Protein Concerns & Ideas {not all raw}

 

So, of course, the whole protein issue is a big one for moms {and pregnant women too} trying to transition to a more raw or vegan or just healthier lifestyle. I get this questions a lot: "what about protein? how will my kids get enough?" or I hear moms talk about how their need meat a few times a week at least. It's a valid concern and my goal is to help moms and children get more raw foods into their diets without having to totally revamp their entire way of eating and doing things at home.  

I also do not want to spend hours writing about the whole protein debate, that can be a later topic of debate in the discussions section of PUREmamas. 

I have read countless books and been to numerous seminars on holistic nutrition and/or raw nutrition and also been to numerous seminars led by amazing MDs turned naturopaths and the topic of eggs has come up a lot. 

If you poach the eggs or lightly cook {yolks still runny - unless you're pregnant} them, the nature of the protein is more digestible and better for us. When overcooked the eggs molecules become denatured. 

Stick to poached eggs or lightly steamed egg whites. Easy on the stomach and very palatable for young children. GREAT for pregnant women, too, it seems like every pregnant woman I know LOVES an CRAVES eggs. 

To balance the acidity and add more micro and macronutrients like vitamins, minerals, healthy carbohydrates and omegas, serve the eggs with vegetable crackers and a fruit smoothie. 

This will fill up your child and give him/her the healthy energy she needs to grow and play. Of course wait until he/she is over the age of 1. I would say even 1 1/2 but it's up to you and your doctor when to introduce eggs. 

For some fun laughs, I took a few photos of my son after his nap the same day he had this egg meal. Take a look at his hair. What must he be doing in bed to get it like this? He's one crazy maniac. 

Hope it brightened your day.   

Thomas pajamas that his babysitter bought him. He loves them.

not sure what to say about this.