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Are You Vegetarian-Curious? Try Meatless Mondays

If you’d like to cut down or eliminate or your consumption of meat, but you’re not sure how to get started, try what many dietitians recommend as a first step: Meatless Mondays. What are Meatless Mondays? As the name implies, it means refraining from eating meat one day a week — on Mondays.  Meatless Mondays is a public health … Read More

Plant-Based, Lower-Fat Diet May Benefit Kids Most

Researchers have long been telling us that a heart-healthy diet can benefit children as well as adults. A new study shows that these health gains could occur as quickly as in a month. The study, published Feb. 12 in The Journal of Pediatrics, finds that children who eat a plant-based vegan diet or the American … Read More

Recipe: Vegan Black Bean Burgers

Contributors: Children’s Hospital pediatric dietitians For a vegan meal your family will love, try these black bean burgers. They are cholesterol-free and rich in fiber, protein and iron. Blend the ingredients in your food processor. Store extra patties in freezer bags, between sheets of wax paper, and thaw them out later for a quick, healthy meal. … Read More

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Is a Plant-Based Diet Right for You?

Contributors: Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD & Julia Zumpano, RD, LD The recent revelation about “pink slime” — processed animal scraps added to ground beef — has many of us thinking twice about eating meat again. Popular movies have given viewers an inside look at what goes on in animal and processed-food manufacturing. And … Read More