Nourishing our Children | February/March 2018

By Jasmin Schellenberg –

HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY
Kefir-oat cookies

Ingredients
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
¼ cup honey, melted
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 ¾ cups rolled oats
¼ cup each of kefir
¼ cup peanut or almond butter
pinch of sea salt

Method
Combine all ingredients. Scoop with a small spoon onto parchment paper and cool in the fridge for a few minutes. Keeps well in the fridge in a sealed container for a week.

This is a great way to get some cultured food and high-quality oils into kids’ diets.

NUTRIENT DENSE MEAL
Bulgogi (Korean stir-fry)
Serves 2-3

Ingredients
¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese cooking wine) or sherry
2 tablespoons Korean red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon sea salt
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 bunch green onions, cut in one-inch pieces
1 ponds round steak (top, bottom or eye), thinly sliced
1 tablespoons lard

Method
Mix all ingredients except lard. Let marinate for 30 minutes or overnight. Bring to room temperature. Stir-fry in lard over medium heat. Stir-fry in batches, one minute each. Serve with sticky rice and kimchi.

If children are intolerant to spicy food lessen amount of red pepper flakes

Enjoy!

MYTHS UNVEILED
The key to our overall wellness starts in the gut.

We need to get back to traditional foods that are in their most natural state, unadulterated and unrefined. It is these real, whole, nourishing foods enjoyed for generations that provide the cells of our bodies with the necessary fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients needed for vibrant health. This state of well-being is characterized by a quiet and strong digestive system, superior brain function, blissful sleep, sturdy bones, calm mind, and an immune function that readily copes with infection and disease.

By taking the right steps, the process of transitioning yourself and your family to a more nourishing way of life can be easier than you imagine.

As societies have moved away from their traditional food fare, our health and happiness have suffered greatly.

Cells make up our tissues, tissues make organs, organs make us—our brains, bones, and joints. It’s very simple: food either feeds or poisons us.
Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are a modern way to produce food These herbicide-tolerant varieties have their DNA inserted with bacterial genes that allow the crops to survive otherwise deadly doses of herbicides.

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the pervasive herbicide Roundup, is found responsible to the leaky gut syndrome so much talked about these days and linked to a massive amount of illnesses such as brain fog, Alzheimer’s, depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADD, ADHD, autoimmune disease, and many more.

Glyphosate inhibits the none-GMO plant from up-taking certain minerals and thus these plants die quickly due to an impaired immune system. GMO plants are trained to survive without these certain minerals and therefore they lack these minerals, making our food incomplete and loaded with herbicides, which in turn leads to a leaky gut.

The true cost of pesticides in our children’s food makes conventional food very, very expensive. How do you measure the cost of products that can give people a lifetime of poor health compared to those that will help them avoid problems? Is it worth it to buy cheap?

Health is a choice; make it your decision today.

Read all ingredients. Start avoiding anything corn, including corn starch, high fructose corn syrup, and corn oil.
Then start avoiding anything soy. Then avoid sugar. Sugar beets are 95 per cent GMO. Then start eating organically produced food.

A WALK THROUGH YOUR PANTRY:

GET RID OF: All GMO foods such that contain corn, soy, white sugar, and canola. They are packed with toxins and have low food value.

REPLACE WITH: Organic food. There is no GMO allowed in organic food production.

Brought to you by Jasmin Schellenberg
Inspired by and resourced from www.westonaprice.org and their podcasts
For “Nourishing our Children” newsletters of the past visit www.thegreengazette.ca.

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