Whether you are thinking of becoming vegetarian or have been a vegetarian all your life — it is important to ensure that you are getting the full benefit of a vegetarian diet while meeting all your nutritional needs. A well balanced vegetarian diet adequate in essential nutrients such as protein, iron, calcium, and Vitamin B12 requires strong diet-planning skills, as well as thorough knowledge of food and its components. A Registered Dietitian can guide you step by step on how to improve your vegetarian diet and make sure you are getting all the essential nutrients.
Vegetarian Diet Types
There are several types of vegetarian diets: vegan, lacto vegetarian, and lacto-ovo vegetarian.
- The vegan diet excludes food products that contain meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products
- The lacto vegetarian diet excludes the same foods as the vegan diet except it allows dairy products such as milk, cheese, butter, and yoghurt
- The lacto-ovo vegetarian is the same as lacto vegetarian, but additionally allows eggs
There is also semi-vegetarian diets which are more flexible, and can occasionally include small portions of meat, poultry, or fish. If you are following any of these vegetarian diets and would like to improve it or are interested in adopting a vegetarian diet, our Vegetarian Eating program is for you!
Vegetarian Eating Program
Our personalized diet analysis is the first essential step to creating a well balanced healthy vegetarian diet. Once we have identified the areas of your current vegetarian diet that need improvement, we will work together to create a personalized diet plan and build the essential knowledge base for healthy vegetarian eating. The knowledge and skills that you will gain, will ensure that you get the most benefit out of your vegetarian lifestyle. You will learn about healthy, diverse, and delicious alternatives to meats and animal products, as well as easy and fast vegetarian recipes.
Also, you can take advantage of our new Healthy Cooking Workshops, and learn the essential cooking skills for a fully nutritious vegetarian diet. Making bean and lentil-based meals can be faster, easier and more delicious! Expand the variety in your diet with new plant-based foods and learn fast and easy recipes for healthy and balanced vegetarian nutrition!