What to do when all of your young children are non-vegetarian and your partner is also non-veg and not the least bit interested in it? At all? I spent the majority of my teens, early 20's, and mid 20's as a vegetarian/vegan. It seems family life is what throws me off because of all the varying dietary preferences. My parents became vegetarians 5 years ago, after NEVER being veg their whole lives, and I find that inspiring and it kind of puts me to shame. In all reality I have a lot of ethical and health-related aversions to consuming meat. I am also fairly gluten and lactose intolerant. I do the majority of the meal prep in our home, and in the past keeping it vegetarian for any length of time left me with a cranky partner... and while one of my children naturally leans towards vegetarianism, the other two do not (one has ASD and on a gfcf diet as well).
I realize it seams as *easy* as to making myself an alternate- which I often do- But our meal planning/prep is crazy! I have 2 children who eat one thing, another who is on the gfcf diet, an infant to nurse, and a carnivoreos husband. Our meals are rarely totally congruent.
I know it will really just take some devotion on my part, but I also have that slight "If I'm the one cooking, you should eat what I make you" feeling. But then I feel like my (truly wonderful) husband will go buy himself cheeseburgers after dinner! (typically when I do prepare meat in our home it is organic/natural/grass fed/local etc, not fast food).
I have had friends who have turned their partners, but i doubt it in my case :) I just want to stop compromising my own feelings on the matter. Just looking for advice on how to simplify things/ make it work.