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My girls are veg*n (well, the oldest eats meat very occasionally...never at home.) They are 3 and 1. Both eat dairy. We get in a rut sometimes with foods that we know they will like. I'd love ideas of your kids favorite veg*n foods. My girls like:<br><br><br><br>
PB&J<br><br>
grilled cheese<br><br>
veggie hot dogs<br><br>
veggie chik nuggets<br><br>
veggie sausage (huge favorite in our house)<br><br>
beans of all kinds (black, pinto, kidney, refried, etc.)<br><br>
pasta with marinara or just butter<br><br>
soups are a big hit<br><br><br><br>
The three year old likes brocolli, corn, peas, green beans, and raw cucumbers and tomatoes.<br><br><br><br>
The one year old likes green beans, carrots, and zucchini. Of course they can't just like the same veggies!<br><br><br><br>
They both like almost any fruit and almost all cereal and bread products.<br><br><br><br>
They both hate rice! I'd love some new kid tested, mother approved ideas!! What do your kids like?
 

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pizza, (with veggies, sauce and no cheese) spaghetti, all kinds of fresh breads, lasagna, tacos, fruits (every kind) Yves Canadian bacon, baked or fried tofu sandwiches w/ lettuce and tomato, tomato sandwiches, Boca burgers and home made oven fries, nachos with beans, tofutti slice, Sour Supreme, lettuce & tomato. Scrambled tofu, toast & juice, applesauce, Potato soup, smoothies, salad with vegan ranch dressing, corn on the cob...
 

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My vegan son is a big fan of olives. He will also pretty much eat anything in a burrito wrap. He really likes "scrambled" tofu with spinach, nutritional yeast and spices.<br><br>
I make him smoothies everyday too.<br><br>
Lately we've been making veggie dogs in a blanket ( veggie dogs wrapped in dough ) or mini pizzas ( with olives of course )
 

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I am 5 months pregnant and getting great ideas from everyone on this thread!! thanks everyone and good luck pickletatertot. btw, i love your quote punkmommy.<br><br><br><br>
i plan to raise my child vegetarian and very low on lacto-ovo. i am excited about it.
 

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I really lucked out with my nine-year-old. He loves fruit and vegetables, tofu, spinach, chard, broccoli, zuchini, cucumbers, pasta, etc. He loves mom's homecooking. It's only when I cook one of those huge, old-fashioned meals (with, like, 8 dishes) that I really see him eat. I love to see him eat a big meal. There is just something really comforting about seeing your kids eat and eat good, nourishing food that you made for them.<br><br><br><br>
My son has gotten really into cooking. I got him a simple vegetarian cookbook for his last birthday and you would have thought I gave him a pot of gold.<br><br>
His first "meal" was a curry veggie soup. I was so proud. One of his favorite things is making pizza. We make little personal size pizza crusts and then load them with each of our favorites (his always has artichoke hearts, broccoli, zuchini, squash, spinach, red onions, vegan parmesean, fresh garlic .....). He swears his are way better than mine.... It's great.....kids love to cook and then see you enjoy their creation. Its a beautiful thing ;0)
 

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aksjg, I got teary-eyed reading about your son! I know that I have visions of my son being the same way when he's older. We'll see if i get lucky like you! Wouldn't it be cool if he became a world-famous veg*n chef? Like as big as Emeril or Wolfgang Puck! Hehe...<br><br><br><br>
Pickletatortot;<br><br>
Sometimes we get in a rut too. My son likes alot of those same things you listed.<br><br>
My 15 month old son LOVES falafel. I serve it in patty form with tomato slices and some vegenaise on top.<br><br>
He also LOVES brussels sprouts. Don't buy the frozen ones though, those are not good. They must be fresh. I season with a little bit of Spectrum Spread.<br><br>
Whole grain bagels (Natural Ovens Brainy) with hummus is another favorite around here.<br><br><br><br>
I will try to think of some more ideas. I love the other ideas on this thread. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i'm looking after my cousins for 3 days (omni kids, 3 & 5) so that's 2 dinners and 3 lunches and 2 breakfasts... and a million snacks!! so i was happy to see this thread.. i'm gonna try and be real sly about and hope they don't notice there's meat missing.. i don't think they will too much. though i will probably buy some milk for them as i tried to give them strawberry soymilk before and it was just not going to happen... ah, kids. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> the younger one, will eat ANYTHING though so i'm not worried about her, but her brother can be really picky about his food and has never had a very big appetite. but we'll definitely go for the pizzas!!
 

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hmmm, no rice, but perhaps barley? or couscous? or millet? I really love the flexibility of grains when it comes to cooking for kids. You can throw in just about any veggie, spice, or dressing for quick, easy, cheap and nutritious meals. We do couscous with tomatoes, black olives, avacado, and artichoke hearts with a lemon herb dressing most often because they kids love it. Barley with zucchini and corn and tomato sauce is also kid friendly.<br><br><br><br>
My kids, like my DH, are omni (but I'm working on it because I'm tired of their influencing me for evil so I am going to work harder on influencing them for good!) and I try to satisfy their cravings for meaty texture with things like veggie chili (made extra thick, it works for sloppy joes) and TVP tacos.<br><br><br><br>
Most kids love pasta, and it is so adaptable.<br><br><br><br>
My best tip is to get the kids into making the meal with you. If they help prep for the meal, they are more likely to eat it, so you can really stretch their palate by including them in the kitchen. Even toddlers can help shred cheese, or use a butter knife to chop softer veggies with supervision.<br><br><br><br>
Lisa
 
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