Well. Vegetarian-ish. By now you should know how much I adore a good prime rib and we even considered vegan for a second, but then we remembered how much we really love dairy. Cheese makes me say, “Yes, please!”
I talked a little bit here about my family’s desire to go vegetarian and a few days into it, we are really, really liking the change. With a family history of diabetes (me!) and strokes (my husband!) this is a good move for us. Last night we made burritos with black beans, seasoned rice, and vegetables and Harrison chowed down. Tonight’s dinner plan is black bean burgers, sweet potatoes, and green beans and I admit that my tummy is rumbling already.
After chatting with a few gals on Twitter, it seems to me that a ton of mommas are interested in how to go vegetarian with a toddler. Even embracing it because it means no more fighting over meat texture, which is so common in toddlers. The hard part comes in finding new recipes that your family will embrace — even with that texture change. For example, Harrison isn’t wild about the texture of meat, but switching to eggplant in his spaghetti was a shock. Gone was the weird crumbly stuff that he didn’t care for, but what on earth was this slimy chunk? So it’s like anything related to food and toddlers — lots of patience, lots of frustration — but that’s just life with a three-year-old. Remember that.
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