Getting Alex to eat his dinner is a fight most nights, but for reasons different to most kids. He happily eats his vegetables, salad or pasta, but almost gags on any form of meat we place in front of him.
So for a long time now we have wondered if Alex is going to be a vegetarian. (Strangely, though, he loves chicken nuggets…possibly an indication of the LACK of real chicken inside them!!) I honestly thought this would be a passing phase, but it’s lasted for months now.
I’ve considered becoming a vegetarian myself, due to my animal rights beliefs. I haven’t made that choice yet, but had always thought becoming vegetarian was just that…a choice.
Seeing Alex struggle to swallow chicken, lamb or beef prepared in almost any way has made me start to question that. Maybe he simply doesn’t like the flavour?
Any vegetarians out there that can shed some light on it all for me???