Look Kids, No Meat: How to Get Your Children to Eat Vegetarian (or Not)

June 23, 2015

Over pork shoulder tacos one night, we told our daughters that we had an announcement to make. “Jeez, that sounds scary,” said Phoebe, our 13-year-old. Little did she know.

“Next week, we’re going vegetarian,” we informed them. “Now, you guys are either with us or against us, and since you aren’t old enough to get a vote, it looks like you’ll be with us.”

Oh my God, the whining. But I’ll be starving. Tofu is disgusting. This isn’t fair. We already eat a lot of vegetables.

This last point was true. Our daughters have been trained to think of a…