Our Vegan Halloween

 

What do vegan kids do for Halloween?  That’s something that a few people have asked me.  People have this idea that vegan kids will “miss out” on so many things, but I’ve found that they can have just as much fun as other kids do!  This is what we did for Halloween this year, and some ideas for the future.  (And some cute photos of Síofra!)

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Do Vegans Spend All Day Cooking?

Something a lot of people ask me is if I have to spend all day cooking food from scratch because of being vegan.  I really enjoy cooking, and because I’m home with the kids I have the opportunity to cook homemade food when I can find time, but I really don’t think it’s necessary to spend any more time cooking than non-vegans, even when you have kids.  We don’t eat all homemade food for every meal in our house.  I don’t have the time or energy for that.Read More »

Talking to my Kids about Veganism

In the past year or so, I’ve had to start explaining to Rian (4 years old) about what being vegan means, so I thought I’d do a blog post about how that is going for us.  I’ve always said that I won’t lie to my kids about what happens to animals, but will try to explain it to them, in an age appropriate way.  I also always said that I will never force them to be vegan (not that that’s even possible), but that I will simply give them all the information, and explain why I am vegan, and leave it up to them to decide (when they are old enough) if they want to be vegan or not.Read More »

Not Just about Food

I tend to talk about food and eating healthily a lot on this blog.  I think the reason why, is that as a vegan parent I sometimes worry (unnecessarily) about my kids getting everything they need and also feel the need to defend myself for raising them vegan (which I really shouldn’t have to do).  But of course there is much more to veganism than just food!  We are vegan for the animals, not for health reasons or any other reasons (though the health benefits are a bonus!).  So I wanted to do a blog post to talk about the other things that I think are relevant when raising a vegan family.Read More »

Preparing Vegan Food for After Having a Baby

Let me start by saying that I’m the least organised person ever!  But when I was pregnant with Síofra the nesting instinct really kicked in, as well as panic about looking after the two boys with a newborn, and I decided to freeze lots of food for after she was born.  I also stocked up the cupboards with so much food that I still have about half of it left, two months later!  I started preparing a few weeks before she was due and kept buying and cooking and freezing more and more food until she was born at 41 weeks + 4 days!Read More »