Maximum Health: Parents Ask: ‘What Do I Feed My Kids?’


By Rosie Main 

Many times I get asked by parents, “What do I feed my kids?” 

Living in the culture we live in, it can be a struggle; but we as parents have to remember that kids only get exposed to the foods that we allow them to. My husband and I have joined together and have chosen to raise our kids on whole food, or what we call “God food” or “real food.” The principle is that if the food is made by man, then it probably has been altered and has synthetic preservatives and chemicals. Real food or God food is more likely going to be free from the toxins and chemicals. If the real food or God food has been altered by man, such as wild rice to white rice, then we also don’t have it. It is that simple. So what do we feed our kids? Just give them real food. Here are some examples. 


Foods that are real or God food: 

Nuts and seeds (raw is best)  Almonds, Pecans, Cashews, Walnuts, Macadamia Nuts, Brazil Nuts, Pine Nuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Flax Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds, NO Peanuts (biotoxic and high omega-6), Black Beans, Adzuki Beans, Kidney Beans, Pinto Beans, White Beans, and Lima Beans

Fruits  Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Acai Berries, Goji Berries,
Cherries, Lemon, Lime, Apples, Pears

Fruits (to be eaten in moderation)  Bananas, Oranges, Mangoes, Pineapple, Melon

Dairy (raw is best)  Goat’s Milk, Goat’s Milk Yogurt, Goat’s Milk Cheese, and Sheep Cheese

Fats and Oils (organic is best) — Ghee, Butter, Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Borage Oil (GLA – gamma linolenic acid), Fish Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Avocado Oil, Sesame Oil

Vegetables (high fiber and low glycemic) — Asparagus, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Collard Greens, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger Root 


Vegetables (to be eaten in moderation) — Artichokes, Beets, Carrots, Chick Peas (Garbanzo), Legumes, Leeks, Lentils, Okra, Peas, Pumpkin, Squash (Acorn, Butternut, Winter, Summer, Spaghetti), Tomatoes

Grasses (wheat and barley) — Green Beans, Green Lettuces, Heart of Palm, Kale, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Olives, Onions, Parsley, Radishes, Snow Peas, Spinach, Sprouts, Sea Vegetables, Water Chestnuts, Zucchini

Meats/Proteins (all-natural poultry and grass-fed meat) — Eggs (cage-free), Fish (wild caught), Chicken, Turkey, Beef, Lamb Venison, Wild Game

Lower Fiber Carbohydrates (NOT on Healing Foods Diet, but on Basic Diet) —  Amaranth, Barley, Brown Rice, Buckwheat, Corn (non-GMO), Ezekiel Bread, Millet, Quinoa, Sprouted Spelt Grains, Steel Cut Oats, Sweet Potatoes or Yams, Wild Rice

Condiments — Sea Salt (Celtic or Himalayan), Apple Cider Vinegar, Balsamic Vinegar, Salsa, Guacamole, Hummus, Mustard, Organic Flavorings (Vanilla, Almond, etc.), Vegenaise with Grape Seed Oil, Cocoa and Carob, Herbs and Spices (Basil, Rosemary, Curry, Cinnamon, etc.)
Soy Sauce (wheat-free), Liquid Aminos

Sweeteners — Stevia, Xylitol (xylitol is dangerous for dogs)

Sweetener(NOT on Healing Foods Diet, but on Basic Diet) — Raw Honey (unheated in small amounts) Agave, Nectar, Maple Syrup Grade A or B, Brown Rice Syrup

Beverages — Purified and Non-Chlorinated Water, Natural Sparkling Water (no carbonation added – Pellegrino), Herbal Teas (unsweetened, preferably organic), Raw Vegetable Juices, Raw Lemonade (Stevia, lemons and water), and Fermented Drinks 

Rosie Main, DC, owns Main Health Solutions at 2300 W. Everest Lane, Suite 175, in Meridian. She is also the host of Maximized Living Radio on 94.1 The Voice and KIDO 580 AM. For more information, visit 

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