Third Generation Vegans

By Valmar Health - February 19th, 2017 in vegan life

My family and I are third generation VEGANS!

What is a vegan?

Well, fasten your seat belts because I am going to tell you!

A page in my, up and coming cookbook is designated to explaining the different types of vegetarians/vegans. I can’t wait for my cookbook to become available to the public so you can enjoy all of the amazing dishes we have created for you!

In today’s world, Veganism is becoming more and more mainstream. But, let me tell you, 30 years ago when my mom turned vegan and decided to raise my sister and me as vegans, people thought she was from a distant planet. She breast fed us till after two years of age and she fed us a vegan diet. Man oh man, am I thankful for her dedication to our health today!

That is why I am following in her footsteps. I want my kids to be healthy and happy! Happiness is largely impacted on the way we feel. If our bodies and brain are toxic, how are we supposed to enjoy life? If a person is always sick, how are they going to thrive?

I truly believe following a plant-based vegan diet can largely impact your health and happiness for the better!

Vegan: Vegans do not consume any animal products or by-products. So vegans, of course, do not consume red or white meat, fish or fowl. They also do not consume eggs or dairy. Vegans do not use honey or beeswax, gelatin or any other animal by-product ingredients or products.

Lacto-Vegetarian: Lacto-vegetarians do not eat red or white meat, fish, fowl or eggs. However, lacto-vegetarians do consume dairy products such as cheese, milk and yogurt.

Ovo-Vegetarian: Ovo-vegetarians do not eat red or white meat, fish, fowl or dairy products. However, ovo-vegetarians do consume egg products.

Lacto-ovo vegetarian: Lacto-ovo vegetarians do not consume red meat, white meat, fish or fowl. However, lacto-ovo vegetarians do consume dairy products and egg products. This is the most common type of vegetarian.

Pollotarian: Much like the pescatarian, this “semi-vegetarian” diet restricts meat consumption to poultry and fowl only. Pollotarians do not consume red meat or fish and seafood.
Pescatarian: While technically not a type of vegetarian, these individuals do restrict their meat consumption to fish and seafood only. Pescatarians do not consume red meat, white meat or fowl. This is considered a “semi-vegetarian” or “flexitarian” diet.

Flexitarian: A plant-based diet with the occasional meat item on the menu. These folks do their best to limit meat intake as much as possible and they have an almost entirely plant-based diet. This is not technically considered a “vegetarian” diet, but we commend the effort!
If you want your family to be happy and healthy start incorporating more fruit and veggies into your diet!!! Start Today! You deserve to be happy!

Here is an easy recipe to try to start incorporating more fruits into your children’s diet.

Oatmeal Balls: (Adoniah named these)

2 Cups Oatmeal
6 Strawberries – chopped
15 Blueberries
½ Pineapple – chopped

Directions:

Cook Oatmeal according to the boxes directions
After it has cooked, let it cool for a few minutes
Scoop bite-sized balls onto a plate, then let them cool more
Place one piece of desired fruit onto top of the ball
Take leftover fruit and garnish the plate

Notes:

Once the oatmeal cools it solidifies, making the balls stick together. I only cook my oatmeal with water. I do not add any milk or sugar. It’s just plain old oats and water! This is a great way for your kids to eat their fruit. My daughter loves to eat these with her hands. It makes her independent!

For more fun recipes like this go checkout my “Don’t Have A Cow” video cooking series.

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