With all the news in the press these days about the health and environmental benefits of vegetarian and vegan diets, I thought I’d give you a brief description of what these diets are all about and how they differ. Here is the scoop:
Plant-based protein is all the rage these days and maybe because I have a little bias (ok a BIG bias) I can’t help but say a little hurray. It is about time the world woke up and looked seriously at these food options. Why has it taken so long??
Even now that I have several years under my belt with a vegetarian child, I still worry about what she eats. I suppose as a mother we never stop worrying but what we worry about changes as they get older. Thankfully I don’t have to worry whether she is napping enough, whether she’ll cry when I drop her off at school or if her friends will play with her at recess. Those days are long gone and my worries have shifted. Now they are more along the lines of how will she do on that math exam, will that pimple on her face go away before the weekend and obviously, is she eating properly.
We are into full holiday mode now. Try getting into a store these days and you’ll be waiting quite some time in line.
How many parties have you been to so far? How much wine and sugar have you consumed? If you’ve been feeling bloated and stuffed and need a day to give your body a break, keep reading. It’s not always easy to give your body a rest when you are busy running around getting ready for the holidays but it is doable. I’ve put together a super easy Epic 24 Hour Body Reset you can easily implement to get back on track.
You can probably guess that I’m not a fan of sugar or artificial sweeteners even though I do have a sweet tooth. With the holidays fast approaching there is going to be lots of cooking and baking and perhaps you are wondering how best to handle sugar consumption over this celebratory period of indulgence.
Vegetarian diets are touted for their many health benefits but you can also eat lots of unhealthy food on a vegetarian diet. The grocery store is full of packaged, processed vegetarian foods with long and complicated ingredient lists. As with any healthy diet we want to stick to the perimeter of the grocery store and minimize the amount of food we buy from the middle aisles.
Life with teenagers can be a roller coaster ride; one day they think you are the greatest, next day they think you don’t know anything. Gone are the days when they cry when you drop them off at school and you worry whether or not their friends will play with them at recess. Fast forward to the teenage years and now you worry how they will do on their math exam, will their face clear up before the weekend and obviously, are they eating properly.
I know from personal experience feeding picky teenagers can be a challenge. If my daughter had it her way she’d eat pasta or pizza every night. How do I ensure she is eating properly?
If your kids are anything like mine they love noodles. Whenever we go out for Chinese food they always want the fried noodles and vegetables though I think they end up eating more of the noodles than the vegetables.
At home we have several different kinds of noodles.. the typical pasta-type noodle, rice noodles, soba noodles, udon noodles and now I have added another one.. squash noodles.
We are well in to 2019 and I am wondering how you are doing with your New Year’s Resolutions.
So many people commit to huge New Year’s resolutions that are nearly impossible to achieve. Then, they end up being disappointed they didn’t achieve them. One suggestion I have for you is to make your New Year’s resolution ACHIEVABLE this year.
The holidays are among us – a time of year that’s known for its busy nature that can lead to quite the load of stress. After all, you likely have several invitations to gatherings collecting on your counter, a long list of people you need to send holiday cards to, and the daunting task of braving the shopping mall crowds to find the gifts for your loved ones. Perhaps you also have to plan a menu to feed everyone over the holidays. All of this, on top of your normal every day life. It can be overwhelming to say the least.