Raw food recipes for kids is an excellent book of recipes for living foods – National children's nutrition

Making Ginger Cookies
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Most women of my age owned an apron, and many even owned an apron like this: handmade and hand decorated. In addition, they probably owned either a measuring cup like this or one made of Pyrex. When I was younger, all my important recipes were handwritten on cards like this. Today, some are so faded that they are hard to read. This one is for a favorite ginger cookie from Nana, my then-husband’s grandmother. She carefully pointed out that she hadn’t invented it. She got the recipe from a Mrs. Senty. So Mrs. Senty–whom I never met–has been enshrined in my family history.

I found an excellent book on motivating children to eat more raw foods. Are you ready to give your kids the power of raw, living foods? Check out the book, Raw Food Recipes for Kids.
One way our own family used for decades to hide vegetables in a smoothie is to mix a handful of kale or spinach and a few slices of beets in a blender with mango chunks, coconut flakes, two cut up small apples with the core removed, and a cup of almond milk. You could add a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and emulsify in your blender. The kids didn’t even realize that green and red vegetables were hidden among the fruit because the kids had been tasting the mangos, coconut flakes, and apples. You could also put in a few walnuts, almonds, flaxseeds, or chia seeds to add some Omega 3 oils to this type of smoothie. But that’s our own family concoction.
In the book, you can learn how to prepare lots more raw foods aimed at the tastes of children, including those picky eaters. Since cooking kills 50% of the nutrients in food and all of the enzymes, according to the book’s website, it’s a good idea to motivate children to eat at least some raw foods each day, if only for the fiber and the enzymes.
Check out this book which is about how to incorporate more raw vegan foods into your children’s diet. Check out the book and the website if you are looking for raw food meals and snacks that go beyond carrot sticks and trail mix. Are you a raw or mostly raw parent that is having trouble getting the kids on board? Well, you are in the right place. Eating raw with your kids just got a whole lot easier.
The raw foods movement is picking up more steam everyday. Why? Because raw foods are packed with the living enzymes and unadulterated nutrients everyone needs for optimum health. Raw food eaters are proclaiming that they are healthier, more energized, and more alive than ever before. Not only are they looking and feeling better on raw foods, they are healing bodies that were diseased and sick after many years of unhealthy eating habits.
You want your kids to get a healthy start in life without falling prey to the Standard American Diet (SAD). Adding raw foods to the family dinner table can help them to build the foundation for good health that will follow them into adulthood.
One of the most common complaints we hear from raw food newbies is that they are unsure about how to get started and what to eat. A life of nothing but salad and trail mix sounds depressing and parents know that this just won’t do for kids…not if you want them to enjoy raw foods and keep eating them, the website explains. And why do they need raw foods?
By cooking foods you are rendering certain half as healthy as they could be. Then again, some vegetables stand up to light cooking and keep a lot of their nutrition, such as tomatoes and carrots. Tomato paste from cooked tomatoes, for example, still has nutrients. Some people get their vitamin C from tomato paste if they have no access to other fruits or vegetables in their familiar diets of pizza and pasta, for example.
And carrots cooked do provide some nutrients, including fiber. But raw foods and kids should go together, if the children learn why some raw foods such as fruits and vegetables are healthy. Kids should know which raw foods have the best chance of supplying nutrients that childrens’ bodies need. So check out the book and the recipes in the Raw Kids e-book, designed to give you some fresh, delicious menu ideas.
The Recipes for Raw Kids e-book includes delicious, kid friendly, raw recipes for meals, snacks, deserts, and beverages. Here are few of the yummy recipes you can look forward to, according to the book’s website:
Raw Recipes Are for All Ages
Be glad your kids have strong teeth to chew raw foods, which can exercise their gums and teeth and help to clean them as well as provide some good nutrition. You don’t have to know anything about raw foods to be able to follow the book’s recipes. You don’t even need to go 100% raw! A raw foods diet does not have to be all or nothing. All ages can benefit from adding even just a little more raw foods to their diet.
The recipes were designed with kids in mind. Of course this doesn’t mean that adults won’t love every bite…it just ensures that kids will too. You can use a dehydrator to prepare some types of raw foods. The opening section of the book helps you sort it all out with tips and advice.
These recipes help ensure that your kids are getting adequate nutrition – fruits, greens, fiber, protein, and all of the nutrients their growing bodies need. They are also delicious, kid tested and approved. If you have picky eaters you may especially love our green smoothie recipes, as they cleverly disguise those all important greens.
Your kids will love the taste and they are so nutritious they can serve as a meal replacement. For parents concerned about nutritional supplementation we have some suggestions for you too. Raw foods are a specialty for picky eaters, especially some of the raw fruit and vegetable combinations. For example, you can hide spinach or kale in a fruit smoothie, and the children won’t know they’re getting their healthy green vegetables mixed in with other types of fruit. Or try the raw hummus recipe, where the chick peas/garbanzos are soaked and pureed or the nori rolls, providing minerals from sea vegetables wrapped around stuffing. Vegetable soup is simple to make and can be made tasty.
For some people a tablespoon of sauerkraut on top of warm or cold vegetable soup gives it more flavor, especially when you don’t use table salt as a seasoning. In any case, check out the book, which is highly recommended to help children enjoy raw foods for their nutritional value and taste.
Check out my other Examiner.com columns
National Children’s Nutrition Examiner
National One-Pot-Meals Examiner
Sacramento Nutrition Examiner
Sacramento Healthy Trends Examiner
Sacramento Holistic Family Health Examiner
Sacramento Women’s Issues Examiner
Sacramento Media & Culture Examiner
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