A vegetarian diet, even for kids? Yes!!

nutrient denseWe’ve grown so accustomed as a society, to enjoying meat that many of us have forgotten, our bodies LOVE fruits and vegetables!  We can thrive on these foods with other sources of protein too.  That’s a hard thing to remember when faced with a juicy cheeseburger, but in the long run, we’ll be doing ourselves a much bigger favor by including lots of fruits and vegetables in our diet!  “Children raised on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes grow up to be slimmer and healthier and even live longer than their meat-eating friends. It is much easier to build a nutritious diet from plant foods than from animal products, which contain saturated fat, cholesterol, and other substances that growing children can do without.” – PCRM  Check out the full article here for some excellent information about starting children out on a vegetarian diet.  Today’s question:  How vegetarian is your family’s diet?  Do you eat a lot of meat and meat by-products, half and half, or mostly (or all vegetarian)?  How does this work for your family?  What’s your favorite vegetarian dinner?

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