View Full Version : Suggestions on getting TEENS onto RAW
12-28-2007, 07:50 PM
I would love to ask how any of you have gotten your teens to switch over to RAW. My youngest 14 likes ALOT of what I make but still heads for the Buffalo chicken strips first chance she gets... My 17 year old tried Raw Sushi from my favorite Raw resturant here in Tampa Fl. and loved the taste...but said she felt awful for 2 days after eating it and now won't touch anything raw at all. Any ideas how to get them more excited??:confused: Thanks Carrassa
12-28-2007, 08:41 PM
Raw desserts. Sell her on those, and make up your own salad bars with varieties of addititives, so they essentially make the food themselves : )
Smoothies are good too, give the teens the ingredients, and let them have at it...there really are no "bad" fruit combos.
12-28-2007, 10:58 PM
There's a post I started about school lunches for older kids and there are some really great suggestions there. My daughter is 10, but I feel as if I'm going through the same struggles you are. So far, she loves the smoothies, the walnut taco meat (recipe is on this board), the salads, and many of the desserts in Alissa's book.
Since you kids are older, you may want to appeal to their intellect and really explain to them WHY eating raw is so good for them, the environment, animals-the whole deal. They may get excited once they understand the whole picture.
Good luck to you!
12-28-2007, 11:46 PM
I have a philosophy about kids. No matter what you do as a parent, a teenager to going to to what they want to do. And for the most part they learn life's major lessons the hard way. Your job as a parent is to show your kids the right way to do things so when they fall they have something to grab a hold of.
12-29-2007, 06:38 AM
Thank You!! I will try these out. Carrassa
12-29-2007, 11:17 AM
I have a 17yr old. Last year, while I was making green smoothies every day, she asked if she could try one. She loved it and now drinks them at least 5 days a week. She doesn't eat red meat and eats a lot of salad at school. I figure if I can get green into her in the morning, and she's not eating crap for breakfast, she's doing alright. She sees a lot more than I give her credit for. Soon enough she'll be on her own and I have to trust I raised her with enough tools to get through. She's already talking about how she will make green smoothies at college. Who knows? She may start a new breakfast club! She also loves raw dessert. I have a friend who makes them in her business. So I just buy them. Keep doing what you are doing and they learn from watching...
12-29-2007, 01:40 PM
I've heard that with teens, just don't worry much about food combining, and let them eat whatever they want (as long as it's raw), and they'll figure out what works best for their bodies... just a thought (As a teen, I wasn't "raw", but I ate TONS of salad and fresh fruit everyday and felt like crap when I didn't).
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