One of the most frequent email requests I receive is how and what to feed children as snacks.
One thing is for sure, the selection of snacks that pass muster even at the health food store is slim! Rancid vegetable oils like canola or soy along with other unhealthy additives such as vital wheat gluten are frequently used even if most of the ingredients are organic.
I re-read the ingredients on a bag of “natural” ginger snaps at the store recently that I had purchased in the past only to discover with dismay that the ingredients had changed and now contained soy flour!
“Another one bites the dust!” I thought to myself. Yet another snack added to my no-buy list!
In this video, I show you some of the favorite snacks I make in my own home. Limiting grains to a moderate level as practiced by Traditional Cultures is a good goal to strive for when making snacks – overeating of grains even if homemade and carefully prepared to eliminate anti-nutrients can bring on weight issues in a hurry and encourage lack of variety in your family’s diet.
Never heard of “properly preparing” grains before? Check out the linked article to find out how.
This video was filmed for the Weston A. Price Foundation as part of the 12-part Beginner Series to Traditional Cooking I’ve been working on over the past few months. I still have 3 more to post, so stay tuned for more to come!
For a full transcript of this video in any language, click here.
I am having a hard time understanding what are the next 2 ingredients after you add the soften butter to the cookies. Thank you.
Thank you for these wonderful videos.
I was wondering about nuts. I’d always heard, from an Ayurvedic background, that eating nuts with the skins on is toxic! I’d been taught to soak the nuts for a few hours, and peel them, (Yes, it’s arduous!) or to just by blanched. (The soaked & skinned nuts do taste “wet” as I was also careful not to toast them, causing them to go rancid.) Can you comment on this? Does your preparation method nullify the toxicity, too? Why do you leave your skins on? Thank you!
These are wonderful ideas, thank you. Could you provide more nutritional information?
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