating choices and I tried not to influence theirs. My husband has decided to try making vegetarian choices - there have been some dishes that he did actually like and some he didn't - so right now we are definitely in the experimental stage. I have found that when I have made hot dogs or tacos (I eat a tofu hot dog and soyrizo) that my oldest son wants what I'm having. I don't make a big deal over it - just give him some of what I'm having and he gobbles it up and asks for more.
Try making vegan/vegetarian chili or I have found recent success with panini - I made some pesto, spread it on some bread from the bakery, added shredded mozzarella and tomatoes and then grilled them - they gobbled them right up.
Today i went grocery shopping, armed with a list from alicia's book. I bought items for a few dishes, and decided that for dinner I would try a twist on an old favorite. So, I used meatless crumbles in organic spaghetti sauce with organic, whole wheat pasta shells. oh, and veggie parmesan 'cheese'.
I guess us moms of boys know how to get them on board, because I basically did the same thing as you. I didn't let him know I was doing anything different, but he knew I'd bought some new items at the store... anyway, I made the speg. and served it to him and simply told him there was a new ingredient and it may taste a little different, but good! He ate it all without a word about it. Yay! Subtle is the way to go.
My husband on the other hand spied it right away and took one bite and refused to eat it. ugh! I was disappointed that he didn't give it more of a try, but I think if I'm persistant that this is the way we're eating now he'll have no choice but to come around.
Chili sounds good, for the same reason... favorite recipe, new way of making it. Thanks!
....and for your mozzerella are you using real cheese? Because I was thinking about starting with vegetarian then easing into vegan. Maybe that would be easier and not as drastic for all of us. I did give my son the organic milk we always buy, but I had rice milk. (rice milk surprisingly yummy)