RE: The only vegan I know...
Posted Friday, May 3, 2013 at 5:05 PM
I can relate! I'm vegan, have been for years and years, married to a non vegan. I prep his lunch and dinner and plan it carefully so he eats well, but he does eat 1-2 three to four ounce portions of meat daily. He likes cheese but I don't buy much food as we have a small farm, so he understands and does not complain, at least not to me. I use coconut milk on cereal or to bake for him.
I don't much care what people think of what I eat. I'm a health and nutrition teacher in a high school (retiring in June!) and for many years have taught the SAD nutrition as its my job. My students and fellow faculty know I'm plant based and accept it, but I get the eye rolls and "what do you eat for protein" question, and have handouts for those interested. I explain its a life choice, they can eat however they want, but I love my diet. I am aware that the curriculum is not plant based so we learn all choices!
It is so very hard to work with teens as their diet is typically horrible! I can't control what they do!
Good luck, and keep it up!