So, it’s been awhile since I have had a chance to blog. A lot has been going on around here lately…I am working on several new projects, hosting a raw food booth at a local Farmers Market every Friday, and doing presentations/demos every time I get a chance!! Here are some of the items that I have available!
As a family this summer we have been having a great time!! We have already taken a vacation, raised caterpillars to butterflies, went to birthday parties, and had a sleepover!!! What a fun summer so far!!
I have been doing quite a few demonstrations lately, where I actually teach other moms to make green smoothies, fresh juices, non dairy nut mylks and they get to taste each of them. These have been going over very well and every time I do a demo I meet amazing moms and hear amazing stories. As I have been meeting new moms and doing these presentations I am hearing many of the same questions. The number one question I seem to get is “what do you feed your kids on a regular basis?” so I have decided to take this question and pose it to other Mom Bloggers that are health conscious and together we are going to answer this question!! We will be putting together a book of daily sample menus that we serve our children. I think this will be a great resource for moms who want to serve their children healthier choices but do not know where or how to start. I will be explaining and blogging more about this as the project is closer to be being done-so stay tuned!!! In the mean time though here are a few of the things my kids have been enjoying this summer!!!
Sometimes people think that my kids are deprived of “treats” or “goodies”, but they get plenty of these!!! I just choose to make them in a healthier way than the packaged junk that line the grocery store shelves!!! Here are some yummy cookies that we made one afternoon!
Next, we added some organic oats.
After these two items were mixed together we added some superfood powders like Lucuma, Maca, Mesquite, and Chia seeds. We used a little raw honey, SunButter, and agave to bind it all together and formed them into “cookie” shapes. I placed these onto some dehydrator trays and topped them with some Non dairy, soy free, nut free, gluten free chocolate chips.
We let these warm in the dehydrator for a few hours and then we enjoyed some fresh, warm chocolate chip cookies!!!
I never feel as though my kids are deprived – other people may see it that way-but I make sure that they are enjoying their foods whether I am serving them kale, mangos, or chocolate chips!! I want my children to enjoy and be excited for their food, I do not want them to ever feel like I am forcing these foods on them. I explain why we eat the way we do, why we avoid some foods at all costs, that an occasional treat is okay, and that our bodies will be healthy and happy.