I am a vegan wife and mother to a meat eating family. I will share with you recipes I have tested and changes I am making to encourage my family to lean into a vegan diet.

Taco Night…Kids Review

Today was such a beautiful day here in Tulsa.  Almost all of the snow has melted and the sun was shining bright.  After school we headed to the park to play.

When we got back home I wanted to have a dinner that was quick and easy to make since it was already 5:30. 

Which brings us to…taco night!

My daughter was aware that all items being used were vegan (except for the vegetarian meat crumbles), but my picky 6-year-old son had no idea.  I knew that this was going to be another test.  I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best!

I shredded some almond cheese (my first time using this and I highly recommend it.)

 A lovely ripe tomato.

Black beans for mine and vegetarian meat crumbles (not vegan) for everyone else.

 

Tortillas & taco seasoning.

Sour Cream.

I also shredded lettuce and put out salsa and a big salad.

Within 15 minutes dinner was ready. 

My son put together his own taco (which always makes it taste better to him) with the works. 

I was waiting for any kind of reaction by him after the first bite. 

Waiting, waiting…

Then I got what I was looking for, a thumbs up!

My daughter usually hates fake meat, so I was curious about her opinion too.

It was unanimous!  My husband and kids thought it was delicious.  It was so fast, easy and healthy.  We will definitely be doing this again.

Comments on: "Taco Night…Kids Review" (9)

  1. I love the idea of making tacos. I don’t make them nearly enough, but you got me craving them!

  2. The Symptom said:

    That cheese is NOT vegan. It has casein, a milk protein. These are lacto-ovo vegetarian tacos.

  3. actually the almond cheese is unfortunately not vegan, it contains milk protein.. you have to be careful with a lot of nut and rice cheeses, even some soy cheeses, many of them contain casein or whey.. Vegan Gourmet and Daiya are two popular safe bets for brands

  4. I hate to be a buzz kill, because those tacos look really good, but Quorn Ground is made from egg whites.
    We use Yves ground for tacos. It is made with soy so I don’t cook them that much. Still looking for a good soy free, vegan alternative for our tacos.

    • Actually I was aware of the egg whites, so I ate the black beans on mine and my family ate the Quorn Ground. My family does still eat meat, so this was a small move in the right direction for them. I’m going to look for Yves next time though. Thanks.

  5. The Symptom said:

    Daiya is the way to go if you want “melty” cheese. But there are some good ways to make your own cheeses out of nuts (cashews, pine-nuts). Veganomicon has some good “cheese” recipes. They have a cashew “ricotta” and an almond “parmesan.” You may already know about this book, but for those who don’t:

    http://www.amazon.com/Veganomicon-Ultimate-Isa-Chandra-Moskowitz/dp/156924264X

    And here’s another recipe that we like: http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2010/08/cashew-cheese-making-process-step-by.html

  6. These look yummy!
    I just recently made lentil tacos. First time I’ve tried doing tacos veggie style. My husband eats meat and he loved the lentil tacos. Might be a good one to try for your family too. It’s super easy.
    Here’s the link:
    http://vegetarianwhohatestofu.blogspot.com/2011/02/lentil-tacos.html

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