How to Make Legumes Appealing to Kids 
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How to Make Legumes Appealing to Kids 

If you’re looking for a way to make legumes appealing to kids, you’ve come to the right place. Legumes, including beans, lentils, chickpeas, and even tofu, are powerhouses of essential nutrients like protein, iron, and fiber—vital for your growing kids, especially if they follow a vegan diet. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to make these nutrient-rich foods a regular, enjoyable part of your child’s meals.

Should You Give Your Kids (or Yourself) a Multivitamin?
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Should You Give Your Kids (or Yourself) a Multivitamin?

As parents, we always want the best for our children, especially when it comes to their health and nutrition. One question that often arises is whether we should be giving our kids a multivitamin to ensure they’re getting all the essential nutrients they need. Some adults even consider taking multivitamins themselves as a precautionary measure. But before you start stocking up on supplements, let’s take a closer look at why relying on multivitamins may not be the best approach and what you should be doing instead.

Busting the Myth: Plant-Based Iron Sources with More Iron Than Steak
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Busting the Myth: Plant-Based Iron Sources with More Iron Than Steak

As a Vegan Nutritionist, I’ve often heard the misconception that red meat is the best source of iron. Many people, including my own parents, believed that consuming steak was essential for maintaining healthy iron levels. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, there are numerous plant-based iron sources that contain more iron…

What to Do If Your Vegan Child Has Been Diagnosed with Low Iron
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What to Do If Your Vegan Child Has Been Diagnosed with Low Iron

I often hear from parents who are concerned about their child’s iron levels, especially if they follow a vegan diet. It’s a topic that hits close to home for me, as I’ve personally struggled with it in the past. Today, I want to discuss what you should do if your child has been diagnosed with…

Zinc for Vegan Kids: Simple Ways to Boost Their Intake
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Zinc for Vegan Kids: Simple Ways to Boost Their Intake

As a vegan nutritionist and mom, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to ensure your vegan kids are getting all the nutrients they need to thrive. While there’s a lot of focus on protein and iron, I believe the most crucial nutrient we need to pay attention to is actually zinc. I’ll explain why zinc is so important and share my top tips for incorporating zinc-rich foods into your family’s diet.

Ensuring Your Kids Get Enough Vegan Calcium on a Plant-Based Diet
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Ensuring Your Kids Get Enough Vegan Calcium on a Plant-Based Diet

As a parent, it’s essential to make sure your children are getting all the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. One nutrient that often comes up in conversations about vegan diets is calcium. Many people believe that dairy is the only reliable source of calcium, but that’s simply not true. While calcium is indeed crucial for strong, healthy bones and proper heart and muscle function, it can be obtained from a variety of plant-based sources.

Creative Iron-Rich Vegan Meal Solutions for Parents of Fussy Kids
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Creative Iron-Rich Vegan Meal Solutions for Parents of Fussy Kids

Ensuring little ones get enough iron, especially when they’re on a plant-based diet and particularly picky about their food choices can be tough. 

I know firsthand the challenge of combining vegan nutrition with the taste preferences of fussy eaters. It can sometimes feel like an impossible task, but I’m here to share some creative solutions that have worked wonders for my family.

Is your vegan child getting adequate iron on a vegan diet?
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Is your vegan child getting adequate iron on a vegan diet?

Ensuring your vegan kids get the right amount of iron in their diet might sound tough, especially with all the myths floating around about needing meat to stay healthy. But the truth is, a plant-based diet can provide everything they need, iron included. With a little know-how and some clever food choices, you can make sure your kids aren’t just eating healthily but thriving too.

How to Make Sure Your Fussy Vegan Kids Get Enough Plant-Based Protein
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How to Make Sure Your Fussy Vegan Kids Get Enough Plant-Based Protein

Raising vegan children comes with its unique set of challenges, especially when you have fussy eaters or kids with a limited diet. The concern about whether these children are getting enough protein is a common one among vegan parents. I’ll share some actionable advice on ensuring your kids get the protein they need.

3 Ways to Ditch the Perfectionism and Get Your Vegan Kids Eating Healthy Food
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3 Ways to Ditch the Perfectionism and Get Your Vegan Kids Eating Healthy Food

In my first ever podcast episode, I talk about how dropping the perfectionism around our vegan diets actually makes us (and our kids!) healthier eaters in the long run. Where Does the Perfectionism Belief Come From? There is a strong underlying belief in the vegan world that we have to eat perfectly to be healthy….