I was so happy to see this group in the community. I've been veggie for over 20 years, DH made the change about 5 years ago, and we are raising DS vegetarian. I have started to notice my diet slipping since DS has been eating real food (he is now 30 months old). I've gradually started making foods that are more agreeable to him, because although we started him with a variety of veggies, he has really started asserting his preference for dairy and carb rich foods (yogurt, bread, cheese, milk, are common requests). So I am starting to work a lot of vegan meals and snacks in to reduce our dairy dependency. This is proving downright objectionable to my toddler. He is mad, pulls our heart strings, claims starvation, cries for cheese until far past his bedtime, etc. My awesome pediatrician has encouraged us to hold our ground for the health of our whole, and I've started reducing dairy available in the house. But DS refuses dinner then throws a tantrum for dried mangoes or cheese before bed. Any advice on bedtime snacks and just generally making the transition with a very strong willed little guy.
Oh and for fans it is really Dr. Joel Furman's book disease proof your child that is inspiring me. Although I don't think we will completely follow his path I think it's an excellent guide.