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05-02-2006, 09:50 PM
Our boy just turned one and we are avoiding sugar, wheat, grains, and as little salt as possible. Im really wanting to introduce as many raw foods as we can. I could use some advice on recipes, books, other parents experiances. I have a dehydrator and my sweetie and I are both very interested in raw foods as well. :p new mama
05-02-2006, 10:09 PM
Let's see - my 2.5 year old son loves cut up fruit of any kind(even grapefruit,but without skins), salads, green smoothies(if I do not overdo with bitter greens.), flax crakers.
Dehydrated carrot-red beet-soaked sunflower seeds patties
Just put all the ingredients in a processor and then form balls or patties on the trays. Dehydrate for 8 hours or so.
Young Coconut Pudding
Young coconut meat- pitted dates-chocolate(or strawberries or aother fruit) in a blender.Add some water if needed.
05-02-2006, 10:22 PM
I will say the simple the better. I have a 15 mo and she only likes the plain o' deal! She loves many kinds of fruits like mangos, straberries, apples, tangerines, blueberries, raisins, also lovesssss cherry tomatoes and veggie or/and fruit juices. She will have some raw pizzas, flax crackers, nut crust and a few bites of tomatoes with some spinach sauce. She is not into the gourmet stuff at all like me. My soon to be 4 yo loves all the dehydrated fruits!!! They don't really need all this complicated stuff. I have tried to give her avocados but with little success. Sometimes she would eat it and sometimes she won't, weird kid! lol What I would do is to prepare for myself and give her little pieces to see if she likes it, but always fixing her what she really likes just in case she won't like what I am eating! :)
05-03-2006, 02:51 AM
I found myself in you same position and I now have two very happy all raw kids, 6 & 22mo. I strongly recommend you go back to the beginning of this kids section and read through. I did and it was so helpful.
Below are links to threads I have done on this subject!
All the best! :p
05-03-2006, 02:18 PM
My two year old twins love any fruit or dried fruit. They love flax crackers. Try sprouted breads, tahini, almond butter.
Cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red pepper and carrots are also a favorite.
Plan ahead and it's easy to cook for the kids.
05-03-2006, 05:29 PM
I blend a avocado and banana and my son thinks it is ice cream. I also do apples with nut butter with a little agave mixed in. He loves it.
05-03-2006, 09:38 PM
:) Thank you so much for the recipes, ideas and support. Sometimes I feel so confused and overwhelmed with parenthood, especially when it comes to food. I believe it is so very important, yet slip myself with bad habits. Now that our son is paying such close attention to us I want to do an even better job with our diets so he will follow. Plus he wants to taste what we eat and at the moment we will only let him if we feel its simple and no junk. I am excited to start marinating veggies. Id like to stay minimal on the salt though, so any ideas?? Maybe just a bit of olive oil. Right now we use miso for him once in awhile in foods. He does love flax crackers, I just wonder how much of a laxative effect they may have since he isnt able to chew them completley as we do, (and we get lots of whole seeds in his nappy.) I have been cooking quinoa for him, with broccoli and blending it. Its the only grain we give him besides sprouted buckwheat. I guess i should try sprouting the quinoa as well. (does it blend well?) Since he is only 13months I still like to blend most food items to promote better digestion. Im soaking walnuts now to make a walnut and sun-dried tomato spread for him, maybe a little miso as well. I'm feeling so much more inspired thanks again and im so glad i found this website through mothering magazine discussions. Sometimes when im around other people who arent as specific about there diets and there kids diets, they think our ds should eat more and on and on.........but i think quality before quanity and he still breastfeeds..........
05-04-2006, 01:50 AM
Dont pay attention to those SAD people out there. This is what my son ate today, he is 20 mo.
4 lg sippy cups of very green smoothie
zucchini hummus on a spoon
8 cucumber slices
6 grape tomatoes
six bits of a commercial raw bar
2 cups water
1 handful garden bark
1 handful garden dirt
Thats it, and he is as happy as a clam! :p
BTW he had four poo's today too! Gotta love that green smoothie!
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