We totally eat meat in our house. Being vegan is NO JOKE Hard! Especially when you have so many allergies to avoid. I know quite a few people who are vegan, had babies that are raised vegan, and these people make some amazing looking meals.
When you look at this choice and do a little research you find that the same stereotypes for Veganism are similar to that of a family who is ‘allergy free’.
- No matter how good the meal is, people will judge it.
- To a Vegan: “This is good but would taste so much better with some steak thrown on top!”
- To Allergy Free Living: “This is okay, you can just taste that its gluten free.”
- People think you’re skinny and weak!
- When you’re Vegan, people assume that you are skinny and weak because you don’t receive enough nutrition. What they don’t understand is number one, that’s just not true, and number two being vegan is also a lifestyle so when you make conscious choices about your food, you also make conscious choices about staying fit. They go hand and hand.
- When you are living Allergy Free, people assume you can’t eat ANYTHING! They say “Oh my god, what do you eat!” it’s like there are no other foods on the planet beside Nuts, Wheat, and Eggs. Have they never heard of fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, potatoes, etc.? Also one in the same, eat healthier, live healthier.
- People assume no matter what!
- Vegans get a load of jokes, and misunderstood stereotypes because they are making a “choice”. Well first, it’s not always a choice (people raised this way), and second, I’m sorry, how does this affect you?
- People assume, allergy free isn’t a choice. WELL you’d be right in that statement, but don’t forget that sometimes people do it in “support”. For example, I don’t have allergies, but I eat allergy free 100% of the time because my son has allergies. I don’t want cross contamination, and most of all I want to put myself in his shoes as an adult to see what options he can make as he grows up. I want to be prepared for questions he may have.
Lucky for us, our son LOVES vegetables! ALL Kinds of vegetables. So making vegan friendly meals can be easy a few times a week. We don’t use egg in our house since Dylan is allergic to eggs, and we don’t drink milk, we substitute with coconut milk. So that’s a start, right?
Also, we want to accommodate people who may come to our house for dinner. It’s important to be inclusive and respectful.
This Vegan meal was made with Gluten Free Soy and Teriyaki Sauce. That line is like music to my ears! I was so happy to have found it when shopping at the grocery store.
Quinoa – Red and White
Green Bell Peppers
Yellow Bell Peppers
Salad: Lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers
San-J Gluten Free Soy Sauce
San-J Gluten Free Teriyaki
Briannas Salad Dressing