Recipes and Features by Reannon Branchesi

Why Vegans Should Have Kids

By Reannon Branchesi on November 1, 2017

Before I get to the point of this article, I’d like to attempt to cut the hordes of angry commenters off at the pass: I don’t really think vegans must have kids. If you don’t like kids and don’t want […]

Five Reasons My Family Doesn’t Go Fishing

By Reannon Branchesi on July 12, 2016

Wisconsin summer is in full swing, and my Facebook newsfeed is slowly populating with pictures of small children smiling broadly while holding suffocating (or already dead) fish. Fishing – at least in the Midwest – has become synonymous with both […]

Generation Veggie Coloring Sheets are Now Available!

By Reannon Branchesi on June 17, 2016

We are excited to announce that Generation Veggie has partnered with Carlos Patino, author of “Dave Loves Chickens,” to create two coloring sheets that your plant-powered kids will love! These coloring sheets are available for free, and you can download […]

Growing Up Vegan in the Dairy State

By Reannon Branchesi on June 2, 2016

As a child growing up in Wisconsin, I was taught from a very young age to believe that cow’s milk and the dairy industry were wonderful, wholesome, and one of the best parts of our state. Each year, my elementary […]

When Vegan Kids Are Invited to a Non-Vegan Birthday Party

By Reannon Branchesi on April 14, 2016

Last night, a parent from my girls’ preschool made me cry. She invited all the kids in my girls’ class to her son’s fourth birthday party, and Abby and Izzy were very excited. I work in the same building as […]

Buy a Generation Veggie T-Shirt!

By Reannon Branchesi on November 12, 2015

We are excited to offer limited edition T-shirts for sale for your whole veggie family! Click here to view all the T-shirts available.  Generation Veggie is a nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers, and we have big plans for 2016. […]

Dear Prudence, Vegan Moms Aren’t Crazy

By Reannon Branchesi on October 26, 2015

Earlier today, Slate’s “Dear Prudence” advice column took on the challenge of a non-vegan grandma refusing to provide vegan snacks to her grandchildren while watching them after school. Rather than providing helpful advice, Prudence chose instead to chastise the mother […]

Raising Vegan Kids and the Trouble with Purity

By Reannon Branchesi on September 25, 2015

Last weekend, I had what will surely be just one of many vegan parenting fails. My 3-year-old, twin girls recently started attending the religious education program at a Unitarian Universalist church near us. It’s just once per week, and this […]

Tell Your Story on Generation Veggie!

By Reannon Branchesi on August 13, 2015

We launched Generation Veggie earlier this year as the first nonprofit organization focused exclusively on vegan and vegetarian families. We are small group of volunteers across the United States who manage and write content for the site in between our […]

Why My Family Doesn’t Go to the State Fair

By Reannon Branchesi on August 5, 2015

Tomorrow marks the start of the annual Wisconsin State Fair. Like so many events of its kind across the United States, the Wisconsin State Fair is a 11-day gathering centered on greasy, sugary foods like cream puffs, deep fried cheese […]

Reannon Branchesi and her Girls

Welcome to Generation Veggie

By Reannon Branchesi on May 12, 2015

The idea for Generation Veggie was born when my now 3-year-old twins were still in utero. I remember being five months pregnant and feeling frustrated with the lack of information about vegan pregnancy online. There were a few articles and […]

Eating Vegan at Your Hospital Birth

By Reannon Branchesi on April 8, 2015

Hospitals are not well-known for having great food—mystery meats, blobs of gelatin, bland noodles, and bowls of dull applesauce may come to mind. Having a baby is hard work, and whether you birth vaginally or via C-section, you are going […]