I have spent the past few days looking into other blogs focused on vegan breakfasts. It took some doing to even figure out how to search WordPress. I eventually found a good tutorial. It turns out they have their own search engine.
I selected the search terms Vegan and Breakfast which resulted in more hits than I could handle. Adding the term Protein in, narrowed the results but it also turned up some lentil/tofu concoctions that my kids will not enjoy. In the end I found good lists on Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Tasteful Pantry. I also followed several bloggers including; The Full Circle Vegans, Peace Crafting, Vegged Out Mom, and Vegan Revamp. Finally, I left comments on 6 blogs. One of my favorites was Lioness Lifestyle a 10 year old vegetarian who is exploring veganism. I hope this blogger will be a great resource for the kid perspective on vegan recipes. As I mentioned in my last post VeganNeeds is also a great resource for me. I did receive some responses to my comments. For example, the Full Circle Vegans stated they will look into creating more breakfast based recipes.
Most of the blogs I reviewed include a cereal or oatmeal recipe that called for almond milk. This will be the next taste test for the kids. I will compare the whole milk they usually drink to the almond milk suggested on these vegan blogs.
This is how the two stack up nutritionally. Whole milk has 150 calories, 8 grams of protein and 8 grams of fat. Almond milk only has 30 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and 1 gram of protein. This makes almond milk sound good to me, but my growing kids need the calories and fat. Whole milks’ biggest down fall is the sugar. It contains 11 grams of sugar to almond milks’ 0 grams. It looks like the almond will be fine to add to a breakfast cereal but I would need to replace the calories/fat somewhere else in my kids’ diet. I hope to have my kids do a blind taste test latter this week and report back the results.