I started eating this low fat vegan plan in January and started my kids on it in March. It was tough at first, my kids complained, whined, threatened to go on a hunger strike, etc., but the reality is that I am in charge of buying healthy foods, making the healthy meals and they are in charge of choosing to eat or go hungry until the next meal. Mine all chose to eat.
In the beginning, they ate a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for breakfast and lunch (although they were still eating school lunches). I'm a teacher, so I'm off this summer and I've purchased recipe books and have given my kids the option of finding and making their own recipes, but so far, they prefer to wait and see what I come up with.
Yesterday we had tacos, salad and watermelon. The kids ate two and three serfvings. We used lowfat whole wheat tortillas, fat free vegy beans mixed with Picante sauce, had shredded lettuce, diced onions and tomatoes for toppings, plus a salad with a variety of fat free dressings and watermelon slices. We set everything out on the table, said our blessing and served ourselves. It has been a while since we had a sit down meal as a family and even my nonvegan hubby joined us.
My kids living at home are 12yo girl, 14 & 19yo boys. Other meals they enjoy are spaghetti with whole wheat noodles and oil free spaghetti sauce, baked potatoes with vegy chili and other vegy toppings, vegan Boca burgers with home baked fries, most Vegetable Soups, Cheater Thai Pad noodle recipe (fatfreevegan.com) and stir fry over brown rice. Good luck! AnneC