Getting healing foods into you or your child daily does not have to be a struggle.In fact when you re-adjust your mindset to that of wholefoods ONLY, it’s just something you do on a daily basis and then it does not become a “thing”
Many of the types of foods are consumed on a daily basis anyway, so it’s just a matter of thinking how can I make this more nutrient dense and add a healing agent food.
Below, I’ve given you 5 easy ways of getting healing food into the diet on a daily basis:
Who doesn’t love a good smoothie? This is a fabulous food to get extra nutrition into your child without them necessarily knowing the goodness included
Types of extra goodness to that can be added:
- Use non dairy milk alternatives such as homemade nut, seed or coconut milk varieties
- Probiotics – they wouldn’t even know! Just make sure it's good quality and broad spectrum
- Clean protein powders or collagen hydrolysate for gut healing benefits
- Whey – the liquid strained from yoghurt for probiotic goodness
- Superfood powders, like these from Nutra Organics
- Coconut oil or butter for cellular and gut health
There is just so much bang for your buck in a smoothie
A great way to get awesome extra goodness into them such as protein, fat, fibre, zinc and magnesium by way of ingredients such as nuts, seeds & dates, cacoa and coconut oil or butter
Add extra goodness such as:
- Hydrolysed gelation
- A little turmeric
- Superfood such as nutri organics
- Soak the dates in some water kefir then you have a probiotic Blissball
3. Soups and casseroles
A wonderfully healing and great way to get veggies, slow cooked meats and broth into them that are tasty. Favourites for us are slow cooked lamb shanks and a root vegetable soup. Funny thing is my little man is not a fan of "eating" pumpkin but will happily have pumpkin soup, go figure! My princess on the other hand is not a fan of soup period, but loves Chicken Noodle Soup.....you just have to work with what you have :-)
4. Jelly or gummies
Who said gut healing food had to be all about broth. You can still get all the great properties of a broth in a jelly or gummy using a quality grass-fed gelatin. It is definitely not a replacement for broth, but an addition to.
Take it a step further add additional goodness such as:
- Raw honey as a sweetener for amazing immune boosting anti-microbrial properties. It's still a sugar, so go easy :-)
- Quality broad spectrum probiotic capsules and you have a probiotic gummy
- Herbal tinctures such as Elderberry syrup for wonderful immune boosting
- Even use the gelatin to make custards, puddings and panacotta
Who would guess water??? Amazingly you can ferment water with the right starter culture and then you have probiotic water, otherwise known as Water Kefir.
Ferment it a second time with a fruit of choice and you a flavoured probiotic tonic.
You can incorporate the above food daily as a guide:
- Breakfast: - Smoothie either but itself which is quite satisfying or alongside something like porridge pancakes. Recipe can be found in this blog post in the download
- Snack – Blissball – only need 1 depending on how big you make them
- Lunch/dinner – soup or casserole with a small probiotic drink
- Snack – a few gummies
I've put together the following recipes in an easy downloadable Ebook:
- Root Vegetable soup
- Ginger probiotic tonic
- Water/Coconut Water kefir
Chantal is a Certified Nutrition & Wellness Coach that specialises in helping stressed and overwhelmed mums heal their children with wholefoods using a personalised wholistic step by step approach.