Raw Families

March 7, 2008 at 5:26 am 6 comments

When it comes to feeding our kids, we all want the very best…but sometimes don’t even know where to begin! Transitioning your children to a raw diet (or even just more raw foods) seems daunting, but you would be surprised at how adaptable they are. It’s important to offer them many options (with different textures), make it colorful and fun, and don’t give up! They will have favorites just like you do…become a “student” of your child and find out exactly what foods their body craves. Start adding things slowly and involve them in the process.

I would highly encourage you to examine what kinds of foods you are putting in your child’s body…cut out the filler foods and go straight for the good stuff! Eliminate flour crackers, non-sprouted breads, chips, milk, and cheese and I guarantee you will see a marked improvement in their skin, their behavior (yay!), and their digestion.

I had the pleasure of meeting a family at our Live Lightly demo this week who has been raw for 1 year. They have 3 boys… all extremely bright kids and healthy kids who shared my love of dates! It was so fun to see how excited they got when I pulled them from the fridge. Weeee! It’s so refreshing to see a family teaching their children how to eat pure, whole foods from such a young age!

Some linky love:

Families in the Raw
An excellent list of resources from all over the web!

Raising Raw Kids Forum
A subforum of Give It To Me Raw

Raw Recipes for Kids
All recipes marked “kids” at Gone Raw

Meals for Raw Babies and Toddlers
A few snack/meal ideas for those of you with hopes to turn your family raw!

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Entry filed under: Kids, Raw, Raw Challenege.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Melissa  |  March 7, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    We had such a good time meeting with you guys. The boys are STILL talking about you, and how you shared your food with them (they do love their dates, lol). Anyone who gives them food is pretty great in their book, haa. Thank you for making it such a wonderful visit.

    And I couldn’t agree more. It is so important to examine the types of food you provide your child with, and start making changes. As you said, kids are so very adaptable. Involve them. Learn together. It doesn’t have to be daunting, it can be a great adventure to embark on together.

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  • 2. Helen  |  March 8, 2008 at 3:06 am

    We are stuck on the smoothie challenge..loving it. I sware my eyes are greener and more sparklier than usual (I’m not kidding 🙂

    I’m not sure we are ready for the raw challenge though. One step at a time.

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  • 3. jessica  |  March 8, 2008 at 4:40 am

    Love your sight! I did not know if you were familiar with hallelujah acres or not but they might have some resources you would like. http://www.hallelujiahacres.com.

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  • 4. becky  |  March 11, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    girl, thank you so much for posting this….since i have changed my eating habits, i am so very much more aware of the crap i have been feeding lilli, it makes me happy to see her gobbling up apples, with a bit of agave, and a big ole salad for lunch….things are changing here, for the better….thanks sara.

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  • 5. Jen  |  March 11, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to new ideas about healthy eating. I am going to try the raw smoothies for myself, my 1 and 3 year old girls. We are not vegetarians yet, but I am trying to cook more vegetarian meals. I think it will take a while to transition. Besides almond butter and avocados, are there any other soft high calorie raw foods that a baby without molars could chew? I am trying to do some research. Thanks again!

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  • 6. Tina  |  March 11, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Hi Sara. Thank you for posting about this subject.
    I haven’t tried to the smoothies yet (need to copy down the recipes you posted) but I have started eating more raw foods and less processed stuff. I can not tell you how much better I feel!! I have been exercising faithfully for about 5 weeks now and this has just upped the “goodness” I feel!
    I’m not ready to be a vegan but am eating more vegetarian although I replaced the meat with fish which I love and I am not giving up eggs yet.

    I wish I could afford to do your raw life coaching but it’s just not in the budget at this time. I will continue to puruse the links you posted and work on changing my kids over. Two of them will be pretty easy, but two will be difficult.

    Oh yea, I nearly forgot! My skin and hair have changed with my eating. It’s sooo fantastic. Thank you again!

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