I'm slowly trying to reduce my childrens' meat consumption. Not that I'm going to force vegetarianism on them but really, is that any different than "forcing" them to be meat eaters? The argument could go either way, is all I'm saying. Kids eat what we give them.
I just want to get to a point that meat isn't the focus of most of their meals. If they want to have a hot dog at a friend's house, that's their decision. But they're aware that I don't like to eat meat and eventually I'm going to tell them why and hope that they choose not to eat meat as well. But in the end, it will be their decision.
In the meantime, I've bought every kind of vegetarian "chick'n" nugget under the sun and Henry's cool with all of them, probably because I caught him on the younger side. Violet, however, ain't falling for no imitation nuggets, no matter how much BBQ sauce I drown them in.
Anybody got any hot tips? What do you feed your kids? We eat lots of pasta (I know, GLUUUTEN IS KILLING US AS I TYPE) and the kids have always been pretty good about vegetables and fruits. I've never forced them to eat anything which I think makes them less inclined to push veggies away. Once you start in with the "just three more bites of broccoli" business you've made broccoli the bad guy. If my kids don't eat, too bad for them. There are little kids starving in Africa, dammit! You don't want my dinner then GET OUTTA HERE. KITCHEN'S CLOSED.