View Full Version : Transition recipes........
07-13-2008, 07:54 AM
...........I'm trying to get my kids to eat better (they are 2 and 4) but it is quite a challenge for them to go completely raw at this point. So my mini goals with them are to eliminate meat and dairy. This however, makes it difficult to find things for them to eat that they are also willing to eat. I was really proud of my breakfast idea this morning for them: cooked Quaker Oats with half water/half milk and dash of sea salt. Then I processed a handful of walnuts and a date and threw that into the oatmeal to sweeten it up and give it some more nutrients. They actually ate some of it! Not all, but some! And dd (2) ate a walnut-date ball before I mixed everything in. Cool!!:D
So I'm hunting for more really simple (no exotic/hard to find/uncommon ingredients) recipes that could help get them away from the "dark side", hee hee! Even if it requires a little cooking or things like bread, I figure it's got to be better than meat and dairy, right? They just can't live off peanut butter til they move out!:eek: :p
Raw almond butter is a great alternative for peanut butter. I mix it with a little honey or agave and serve it with bananas and apples. My 5 yr old loves fruit smoothies and green smoothies, chocolate pudding made with avocados, banana apple sauce made in fp, raw cheesecake with fruit toppings, celery with nut cheese. Remember that even raw desserts are healthy and kids usually like sweets. Mine loves fruit. Here are a few recipes....
banana apple sauce
1 apple peeled, cored, pulsed in fp
add in 2 bananas
a dash cinnamon or almond butter and blend in fp
I stir in raisins sometimes too.
Chocolate/Peanut butter Cookies
Put everything into the food processor and whirl until you have a perfect cookie dough. Dehydrate - or eat just out of the container!
2 cups raw rolled oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup maple syrup or agave mixed with 1/2 c plain cocoa
A touch of vanilla
Mix and eat.
After they have dried - they are still so moist and beautiful. I think that even shredded coconut would make them taste heavenly.
Banana Cookie Bars
If you want to try a really great and healthy banana cookie (or bar) - you've gotta try this recipe. I bought a raw bar at the health food store and came home and changed it a little bit. The more ripe the banana - the sweeter the cookie! Here goes!
Banana Cookie Bar
2 cups raw oats
2 cups raisins
1 cup nuts (walnuts or pecans)
1/2 c ground flax seeds
2 very ripe bananas
a touch of cinnamon and salt if you want
about 3 T agave nectar
Blend everything in fp and dehydrate to desired texture.
best of luck!!
07-13-2008, 09:32 PM
Thanks Jen!!:) They all sound so yummy!
07-13-2008, 09:50 PM
Try Zuchini spaghetti if you haven't already. If you have a spiral slicer put the zuchini in that. After you have spiralized it add some diced tomatoes, a drizzle of olive oil, some chunks of avacado, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. It is great. My 18 month old loves it.
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