FAMILY MATTERS
Youve made the awesome decision to eat vegetarian, but your family is giving you a hard time. Don't worry, we've been there too! Here are some tips for achieving family harmony while staying cruelty-free.
What to say to parents and other family members about becoming vegetarian or vegan or eating less meat.

Dont pressure them to change

Nobody wants to be judged or told what to do. If they want to learn more, they'll ask you. And this low-key approach isn't just good for keeping everyone happy it will also make your family members more open to changing their diets over time.


What to say to parents and other family members about becoming vegetarian or vegan or eating less meat.

Make it easy

Make your new diet as easy as possible on the chef of the house, and offer to help cook a dish. That way the cook doesnt have to make two separate meals.
What to say to parents and other family members about becoming vegetarian or vegan or eating less meat.

Listen to them

Make whats important to your family important to you. If theyre concerned about your health or the cost of food, let them know you understand. Share what youve learned on this website about cheap meal ideas and proper nutrition.
What to say to parents and other family members about becoming vegetarian or vegan or eating less meat.

Be a role model

Be a great role model for vegetarian eating. It may take a while for your family to fully accept your choice, but stay optimistic. If you're patient with them, and stay healthy and kind, in time theyll come around.
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