3 Raw Food Recipes for Kids
Whether or not your family eats a fully raw diet, incorporating more raw foods can be a great way to ensure your children are getting essential nutrients from whole, unprocessed food sources. And while there are many recipes for sneaking more veggies into your kids’ diets, it can be much more difficult to hide, say, raw broccoli and carrots, in any type of dessert.
But fear not! There are still raw food recipes for kids that are less crudites and more kiddo-approved. Here are three you can try that don’t require 2 days of prepping a raw lasagna.
- 1 whole cauliflower
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- Nutritional yeast ( enough to coat all the cauliflower pieces)
- 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil
Break the cauliflower up into small pieces. Note when dehydrating the cauliflower will shrink as the water content is removed, so don’t break the cauliflower up too small otherwise you will get cauliflower crumbs not pop corn sizes. In a bowl coat the cauliflower with the coconut oil then with nutritional yeast (use liberally if you want a cheesy flavor) and salt! Place into the dehydrator for 6-8 hours at 115 F.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- 1 medium avocado (ripe and at peak of perfection please!)
- 1/2 cup dates
- 2 1/2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup water + 1/8 cup water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Throw these raw chocolate avocado pudding ingredients into a high-speed blender. Start blending on slow and then crank up the blending speed to high. Blend this sucker until puddingy and gooooood! You might need to start and stop this a few times to get it to blend properly because the dates will require more blending than pudding recipes that don’t contain dates. If you have a good blender, then you should be able to get this super smooth. You may need to add a tiny bit of extra water to facilitate blending. But if doing so only add TINY bits at a time! Try not to add extra water or it’ll end up watering it down and changing the consistency.
Fun Fruit or Veggie Displays
If you’re just looking for a way to get your kiddos to try out a new fruit or vegetable, sometimes it’s all in the presentation. Try out one of these fun displays to show your kids that eating raw foods doesn’t have to be boring.
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