Jan 252019
3 Tips For Introducing Plant-Based Meals To Kids

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As our children continue to grow, so does their appetites. Although snacks can be found throughout our pantry, there’s one thing that they’ll never turn down — meat. The more meat, the better!

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During one of my recent food shopping adventures, I came across Alpha Foods which offer inexpensive plant-based meals. I read the ingredients and noticed each burrito is 100% plant-based with melty non-dairy cheese and a meat-like texture. I thought to myself, will my picky eaters enjoy it?

I plated them with two of their favorite snacks: cheese and fruits. It looked appetizing.

Can you guess which items they chose first?

The boys reaching out for their Alpha Burrito Pizza.

The burritos contain clean, quality ingredients packed full of 11
grams of protein and are free of GMOs, cholesterol, hormones, corn
syrup, artificial preservatives, and all animal products.

Available in four delicious, plant-based flavors — Mexicali, Fajita Chick’n, Philly Sandwich, and Pizza — I knew these burritos would be perfect for our on-the-go lifestyle.

We picked up three of the four flavors: Pizza (for the kids), Fajita Chick’n and Philly Sandwich for us.

For those of you looking to reduce meat or dairy consumption in 2019, Alpha Burritos offers delicious and easy burritos for you to enjoy.

Alpha Burritos are inexpensive, each burrito retails for less than $5 at your local grocery store.

If cooking on a panini press, cut in half so it cooks thoroughly.

If you’re looking to get your meat-eating family to try plant-based products such as Alpha Burritos, then I recommend the following:

1. Make it a shopping adventure.
Have the kids come with you to the store and choose the flavor they’d like to try at home. The more simple the better. Alpha Burritos offers pizza as one of its flavors which is always a win with our boys.

2. Get them involved.
Kids love to feel included in whatever it is that you’re doing. Our boys love the kitchen. They usually grab snacks or get to taste the ingredients while we cook — it’s a win-win.

3. Plate your dish with their favorite foods.
Seeing things they enjoy makes it easier for them to associate the plant-based meal with something delicious.

Have your kids tried plant-based products? Tell me about it below!

Fatima Torres

What's life like with three kids and two pups? It's entertaining, that's for sure! MTME breaks down family fun ideas and shares personal insights from a former B2B editor and digital marketer turned mom running a business and a household -- all under one roof. With her husband as her #1 fan, there isn't anything she can't accomplish. Read on to learn how she breathes in fire and exhales success.

Reader Comments

  1. oh my gosh this is such a great idea! i def thinking getting the kids involved is key esp when they want to help and see what they are eating!

  2. These look good! I don’t think my kids have tried plant based foods, but they would be open to it! We all would. We’ll try anything at least once.

  3. My granddaughter had a milk allergy, so she loves plant based cheeses and eats a lot of plant based meals. These sound like a great lunch option for her.

  4. I have picky eaters too! I too, like making shopping an adventure. When we go to Costco for example, the kids always love trying the samples. Anything healthy, that they enjoy, is a must have for our family!

  5. My daughter would have loved this life style as a kid. She didn’t eat proteins well, and she would have loved this lunch.

  6. My teen son is a vegetarian, and since he lives with us, I make a lot of plant based meals. These look like something we would all like. I always ate a lot of meat and thought I couldn’t be a vegetarian, but now I know that I could. It is so much better for the environment, so I’m really glad to be moving towards a plant based diet.

  7. I honestly don’t think I have tried any plant based products. I’m interested in giving them a try though. I think my oldest would really enjoy this.

  8. This is such a wonderful idea and very genuine I may say. As parents nowadays are having an herculean task to make their kids eat healthy food this is definitely a great help for them. Thank you for sharing this to us.

  9. These are some great flavors! Based upon the packaging my kids would gobble these up not realizing they were meat-free. My family is absolutely going to have to put these to the taste test

  10. what a great idea to add it to a plate of what they already like (who doesn’t like fruit and cheese?!) I’ll have to give these plant based burritos a try, look tasty!

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