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I have decided to move my family into vegetarianism. I have stayed away from pork and beef for the past 10 years. I have decided to remove poultry and fish as well. I am going back and forward on the diary products because I have a one year old and although all the research indicates that children do not need cows milk I am still a little concerned about removing him right now. So here I am. BTW... I found this Board because I can not get into tofu. I have tried firm, extra firm, soft whatever, and I would rather do without it. ANy suggestions.
 

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hi and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> welcome!<br><br><br><br>
you'll find several little sprouts that do great without cow's milk here! (imo it's for the baby cows) here's my daughter <img alt="" src="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/echospiritwarrior/new%20house/DSCN2455.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
she's 18 months now but this was around 14-15 I think.
 
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hey newbie! congrats on going veggie and welcome to the boards.<br><br><br><br>
as for the dairy... there are loads of parents here who are raising their kids without it, feel free to visit the raising vegetarian children forum at <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/forumdisplay.php?f=110" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/f...play.php?f=110</a> and they'll offer you loads of advice and support.<br><br><br><br>
there are also some pretty cool books around on raising children vegan, which would help with food plans, diet and nutrition stuff, and maybe just in building some confidence, that you can buy in bookstores or online, or that your local library could probably order in for you- you can raise healthy kids without dairy, otherwise kids with dairy allergies would just ... well... they wouldn't be around, lol.<br><br><br><br>
as for the tofu, i'd suggest trying it in a few different ways and meals, see the tip of the day thread: <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=50249" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ad.php?t=50249</a> for some ideas on how to use it, and the recipe forum <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/forumdisplay.php?f=142" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/f...play.php?f=142</a> for some ways of cooking it, and after that, if you decide you still just don't like it, its ok... you don't have to have it, lol.<br><br><br><br>
there are loads of other sources of calcium and protein, and things you can use to create a meaty, chewy, dense, crumbly or creamy texture in foods, with a little experimentation and some new recipes and a look around your grocery store you can find alternatives, and you'll be fine without it!<br><br><br><br>
anyway... hope this helps a little, and welcome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
I recommend you start with <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showpost.php?p=1171811&postcount=2" target="_blank">this post about tofu in the Tip of the Day Thread.</a> I hope you'll find it useful.
 

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Welcome to VeggieBoards and congratulations on going vegetarian! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:">
 

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Congratulations on trying to turn a whole family - you must be very determined! Well done on the change, and I hope that you get all the information and support that you need here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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