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    11 months ago

    Hey PETA staff and members!
    Right now I am a vegetarian, but I really want to go vegan. My parents think it would be too complicated for a 14 year old girl like me to go vegan! But the problem is I can’t have anything gluten,which makes going vegan a little harder. I buy the gluten-free bread and fake butter and cheese already. Do you have suggestions? Thank you! 😀

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    11 months ago

    @savetilikum I’m so stoked that you want to go vegan! It can be pretty lame when parents don’t support your decision to go vegan but don’t give up. A good way to help your parents become more supportive is by sharing the info that you find with them and by standing by your decision to go vegan you will show them that this isn’t just another fad. If you live near a Whole Foods you could check out their gluten and vegan options, the staff members are always super nice about helping you find things.

    Also, Check out this guide to talking to your parents about going vegan: http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/talking-veganism-parents/

    Check out some of these super helpful links:
    FREE delish vegan recipes: http://www.peta2.com/recipes
    How-to Win at Being Vegan: http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/vegan-tips/
    Ultimate Guide to Vegan Cheese: http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/vegan-cheese-guide/
    14 Vegan Meats You’ve Gotta Try: http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/vegan-meat-substitutes/
    Vegan Foods with a Protein Punch: http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/protein-vegan-foods/

    I hope this helps! :)

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    11 months ago

    Oh! You should hit up babydollvillan shes vegan and gluten free! She has a blog about her cooking through the vegan college cookbook. I bet she could give you tooons of insight and advice!

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    11 months ago

    Wow! Good for you, although like you said it will be tough. But you can do it if you stay head strong:) I am not sure how to help you, but if you have a Publix where you live, you should check them out, they have a plethora of vegan and gluten foods! I was in heaven when I found out about it! Good Luck!!!!

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    11 months ago

    I went vegan when I was 16 or 17(It’s been a long time haha) and I was vegetarian for a bit before that. Granted, I can eat gluten(and actually cannot eat the specialty gluten free foods), so things are a little easier for me, but what really helped my parents not have a problem with it was that, well, my parents are a little on the hippie end of the spectrum(they’re old enough to remember Woodstock, they were my current age in the 70’s ect) and that I cooked for myself. There are so many healthy, non processed foods that are easy to make, gluten free, or easily made so that are vegan as well!

    Compassion over Killing has some of the best recipes, and if you need any others just message me :) I’m the queen of vegan soups if you ever need a soup recipe 😉

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  • Profile photo of SaveTilikum

    11 months ago

    Thank you all for your suggestions! Are there any breakfast ideas? Now that I am thinking over that that would be the main problem for my parents. Thanks again 😀 I am already writing down yalls’ lovely ideas!

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