Karen Gilman, Founder

You are here because you:

  • Have no idea what to feed your daughter
  •  Are worried she is going to be malnourished
  •  Need some support with meal planning

Vegetarian diets can provide all the nutrients kids need to grow and thrive. But following a vegetarian diet can sometimes be a challenge. You can’t just defrost some chicken throw it under the broiler and be done with dinner. Vegetarian meals require a little more time to plan and sometimes prepare. I can help remove some of the stress from this process and help you make nutritious and appetizing meals for your family.

I don’t want you to agonize over each and every meal you prepare. Oh and school lunches, ugh! They were already a struggle to begin with.
And you don’t want your daughter getting her nutrients from a jar of vitamins. Though she occasionally may need to, it is best to strive to get her all that she needs from the food she eats.

Why me?

I am a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant (TM) and mom to two teenage (yikes!) girls who, most of the time, follow a vegetarian diet. For me, preparing vegetarian meals for the past 30 years coupled with the Diploma in Natural Nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, has provided me with the insight and tools to support families whose children are vegetarian.

As a mom, I know the struggles with getting everyone to eat well. Hey, even my kids would eat pasta every day if I let them. I love taking vegetarian cookbooks from the library and trying new recipes. Sometimes my kids will eat them, sometimes they don’t.

As a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant (CHNC)  it is my role to support dietary and lifestyle changes your family can embrace.  CHNCs are professionals trained in natural nutrition and complementary therapies, whose principal function is to educate individuals or groups about the benefits and health impact of optimal nutrition. I am happy to prepare nutritional information, meal plans, recipes and other tips to ensure your child is thriving and give you peace of mind. Don’t forget to grab a copy of Vegetarian Teen Basics For Busy Parents for some tips and tricks.

When not working with clients you can find me blogging away. You will find some of my recipes and posts at Savvy Mom, Naturally Savvy, Made Good   and  Livekindly.