My Child’s Food Diary for One Week

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My Child's Food Diary Does NOT Follow This!

I get a lot of email requests to post my family’s weekly menu.

Truth is, I’m not much of a meal planner. My approach to healthy eating is to keep the junk out of the refrigerator and the pantry (I’m pretty vigilant about this) and keep us fairly loaded up with many healthy food options at all times. I learned this from my Mom whose side of the family has some pretty significant weight issues.  She taught me that if it’s not in the house, you’re not gonna be eating it. It really works!

With the fridge and freezer full of healthy options, whipping up a nutritious meal is the only option and I can be flexible and open to whatever my family is hungry for at any given meal.   I tend not to cook very gourmet most of the time as two of my kids are still at the age where they prefer simple foods.

This is not to say that I don’t plan out leftovers.  I do this quite a bit and will have a post primarily dedicated to this coming out in the next few weeks.

I’ve also shied away from posting my personal food log as I don’t want people who read it to think this is how you have to eat if you’re eating traditionally.  There are many ways to successfully implement a traditional diet as discovered and written about by Dr. Weston A. Price in his epic work Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.

I actually did post 4 days of what I ate last year when I was on the GAPS Diet.  Those of you eating that way right now might find this helpful.

But what about meals for kids?

My Child’s Food Diary for One Week

My first grader had a school project assigned last week to log everything she ate for a solid week.   This project will be turned in tomorrow, so I thought it might be helpful to post this food diary for others who are new to traditional eating and basically struggling to figure out how to feed their children.

I am a little tentative to post this for the same reason I’ve avoided posting my own food diary … I don’t want folks getting hung up on the details.

The basic premise is to feed your children whole, locally produced, unprocessed foods as much as possible with liberal amounts of nutrient dense animal fats which are loaded with the fat soluble activators A,D, and K.    Remember that the Eskimos ate very differently from the South Sea Islanders as well as the other cultures identified in Dr. Price’s book, but the common denominator is that they ate what was available locally in unprocessed form and greatly revered the nutrient dense animal fats available to them.  These fats were considered of particular importance to growing children.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Breakfast

Grassfed sausage, raw grassfed milk, homemade ginger ale

1/4 tsp high vitamin butter oil, 1/2 tsp fermented cod liver oil, 1/2 tsp fermented skate liver oil

Lunch (at school)

Antibiotic free turkey slices, organic fruit roll, veggie stix, organic grapes

Dinner

Homemade chicken nuggets (cooked in coconut oil), organic green beans cooked in butter, raw grassfed milk

Friday, September 2, 2011

Breakfast

Sprouted toast with sunflower butter, raw grassfed milk

1/4 tsp high vitamin butter oil, 1/2 tsp fermented cod liver oil, 1/2 tsp fermented skate liver oil

Lunch (at school)

Boiled egg, organic fruit roll, homemade macaroons, veggie stix

Dinner

Rice mac & cheese, grassfed beef with juices, organic cucumber and carrots, raw grassfed milk

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Breakfast

Sprouted toast with sunflower butter and raw honey, kombucha

1/4 tsp high vitamin butter oil, 1/2 tsp fermented cod liver oil, 1/2 tsp fermented skate liver oil

Lunch

Homemade chicken soup (soup had rice and veggies in it), raw grassfed milk

Snack

Carob chips and organic lollipop at a movie

Dinner

Soaked waffles, bacon, peas cooked in butter, raw grassfed milk

Sunday, September 3, 2011

Breakfast

Soaked waffles, raw grassfed milk, kombucha

1/4 tsp high vitamin butter oil, 1/2 tsp fermented cod liver oil, 1/2 tsp fermented skate liver oil

Snack

Organic peanut butter and raw honey on a spoon

Lunch

Grassfed burger, carrot stix, orange juice

Dinner

Homemade chicken soup (with veggies and rice in it), raw grassfed milk

Monday, September 5, 2011

Breakfast

Soaked waffles, raw grassfed milk, kombucha

1/4 tsp high vitamin butter oil, 1/2 tsp fermented cod liver oil, 1/2 tsp fermented skate liver oil

Lunch

Grilled cheese with bacon, broccoli cooked in butter

Snack

Milkshake (made with raw vanilla ice cream)

Dinner

Pastured chicken with broth, asparagus cooked in butter, raw grassfed milk

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Breakfast

Sprouted toast with sunflower butter, raw grassfed milk, kombucha

1/4 tsp high vitamin butter oil, 1/2 tsp fermented cod liver oil, 1/2 tsp fermented skate liver oil

Lunch (at school)

Roast beef, sprouted pretzels, organic fruit roll, organic raspberry pop tart

Snacks

Organic lollipop, milkshake (made with raw ice cream)

Dinner

Grassfed burger, broccoli cooked in butter, cucumbers, raw grassfed milk

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Breakfast

Organic peanut butter and raw honey on sprouted toast, raw grassfed milk, kombucha

1/4 tsp high vitamin butter oil, 1/2 tsp fermented cod liver oil, 1/2 tsp fermented skate liver oil

Lunch (at school)

Boiled egg, organic fruit roll, sprouted pretzels, carob chips

Snack

Organic lollipop, sunflower butter toast

Dinner

Pastured chicken, broccoli cooked in butter, raw grassfed milk

 

I know one of the very first questions I will get about this food diary is where to get the high vitamin butter oil, fermented cod liver oil and fermented skate liver oil.  Only one company in the world makes these high quality whole foods supplements and it is the only brand of cod liver oil I personally would give my children.  Click here to find out about Green Pasture Products.

Was this food diary helpful to you?  Did you get any ideas for your own kids’ meals and school lunches?

 

Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist.com

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