Unknowingly, many parents maintain their children’s attention deficit, behavior issues and allergies, just by trying to make them happy and buying them the products of their choice at the supermarket.
We all know that children rarely make a fuss for a bunch of carrots…
They are very sensitive to packaging and products they have seen advertised on TV. And most of the time, these are rarely the products they should eat.
If this is your case, you have got to know this rule : do not take your children grocery shopping! (as far as possible … if not, be very firm).
So here are some basic tricks to help them switch from dirty foods to clean delicacies you can easily make yourself. This is part of their education.
They’ll thank you later.
1. Avoid at all costs refined sugar products, fried foods, chips, sodas, store bought fruit juices, cookies made with corn syrup and hydrogenated fats and white flour.
Sugar pumps their body’s minerals and vitamins to be processed, but it also alters the integrity of their digestive system, most of the time making the bed of a chronic candidosis.
I already wrote on this subject : Chronic candidosis is a major factor of fatigue, lack of attention, concentration problems, lack of memory, moodiness, anger and fits of despair. Your children’s immunity and nervous system are then a mess and this is quite complicated to cope with it.
2. Ultra pasteurized cow’s milk is also to add to the unwanted list. Drinking it is the best way to maintain ear infections, asthma and chronic constipation.
Even kids who do not have food sensitivities end up reacting to milk, especially if this is not a pure, organic raw milk. Anyways, even skim milk contains a large amount of sugar that your kids do not need. Remember that they are already overloaded with the extra sugar found in nearly every snack they are offered daily.
So, what to do?
Instead of buying expensive and sugar loaded ready made cold cereals, get the ingredients to make your own. Once every two weeks, it is not a big burden.
You have the choice : oatmeal, puffed rice , sesame seeds , pumpkin seeds , sunflower seeds , flax seeds , whole almonds, walnuts, pistachios , raisins , dried cranberries , figs, dates, banana chips , apple chips .
- Choose your favorite ingredients (eg oatmeal, raisins, sunflower seeds , flax, pumpkin , dried strawberries, banana chips )
- Pour them into a large bowl , add just enough coconut oil or sunflower oil and maple syrup ( or honey ) to moisten the mix
- Lay out your mixture on a cookie sheet and put it all in a low oven (about 250 degrees F) for about 40 minutes .
At the end , you will have what is called Granola. You can crumble it in a pretty jar , ready to be drizzled with almond milk in a bowl, or sprinkled over yogurt in a bowl, and toped with pieces of fruit of your choice ( raspberries , blueberries, banana slices , sliced peaches, grated apple , strawberries, plums … ) .
Making enough for two weeks is a good idea…as you can cook with it!
Cook with your own granola
1.Spread a mix of your favorite fruits in individual cupcakes molds or in a gratin dish (apples, cherries, pears, berries, apricots, mangoes, peaches …)
2.Drizzle with a little maple syrup, sprinkle with cinnamon or vanilla, add a drop or two of lemon or orange essential oil, and top with a nice layer of granola.
3. Bake for 20 to 40 minutes at 375 degrees F (cooking duration depends on the selected fruits) and … enjoy warm (if you can wait …)
See how simple it is?
In my next article, I’ll tell you how to prepare your own chocolate spread….the healthy version of it.