Families with Young Children
Posted Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 9:20 PM
I'm wondering if anyone doing the program has small children? I'm committed to following a low fat whole foods plant based diet. Right now my husband and I want to lose weight so that means limiting our consumption of things like nuts/nut butters, avocado, olives, dried fruit and tahini. I think I'll have a 'cheat' day once a week where I'm free to have some guacamole, nut butter, peanut sauce or a lara bar but for the most part I will be avoiding it other than 1tbsp ground flax seeds daily.
But I have a 3.5 year old and a 7 month old. I know that children need fat, especially toddlers under two. So my strategy is to give them full fat soy milk, nut/seed butters, dried fruit and homemade trail mixes.
I was thinking of making homemade hummus, one batch with tahini in it for my toddler and another without for my husband and I.
Any other strategies to ensure my kids get the appropriate calories and nutrients they need while I cook low fat meals for the family?