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  • - Oh my gosh, this might happen.

  • Okay plot twist gotta up my game.

  • It's a bowl of vegetables.

  • I took a big risk, I thought it would pay off, gorgeous.

  • That's just six year old behavior.

  • Yum I am into this.

  • Oh yeah.

  • Thumbs up, was that good, oh yum.

  • Hi, I'm Hannah, I'm the World's OK-est Mom.

  • And last season I secretly hid veggies in my family's food

  • for an entire week and it was a huge success.

  • So this time I'm going to try to take it even further.

  • I'm going to secretly feed my family vegan food for

  • (beep)

  • I'm going to secretly feed my family

  • vegan food for an entire week.

  • Will this seven day vegan challenge

  • solve all of my problems, I don't know.

  • Let's find out, wish me luck.

  • So here's the plan for the week.

  • I want to make every single meal

  • and snack vegan for the entire family, minus Henry.

  • I'm going to just tell them that I'm trying new recipes

  • which I've used that excuse a lot.

  • I think so, I don't know how well it's going to work.

  • We have tried a seven day vegan challenge before

  • and I got a lot of good advice

  • saying that I wasn't prepared enough

  • and that I bought too many pre-made foods.

  • And that's why my grocery bill was so high.

  • So this time I think I have a better grasp

  • of what is vegan and what is not.

  • If I make it through this week

  • and nobody notices that I'm sneaking vegan foods.

  • I get to treat myself to an entire

  • pint of my favorite ice cream.

  • So first things first, where am I?

  • We moved basically working from home with all the kids

  • at home and only having a pool

  • and concrete backyard like drove me to the brink.

  • So we sold our house in LA, we're living out in the

  • California desert in a tiny tiny 1000 square foot home

  • but there is a lots of land and lots of outdoor space

  • and we're really loving it here.

  • And I've since discovered my love for Crocs.

  • I have two pairs of dope Crocs.

  • Anyway that's our situation onto the food.

  • Vegan breakfast is actually pretty easy to make

  • because we usually do a lot of fruits.

  • For most breakfasts I just make toast and

  • I'll do this like super food honey.

  • Wait is honey vegan, so I Googled it and I feel

  • like there's a lot of mixed opinions around honey.

  • Some people choose to eat it as vegans and some don't.

  • So I just played it safe and I put it back in the cupboard.

  • Instead I'm going to do some super food coconut butter

  • serve that with some sliced banana.

  • - Woop

  • (laughter)

  • - [Hannah] Yum

  • Something that I had recently discovered

  • before this week was vegan yogurt.

  • It has come such a long way in terms of

  • creaminess and flavor that it's almost

  • indistinguishable it is so delicious.

  • So I got this, they can read, so I'm going to

  • put it in another bowl and see if anybody notices.

  • You guys want a little yogurt before we go on our walk.

  • - I love yogurt.

  • - [Hannah] Do you want some, okay.

  • I'll get you some, bye don't hover, thank you.

  • So I was so excited to see the boys

  • blind taste test the yogurt and see what they thought

  • because they are yogurt connoisseurs.

  • - That's good.

  • - How are you doing Wyatt, they loved it.

  • They could not tell the difference.

  • They thought it was delicious and I will keep buying it.

  • Thumbs up is that good, oh yum.

  • So day one was easy, let's take on day two.

  • Day two was all about the cheese.

  • I've had very mixed luck with vegan cheese

  • and I really wanted to do something special and tasty.

  • I'm making deluxe cheesy mac I hope it

  • substitutes with no issue and just

  • with the theme of cheese I've decided I'm going to

  • serve it with a caprese salad.

  • I found a vegan mozzarella and so it

  • gave me the idea to make a caprese salad.

  • I got this beautiful big heirloom

  • got some regular tomato, okay plot twist.

  • This mozzarella is very mushy.

  • This cheese turned out to be more like a thick cream cheese.

  • It's not like a regular mozzarella where it has

  • like some bounce and some stretch to it.

  • It does tastes good though, the flavor was there.

  • So I didn't even mind the difference in texture.

  • The boys on the other hand, you don't like that cheese?

  • - Tomatoes I like.

  • - What's wrong with the cheese?

  • - [Wyatt] I don't like the tomatoes

  • because there's green stuff on them.

  • - It's basil friend, then just pick the basil off.

  • Okay, really good.

  • - [Jackson] Let's try the mac and cheese

  • - That's really good, the noodles are good

  • The sauce is fine.

  • Everybody loved the Mac and cheese.

  • They ate it, they loved the meal, Wyatt did notice.

  • - It doesn't taste like cheese.

  • - But he still ate it, it made me a little nervous

  • that they might have noticed that it was a vegan meal.

  • So I figured day three I'd have

  • to step it up a little bit more.

  • We're getting a late start to dinner

  • but I have my potato peeler right here.

  • While we make coconut Curry.

  • So when we were living in Los Angeles

  • this Thai restaurant that was by our house

  • had this amazing yellow curry with

  • potatoes and carrots and chicken.

  • So I used that as inspiration for my day three meal.

  • At the core I am a clean out the fridge cook.

  • I'm not a recipe person, I look at what's in my fridge.

  • I look at what's about to go bad

  • and I figure out what to make with it.

  • And that was my biggest mistake on day three.

  • I had kale that was on a last legs, I had to use it.

  • And I wanted to see if they still enjoyed mushrooms.

  • And I think it was just too much, and yes those are crocs.

  • What are your thoughts, what do you see?

  • - I see mushrooms my favorite.

  • - [Hannah] You like mushrooms?

  • - Yeah.

  • - [Hannah] Mm mm.

  • - It's good.

  • - [Hannah] What do you think Wyatt?

  • - Good.

  • - Mm mm, Wyatt what's your favorite part?

  • You'll notice that Wyatt doesn't talk much in this video.

  • I think it's primarily because his sassiness

  • has evolved to the next level where

  • he refuses to acknowledge me sometimes.

  • What do you think?

  • Its like Thai food isn't it?

  • - [Hannah] Is it like the restaurant?

  • - Yeah.

  • - [Hannah] Henry is full blown toddler now.

  • So he was painfully trying to get

  • something off the table, any different?

  • - More healthier.

  • - The Curry was underwhelming.

  • It was a little too vegetable forward I'd say.

  • I really think that after today they're on to me.

  • So day four my mission was to throw them off.

  • It's burger day, these look great.

  • They cook up just like regular burgers.

  • I made a salad with tomato, butter lettuce, cucumber.

  • Usually I would top it with some cheese

  • but we're not going to miss it.

  • And then I have all the fixings for some Epic burgers.

  • Then I did get some Vegenaise.

  • I've heard great things about Vegenaise.

  • I've heard that it actually tastes

  • better than regular mayonnaise.

  • So I figured what better way to try it than on a burger.

  • We're going to put it to the test.

  • - It looks like you used like vegan burgers.

  • - [Hannah] Vegan burgers?

  • - Yeah Beyond burgers.

  • - [Hannah] Do you like them though?

  • - Yeah they're yummy.

  • It's fantastic.

  • (upbeat music)

  • - I didn't ask for mayo.

  • - [Hannah] Honey, just give it a taste.

  • It's not may it's cream sauce, try it.

  • - [Jackson] I'm done.

  • - [Hannah] Are you finished, oh my goodness.

  • Thumbs up, they loved the burgers.

  • End of day four I am feeling very confident

  • in my sneaky skills I feel like I've thrown them

  • off completely and they don't suspect a thing.

  • So of course I blow it on day five.

  • Dinner time, tonight for dinner, I am going all out.

  • I'm going to make an epic stir fry.

  • The one thing I'm going to try to incorporate is tofu.

  • I like tofu, I eat tofu all the time.

  • I' serve it to my family and I know that

  • they don't like it, so why I decided to

  • bring out the tofu for this week in particular is beyond me.

  • I should have known, I have gorgeous head a cauliflower.

  • I'm going to roast it separately.

  • Some of the best vegan food that I've ever

  • had is Asian inspired with Asian seasonings and flavors.

  • Ponzu sauces so good on a stir fry.

  • I thought it'd go over really well

  • and maybe change their mind about tofu, I was wrong.

  • - What do you think?

  • - Oh looks good.

  • - I don't like tofu.

  • - There was a very adverse reaction to my stir fry.

  • - I'd rather have pho.

  • - [Hannah] You'd rather have pho?

  • - Yeah.

  • - I'd rather have ramen.

  • - Sorry, this is what Henry thought.

  • Even Henry didn't like it tough customer.

  • It's a bowl of vegetables everybody hates it.

  • Its fine its not great, day five big fail.

  • A hundred percent my fault, but I had two more days to

  • really blow it out of the water and do a good job.

  • So day six I decided to make Buffalo chicken burgers

  • because the beef fooled them pretty well.

  • So I wanted to see how fake chicken did.

  • Can't go wrong with a little fruit on the side.

  • This looks good, how does lunch look?

  • - Good.

  • - [Hannah] Wyatt did you see that

  • I gave you a small avocado piece just to try.

  • - Yeah.

  • - [Hannah] Will you eat it?

  • - Yeah.

  • - [Hannah] Amazing.

  • - Mm that's good.

  • - [Hannah] What do you think?

  • - Its really good.

  • - [Hannah] Oh gosh there's a big mess on the table.

  • Mm that's good, the bun certainly helps, this is very good.

  • - Those chicken patties were fantastic and crispy

  • and juicy and so good down to the flavor and texture.

  • If you hadn't told me they were vegan

  • I probably wouldn't have noticed.

  • Yay finally something Wyatt likes.

  • Seems like I have three happy customers.

  • I think they ate that entire meal.

  • Truly believing that it was chicken.

  • Day six was a big win back on track.

  • So day seven it was time to finish strong.

  • Day seven big finish, here's what I decided to do.

  • I wanted to combine a classic meal with a

  • wild card ingredient, so I'm going to make

  • some pasta sauce, some bolognese and spaghetti.

  • Obviously spaghetti, what else would I make?

  • To up my game I've gotten these meatless grounds

  • and I'm going to put these in my sauce

  • and they're going to be delicious.

  • And as an appetizer vegan crab cakes.

  • I am allergic to shellfish and it was

  • an adult onset allergy so I didn't become