Easy Raw Food Recipes Turn Moms Into Health Superheroes
Posted on June 13 2011 | (0) Comments
Category:Raw Kid-Friendly Foods
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I wanted to pick up where I left off in my last post talking about my interview with Best of You Today. Or, perhaps it would be more accurate to say I want to zero in on one aspect of easy raw food recipes that I think is of particular interest to one very active part of the BOYT community and the raw food movement: moms.
According to the most recent census (2008), there are 85.4 million mothers in the United States. 61% of them do double-duty, working outside the home and then coming home to their ‘real job’ of raising kids and caring for family. A major part of that care-giving role is food preparation. And as you already know if you’re a working mom (or dad), yourself, after a long day at the office, trying to put a healthy meal on the table...that your kids will eat...can be a real problem.
Easy raw food recipes are the answer!
When the raw food movement was in its infancy, most dishes were plain and unadorned. Healthy, yes; kid-friendly, no. But raw food has ‘grown up’ over the years. The development of easy raw food recipes has elevated raw food into a true cuisine.
And thanks to the availability of a growing number of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as natural, unprocessed ingredient options, it’s easy to create highly flavorful dishes that kids can’t get enough of .
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Lasagne
Almost all kids love lasagne, but old-fashioned lasagne is loaded with fat, carbs and calories. My new-fashioned raw lasagne substitutes strips of zucchini for noodles. When thinly sliced with a mandoline or even a sharp knife, mild-flavored zucchini becomes as pliant and tasty as traditional lasagne noodles.
And the cheese in my easy raw recipe for lasagne? It’s actually mashed avocado. It’s true that avocados are high in fat, but its monounsaturated fat...a ‘good fat’ that contains no cholesterol. Avocados are bursting with enzymes and rich in minerals, containing Vitamins C, K, B6, Folate, magnesium, and potassium.
My Marinara Sauce is made fresh tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, red bell peppers, and all the flavorful spices that you associate with a great homemade pasta al forno (pasta from the oven), including oregano, garlic, and basil. But nothing is cooked, so this sauce retains all the natural flavor and nutrients of its ingredients.
Sharing a meal is one of the highpoints in family life, but it’s often difficult to get everyone together around the table. But a hearty, flavorful plate of lasagne that can be prepared in less than 15 minutes is just the thing to do it.
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