Growing up, I always loved my mom’s cooking. I grew up for along time eating vegetarian and had pretty much all home cooked meals. Not only did that teach me the love of awesome food and how to cook it, it set me up for a healthier adulthood.
I want that for my kids. I want them to appreciate real food — healthy food and I want that food to aid them as they grow. The majority of our meals are cooked from home. We eat out maybe once a month and because of our dietary restrictions (gluten and casein free) we are limited so our choices are not as bad as they could be. I try to cook well balanced meals that are quick and easy and that my kids will eat.
I want more bang for my buck (as they say) so I try to choose ingredients that will give me that. I rely a lot on the super-foods — defined as whole foods that have not been refined, processed or preserved and are very close to their original source. These foods are nutrient dense, providing a child’s body with essential fats, vitamins, minerals, lean proteins and iron.
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