So I’ve been vegetarian for about 3 years… I’m only 15 and I’ve been wanting to go vegan for quite a while now; but my parents just WON’T let me! They say it would be “too hard” because everyone else in my family are meat eaters. There’s probably no way i’m going to be able to convince them to let me go vegan. So does anybody know what I can do? Not necessarily to convince them; but just ways to still be vegan involved…
I’m 15 too! My parents used to be totally against it, but I just went vegan even though they wouldn’t let me. I went shopping with them and chose my own stuff and I made some vegan recipes for the family. Just go vegan anyway without them letting you! They’ll be super mad at first, but then they will see that it isn’t as hard or unhealthy as they thought.
Once they see how much healthier, cheaper, humane it is and how much it means to you I’m sure they’ll start to warm up to the idea. Just let them know that there is NO nutrient you can’t get on a vegan diet and their even better for you because you aren’t getting all that nasty cholesterol, saturated fat, antibiotics, or hormones like you get with the animal products. http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/infographic-how-to-go-vegan/
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Ask if you can be vegan if you make your own food. There are lots of alternatives to dairy and eggs, etc. that you can buy, but there are lots of recipes for making those things yourself that are perfectly fine,and in some cases, better than store-bought.
If your parents are concerned that they will have to be basically cooking two separate meals if you are vegan, perhaps you cooking for yourself will convince them. (P.S. If you need ideas, check out the Vegan College Cookbook. Everything in there is SUPER-EASY! and inexpensive.)