Natural new age mum, Sarah Nolan, has just released her first book, Raw Food 4 Kids!
I am really excited to feature it on the blog today and give you a chance to win a copy.
Let me start by saying this book is not just for kids and it’s not just for raw foodies. It’s pretty much for anyone who wants to eat well. As well as being a great introductory book for people exploring a raw diet, it’s also great for people just looking for some healthy meal ideas and snacks for the kids.
I love the way Sarah has set out the book – it’s a funky design, bright, colourful and easy to read. As well as over 100 recipes – all of which are raw, dairy-free, gluten-free and additive-free, Sarah also gives us a lot of tips and info on eating healthy.
I hadn’t even had a chance to open the book before my beautiful daughter raced off with it and made the Raw Chocolate! Yes, it was delicious! I am dying to make the Raw Cheese which is based on macadamia nuts but looks like real cheese. Some other recipes that caught my eye were Buckwheat Crunchies, Raw Pizza, Apple Goji Bars, Vegie Crackers and Chocolate Brownies.
You might be wondering……. What is RAW?
The raw food diet is where you eat food that has not been heated above 46° celsius. It includes fruit, veges, nuts, seeds, sprouts, superfoods, seaweed and cold pressed oils.
Sarah and her family have been eating this way for four years and after following her on Facebook and reading this book, she has convinced me to add lots more raw food into our family’s diet.
Why are the benefits of…… going RAW?
Well, lots and you will have to read the book! But, the one thing that really stood out for me was that eating more raw food alkalizes your body. Too much acidity in your body encourages decomposition, decay, disease and energy loss. You can start by adding one raw meal into your diet or eating raw snacks or eating raw food with every meal. It’s not hard!
But I don’t have…… a dehydrator!
It’s cool! If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can use your oven on a low setting with the door ajar. It won’t be necessarily ‘raw’ but they will still be a healthier option.
Want to check out a recipe?
• 4-5 tomatoes and 4-6 medium zucchinis
• 1 yellow onion
• 1 teaspoon of dried basil
• 4 dates pitted
• 1 teaspoon of nutritional yeast
• 1 small clove of garlic
• 1/3 cup of cashews
Check out Sarah’s daughter Issy enjoying the raw pasta. Cute!
*************this giveaway is now closed! The winners were Peta and Bek ********************
Want to win a copy of Raw Food 4 Kids?
Sarah is kindly offering to giveaway TWO of her fabulous new cookbook to my readers.
How to enter:
♥ Be a blog subscriber (add your email to the box on the right)
♥ Be a The Raw Food Mum liker on Facebook (go here)
♥ Pop over the The Raw Food mum website and check out her recipes (go here). Comment on this blog post, telling us which one (specifically) you would like to make.
The two winners will be chosen from those meeting the entry requirements, using a random number generator. Sorry, only available to those with an Australian address. The giveaway runs from now until Monday the 30th of September at midnite (AEST). The winners will be emailed (please make a note to check!) and announced on this blog post. Good luck!
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