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Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Annual General Meeting

Join Us at Our 2018 Annual General Meeting The Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Annual General Meeting is taking place Sunday, December 2nd at 1:00 pm. This is your chance to hear what the organization has accomplished in the past year, give suggestions for future growth and help set the direction in… Read More

Five Great Post-Workout Snacks

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator   While vegetarians and vegans are a diverse bunch in many ways, there seems to be one common thread, and that’s an obsession with food. Our Toronto Veg Team at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon each year is no different and even though training and fundraising is top of mind, so is EATING! After a weekend long run or doing hill repeats, it’s important as ever for runners to re-fuel with carbohydrates and protein to keep their energy up and their muscles strong. Here are five great post-workout snacks that do just that! A giant smoothie: Smoothies aren’t just for fruit anymore. Throw in leafy greens which help fight inflammation, protein sources like peanut butter, flax or chia seeds, oats for carbs, and your favourite plant-based milk such as almond or coconut. A bagel with your favourite topping: Top a toasted bagel with peanut butter and chopped banana and you’ve quickly filled your quota for post-run carbs and protein! If you love to spread mashed avocado with chili flakes on your bagel as much as I do, just top it with hemp seeds as well to amp up the protein. Brownie smoothie:… Read More


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These are a few of my favourite things

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator If you know me at all, you know that I like to eat. Food is never far from my mind and I’m usually daydreaming about my next meal. By 10 am, I’m starting to countdown to lunch. I don’t consider this something to be ashamed of. We’re taught to eat three meals a day but many dietitians and nutritionists now say that having 1-2 snacks throughout the day is healthy and that you should eat as soon as you begin to feel hungry rather than have big gaps where you work up a huge appetite. It keeps your metabolism moving throughout the day and prevents binge eating at meal times. Banana Oat Date Cookies, photo from Veganculinarycrusade.com Also, while we vegetarians like to give off the impression that a plant-based diet is far superior to an omnivorous one in every way, authors and dietitians like Ginny Messina have taught me that there is nothing wrong with admitting that some vegetarians and vegans may in fact need to eat more in order to feel full and satiated. Plant-based food is naturally lower in fat than animal products and this is a good thing! But, eating a… Read More


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