Today, I thought I’d cover easy vegan instant pot recipes. Most busy parents I know, myself included, are constantly looking for ways to get dinners on the table more quickly and efficiently. And an instant pot – or any electric pressure cooker for that matter – is a great way to achieve this.[Read more…] about Easy Vegan Instant Pot Recipes; Dietitian-Approved
High protein vegan meals or recipes are often hard to come by.
I’m not sure whether this is because vegans consider protein to be an over-hyped nutrient. Or because they believe that as long as a vegan diet provides enough calories, it will automatically also provide enough protein.
Regardless of the cause, the result remains the same. Despite it being an important nutrient, plant protein is one I often seek lacking in vegan recipes.[Read more…] about Are you eating enough high protein vegan meals?
Iron is one of those nutrients that vegetarians and vegans often get asked about.
Generally speaking, vegetarians and vegans tend to have lower blood iron levels than meat eaters. Low iron levels can cause a hoard of unpleasant symptoms and ultimately lead to poor health.
However, ingesting too much iron may come with its own set of health problems.[Read more…] about Iron for Vegetarians and Vegans; Everything You Need to Know
Picky eaters can be a tough challenge to crack.
Most parents feel it’s their responsibility to get their children to eat a large variety of foods, vegetables included.
And from what I hear in my office, most also feel a sense of personal failure when their children only want to eat peanut butter and chocolate chips!
Helping picky eaters enjoy a wide variety of foods can quickly turn into a frustrating process for parents and a stressful one for children.
So in this article, I’ll be sharing some helpful tips that can help your picky eaters expand their palate while keeping mealtime stress to a minimum.[Read more…] about Tips for Picky Eaters; a Dietitian’s Point of View
I’ve recently welcomed a new family in my counselling practice.
They’re looking to make a switch from a predominantly vegetarian diet towards a fully vegan one and wanted to know how to do this while ensuring that both them and their kids continue to get enough of all the nutrients they need.[Read more…] about 6 Meal Ideas for Vegan Kids: Dietitian-Approved
This will probably come as no surprise if you’re also a parent, but since the birth of my daughter, I’ve been devouring all sorts of parenting books. And child nutrition books have been pretty high up on my list.
Although few of the kid nutrition books I’ve come across are specifically aimed at vegan parents, there’s still loads of knowledge to be gained from them.[Read more…] about Best Child Nutrition Books for Vegan Parents