Food, food, food. We eat it at least 3 times a day, most often times more than that. What are you putting into your body? And the bodies of your children?
My son and I were doing our regular Monday mid-day thing, watching a vegan whole foods cooking pbs show called “Christina Cooks” when we both looked at each other and professed our hunger out loud. Since my husband and I have raised our son as a vegan (see post below for definition!), it didn’t surprise me when he requested soup for lunch.
Can openers and microwaves are not the way we make soup around here. I quickly chopped some sweet potato, red onion, asparagus, and carrots. Tossed them into a pan with olive oil and sauteed for a couple minutes–still with lots of crispness left! Added in some water. And then some rice noodles. I reserved some raw veggies and added those in with the hot soup. In mere minutes, there was homemade, healthy, wonderful soup–pleasing to the 4 1/2-year old taste buds of my kiddo!
Some say “wow” about the variety of veggies he downs with enthusiasm. As a 6-month old starting on “baby food” we took great care in what he ate. And in the order he ate it.
We made our own baby food…
Initially we mashed up some avocados. Then some bananas. Then some brown rice blended. We slowly introduced veggies and then fruits. Raw and mashed. Sometimes cooked a tad. He ate what we ate… just mushed and mashed. That is the simple way. That is the healthy way.
Recently a friend (Eat Healthy, Be Happy) and I were talking about “baby food” sold in jars. Gross. Even if it is organic it is still cooked beyond recognition. And people wonder why their tots won’t eat veggies with gusto?! Children learn a lot through their mouths…so do adults.
Take the time to teach them well. Feed them right. Build an appreciation for the simple things of life…
Back to lunch, I had leftover salad from dinner last night. I dressed mine with raw food “sour cream” (recipe I made quite by accident a couple months ago), pine nuts, currants, red bell pepper and dill. Yum!
What are you having for lunch today?
Yes, simple healthy food looks awesome and tastes even better! You heard it from SIMPLE RAW FOOD MAMMA so it’s gotta be true 😉