Kids Gone Raw

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Practice of Gratitude

In the spirit of giving, Kids Gone Raw is giving away RAWsome “PLANT STRONG” green bracelets!  Wooo-hooooooo!

Simply “LIKE” Kids Gone Raw on facebook & leave a comment, share a picture, a relevant link or something fun on our page.  Once you have liked us & placed a comment, e-mail us your snail mail address to & we’ll send you a bracelet!  We have adult sizes & kid sizes, so let us know how many you need.  It’s that easy!  :-)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  We are Grateful for you!

What are you grateful for?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Apple Peelers & Cranberry Apple Sauce

If you have kids in your life & don't have an apple peeler, I highly recommend getting one!  They cost about $25 & will give you lots of good times in the kitchen.  You can slice & peel dozens of apples in no time at all to use in apple pies, cobblers, dehydrated apple slices, apple sauces & just for eating plain.  The options are endless & it's such a fun tool.  Kids love the apple peeler!  My little helper peeled four apples yesterday & would have kept going if we had had more apples to peel.  :-)

Once we peeled the apples I asked Avery to help me create a delicious new recipe.  We brainstormed for a minute & then threw our ingredients into the blender to work its magic.  We decided on a cranberry apple sauce & the outcome is delicious!  See recipe below & ENJOY!

Cranberry Apple Sauce  
by Girl Gone Raw & Miss Avery  :-)
serves 3-4

4 large apples, peeled & cored
3/4 cup of fresh cranberries
1 tsp of cinnamon
2 Tbs raw coconut sugar, honey or maple syrup
Place ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor & blend until smooth & creamy.   Eat up!  :-

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

3 Halloween Treats from Girl Gone Raw

Pumpkin Bites
makes about 12 pumpkin bites
1 cup of cashews
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs of goji berries, soaked 10-15 minutes on water
1 Tbs coconut oil
1 1/2 Tbs raw coconut sugar OR agave, honey or maple syrup
pinch of sea salt
Place ingredients together in a food processor & blend until a doughy mixture forms.  Shape into balls. 
pumpkin features:
2 Tbs raisins
fresh herb stems cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Flatten raisins with your finger & then cut into quarters to create the eyes.  Cut raisins in half to create the mouths.  Gently press features into pumpkin bites.  Cut herb stems into pieces & stick in the top of your pumpkins.  Place pumpkins in fridge to firm up.  ENJOY!

Ice Cream Sand-Witch Hats
makes about ice cream 12 sand-witch hats
ice cream:
3 bananas, peeled, broken into pieces & frozen
1 cup of spinach, chopped
2 Tbs of raw coconut sugar, agave nectar or maple syrup
1-2 Tbs water
Place ingredients in a high speed blender or a food processor & blend until a soft serve ice cream consistency is achieved.  If you are using the food processor, you may have to scrape it down a few times & add a little more water.  Place "ice cream" in a bowl & place in freezer for 1-2 hours to harden a little more.  

1 cup of walnuts
1 cup of pitted medjool dates
3 Tbs of carob or cacao (cocoa) powder
Place ingredients in a food processor & blend until a dough forms.  Sprinkle some almond flour down on a cutting board & roll dough out to 1/4 inch thinkness.  Cut into triangles & then shape each triangle into a witch hat by hand.  

Remove "ice cream" from freezer & scoop a little out onto a witch hat cookie.  Form the ice cream to the shape of the hat, about 1/2-1 inch high, with your hands & then top with another witch hat cookie.  Repeat until you have finished all of the witch hats.  Freeze sand-witches for an hour or 2 before eating.  Yummmmmmmm!

Worms & Dirt Pudding
2 apples or pears, shredded
1/2 lemon, juiced
Use the shredding disc from the food processor to quickly shred the fruit & then place it in a bowl.  Squeeze the juice from 1/2 a lemon over the shredded fruit & set aside.

1 banana
1 avocado
1/2 cup of almond milk (or simply add 1/4 cup of almonds & 1/2 cup of water)
3 Tbs raw coconut sugar OR agave nectar, honey or maple syrup
3 Tbs carob or cacao (cocoa) powder
pinch of sea salt
Place ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor & blend until smooth & creamy.  Mix pudding in with the "worms"  & eat up! Store in fridge.

Dempsey Challenge 2011

We were set up at the Dempsey Challenge in Lewiston making rawsome SUPER HERO smoothies & rawkin' applesauce in the KidZone on Oct 8th & 9th & we had so much fun!  It was great to connect with Dempsey Challenge participants & their families over a celebration of healthy living through nutrition & physical activity.

The rawsome snack shack was a big hit!  There were lots of adorable green smoothie mustaches going on & lots of smiles over the apple sauce.
The Dempsey Challenge is an INCREDIBLE event!  WOW ... it is so organized & thoughtfully put together & the staff & volunteers were out-of-this-world!  We were in awe of all that happened here & grateful to have been a part of the festivities!  THANK YOU!

Click HERE to see more photos from the weekend.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Let the Kids Shop

I picked my 4 year old niece up from school yesterday & asked her what she wanted to do on this beautiful afternoon.  "Go to the Market," she said.  I think she was reading my mind.  :-)  Off to the Market we went with her little brother in tow.

We parked, loaded the sleeping brother into the stroller, grabbed a shopping bag & away we went.  As we were walking to the market I asked her what she was most excited to get & she said, "TOMATOES!"  

First things first, we went on the perfect cherry tomato hunt.  We found a display of little orange tomatoes, red tomatoes, mutli-colored tomatoes ... and after much deliberation, she picked out a pint of bright red cherry tomaotes.  They were so yummy & disappeared so quickly that I never got a picture of her enjoying them.  I did however get some pictures of the remainder of our shopping experience.  :-)

My niece had so much fun helping me pick out produce, take it to the farmers to weigh & then pay for it that I thought she was going to explode!  And she learned a lot too.  We talked about veggies & what we can make with them, we talked about weighing food & money to pay for it.

The cutest thing was that when she woke up from an afternoon nap, the first thing she said to my partner was, "I got to buy food at the Farmers' Market all by myself!"  She then got up & helped me unpack the food & arrange it in a huge bowl on the kitchen counter.  Happiness is ...

Let the kids shop, I say!  Take them to a Farmers' Market near you ... it makes for a great outing for everyone!

Smiles,  :-)  Elizabeth, aka Girl Gone Raw

Friday, September 16, 2011


Who said there can be too many cooks in the kitchen?  Elizabeth and Maggie welcome you to our KIDS GONE RAW blog.  Our site and forth coming un-cook book will empower kids (and their people) to take control of their health through fabulous RAW snacks and goodies.

Here on our blog you will find all kinds of tasty bites, healthy living tips &  MORE!

Stay tuned ...