Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Vegetarian Fun Facts

This summer Hannah took the initiative and joined our library’s book club and fun summer classes.  She loves reading and learning and didn’t want to stop over the summer. I am lucky to have two wonderful proactive kids.

Today after I picked her up from the library she told me she is doing a project to show kids that “being a vegetarian is cool and fun.”  I couldn’t be more proud of my little girl.

Of course I helped her come up with some ideas.  She wanted to make a “fun facts” poster and bring in a vegetarian snack to share.  Her idea is that if the kids see how happy and fun she is because she eats some vegetarian meals, maybe they will want to try and have their parents try too.

Although some of the facts seem obvious, she chose them on how they will relate to other kids.

1. People become vegetarian for all different kinds of reasons.
2. There are all different kinds of vegetarians.  One might better suit you than the other.
3. Many animals are vegetarians and you are caring for animals
4. It is good for the world and nature around us.
5. There are many restaurants that offer vegetarian options.
6. Meat is expensive, having a plant based diet helps save money
7. The world is nearly ¼ vegetarians.
8. By not having meat in the freezer you have more room for ice cream.  (Hannah’s Favorite)
9. You can buy almost all your food at the farmers market
10. You learn how to cook better and more delicious food

She is making a really cute collage of her favorite fruits and veggies with the lyrics to the Meat Free Monday song too.

On Friday before she goes to the library to present her poster and song we are going to make Almost Raw Cookie Dough Balls to share with the other kids.  Here is our easy and fun recipe.

1 cup oats
1 ripe banana
½ cup grated dry coconut
3 tbsp. maple syrup or agave syrup, your choice
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup vegan chocolate chips

Add oats into a food processor and pulse for 20 seconds to break them down a little.  Add the rest of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, and pulse until fully combined.

Stir in the chocolate chips and refrigerate for 10 minutes to slightly harden.  Roll dough into balls then place back in the refrigerator for 1 hour.  Enjoy the doughy goodness!

I love how Hannah always jumps to challenges and loves sharing her lifestyle with her peers.  I hope that maybe Hannah’s passion will inspire you to try a few vegetarian meals a week.

Go green and stay keen,



  1. Great facts, and I LOVE the recipe idea - that looks good! :)

  2. I have never considered being a vegetarian. I love all these facts.

  3. Love the recipe. I have been tempted to make vegan cookie dough before.

  4. That looks delicious! My boys would LOVE it!

  5. What a fun way for her to share something that is important to her. I like the facts!

  6. Love #8! lol Awesome tips! I've thought about becoming a vegatarian.

  7. Hannah is such a clever kid. I love all the ideas that she came up with.

  8. I am not a vegetarian, but I love eating veggies. The Almost Raw Cookie Dough Balls look delicious.

  9. Some great list of fun facts from Hannah. The Cookie Dough Balls recipe looks simple & healthy, and looks so easy to make as well.

  10. Well of course the ice cream fun fact is my fave. Hahahaha Great list. :)

  11. I found the vegetarian fact that the world is nearly ¼ vegetarians - I think that is a very surprising stat.