Probiotic intake is one of the cornerstones of traditional foods, but many kids balk at the zip and tang most probiotics have. As a mom, I’ve found many creative ways to get large and small amounts of probiotics into my kids. This was critical while we were all going through gut healing and we continue with consuming probiotics daily now that we have healed. While some of these ideas don’t represent a large amount of probiotics at one time, little bits here and there definitely add up. Here are some easy ways to get probiotics into kids while disguising the zing. [Read more…] about Four Sneaky Ways to Add Probiotics to Your Kid’s Diet
On Surfin’ Saturday, I share links from around the web. It’s not always food related and not always blogs. It’s anything I find inspiring or helpful for any part of life.
- The Complete Patient has a post about how Mark McAfee got the CDC to admit they categorized some deaths attributed to raw milk incorrectly. I highly recommend you subscribe to this blog if you are concerned about the politics of food.
- Here is one lawyer’s analysis of how the Food Safety and Modernization Act will affect food and farming. [Read more…] about Surfin’ Saturday- March 5, 2011
I have taken both heaps of praise and heaps of criticism for the coconut milk yogurt recipe since it was published. Praise from those who are dairy-free and looking for ways to expand their probiotic intake or are happy to have a replacement for the expensive coconut yogurt that their kids love. I have received criticism from those who are unhappy I wouldn’t push raw milk consumption over coconut milk, even for those who are dairy allergic, and that the recipe would use canned coconut milk instead of directing people to first make their own.
First, to address those who come here for help and support- I understand that you do not have an unlimited budget and all of the time and resources in the world. You will not receive any condemnation from me for not being able to source and use the best ingredients possible for everything that you do. You do not have to be a food snob to be accepted here and on the CTF forums. We welcome you, as you are, wherever you are on your traditional foods journey.
Last year on the forum, we started a Baby Steps section to help people new to traditional foods. Each month, I will be posting those baby steps to the blog in case you’re wanting to start your own Traditional Foods journey.
January begins with the most basic steps.
1. Make your own chicken stock from scratch instead of buying canned stock.
2. Switch the type of fat you’re cooking with to a traditional fat- coconut oil, lard, butter, tallow, ghee, palm oil.
3. Eat fruits and vegetables that are in season for this month.
4. Move to consuming the best quality dairy that you can find &/or afford. If you can not locate or afford raw milk, you will not receive any flack from board members. We all understand limits of availability and budget. Instead, let’s discuss ways to make non-raw milk as healthy as possible, such as kefir, yogurt and other cultures.
KerryAnn Foster runs Cooking Traditional Foods, the longest running Traditional Foods Menu Mailer on the internet. KerryAnn has over nine years of traditional foods experience and is a former Weston A. Price Foundation chapter leader. Founded in 2005, CTF helps you feed your family nourishing foods they will love. Each mailer contains one soup, five dinners, one breakfast, on dessert and extras. You can learn more about our Menu Mailers at the CTF website. For a free sample Menu Mailer, join our mailing list. You can also join our forum to chat with other traditional foodists and learn more.