View Full Version : Your ideal Raw Food For Kids Book
01-13-2007, 08:09 AM
Hi all, I am brainstorming on writing a book about raw food for kids. I believe there is just not enough info out there and I want to change that. I was afraid to come out and publicly say this yet as this is in the beginning stages only, but since I want to find out what YOU want, there is no other way! ;)
So, if you could pick up a book and get information in it about raising your kids raw, what would you want to read? Do you have specific questions or needs?
Also, would there be any families (parents) out there who would be willing to let me interview you on how you did/do it? (like on transitioning kids, starting out with raw, social situations, favorite foods, child raising techniques, etc...) I have my own children and experience to draw upon, but every child is unique and as different as every family!
I have 3 children and am currently pregnant with our 4th, my first raw pregnancy. I hope to even cover that in this book, so this topic will be included.
Thanks in advance for any help or ideas you may be willing to share!
01-13-2007, 08:27 AM
I just wanted to add my email address for anyone who is interested!
01-14-2007, 01:59 AM
You are right there is not a lot out there for raw families. check out thegardendiet.com site Storm and Jinjee are a raw family she is expecting her 5th and she has documented every part of their journey including Dr visits. They really put themselves out on the line and the results are amazing. She also has an e-book about pregnacy, delivery and raising raw children.
Good Luck R
01-14-2007, 05:09 AM
Hi Sailaway, thanks for the thoughts on Storm and Jinjee. I have all their books and DVD. Actually, theirs was the first raw purchase I made simply because I knew I wanted to do this for my whole family and it was instantly available as an ebook! I love their writings, but I still feel like there needs to be more in-depth information for everyone. They cover so much in such a short space.
Also, in general reply to some emails I have already received (thank you, thank you!!), here are some of the topics I have already planned, in no particular order yet:
1. Nutrition in Raw Foods/Needs of children
2. Transitioning children (differing ages)
3. Raw Pregnancy/Nursing
4. Raw Babies
5. Social Situations
6. Making Food Kid-Friendly/Involving Kids (involving idea thanks to an email!)
7. Aspects of Raw Food and Healthy Living
8. Kid-Oriented Recipes
This said, if you have recipes of your own making that you think others would like to share and enjoy, please think of contributing. I will give you credit in the book, so please don't give me a recipe from a published book! I have some of my own and some that I have asked permission to republish, but the more the better, right?
I am also in contact with an experienced midwife who promotes the raw diet for the pregnancy/nursing section. I think that will go much further than just personal experience for credibility. I want to include my pregnancy experience, so this won't be out before September if I do!
I don't have any raw food certifications yet as I am living in Austria and have no available resources here, but I am American and hope to plan something like that into our next return home visiting family!
From the emails received, it seems as though I could have written them myself in terms of how children respond to this way of eating and the foods they are drawn to, so it is encouraging to hear your stories.
Thanks again and keep 'em comin'!!
01-14-2007, 06:24 PM
RAW on the go
Raw during the holidays
Just say RAW
dealing with "well meaning" family and friends who try to give SAD
RAW teens in the kitchen
02-01-2007, 08:49 PM
This is a great idea. I would buy the book!!! I think for me the biggest issue is transitioning my kids from SAD to RAW. We are struggling. They want JUNK!!!
I think another good topic would be Dealing with others reactions to your decision to go RAW.
A section with answers (how to answer) the comon questions like....don't your kids need milk? How do they get their calcium? They need meat to get protein don't they?
Great idea...I want to buy one when it is done!!!
02-05-2007, 07:06 PM
Yes, there is a definite shortage of raw recipe books for kids, especially teenagers. The Boutenko teens' Eating Without Heating is the best I've found.
But still having trouble finding teen friendly recipe books that are school friendly:
* Don't melt in a paper bag by the time it's school lunchtime.
* Look reasonably like the typical sandwiches, burgers, chips etc.
* Are filling (especially for teen boys).
Here's what I've made so far:
A lunch bag filled with macadamias, goji berries and dried bananas (the bananas actually melt, so it's abit of a problem)
Pizza with marinara topping and the usual (but raw/organic/veg toppings.
Sushi with nut processed fillings and the usual sushi (but raw/organic/veg)
I've tried to make cookies, but they're too mushy even from he dehydrator.
Would love to find a recipe for crunchy cookies that last at school for even a day!
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