|Q1: How long have you been vegan and does your entire family eat a vegan diet?||I’ve been a vegan for 3 years. Even though my husband and sons aren’t vegans, they enjoy a lot of vegan meals. In the beginning, I wanted the whole family to transition, but soon realized it takes time. My children weren’t born into this lifestyle, so they still remember a lot of our previous bad habits.
I will say my family’s taste buds are starting to change. They’re so accustomed to eating vegan meals (since I do most of the cooking), I notice they reach for healthier choices when we’re at a BBQ or dining out.Even if my kids never make the full transition, I’m still happy to set a solid foundation of vegan options for them while they’re still young. My husband has made a lot of progress and I wouldn’t be surprised if he decides to become a vegan.
|Q2: How challenging is it to make sure you and your family get a balanced meal? So many kids hate veggies. How do you get yours to eat them?A2: I have to say it was very difficult in the beginning to get my sons to eat more vegetables. I have three boys and my middle son didn’t want anything but hotdogs and chicken nuggets. I stay consistent with serving the vegetables, make sure the vegetables are flavorful and find creative ways to serve them plant-based meals. I’m happy to say that my boys enjoy vegetables more than they did in the past. I even started a series on my YouTube channel to show the vegan meals we eat as a family.|
|An easy and yummy vegan recipe (Click photo):||Q3: How do you find the time to stay active and keep your self fit while you are so busy?A3: I stay active by going on long walks with the boys and by playing basketball with them. It’s a great way for us to spend time together and for me to sweat a little.|
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In addition to wanting to keep up with our 2013 fitness goals, it is also good to eat healthy food to ward off the sickness which so often comes with the winter months. This salad is packed with vitamin a, vitamin c, fiber, and protein. It makes a great complete meal, or can work as a side along with a main dish. This yummy salad was a collaboration with Brown Vegan. Make sure you watch her video for a delicious Asian tofu salad and subscribe to her channel!