The Kids Foods Crisis

kids foodsOver-refined and processed food with nasty food additives and preservatives are more abundant and invasive than ever before, just think back to when you were a child, pre-made biscuits and breakfast cereals are about the most highly processed foods I can remember, apart from that foods were made from scratch ie. raw foods. Nowadays the sheer volume of the daily intake when it comes to kids foods has altered taste buds, changed behaviour patterns and created learning problems in children.

The Kids Foods Crisis

This food crisis when it comes to Kids Foods, is the result of the drive for cheaper and more convenient food. Unfortunately, our quest for cheap and convenient food has reached a point of crisis. The trade-off for the so called “cheaper” kids foods that we buy is higher medical bills and children with health problems and left uncontrolled our children will experience shortened life expectancy with a higher probability of experiencing diabetes, eczema or asthma.

The Kids Foods Lie

So called “convenient” kids foods actually are NOT always “cheaper”. We have fallen prey to a lie, just see my post Healthy Eating Guide for You and Your Family. We as the adult and parent are more than able to fix this problem. It is as simple as baking and making our foods from raw foods. This does not have to be a complicated matter. In actual fact it is fun for your kids to even get involved in making their own food and “presto” the job just got easier for you!!!

There are plenty of ideas for easy kids foods, allow me to give you a recipe that my family loves:

Orange Loaf

120g butter

120g castor sugar

2 eggs

120g self-raising flour

Juice of 2 large oranges

In a bowl mix the butter and sugar until you have a creamy mixture. Beat in the eggs and stir in the flour with half of the orange juice. Put into a greased loaf tin and bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes (or until skewer comes out uncoated) at 180 oC. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Turn out onto a plate and pour the remaining orange juice over the top.