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I was so surprised:woohoo: over the weekend when my 11 yr old son asked if we could do raw again. :woot: so today marks a 30 day plan, his plan will still include 5% non raw but for his sister and myself we are shooting for 100%.
neither are fond of juicing but I told them when I made you try the juices it was stuff I tossed together- people on here are pro's so I can get some good recipes........
I am so proud of him for making the choice. I didn't realize he would come around so quickly as he's a bit of a picky eater but this was his choice (go Jax) I will so have to be more creative now that he's on the rawagon, but I think by letting him help prep (he's wanted to learn to cook- :eat) so he'll be my sous chef when we dehydrate the corn chips and kale chips.
I think one of the reasons is he ate a meal and it bothered him-me also his sister didn't so she was ok but he said 'let's not buy that anymore' and I was 'who are you and where's Jax?' funny though he didn't find that amusing. lol so i'm off to find some good kid friendly recipes that we can try with the stuff I have on hand. I finally found mejool dates here so I will do a date torte.
he doesn't like the texture of banana's I was thinking of freezing and making a sorbet? any thought or recipes....
02-01-2011, 07:02 PM
Great news! I love his name Jax. :)
There's tons of great things you can do with bananas. Does he like them in smoothies? You can make pudding, ice cream, add them to many different desserts as a sweetener, etc. You can blend them up frozen with other ingredients to make an ice cream. Or you can blend it up first and them freeze for a different type of frozen dessert.
Mix together in chopper.
Options: Carob powder, Cinnamon and/or Almond butter
Vanilla Ice Cream
¼ cup Nut Milk (cashew or almond best)
5-6 frozen Bananas
½ -1 tsp Vanilla
Blend until consistency of soft serve ice cream.
02-01-2011, 09:21 PM
Wow, that's impressive news ferb!!! :woohoo:
Can your son give my son some pointers? Lol. How old is he? Clever little man. :)
he's just turned 11, last aug my daughter and I went raw for 30 days, i kinda forced him to also to a certain extent-lordy did that boy whine lol but he saw the results we had and to this day my dd hasn't had soda- she's pretty much a veggie girl. he's done real well today with his fruit and veggie consumption. I know he'll do better tomorrow I have to go pu my new glasses so will stop at the market and let him pick out new fruit/veggies for us to try.
I would so recommend that you don't 'force' the rawness onto your son, just let him sample your meals, and slowly introduce more veggies, fruits (he likes mainly apples so we have about six varieties to chose from at the local market). he also likes to help make meals. I'll ask him to 'write a letter to give pointers' to your son, it will also help him in his school work, i homeschool him and he needs some letter writing exp.
02-02-2011, 01:14 AM
Oh ferb that's ABSOLUTELY lovely of you!! :heart
I never force raw onto my son, I'm always emphasising the positive (I also do talks and demos on fresh food for kids).
The things he'll happily eat at the moment are 'salad plates' which are chopped up veggies such as cucumber, tomato, snow peas, carrots, bell peppers and green smoothies 9I pack a lot of stuff in these he has no idea about including avocados, spirulina, chlorella, chia seeds etc. raw desserts such as custard, ice cream and some pies. We neber have problems with him eat fruit or drinking fresh fruit juice. :)
He'll never touch raw gourmet savoury stuff, but that's ok, the simpler the better really.
02-02-2011, 08:45 AM
Congratulations! I don't have kids but it stands to reason that your kids behavior is a result of their upbringing. Clearly you've done a great job.
The one thing I fully agree with from personal experience is to lead by example. My mom turned vegetarian when I was 6. I still remember her sitting me down and explaining to me her reasons for her choices. She also told me that as part of her new choice, she would not be buying or cooking meat for me but that what I chose to eat was my decision and I was welcome to eat meat at other people's homes. I followed on her footsteps within six months on my own freewill.
If you respect your kids and treat them like the intelligent individuals that they are, they will learn how to think independently and will more often than not make the right choices.
02-02-2011, 11:55 PM
This is a great thread with lots of pics. Let him look through it and see if anything takes his fancy!
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