Hi everyone, I'm new here.
I have 2 kids, DD 7.5 and DS almost 5
I decided to become vegetarian only a few months ago and it was an easy transition for me.
1 week ago my DD woke up and said she doesn't want to eat animals anymore either, and I really wanted to help her make this work!!
It has not been an easy week for my family because my DH and DS both eat meat, so the temptation has been here for her. I'm having a hard time making meals that she likes. I've bought various meatless "meat" products for her and she doesn't like any. She says things like "I wish I could eat my favorite foods (containing meat) but I don't want to"... "being a vegetarian is so hard"
She has been eating pasta, soup, cereal and fruit and veggies. Does she need more protein? Should I have encouraged her to do it gradually instead of one day to the next? Is this a bad age to make this transition? I really want her to follow her heart that is telling her not to hurt animals, but I feel so stressed because she seems like she's going hungry. I've been searching the net like a mad woman tonight looking for ideas and recipes LOL but I think I just need support in supporting her.