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Karen GilmanHi, I am Karen Gilman and I am here to celebrate with you your child’s choice to ‘go vegetarian.’ You are here because you worry they will not get the nutrients they need or you are looking for tips on how to make healthy vegetarian meals. I am here to help put your mind at ease and give you the tools to support this vegetarian journey! Be sure to check out some of my programs and free resources.

My Teenager Has Become Vegetarian... Now What?

 

Your teenager has declared they no longer want to eat meat.  How are they going to get enough protein, calcium or iron? Can their growing body get enough of these nutrients and the calories its needs if they do not eat any meat?

Not to worry. They will be fine as long as they eat 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, although they don’t face the same nutritional challenges as girls.

You don’t want them to become dependent on multivitamins to bridge the gap, which is why it is important to ensure they get the nutrients they need from the foods they are eating.

Feeling Overwhelmed With Where To Begin?

Check Out My Parent’s Guide To Raising Healthy Vegetarian Kids Without The Stress & Overwhelm

In this program, I will guide you through how to feed your vegetarian child healthy, nourishing meals. I will help you overcome your feelings of stress and overwhelm around shopping and cooking for a vegetarian diet. After 6 weeks you will have the confidence you need to start feeding your family, or even yourself, the right foods so that you can all thrive on a vegetarian diet!

Does your vegetarian daughter have her period?

Does your vegetarian daughter have her period?

Iron and the vegetarian diet 

Vegetarian diets can be healthy and your kids can thrive on a vegetarian diet as long as they are eating properly. There are however a few nutrients we need to be mindful of when meat is removed from someone’s diet. One such key nutrient is iron.

When my girls decided to give up meat they hadn’t started their period yet so there wasn’t much thought given to their iron levels. Once periods came in to the picture, things changed a bit. At our yearly checkups we asked for blood tests to verify iron levels so we would know if we should be supplementing or making any dietary modifications.

7 Simple Tips For Baking Without Eggs or Dairy

7 Simple Tips For Baking Without Eggs or Dairy

If you have a child at home who has given up eating anything that comes from an animal then you might be wondering how you are going to make those brownies or cookies everyone loves.  Well  yes, it is possible to make delicious baked goods without using eggs or dairy. Realize though that if you are making a cake that has 7 eggs then substitutions may not work so best to look for something similar without eggs. Most of the time you can make easy substitutions and not compromise on the taste or texture.

Rich and Creamy Chocolate Tart (Gluten-Free/Vegan)

Rich and Creamy Chocolate Tart (Gluten-Free/Vegan)

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I have been thinking about what special treat to make for my family. My girls are big chocolate fans but my husband isn’t. This is unfortunate for him as he will be outnumbered this Valentine’s Day and I am doing the baking!