Okay, the kids and I have been doing the vegetarian diet for a few weeks now, and it is going very well. My husband even decided on his own he won't eat meat around the kids any more. Yea!
Of course, I still have a few questions. My 2 and 3yo, who have very sensitive stomachs are having some trouble. I believe my 3yo is allergic to soy, which gives us a whole host of other problems. I hate to do TMI, but they have both been having loose, frequent stools. Does anyone know if this is just a normal part of changing their diet?
How do you all TACTFULLY explain to your children why they can't eat meat when their friends can? Today at a restaurant, my 5yo asked for a hamburger. I told her that hamburger was made of dead cow, did she want to eat it? Of course, she said no. It worked well, but if another child had been there eating the same dead cow burger, it could have caused trouble for the parent/child.
I haven't had any issues so far, but we do often eat with other families. Luckily when my friend brought a pizza over yesterday for lunch, she choose to leave the pepperonis at home and not deal with it.
Thanks for the help!