What Evie Eats
I get a lot of questions about feeding kids when they’re little, but my kids are big monsters eating big portions. I never served our kids foods that were different from what we ate. The idea that there is such a thing as a “kid’s meal” or foods specific to kids is just marketing hype.
If you want kids to be deeply nourished so that they are clear of mind, strong in body, and stable in their emotions, their diets must be centred around the most nutritious animal foods you can find. Meats, eggs, organs, raw and cultured milk, and of course fats like tallow, lard, suet, butter, etc. To that foundation, we layered on the seasonal foods available to us. In winter that would mean winter squashes of all ilk, root vegetables, potato here and there, some fermented veggies and the odd preserved fruits, that I had squirrelled away in the summer, as a warmed up treat.
My sister recently had her first baby. And, me oh my, she’s as squishable and adorable as they come. Sweet Evangeline, eater of good stuff. I finally convinced my sister to take pictures of her meals so I could share them with any of you with little kids looking for real life examples of how to feed little ones real, nourishing foods.
It’s how we raised our kids who are all grown up now. None of them are fussy, all of them continue to source out these nourishing foods for themselves. So, no, don’t believe the BS about giving them junk because the rest of the world does it. Instead, be the example because you are the leaders in your home.
Evie is just over 16 months of age now. Her first foods included broths, paté, bones to gnaw, etc… Hope this helps some parents with ideas. For those wanting to see more, comment just that below and maybe we can get my sister on here to show you real world examples of growing a strong human with beautiful foods. In the meantime, I have enough pics to make a couple of posts out of so stay tuned for the next series in the captivating, edge-of-your-seat thriller, “Evie Eats”! 🥩🥩 p.s. these pics are all of organic, pastured, locally sourced foods from farmers, farmer markets, and the best farming auntie and uncle a little cherub could hope for 😉