Alicia Silverstone Claims The Secret To Well-Behaved Kids Is A Vegan Diet

by Leah Groth
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According to the ‘Clueless’ star, veggies are basically magical

Is your child’s bad behavior driving you crazy? Maybe you have tried everything your pediatrician has recommended to deal with it. Well, according to Alicia Silverstone, she knows the secret to keeping your children well-behaved and it all has to do with their diet. No more hot dogs, mac and cheese, pepperoni pizza or milk. If you want your kids to behave, she believes the key is to go vegan.

In a new interview with Us Magazine, Silverstone revealed that her son’s meat-free diet was responsible for their “harmonious” relationship. “I’ve never had to raise my voice to Bear,” The Kind Diet author told the magazine. “I can just say ‘no, thank you’ and we respect each other and listen to each other. So much of that is because he’s not … a lot of it is the parenting, but a lot of it is the food. When your kid feels good, they act well.”


While she admits that motherhood takes “every morsel of your being,” avoiding meat products apparently allows her to have “more presence to enjoy him.”

When asked if Bear was a picky eater, Silverstone revealed his favorite food is actually kale. “I’m imagining that doesn’t count as a picky eater,” she said with a laugh. “He eats kale pretty much almost every day. And he eats bok choy, and he eats cabbage and he has brown rice and quinoa.”


Apparently Bear’s vegan diet has been incredible for his health. In a previous interview with Page Six, Silverstone claimed that his plant-based diet is responsible for the fact that he has “never” — yes NEVER — gotten sick or taken medication.

“He’s never had to take medicine in his life,” Silverstone told Page Six. “He can get sniffles and a runny nose but he’s not down, he still goes to school. Two times in his life has he been like, ‘Mommy I don’t feel good,’ and it was only for a few hours and he was back running around.”

Silverstone, who is an anti-vaxxer, doesn’t really believe in diapers or tampons and advocates placenta eating, is also a vegan herself. She ditched meat from her diet when she was 21, and is one of the most outspoken stars in Hollywood when it comes to her support of the diet. But apparently she does allow Bear to cheat sometimes.

“I’m really open to Bear being a little bit flexible out in the world. When he is with other kids who are eating regular pizza — if there’s no vegan pizza, I want him to have the pizza,” she told Redbook in 2018 “I know other vegans might not agree with that or think it’s acceptable, but I don’t care. I just try to always make sure that at some point in the day he gets some brown rice in him, some greens, and some beans. And if he does that, I feel good. You do the best you can.”

We are all just doing the best we can, right? For some of us, it just happens to involve feeding our kids animal products.

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