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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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Fig and Buckwheat Breakfast Tart – Great recipe for calcium and fibre

Fig and Buckwheat Breakfast Tart – Great recipe for calcium and fibre

This is one of my favourite weekend breakfasts.This is one of my favourite weekend breakfasts: Fig and Buckwheat Breakfast tart made with Greek yogurt.Thanks My New Roots for a great recipe. Now if I could only get the kids to eat it. I think it’s the figs that put them off..Figs are a very good source of calcium. Three or four of them provide the body with over 100mg. We know calcium is required for healthy bones, but it is also supports muscle and nerve function. Figs are also high in fibre. Here is the recipe:

Reducing stomach upset from eating beans

Reducing stomach upset from eating beans

I came across this article by Megan Telpner and thought it was important to share. People always joke about beans causing gas. Well, for some people they do cause gas, especially for those whose digestive systems are not used to eating beans. Have a read through for some tips on how to prepare beans to minimize stomach upset:

Pure Goodness Protein Product Review

Pure Goodness Protein Product Review

I recently had the opportunity to review Pure Goodness Pumpkin Seed Protein. Here are my comments:

Pure Goodness Pumpkin Seed Protein, flavoured with natural vanilla and sweetened with stevia, was a great addition to my morning fruit smoothie. It mixed well and tasted great – and one scoop provides 15 grams of protein which is about a third of the daily protein needs of the average 120-pound woman. Getting an ample amount of protein, especially first thing in the morning, will help keep your blood-sugar levels stable, and aid in staving off hunger for a few hours. You will be more focused and productive in your early-day activities.