Today, we know that the advice of our mothers and grandmothers – “Eat your fruits and vegetables” – was good to follow for several reasons. In the last few years, vegetarian meal plans have become popular for their health and culinary benefits. Produce from around the world is abundant year round and new and tasty plant-based foods are available in supermarkets and restaurants. Canadians, like other cultures, will be eating more fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, and nuts in the future.
It is important to carefully plan a vegetarian diet to get the desired nutrition, health, and disease prevention benefits. This program does not require that you follow a strict vegetarian diet, but we can help you make the transition toward plant-based meal plans. During periods of growth, breast-feeding, pregnancy, or recovery from illness, you should consult a registered dietitian or other qualified nutrition professional for additional assistance in planning an appropriate vegetarian diet. In this kit you will:
Step 1. Review vegetarian meal plans
Step 2. Select and prepare fruits, vegetables, and grains
Step 3. Replace animal foods with plant foods