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Meat Free Mondays

Meat Free Mondays

A newer trend catching on is ‘meat free Mondays’. Many people have begun to omit meat from their diet on Mondays, generally people are doing it to improve health and possibly lose wright, but there are also other benefits that result from Meat Free Mondays.

Helping the planet:

Livestock is a major contributor to many environmental problem, most notably greenhouse gas emissions, by reducing the amount of meat eaten and purchased the amount of greenhouse gas released into our atmosphere can be significantly reduced.

Saving Money:

The average price of meat compared to fruits and vegetables is significantly greater. Implementing a meat free day into ones diet can result in cash savings.

Reduce Animal Cruelty:

Many livestock animals are raised in small pens and cages and are subject to cruel acts. Their lives are also end with slaughter. Eating less meat is a step that helps reduce cruelty and suffering to animals.

If you are wanting to try out meat free Mondays and are having trouble with coming up with ideas for what to make check out the recipes page for some inspiration. 


Vegetarian Diets and Children

People have different views when it comes to children’s diets especially if it excludes elements such as meat and or other animal products. But if done properly the dietary requirements of children can be met and healthy development will be achieved.

Due to protein being an essential element of muscle development and growth, a child with a vegetarian diet must find other sources of protein to sufficiently supply their body’s needs. Vegetarian foods that have a good source of protein include;

-        Dairy products

-        Eggs

-        Grains

-        Legumes

-        Pulses

-        And soy products

Foods with protein should be included in every meal to ensure the required protein is met. Children with vegetarian diets also have to be careful with the amount of fibre in their diets. Too much fibre can lead to poor absorption of important nutrients such as iron, zinc and calcium.

Young children also have high energy needs, to provide for their energy needs their diets should include a mixture of refined and unrefined cereals as well as dairy products, fruits and vegetables and oils.

With enough care a vegetarian diet can suit a child’s needs. The most important thing is to know what is needed for their development and to make sure their dietary requirements are being met. 


Non Dairy Calcium

Calcium contributes to maintaining healthy bones, teeth, joints and blood vessels. It also helps with the regulation of blood pressure and the prevention of diabetes. The amount of calcium needed varies from person to person (700 mg to 1000 mg per day), but if someone doesn’t get enough calcium in their diet the calcium needed may be borrowed from your bones. This can obviously lead to problems overtime such as bone loss.

So for those who don’t eat animal products such as vegetarians and vegans other sources of calcium needs to be found. Below are a list of non-dairy and animal product free sources of calcium.


-        One orange contains 60 mg of calcium, they are also a great source of vitamin C, which helps protect the immune system.


-        Soy beans and soy products such as tofu are a great source of calcium. For example Australian Eatwell soy hakea tofu contains 328 mg of calcium per 100 gram serving.


-        Are also rich in calcium as well as protein. They keep you fuller for longer and thus can help with weight loss.


-        Per 100 gram serving of broccoli is 47 mg of calcium. Broccoli also has sources of vitamin C and K.