We just found out DD is allergic to cow's milk. She has really loved dairy.. but no more tummy aches makes it worthwhile to give up, she is only two but she clearly understands this. Otherwise we have been eating mostly vegetarian.. but it's obvious there is going to be some changes in our diet. I have decided to give up dairy products as well. We will still eat goat's milk cheese and buffalo mozzarella.
But I've become really interested in changing our diet towards more raw foods. I don't want to cook complicated things twice a day and neither myself or DD are big on warm, cooked meals and on often we eat a cold lunch. I'm not going to go crazy and jump into 100% raw diet, but I'm definitely going to simplify and have more natural, fresh, unprocessed foods. Lots of fruits and salads, and I have to try recipes for other raw meals beyond salads.
Has anyone else come to a point in their simplifying journey when they suddenly wanted to change their diet too?
We are already buying lots of organic foods and healthy foods, but I've been making lots of pasta etc. for dinner and we have eaten lots of dairy, cheese, yogurt, milk with muesli etc. Also bread but not tons of it.
I just want to substitute more fresh produce and eat less stuff that is processed or cooked a lot. I want to sprout seeds and beans. I have been brought up with the idea that kids need two warm meals a day, the society has all but brain washed me into thinking that cow's milk is a health drink, and I also don't want to deprive my child, my husband (nor myself) so I want to go about this slowly and flexibly.
I like bread, and baking is fun and not something I'd see myself giving up any time soon, so we will still have bread occasionally. I'm thinking I should probably keep it in the freezer and just take out what we eat any given time, because bread tends to go moldy or rock hard before we can finish it!