How my family moved to a flexitarian diet

My family & I have recently moved to a more plant-based diet because of the health benefits and lower impact on the environment.

I have long-term ambitions to eventually be vegan so this flexitarian diet is for me hopefully a way to transition to that.

Here’s how we moved to a flexitarian diet:

Our flexitarian diet cuts out cow’s milk in favour of soya milk and we have stopped eating these types of meat: beef, poultry, and pork. We are still eating fish, and we are still eating other dairy products besides cow’s milk.

In order to eat this flexitarian diet we have to be mindful of being more intentional to get these nutrients each day: calcium, vitamin D, iron, vitamin B12, omega-3 fatty acids and protein. This is because these are easier to get when eating a traditional omnivore diet. The Google Document below lists alternative sources we use to get these nutrients beyond beef/poultry/chicken and cow’s milk:

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