so our family is pretty much vegan. we eat some eggs which makes us ovo-vegetarian & fish which makes us pescatarian, but it's easier to say... we're vegan & eat eggs & fish. :)
mike & i became vegans after watching this documentary. we were pregnant with jude when we made the switch. i had been vegetarian for a few years already & giving up eggs & dairy wasn't a big deal to me. it was so great that mike was just as excited about it as i was... made the transition easier. :) since having our boys we decided to add back in eggs & some fish for good protein & omega 3s. i'm not sure what it's called, but there's something in eggs that toddlers need for brain development. i don't like eating eggs (just like my momma) so i only eat them if they're baked in something. when i became vegetarian about 8 years ago i had NO IDEA how to eat "healthy". my idea of vegetarian was just to cut out meat & eat whatever was a "vegetable". ha. i would eat french fries & canned vegetables. wow, i've come a long way. i wish i had found a good resource then to teach me how to eat whole healthy foods. it has taken me years & lots of effort & reading & cooking to figure out what is best for our family. so here we are & i'm pretty happy with the way our family eats. we need to cut out refined sugars again, but other than that i feel like we have a good balance.
the big question... soy! there's so much mixed research on the effects of soy & if it's good for you... BALANCE! we just balance how much soy we have. we only have 1 serving a day & it has to be organic soy. the most recent stuff i've read about soy said that it's just a bean & there's no extra amounts of estrogen in it. so we'll just stick with balance. :)
here's what a normal day of meals looks like for us:
breakfast (for the boys):
*sprouted toast w earth balance & jam
breakfast (for mommy):
*smoothie w fruit, pea protein & green powder
*coconut milk yogurt w berries & granola
lunch (for the boys):
*almond butter & jam sandwich on sprouted bread
*serving of fruit
*some rice chips or corn chips w hummus
lunch (for mommy & daddy):
*leftovers from dinner the night before
i try to make a wholesome dinner w protein from beans or lentils, & lots of fresh veggies. i LOVE anything isa puts out! also, vegetarian times is fantastic! i try to make something different for every dinner. we do have some favorites though. :) & sometimes i just need to make something quick & easy like mexican.
have any questions??
had to share this little goodie. ;) look at that serious/silly sammy face!
(embracing the camera here)