3 Tips For Raising Plant-Based Toddlers

When we made the decision to go plant-based it was a no brainer. There was very little part of me that thought that it was a bad choice. I think this was because I was OBSESSED with researching and trying new things.

But over the last two years there is a lot we have learned and experienced while raising vegan kiddos.

Three things I've learned while raising plant-based toddlers to make the whole process easier (and to avoid having picky kids):

Raising Our Kids on a Plant-based vegan diet

1. Get them involved in the kitchen & grocery shopping.

Even at a young age they can have a say in what fruits and vegetables they want and enjoy. They will be more likely to eat it if they participated in picking it out. A fun way to get them involved is with a printable like the one I created here.

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRODUCE SCAVENGER HUNT SHEET - You can either use this as a shopping list (have them find and purchase items on the sheet) or simply hunt for them!

trader joes grocery shopping with a toddler

2. Offer them more of what they like.

Is your child on a green bean kick? Then let them eat green beans! Instead of arguing with them to have them make a different vegetable choice, offer options but ultimately, a positive relationship with fruits & vegetables in more important. Especially at a young age.

3 tips for raising plant based toddlers

3. Practice what you preach.

If you turn up your nose to every vegetable under the sun, our kids will learn that that is okay. I believe that it is our job as parents to encourage exploring new foods, which means we need to do it too! Our taste buds are always changing so try a new food with your kiddo and make it a positive experience! (Even if you don't love it)

What top tip do you have for raising kids on a plant focused diet?

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Hi!  I’m Megan and welcome to my blog! I am a mom of two boys who is passionate about sharing our real life experience of raising plant-based kids!   READ MORE

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