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Raising a Vegan Baby and Toddler

October 10, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Raising a vegan baby and toddler

You don’t have to look hard on social media or other outlets to find lively discussion about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. With influences such as health, the environment, and animal welfare at the forefront, many families are re-examining their practices and adopting a vegan diet to reflect their values and personal health beliefs.

Making this transition as an adult has its challenges. Embarking on this journey with a baby or toddler adds a whole other dimension! + MORE

Brussels Sprouts – the Underrated Vegetable

October 3, 2017 by Catherine Atchison, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Brussels Sprouts – the Underrated Vegetable

I admit it – I’m a latecomer to liking Brussels sprouts. I didn’t like them as a child, or as a 40-year-old for that matter. But now that I’m, ahem, older than that, I’m glad I gave them another chance. Turns out, Brussels sprouts that aren’t boiled to an olive green pulp actually taste good!

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Tasty Ways to Add Veggie Tops to Meals

August 1, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Tasty Ways to Add Veggie Tops to Meals

Think twice before you throw away those carrot tops. Many vegetable tops, including the greens on carrots, beets, radishes, and turnips can be eaten. Similar to other leafy greens, like spinach and Swiss chard, these greens are packed with nutrients like vitamin A and vitamin C. They are an excellent way to add vegetables to your meal while saving you money by reducing food waste. Why not try something new?!

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For the Love of Fruit and Veggies

February 14, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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For the Love of Fruit and Veggies

Fruit and vegetables are essential for good health. They are really really good for you. They give you vital nutrients and help maintain your body’s functions. And, if you eat a good variety in the recommended amounts, they may decrease your risk of certain cancers and heart disease. Others are involved in preventing eye disease or slowing the aging process.

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Holiday Recipes Starring Fruit and Veggies

December 20, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Meatless holiday recipes

There are so many unique and heart-warming ways people from all backgrounds come together this time of year. No matter your traditions, one common thing we share when it comes to celebrations is food; gathering with friends and family to savour a meal.

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