View Full Version : What would a well balanced meal look like?
09-04-2005, 12:42 PM
I am trying to figure out if I am getting all the correct porportions of food into my system and also my baby's body.
My baby eats mostly fruit and fats all day. I did get her to drink some greens yesterday, but it isnt everyday that she eats greens.
What would the typical well balanced meal look like to you?
09-04-2005, 05:50 PM
my nearly 5-year-old won't have greens either. She loves fruit (any type of sweet ripe fruit, smoothies for breakfast). She likes fats too: avocaodes, sweet nut-based balls that I make, fruit pies (base made with nuts). Greens? Naaah.
To me, a balanced meal can be a bowlful of watermelon. A balanced meal does not have to include a range of foods, one type of food is quite OK, if not recommended (much easier to digest). Children are natural-born mono-eaters, they do not like to mix (mine don't).
09-04-2005, 09:36 PM
don't know about the balanced meal but my 2 and half year old (not 100% raw) loves fruit, pies and nut / fruit based balls like the fudge balls but as for greens - no way. When she sees me with my fresh OJ she says "Barley mummy" (telling me to add my green barley powder) and when I ask her if she wants Barley in her OJ "oh no mummy" but she did at least try it for me once.
I agree just keep it as raw as you can for the children - I am converting my daughter and give them lots of hugs!!
09-04-2005, 10:08 PM
yeah , totally - ITS ALL ABOUT THE COLOR !!!!
I think its Audrey Hepburn that said "if it looks boring ,it cant be too healthy" -meaning a bunch of white isnt going to do much good , phyto nutrients are EXTREMLEY cleansing and protect against free-radicals and are found in yellow ,green (DARK) , mean reds ;) ,orange ,and the oh-so elusive purple and blues - try to get them all :) !!!!!
09-05-2005, 04:37 AM
You and she can just eat whatever you want. If you're both all raw, your body will begin craving what it needs. Just listen to it. Eat what sounds, smells, or looks good.
By the way, about the greens, I know a little 21-month old who does eat greens. She was started on them very early -- her mama just would eat them in front of her and since little ones usually want what their parents are eating, she soon had her own bowlful. She is known now at the local farmers market. She eats her "baby salad" -- which is microgreens -- out of the bag while being wheeled among the stands, and she eats a green salad at least every other day. Trader Joe's knows her as the mushroom girl since she eats them straight from the container while her mommy pushes the cart. Fruits are definitely preferred, but still the greens are a regular part of her diet.
So there's hope!
Here's the evidence:
09-05-2005, 09:00 AM
she is absolutely precious RawTruth! :)
09-05-2005, 05:14 PM
As others have said there's no reason to worry about getting everything every meal or even everyday. Have a variety of food available and eat what you want. You'll find that over a few days or a week the variety will just happen.
09-05-2005, 06:09 PM
she is absolutely precious RawTruth! :)I think so, too, sweetgoddess. But, I am a bit biased.
p.s. Sorry to sidetrack this thread -- I just loved this picture!
09-08-2005, 06:46 PM
I just wanted to say thank you everyone for responding to my question. I can be a little more confident in what my baby eats because the other ladies squidly and Gosia said that their kids mostly eat fruits and fats. (Thank you)
There are some vegetables she will eat, but it is rare that I can get her to eat more vegetables. I have tried giving her dips to put the veggies in because she likes things with sauces. I have tried making crackers out of the vegetables, most of them didnt come out tasty. I have made green smoothies for her and a lot of the time she will drink those. I have also added greens to her milk. Which she drank most of it. I thought that was impressive. However, I was afraid that if I kept adding greens to her milk that her tastes would change and she would refuse to drink the nut milk.
thank you all for your comments.
Teresa and Mae
09-08-2005, 06:54 PM
your baby is absolutely beautiful!
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