So... we are now a proud family of Vegetarians. Ovo Lacto Vegetarians to be precise, with the hope of becoming Vegans soon. Now before you say "are you sure that's healthy?" "what about protein and calcium?" I have done my research and I am in no way depriving my kids of these life sustaining nutrients. They can get all of these things from a plant based diet. I am still using eggs and dairy for the time being until I feel that we are ready to take that leap. I have found that the younger kids don't even realize that they aren't eating it. My oldest prince is slowly getting used to it and My knight could use a little healthy in his life anyway. :) I took out some books from the library with all kinds of info on a vegetarian diet and the internet is full of lot's of tasty recipes to try. Not only have I removed meat from our diet I'm also replacing our pantry items with more whole foods and trying to get rid of all the high fructose corn syrup in our lives. That stuff is in everything.... blaaah!! So be prepared for a lot of new recipes in the near future. Right now I'm working on perfecting my homemade granola bar recipe. Imagine the possibilities.