Natural Health Weight Loss (kids version)

May 3, 2013

Eating Raw Foods

Some of the most common questions I get asked are about how our kids are taking up our new eating habits.

Really well, actually!

Here’s a meal by meal breakdown:

BREAKFAST: Everyone in the house is addicted to fresh green juices and smoothies, so we have those most mornings. That’s typically all they’ll have, but if they’re still hungry, I’ll make them a bowl of granola with almond milk or a couple eggs.

LUNCH: Since we tend to have smaller breakfasts, I try to make lunch really, really good. Here’s what they had this week:

greek

Monday: Greek sandwiches. Pita bread, tomatoes, cucumbers, and Tazhiki sauce
with Feta cheese. Grapes and organic juice boxes on the side.

italian

Tuesday: Italian vegetable sandwiches. All vegetables with a little oil and basalmic.
Apples, organic juice boxes, and chips on the side.

spinachsalad

Wednesday: Spinach-Apple salad with Basalmic.
Organic juice boxes and pears on the side.

veggiepitas

Thursday: Vegetable sandwiches with a pile of vegetables.
Organic juice boxes and a banana on the side.

chicken

Friday: Teriyaki grilled chicken salad. Pears and Organic
juice boxes on the side.

DINNER: We don’t eat much meat, so dinner always involves vegetables in some form or fashion. Sometimes we’ll do Boca Burgers with sprouts and tomatoes:

boca

Sometimes it’s a big vegetable sandwich…

Or some sort of hummus/vegetable wraps or a giant gnarly salad:

booyahsalad

About once a week, I just build a giant snack tray (olives, pickles, celery, carrots, some oil and vinegar with fresh bread) and just leave it out for a more Spanish-style snacking dinner.

We also make vegetarian chili, and plates of vegetables with wild rice or pasta.

SNACKS: Snacking is all about what’s handy. I keep carrots and celery washed and chopped and ready to go in the fridge. We also have a big assortment of nuts and granola, and always have apples and pears.

For saltier, crunchier snacks, we like kale chips and seaweed crisps.

Most of the time the kids eat quite healthy, but we do still let them indulge once in awhile. We buy chips for them sometimes. We still take them to McDonalds on rare occasions, and still we order pizza for them a couple times a month.

All things in moderation!

Erik

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