Hi, I love this site.
A bit about me: English, moved to the Netherlands last year with my husband and two little boys, currently 7 months pregnant. I discovered raw food a couple of months back after stumbling upon it trying to find a healthy way to be vegan, and have been steadily trying to integrate it into our lives ever since. Because of the pregnancy I’m very wary about doing too much all at once, in case of the likely detox harming my baby. Also I’m encountering a lot of resistance and even animosity from my husband.
I’m not sure what I’m asking here, actually! I just want us ALL to eventually be 100% organically raw and I’ve no idea what the best way is to achieve this… My kids are fairly fussy eaters already, so I don’t know how best to approach them with new food ideas/recipes. They eat plenty of fruit, although are wary of new types so sadly we’re fairly limited on variety, and they won’t touch leafy salad stuff. Cucumber and sweet peppers go down well and the odd raw carrot sticks, but other than that I’m stuck for ideas.
I’m also not sure what my own approach should be because of the baby – is it better to quickly go 100% now and not worry about the detox affecting the baby since overall nutrition will be higher, or will it be better when I’m nursing and thus risk milk rejection by the baby?! I certainly can’t wait until I’ve finished nursing since I fully intend to nurse for as long as the baby wants to. I’m also concerned that I will find it too difficult to transition over a long period of time (I definitely come under the heading of “cooked food addict”!).
So, that’s me at the moment. Confused, mainly! Look forward to any gems of wisdom (or just “hello”s!).