Quote of the day:
“The secret to feeding a healthy family is to love good food, trust yourself, and share that love and trust with your child. When the joy goes out of eating, nutrition suffers.”
– Ellyn Satter
Please read part 1 before you read this.
You read about how yes, even feeding your kids is a practice and a Spiritual one at that. You may buy it. You may not. And it’s all good, my Sisters. I’m only here to disseminate the information and invite you to take what you want, and leave the rest. Always.
But for me to go right into an action-based plan without explaining the Spiritual foundation would be counter to what I teach. I teach how to create the BEST LIFE EVER by utilizing three practices, one of which is freedom around eating.
Hey, I’m writing a blog for Vitacost and love the company and use their products daily, was raw vegan for seven years, and a health nut since I was young, so of course I’m interested in healthy eating for my family. It rocks! But what I learned from our raw vegan adventure is that it don’t matter how perfectly grown and crafted and prepared and balanced a food is, if it’s eaten in an energy of fear or control or restriction, you’d be better off serving a big Mac made and served with love and freedom.
Always keeping this in mind, I do my best (with breath) to cultivate a fun and free family dining experience. I listen to my intuition regarding what to offer, I visualize how I’d love it to flow energetically, and I offer kid favorites, “Taylor-ized.”
Pasta? Kids love it. My kids are no different. So I offer it, a lot. But it’s made from brown rice. Or millet. Or buckwheat. Or a combination of these healthy grains. Check out the gluten-free section at Vitacost.com and just type in “pasta.” There you’ll see all the products I buy and serve and my kids love. I slather “˜em with tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese and they can’t get enough. I also sneak in teeny tiny pieces of steamed broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, eggplant, and carrots (not all at once”“”“I vary it).
This is one of their favorite meals and they’re basically eating a healthy grain, steamed veggies, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese. And served with a crunchy Caesar salad with gluten-free croutons (leftover crust pieces from the gluten-free pizza we made together), which is still a fave. So they’re getting their raw greens as well.
But shhhhhh, don’t tell em, because they don’t know. 😉
I’ll share another “Taylor-ized meal” in Part 3 on Wednesday.
Have the best day ever!
Taylor plus 5
Taylor Wells, M.A., M.Ed., RYT, owns Prana Power Yoga, Inc., super-mom.com and Prana Super-mom Consulting. She is also a Boston Herald columnist and blogger, United Nations Yoga Peace Ambassador, activist, and happy Super-mom of 5 kids.