Lisa Bonet: All Grown Up

lisa bonet-feature2We witnessed actress Lisa Bonet practically grow up on the small screen, going from adolescence to adulthood on the ’80s sitcom The Cosby Show. But in Lisa Bonet’s house, a no-television rule has been strictly enforced ever since she became a mom, to daughter Zoë, who’s now an actress in her own right.

At 16, she landed a role on The Cosby Show; three years later she starred in the spin-off, A Different World. But a sexually suggestive performance in her 1987 film debut Angel Heartand risqué photo shoots in Interview and Rolling Stone magazines quickly tarnished her sweetheart status. She made more headlines when she wed a then-unknown rocker named Lenny Kravitz, had Zoë a year later and left A Different World. By 1991 her marriage to Kravitz, whom she continues to have “a friendly relationship” with, was over. Her career seemed headed in the same direction when, in 1993, Bonet legally changed her name to Lilakoi Moon “to honor my personal life outside of this,” she says.

Appearing in only a few movies over the past decade, Lisa has instead focused on yoga, art and a second wave of motherhood. She and her boyfriend of two years, actor Jason Momoa, have two daughters, Lola and Nakoa-Wolf. Changing diapers in her 40s doesn’t faze her. “The number itself feels irrelevant to me,” she says. “I look in the mirror and I see in this face all the life that has occurred.”

As far as how she will raise her latest additions to the family, she hasn’t changed her game plan: each child will be raised in a vegan household. How does one prepare for a vegan lifestyle?  We’ve compiled some of the best tips that even lovers of the Cosby Show’s “bacon burger dog” will love:

1. Take it slow

Keep your end goal in mind, but go at your own pace. Some people manage to go vegan overnight and if that’s the right approach for you, fantastic. Yet don’t be concerned if you feel you’ll need more time. Like any other lifestyle change, going vegan not only takes getting used to, but it takes time to determine what will work best for you. It’s not a one size fits all experience and there are numerous approaches you can take.

Making small changes to what you normally eat every day is one of the easiest ways to increase the amount of plant-based foods in your diet. You could start by removing meat or cheese one day a week and go from there. Or you could…