VZ 223: Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices

Vegetarian Zen podcast episode 223 - helping kids make healthy choices http://www.vegetarianzen.com

  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll share some tips for helping kids make healthy choices for themselves. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If you find value in our podcast and listen on iTunes, please consider leaving us a rating and review. Please note that […]

VZ 166: Planning for Healthy Back to School Lunches

vegetarian zen podcast episode 166 - planning for healthy back to school lunches http://www.vegetarianzen.com

  Parents and kids are gearing up for back to school, so in this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be talking about some ways to make school lunch planning and prep easier. We’ll also share some lunch suggestions from members of our Facebook group, the Peas and Carrots Society (What Up, Peas & […]

VZ 055: Kids and Vegetarianism

Scenario #1: You’re interested in adopting a plant-based diet, but you have kids who may or may not jump enthusiastically on the veggie train. Scenario #2: One day, out of the blue, your child announces that (for whatever reason), she wants to be a vegetarian. In either case, what do you do? How do you […]

Pre-K 4 SA Teaches Kids to Love Their Veggies

Selrico Pre-K 4 SA produce market

As I waited for the receptionist to print my badge, I saw parents coming and going, picking up their kids from Pre-K.  There were tiny backpacks on little shoulders.  But there were also grocery bags filled with…onions and potatoes?  And oranges and pecans, and zucchini and kale.  Yes, KALE. I watched as excited children lugged […]

VZ025: Tips for Avoiding Toxic Toys

We all want to protect our kids from harm.  We teach them to not talk to strangers and to look both ways when crossing the street. We feed them healthy foods and encourage other healthy habits.  We want them to be happy and entertained, so we buy them fun and educational things they want to […]

VZ 010: Back To School the Healthy Way

Vegetarian Zen podcast episode 010 - back to school the healthy way http://www.vegetarianzen.com

  Getting ready for back-to-school is hectic, no doubt.  Lots to do, too little time to get it all done.  Summer was too short (for the kids, anyway!).  On top of shots, new clothes, school supplies and convincing the kids that this year is going to be GREAT, you want to ensure that you feed […]

Creative Healthy Lunch Ideas for Back to School

It seems like kids have always had mixed opinions about school lunch.  When I was a kid back in the 70s and 80s, I thought it was just gross.  I mean, really.  Not even pizza day was enough to pique my interest, and I’ve always loved pizza.  Without a doubt, I was a super-picky child […]