During the month of January, my brother Mike’s family decided to try eating vegan and I asked if I could share some about their experiment and their favorite recipes. I’m really excited to report on their month from the perspective of the kids — Oliver, 10, Natalie, 8, Jenna, 7, and Lauren, 4.

Today’s reporter: Jenna

Vegan sweet potato burritos

Name: Jenna Thorson
Age: 7
Grade: 1st

What was your favorite meal/recipe from Vegan Month?

Sweet Potato Burritos

Why is this your favorite? What did you like most about it?

Roasted red peppers & the sweet potatoes.

Vegan sweet potato burritosWhat was the best thing about vegan month?

Some of the recipes were yummy.

What was the worst thing?

No chicken. Or meat.

What is something new you learned about cooking or eating?

Using the immersion blender is fun.

What is your favorite way to get exercise?

Walking & running outside in the summer.

Mike and Jenna 5K run

Jenna Mike 5KWhat advice would you give someone about how to be heart-healthy?

Visit your doctor every 5 months.

Vegan sweet potato burritosFind the recipe for Sweet Potato Burritos at Cookie and Kate! (Just leave out the cheese to make it vegan.)

Vegan sweet potato burritos

Vegan sweet potato burritos