Nutrition

Going Vegetarian

April 29, 2022By Regina Community ClinicLifestyles, Nutrition

Have you ever considered following a vegetarian diet but not sure if you can give up steak the rest of your life? There are many benefits to following a vegetarian eating plan, but it doesn’t always mean that you can’t eat ANY meat. Here are some definitions for different types of vegetarianism:

Vegetarian – generally a term for someone who does not eat any meat

Ovo-vegetarian – does not eat meat and dairy products but will eat eggs

Lacto–vegetarian – does not eat meat and eggs but will eat dairy products

Flexitarian or semi-vegetarian – eats mostly plant-based foods but may occasionally include meat, dairy, eggs, poultry, and fish in small amounts

Pescatarian – does not eat meat but will eat fish

Pollo–vegetarian – does not eat meat or fish but will eat chicken

Vegan – does not eat any animal products, including honey and gelatin

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Going Vegetarian

Five Fantastic Foods for Your Pantry

March 1, 2017By Regina Community ClinicNutrition

When buying packaged foods, choose nutrient-rich ones that offer more vitamins, minerals and fibre, and contain less sodium, fat and sugar.  Look for canned foods, such as beans, tomatoes or fish, without added salt. Legumes, including canned or dried peas, beans and lentils.  These protein-rich plant foods make satisfying soups, stews and chilies that are … Read More