Soooooo… it’s day four, and I’m feelin’ pretty darn good.
The beautiful pommegranate above was my breakfast on Day two. Can you say YUMMY????????????? I was in heaven. The fruit was sweet and tangy at the same time and adding the granulated sea salt gave tart and grounding zip that was out of this world!
I was going to video tape me making breakfast and giving tips for easy planning and clean up to make sure you stay on track, and then dishing while I enjoyed this fabulous breakfast–HOWEVER, the forocity with which I consumed this fruity, salty, tangy savory concoction was just embarassing!
Pommegranate seeds falling out of my mouth, as I made all kinds of “mmmm” sounds as if I’d never seen food before. This was one amazing way to begin the day. I probably should have shared the video, it was pretty funny… There’ll be another, I’m sure. When that day comes, I’ll make sure you can share the joy!
I expected day 3 to be a challenge as my five year old niece spent the weekend with me. I’ve been prepping for this Raw food thing for quite a while–not on purpose, mind you, because I never thought I’d be one to go Raw–but it just kind of evolved. So she’s used to spending time with me and eating vegetarian meals at my place. I remember one of the first times–I gave her quite a beautiful looking meal, if I must say so myself (can’t remember what it was though, because her response is all that permeated my brain):
“NO MEAT?!!” she inquired incredulously in all of her aged five splendor.
“You don’t need to eat meat at every meal,” I responded — too much meat isn’t good for you. She looked at me, and looked at the meal, as I brought the remainder of the course from the kitchen, which was a salad.
“Salad?” she questioned, with a look of ashtonishment “gross!”
“You don’t have to eat it,” I said. ”But you love vegetables,” I retorted, as she twisted her face in to indescribeable contortions.
I didn’t make her eat it. I did find, however, a curious little imp attached to my side as I ate the meal — with fingers attempting to abscond with flavorful veggie morsels from my plate, and looking at me forlorgnly through puppy dog eyes.
I finally asked, “Do you want some of my salad?,” which was answered with an eager and unyielding head bob, along with a wanting smile. We enjoyed the rest of the meal, including my salad, sharing all the veggies together.
I was a little concerned about having most of her meals be not only meat free, but uncooked, but my fears were unfounded. Just from watching my habits, I found her asking for nuts, strawberries, apples, a banana and boysenberries–I didn’t even plan to give them to her. After seeing me eat asparagus, she wanted to try it too, though I think asparagus is probably a little much for a five year old. She ate two stalks before declaring that she would not continue. LOL! She gave it a good go!!
She did however love all the other fruits and veggies we had today. And I did give her some chicken during dinner–but she was 90% raw for the rest of the day. And mostly by her own desire.
Don’t underestimate kids and how they’ll respond to eating healthfully. They often take cues from us–and television, and outside forces–but usually the adults they look up to will win out. If we eat healthfully, they’re sure to respond.
Tomorrow, we’ll have a look at more scrumptous raw foods and the effects of cleansing the body with the power of raw foods.
Why just live, when you can be Simply Alive!,