Today I am going to be reviewing another Social Soup product and having my typical short discussion. I was recently given the opportunity to try Off the Eaten Path’s new range of Pea & Pinto Bean Sticks flavoured with sea salt. The other two flavours are not vegan, so I was only able to test this one…but hey, better than nothing! I’m also going to answer the question: will I be home-schooling my daughter? Without further ado, let’s get into it!
In Australia, you can find these healthy snacks at your local Coles or Woolworths supermarkets. Not only are these plant-based, there are also no artificial colours or flavours. Made with 35% real legumes, you can ensure you’re getting an adequate source of protein. I really like the taste and texture. Abigail does too. They are super easy to eat and very yummy. I would recommend giving them a try! You can check out more of their range here. These are perfect for school lunchboxes or serving at a party with some dip!
Now onto the discussion topic. Am I planning on home-schooling my daughter? The reason I’m even writing about this is because a lot of vegans I know of, are anti-vaccination and therefore have no choice but to home-school their children as stated by the law. However, as I’ve mentioned many times, I am not your typical vegan. I live my life according to science-based evidence. Now this is not a dig at those that choose to home-school, even if their children are vaccinated, but I personally don’t think it’s a good idea. Here is why: a.) most parents that home-school are not qualified teachers, therefore they are doing their child a disservice educating them, b.) a child has no interaction with other children and completely misses out on the ‘school’ experience of being away from their parents and learning to interact with both students and teachers, c.) children miss out on organised sports/social events and even their accomplishments go unnoticed, d.) a child will never be away from their parent so expect to do a lot of work and have no time for you and e.) you will not be teaching them vital social and academic skills that they can only get in a classroom.
Does that answer your question? No, Abigail will not be home-schooled. She will experience an education the way most children do. I cannot wait to see her in her school uniform; making friends and memories! That is just my opinion. What do you think?
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post. Just a quick disclaimer, I am not sponsored for the product review above. It was sent to me for free but all thoughts/opinions are my own.
Peace & Love xoxo