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09-26-2005, 09:51 AM
If I go 100% raw and remove all cooked food form my home, would it be alright to feed my grandchildren a raw meal when they visit? They normally eat a SAD way and not very balanced. My dh thought we would have to keep food for them around.
09-26-2005, 05:57 PM
it is quite OK for you to offer the children raw foods when they visit you. You might find that it is actually not as hard as it would seem. Offer them something yummy, like a fruit smoothie (bananas, blueberries and water is a hit with my children, and it is very filling), icecream (banana and raspberries is my 14-year-old son's favourite, my 4-year-old daughter prefers plain banana, sometimes I make a rainbow icecream for them, made out of three different tastes), fruit jelly (mangoes and bananas, for example, blended with psyllium husks), apple pie (see the recipe on my website). You can also try sushi, some children like it, especially if they can make their own filling out of what's on the table (fun factor). I have had my mother-in-law visit us. She usually eats cooked, meat inlcuded. She liked our salads, we made some gourmet staff for her (raw lasagne), and there was no problem at all. Children prefer less spicy foods, and fruit is always something they will eat. All babies love fruit!
All the best,
09-26-2005, 07:01 PM
First Question: Do your children support your raw lifestyle?
If your children don't support you, maybe because they don't recognize the positive impact, then you may have a problem.
Once you know this, it's easier to make a decision.
09-28-2005, 10:57 PM
It is absolutely okay for you to serve raw food to your grandchildren. Children love fruit! They most often love nut butters, too. How about spreading almond butter on apple slices or fill celery sticks with any nut butter.
Smoothies of all kinds! My kids love the raw chili recipe on this site. Stuff dates with pecans and a sprig of mint. Juice some carrots (quite a few) and throw the juice, in a blender with an avocado, salt and perhaps some fresh ginger. My kids love it. Also, a variation on the carrot soup is to juice some parsnips with the carrots. With the pulp, mix in ground flax seeds, honey or agave, raisins, coconut (if you have it), pinch salt and dehydrate balls overnight.
Hope this helps.
09-28-2005, 11:17 PM
When my children visit there Memere's (grandmother's) house [Memere is trying to go raw] then she makes/gives them these things:
freeze pops - juiced fruits poored into a pop mold
fruit by the bowl fulls
dehydrated nuts - sometimes flavored ones
tacos - usually that's some sort of leaf wrap
veggies to dip - carrots, celery, cucumbers etc..
dip for veggies
My children do eat essen bread so that may be something they have when there.
banana "pancakes" with agava syrup
berry cereal with almond milk
bowl of berries
choc. almond milk
there are some good ideas in the forum for raw kids on this web site.
Hope these help. :)
09-29-2005, 11:10 PM
I've been a vegetarian for 10 years, when anyone came to my home, they knew they would not be getting any meat or dairy to eat, they also knew that I didn't allow it in the house.
IF they wanted to visit me, they accepted this. They could always drive into town and eat whatever they wanted, and they could bring home the left overs, but they couldn't eat it in my home, or heat it up, I can't stand the smell in my house, it lingers for months.
Now, that I eat raw, they know that if they come to visit, they will be served raw food, they accept this IF they choose to visit, just like when I go to their home, I know that they will be eating cooked food, and I will smell, all the dead flesh smells in their home.
I don't try to change them, that is why I have friends, and they don't try to change me, that is why I am their friend.
When my grandkids come up, they know they will be walking in the gardens, and the orchards, and eating "grass" that is what I used to call it when they were babies, we'd go outside and pick grass, herbs, lettuce, berries, etc.
Now, they love to come visit, because they get all kinds of wonderful fruits, and nuts, and nut cheeses, and pates', and crackers, and rawviolies, and fruit juices, and smoothies, and "grass" and they can pick anything they want out of the gardens, they can use all my fun appliances, and they never get told, "no wait till dinner," they know they can eat all they want, anytime, because it won't spoil their appetite.
They love coming to visit us.
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