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Help! My daughter's gone vegetarian

Karen GilmanHi, I am Karen Gilman and I am here to celebrate with you your daughter’s choice to ‘go vegetarian.’ You are here because you worry your daughter will not get the nutrients she needs or you are looking for tips on how to make healthy vegetarian meals. I can help put your mind at ease and give you the tools to support this vegetarian journey.

My daughter's a vegetarian... Now what?

Your daughter has declared she no longer wants to eat meat.  How is she going to get enough protein, calcium or iron? Can her growing body get enough of these nutrients and the calories its needs if she does not eat any meat?

Not to worry. She’ll be fine as long as she eats the right foods. I know only too well how challenging it can be to get kids to eat properly.  Boys, too, can be picky eaters, though they don’t face the same nutritional challenges as girls.

You don’t want her to become dependent on multivitamins to bridge the gap. Ensure she gets the nutrients she needs from the food she eats.

So What Are You Waiting For?

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Sneaky Sources of Animal Products

Sneaky Sources of Animal Products

I really like dark chocolate and used to buy chocolate covered ‘superfood’ snacks at the grocery store. You know the kind with goji berries and blueberries. Well, I don’t buy them anymore. One day I was reading the ingredient list very closely list and noticed one that I was not familiar with called ‘confectioner’s glaze.’ I googled it and this is what I found out:

‘it is a resin which is secreted by the female Lac insect after it consumes tree bark.  The raw resin is collected, heated, filtered and mixed with an alcohol solution to create the food glaze’

Not only will you find confectioner’s glaze on chocolate but it is also used on prescription drugs as well as vitamins and other supplements.

Aquafaba

Aquafaba

Egg-allergy sufferers and vegans can now have their cake and eat it too. Aquafaba, the liquid found in canned beans, serves as the unlikely base for a whipped ingredient gaining popularity as a substitute for egg whites. For the first time ever, vegans (or anyone else who does not eat eggs) can indulge their sweet tooth for marshmallows, macarons, ice cream, brownies and of course, lemon meringue pie.

20 Meatless Ways To Get Your Protein

20 Meatless Ways To Get Your Protein

Do people ask how your vegetarian child gets enough protein?

It is really quite simple on a vegetarian diet, even if meat-lovers don’t believe you. Beans, legumes, nuts, seeds and, yes, even vegetables have protein, too!

Open your mind to a whole other world of protein with my new e-book, 20 Simple Meatless Ways to Get Your Protein. http://www.nutrilicious.ca/mn87