I have been a vegan for many years now (okay fine, I do cheat for a dessert on rare occasion) and my two children are both vegetarian. People most often ask me, where do you get your protein and how do you ensure you are getting enough iron in your family’s diet? The protein question makes me laugh as the North American diet is chalked full of protein and almost all foods have some amount of protein even if it’s very small. The iron question is a bit harder to answer and having had a bad bleeding issue once due to a botched minor procedure, I do know what it is like to be iron deficient.
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As a nutritionist and mom of 2 HUNGRY school age boys, I’m always on the look out for great snacks options. Sure, there are lots of great fresh snacks I feed my kids, like fruits and vegetables, but sometimes my kids want something different. And let’s face it! Sometimes moms need an easy grab-and-go type snack to stash in our purse or backpack that we feel good about feeding our kids AND that WE can enjoy eating too.
When I was two months pregnant, my husband and I took a 20-hour flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia with another couple. This was just the beginning of many other adventures with our now 19-month old. Luckily, our son seems to enjoy travelling as much as we do! Well...except by car.
There was a time when eco-friendly beauty products weren’t exactly synonymous with luxury, but times sure have changed. It's easier than ever now to find fantastic products that won’t harm your skin or the planet. I’ve put together a list of my six favourite beauty products that Healthy Moms can feel confident using. What’s even better is you’ll be able to find each of these companies at the upcoming Healthy Moms Toronto Spring Marketplace, on April 15!
Reusing jars from your own grocery shopping is one of the easiest, cheapest green makeovers you can give your kitchen. This pantry project not only reminds you to look for glass over plastic at the grocery store, it makes great secondary use of products you were going to buy anyway. As the owner of a secondhand shop for kids, and the mom to three budding environmentalists, taking “reused” from stigma to style is a passion of mine.