Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian and plant based Chef, she is the Founder of Delish Knowledge and the co-founder of Plant Based Juniors. She is the Mom of two and personally focuses on plant foods with a little dairy or egg and what I love about her approach to food and plant based eating is that it’s not an all or nothing deal. Over at Plant Based Juniors, she and her business partner Whitney offer a complete guide to plant-based prenatal and pediatric nutrition.
In this episode we talk about how to make sure our kids are getting enough iron, protein and calcium in a plant based diet. (It’s not as hard as you might think!) We also talk about The Division of responsibility in eating. Parents are in charge of what we are offering and kids – if they want to eat it and how much of it they want to eat. Alex explains this really well and emphasizes teaching our kids self regulation.
If you are interested in purchasing anything on the Plant Based Juniors website (their batch ebook is awesome!)- you can use the code “Lindsey” for 15% off your order!
What we talked about:
4:45- Introduction to Alex Caspero
5:40- What she did before she started her company Plant Based Juniors
8:50- What her business Delish Knowledge is and details on her cookbook
11:05- Her own journey to becoming plant based
16:55- What Plant Based Juniors is and how it started
20:35- Nutrition tips for pregnant women
23:45- Tips for getting kids to eat healthy snacks
24:55- Tips for starting to introduce solids for babies
28:00- Iron rich foods to feed kids and Vitamin C rich foods to pair with them
32:05- The difference between iron from a plant based diet and iron from meat
33:05- The concerns that people have for a plant based diet for kids lacking protein and calcium and simple solutions
41:10- Simple tips for making plant based meals for the family
48:30- Tips for getting kids to eat and try new foods and making meal time less stressful
1:01:15- Her favorite plant based recipe recommendation: tofu nuggets
1:03:50- End of podcast questions
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