March 14, 2008
"Growing Healthy Families" is What's Cookin'
I have always taken the road less traveled in life, and I find that the parenting choices my husband and I are making fit that same pattern. It's hard always being the ones with the alternative opinions, beliefs, or practices, but we believe the health and safety of our family is more important than meeting the status quo.
The Holistic Moms Network is a community of mothers who also choose alternative parental styles such as attachment parenting, holistic remedies, fighting commercialism, eating organic foods, and living green lifestyles. Their "desire to be the best parents possible" motivates their actions to bond over ways to raise children in a world that is oftentimes judgmental and misguided. I really respect the philosophies and the intellect behind these moms, and their goal to "empower (them)selves as individuals and parents."
The Holistic Moms Network has just released a cookbook filled with contributions from Holistic Moms all over the country. Growing Healthy Families: Cooking with Holistic Moms is truly one of a kind. It contains recipes for every dietary need and desire (including a gluten free section, vegetarian, vegan and raw food options), and the skills required to whip up the meals range from quick and easy fixes to more advanced, but still doable main dishes. Healthy ingredients and whole, organic foods are the mainstays of every recipe. There are also plenty of kid friendly ideas such as Asparagus "Fries." Another thing I really like about this cookbook is its ethnic range. You'll find everything from Indian food to Italian food to Mexican Food and Greek Food. It's the most comprehensive cookbook I have ever seen. And they have us covered from soup to nuts, literally. There are recipes for divine starters, granola mixes, main dishes, salads and desserts.
To top it all off, the end of the book features recipes for "Feeding Baby" with how to make your own formula, and recipes for solid baby foods. There you'll also find recipes for how to make your own All-Natural Baby Wipes, Gum Remover, Herbal Salve, All Purpose Cleaner, and Lip Balm, to name just a few.
It's comforting to know that there exists an entire organization of mothers who have the best interest of our children and the environment in mind. Growing Healthy Families is an instant classic that every mother should have on hand. To order it click here.
In other Holistic Moms Network news, click here to read their recent press release on vaccinations.