Tag Archives: Children

 

How to Go Vegan as a Family

Becoming a vegan is one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do – but it can also be one of the most challenging. Add a partner and a mini-me or two to the mix and you’ll wonder how on earth you’re going to manage this. So, before you decide...
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5 Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes that Will Keep Santa Coming Back for More

Christmas is almost here, and we sensed that you were probably looking for some sweet Christmas cookie inspiration… We rolled up our sleeves and asked our little helpers to search the web, to bring you this list of 10 vegan Christmas cookie recipes that will keep you (and Santa) coming...
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Pull-Apart Chocolaty Vegan Bread Cake

Part cake, part bread, this recipe tastes delicious and is perfect to share with friends and family – just pull apart and enjoy!   I usually prepare this chocolaty bread cake in the early morning so it can be enjoyed at lunchtime or later in the day whilst it is...
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Getting Your Kids Active in Your Vegan Organic Garden

Aside from the standard pests that we all see in our gardens, one of the most destructive of all forces is our kids… Aside from putting up 6-foot high fences topped with barbed wire (these wild creatures will always find their way into your freshly planted patch and create havoc),...
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Mother, Are You Telling Your Children the Truth?

Just before Christmas, I took my kids to see a production of Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack, our hero, took delight in telling the audience about some meatballs he had recently enjoyed. In the very next scene he had to take his beloved cow Daisy to market – he was...
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Top 10 Vegan Halloween Recipes and Treats

After all the spooky vegan Halloween drinks that Jackie made for you, you must be craving some munchie treats! We have searched close and far, entered spooky zones, roamed the Halloween web buzz, and found the best Halloween recipes and treats, just for you. So here they are, our top...
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My Vegan Family’s Pantry

I try really really hard to plan my family’s meals a week in advance so I can shop accordingly and only buy what I need to eliminate wastage and be more organised, but for some reason it never works! Things always change, we get caught up with spontaneous activities leaving...
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No Pigs Were Harmed in the Making of This Luau

No matter which way you look at it, a Hawaiian luau (pronounced ‘lou-oww’) is not even remotely vegan. Basically, it’s a feast centered around a whole pig in a BBQ pit. What could possibly be vegan about that? Ugh – no thanks! It is pretty impossible to create an exact...
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A Guide to Healthy Vegan Junk Food: Sneaking in the Good Stuff

I have always encouraged my daughter, Leilani, to make healthy eating choices. I provide her with lots of lovely snacks and meals based around whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts. But somewhere down the line, after going to many birthday parties and gatherings, I suppose, she discovered chips and...
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Explaining Veganism to Children

Explaining veganism to children is a sensitive yet important task. Our Vegan Family columnist, Natalie, shares her experiences and tips below....
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Living Eggs: What Are We Teaching Our Children?

Vegan mammas may have heard of the abomination that is the ‘Living Eggs’ project – those of you without children may have been spared hearing about this particular brand of animal exploitation. I first encountered it a few months ago when I received a newsletter from Alex’s nursery. I noticed...
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How to Throw an Awesome Fairy Party for a Vegan Child

Throwing a birthday party for a child can be an overly daunting experience… The preparations, the cooking, the decorating, the cleaning, the mess, the millions of little munchkins running around in a pool of chaos… But when you see them laughing with chocolate smeared across their faces and cake crumbs...
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My Vegan Story

I often feel like veganism for me is partially innate and partially a legacy of my mother. As a child, I didn’t take a dummy, but I had a security toy – a stuffed white harp seal that I named Sealy. My other favourite toy was “Ducky”, a stuffed duck...
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Vegan Since Birth: Meet Shaun Durrance

Remember those ads on TV in the 80s which insisted that every child must have at least 3 serves of dairy per day in order to prevent children’s bones from crumbling into chalky nothingness? Remember as a result, guzzling down litres of milk, eating cheese sandwiches for lunch and a...
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How to Love Soya and Avoid a Soy Overload

Ah, the great soya debate. ‘It’s a super food. It’s what keeps Japanese people so healthy. It’s great for menopausal women. It lowers your risk of heart disease and osteoporosis’ ‘It’ll give you breast cancer. It’ll result in males growing boobs. It’s responsible for an increase in thyroid conditions.’ These...
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Preparing for (Another) Vegan Pregnancy

So this is the situation: Baby Malia is almost 9 months old, being super cute, crawling around and on the cusp of walking, blabbering away, downing loads of food and cutting down on breastmilk. Loving her cute gummy smile! And after 6 months of literally not sleeping at all, lucky...
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Eating to Lose Weight – the Vegan Mum Style

Anyone convinced that vegans are all super skinny should really think again. All the tempting vegan offers out there (vegan ice creams, vegan desserts, and of course all the vegan snacks invented just for us vegans) have taken their toll and I suppose it’s time to do something about it. Now,...
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The Calcium Conundrum – the Vegan Child Perspective

Where do vegan children get their Calcium, and is there a healthier alternative to dairy? When it comes to discussing vegan kids, the number one query on everyone’s lips is a ‘but where do vegan children get their calcium?’...
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Omega 3 for Vegan Children

Is there a Vegan Alternative to omega 3 for vegan children?! Fishing Out Vegan DHA for Growing Brains. When I was trying to conceive my second child, I payed a visit to a very closed minded naturopath for dietary advice to help me become more fertile....
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