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A friend was recently lamenting that she just didn’t know what to cook for her newly vegetarian son. She wanted to make sure that she was meeting the nutritional needs of the whole family while respecting her son’s perspective. What’s a mom to do?
There are many reasons people adopt a vegetarian diet, including certain health issues and ethical or religious reasons. Studies routinely show that increasing the percentage of plant foods in the diet, especially vegetables and fruits, results in better overall health. But a vegetarian diet relying on processed foods and a small number of staples can push your health off balance. The key to a healthy vegetarian diet is to avoid the possible nutritional pitfalls by emphasizing variety!
The menu ideas below represent balanced vegetarian meals that include adequate protein, healthy fats, and vegetables, while moderating the quantity of processed carbohydrates that can lead to health-disruptive blood sugar spikes. And these recipes are also gluten-free!
And better yet–all the ingredients for these recipes can be found at your local Natural Grocers store!
Breaking your night-long fast with whole, natural foods can be quick and simple. When you plan ahead, you can create delicious breakfasts that are quick to reheat or take on the go.
Stay energized and ready to meet the challenges of the day with a nutritious lunch.
Set yourself up for healthy sleep with protein, fat, and vegetables in dinner to support balanced blood sugar throughout the night.
Don’t get caught in the high sugar dessert trap! Spiking your blood sugar, especially in the evening before bed, does not support health or sleep. Try these sweet, but more balanced options instead. Then remember to stick to just one serving J.
My friend has enjoyed making some of the options above for her family, and I hope your family can find a new favorite from these recipes too.