Eating For Energy

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Spaghetti Tacos!

Ask the kids what they want to eat and you'll definitely get the junk list!!

It's definitely going to take a full year to have our kids really realize we are no longer going to eat what we "used to"!  We have to remind them it's all about "Going Vegan" now and that they are in "wean mode" and that is ok.

So we explained to the kids their vegan choices and they are complaining a bit but thankfully have loved most of the Morning Star products we've bought. As well as the wheat spaghetti, brown rice pasta. They are crazy in love with hashbrowns and other easy quick type of meals.

This is all well and good but we need to still make "meals". Trevor and I still feel we are "at the wall" stage. We are reading, looking up recipes on the internet, taking books out from the Library to research. We also are "just going with it" and trying our own recipes revamping old favorites with vegan substitutes. 

One of the kids favorite meal is "Spaghetti Tacos". They got this off an episode of  "I Carly" from Nickelodeon.   I have to admit this was a fun episode and I've enjoyed it as well!! We've made this several times over with turkey mince and turkey meatballs. Well we've just varied it a bit. 

We are now cooking only brown rice pasta or wheat pasta. We found in BJ's an 8 pack of wheat spaghetti. We also are using the Meatless-meatballs from Trader Joe's. Which I really love, they are my favorite.  The kids are on the fence, but are slowing getting there.  We only now use Earthly Balance for the butter spread effect. Has absolutely no diary, gluten etc.

Absolutely easy to make, boil your pasta, heat up your sauce, throw in some meatballs or not. Heat up several or in our case 12 or 15 plus corn taco's!!Fill them up with the spaghetti with or without meatballs and what your kids devourer!! They couldn't get enough of this meal!! Which made Trevor and I very happy.

Any other easy, Vegan friendly meals you think our kids will go crazy over?

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