I am vegetarian, have been for 28 years, and so is my other half, therefore not surprisingly my kids mostly get fed vegetarian food. But the actual decision as to whether to be vegetarian or not is 100% in their court.
My teenager is not veggie, she loves her chicken especially, and I even occasionally cook her some, but mostly she has to indulge herself elsewhere, like Nandos, which is her favourite place to eat!
My 9 year old is vegetarian, something in the last year or two he has started to take very seriously, and he is in fact far more vociferous about it than I have ever been! One of the downsides of his stricter approach is that marshmallows are not vegetarian. And that means neither are one of his favourite treats - marshmallow squares, but this weekend we found a solution- we made our own!
50g unsalted butter.
1 Jar of Marshmallow Fluff
200g crisped rice cereal (ish! I did it by sight and consistency!)
Melt the butter and fluff together in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, then stir in the crispies. Then squash into a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper, and leave to set before cutting into squares. They taste just like the real thing! A big hit with Max, and we are already planning to make more, with different additions, like chocolate buttons or freeze dried strawberries!