I'm realizing that I need to try to make dishes many different way before I can assume that someone in my family doesn't like them. When I was cooking meat it was the same way… they didn't always love every dish that I made. I worked to find favorites. I'm doing the same with whole food plant-based cooking. I made lentil soup and JD and Duncan didn't like it then I decided to bring out my immersion blender and blend it the next night and they both loved it. Go figure. This lentil on lettuce with red peppers and tomato, with red wine vinegar and evoo has become a favorite of Duncan. He came home from school today and asked if I would make them again after having had them 2 days in a row already. Music to my ears! I didn't want to act too excited because you know with kids when you act too excited over something it becomes uncool so I casually said "yeah, sure, I guess." Funny how excited I can get over my kids requesting something healthy to eat. I just know that we're creating habits that will last and that IS exciting!!
Disease Proof Your Child is a fantastic book by one of the doctors that I highly respect for all of his work in nutrition and diet. He like many of the other doctors who started researching more about nutrition and health had been seeing so many sick patients and was so tired of handing out medication and instead turned towards what we put in our bodies on a daily basis, or food, to heal us. It that talks about forming good eating habits early in a child's life, how food can heal a lot of childhood illnesses and diagnoses, and also about what good food choices are. Here is an excerpt from the book which I pulled from his website. Disease Proof Your Child.
I am Chrissy Roth, a mom, wife, Physical Therapist, Spin Instructor, and Wellness Coach with a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition. I've had a passion for health and nutrition my whole life and have always been drawn towards prevention. Why wait until your fat or sick or both to do something about your health? I'm looking to be the healthiest me NOW and am always sharing what I know. I love a challenge... 2 boys who think they are cavemen and a husband who wants to go veggie but hates beans, tofu, legumes, and most nuts.... I WILL make this happen cause that's how I roll (whole grain of course)...