Hey Everyone, Thank you for all the ideas and the support. I will definitely check out Food Inc and those other cookbooks. Flirting doesn't seem impossible now that I know there are other people in the same situation and others willing to help. Checking in with each other is a great idea. Thanks again.
If you can, plant a garden and get your kiddos involved! This was the major turning point for me - I got the eye-rolls, too until I made them help. From planting to tending to harvesting and then cooking something with what they grew - my kids were hooked. It's good for kids to learn where their food comes from, and I swear....everything tastes better when you work hard for it ;)
another thought for those who are just flirting or who are feeding their families their old crappy diet due to insurmountable resistance - check out Barbara Kingsolvers book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - its not about being vegan or vegetarian, its about eating local whole foods and why you should do it. So maybe even if your kids or spouse is still insisting on meat, you could take a big BIG step by only getting meat that is from a local small farm and raised without antibiotics etc....and veggies grown nearer to your home (especially now that summer approaches this is a great time to eat locally)it may not be getting them on board with being veg yet, but you still will be doing so much to help their health and start making them eat consciously, which I believe is the first step toward going veg -
julia - check out her website too - it's the same name as the book and has lots of great resources. when the book first came out, I went and saw her read from it and got my copy signed...I'm such a nerd about this crap!