Hello....i am new to raw eating. I was just wondering theportion of fruits and veg gie i should should use for my 19 month old toddler? usually she has 8 oz from the batch i do for my self...... what fruits can and should not juice for a toddler.
Also would like to know how does a daily menue look for a toddler eating raw? and how to transition a toddler to raw food? Thank you very much! :)
I give my 18 month old daughter the same smoothie that I make for the rest of our family, it is a simple recipe: 1 blender full of greens (spinach, chard, kale, etc.), 1 banana, and 1/2-1 cup of another fruit of choice. She gets about 6-8 oz. each morning. As far as what she eats the rest of the day: snacks are usually fresh fruit (I stay away from dried fruit as a snack), and fresh veggies are her favorite (I have a great picture of her with a red pepper spear in one hand and a carrot in another!); lunch is usually avocado, nut butter, or raw hummus on raw bread or raw crackers, along with some fresh juice or nut milk, and sometimes a piece of fruit. Dinner is not always all raw, and can consist of cooked quinoa, brown rice, or other cooked non-gluten grain with some steamed veggies and/or root vegetables. If we are having a raw dinner, she likes raw nut loafs or raw taco meat, raw veggies, raw "stir fries", raw burgers, raw fallafel...she'll try just about anything! Desserts are raw cookies usually: nut butter, raw almond flour from nut mylk pulp, dates/date paste, cinnamon, vanilla- though we vary this basic recipe depending on the mood and what we have in the cupboards. One thing I have learned from my 6 year old daughter, who has been high raw since she was about 2, is that they will let you know what their bodies need to a large degree, though you still have to be the one to educate yourself and make sure they are getting all the nutrients they need. Both of my daughters will go through phases of wanting mostly fruit, or mostly veggies, or mostly nuts, etc. I think it's the bodies natural way to regulate proper amounts of vitamins and minerals, etc. But, this is just my theory of course, and I have no scientific data to back it up....just my own observations from my own girls.
Thank you very much for your reply. Its very helpful. I also have two little girls . One is 19 month and the other is 6 monthsxxxx I still breast feed the smallest one but the oldest i have been trying to get her on raw and juicing and I got a scared because he got anemic.....any suggestion?? she wasnt always raw......
Greens have a lot of iron in them, so maybe up the greens? Also, you should get Shazzie's book "Evie's Kitchen". It has a great section on each important nutrient and the best raw sources for them. Good luck!