Prices for food, especially meat, eggs, and fish, are sky-high these days and families are feeling the pinch. Although shopping sales and clipping coupons can definitely help, trying some new plant-based meal ideas can go a long way in helping you to save money, give your kids a nutritional boost, and help you to model healthy eating habits.
In this episode, I sat down with Nicole Centeno, a French Culinary Institute-trained chef, founder, and co-CEO of Splendid Spoon, a meal-delivery platform that offers more than 50 ready-to-eat, plant-based meals. Nicole is also the author of “Soup Cleanse Cookbook: Embrace a Better Body and a Healthier You with the Weekly Soup Plan.”
We talked about the benefits and misconceptions about plant-based eating, how to get started, and how to get more plant-based foods in your kid’s diet. Nicole also shares some of her favorite plant-based meal ideas for kids—including delicious alternatives to hot dogs.
2:03 Let’s talk about your story!
2:43 How did Splendid Spoon come to be?
5:05 Have you always been a plant-based eater?
6:09 What do you think are the most common challenges today for parents when it comes to feeding their kids?
8:02 How can we spend less money on food?
9:56 What are the benefits of plant-based diets?
14:06 What are some misconceptions about plant-based eating?
18:00 What are some ways we can get more plant-based foods in our kids’ meals?
21:25 How do we get started with plant-based eating?
23:05 What are some of your favorite plant-based meal ideas?
24:46 Are there ways to get plant-based foods in at breakfast?
25:56 What about plant-based snacks?
28:40 What are your best tips for modeling healthy eating habits?
31:16 What is Splendid Spoon and what can new customers expect?
LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW
Julie mentions that the cost of meat, poultry, fish, and eggs increased 14.2% over the last year.
Learn more about Nicole on Splendid Spoon.
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