Although I am vegetarian for more than just selfish reasons, eating a plant-based diet is the best thing you can do for your long-term health. The other day I asked our local GP if I should worry about getting North's iron levels tested, as he has never eaten meat of any kind. The GP looked at me straight-faced and replied, "This is coming from me, an avid meat eater- a vegetarian diet is the healthiest diet you can give your child and yourself. As long as he is eating green leafy vegetables and legumes in small amounts on a semi-regular basis, he will never have iron-deficiency as a result of his diet." (Just to note: he was implying that he could still develop iron deficiency later in life from taking certain medications, pregnancy (LOL), illnesses or disorders, but not directly because of his diet).
So, before you dig into those putrefying meat-pies this afternoon during the big game, how about trying a lentil pie instead?