Healthy Food

Mishmish is proud to be Vegan Friendly

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Everyday we cook high quality vegan food from fresh, whole ingredients. When we shop we buy a large variety of in-season fruit and vegetables (eggplant, green leafy veggies, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, anything in season), beans (red, white, pinto, black-eyed), lentils (brown, red, black), mung beans, rice (white, red, black, wild), whole grain bread, olive oil, cold pressed coconut oil, organic tofu, mochi, almond milk, rolled oats, whole grain crackers, tahini, hummus, and anything fresh, unprocessed, nutritious, and vegan that looks delicious!

What do kids eat in our mishpachton?

Each meals is thoughtfully prepared so that your baby gets his or her complete daily needs for vitamins, minerals, protein (lentils, beans, quinoa, vegetables, tofu, almond milk), healthy fats (coconut oil, avocado, olive oil), and carbohydrates (rice, beans, grains, whole grain crackers and breads). For babies who are bottle-fed breast milk or formula we will work out a feeding schedule with you. Babies who are weening or transitioning to solid food will get a combination of their bottle along with yummy purees or mashes of veggies, fruits, and homemade rice cereals at different times of the day.

 

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Nutrition:

  • Protein: lentils, chickpeas, tofu, peas, peanut butter, soy milk, almonds, spinach, rice, whole wheat bread, potatoes, broccoli, kale…
  • Essential Fatty Acids: vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado…
  • Vitamin D: daily sunshine, fortified almond milk, fortified tofu…
  • Calcium: tahina, almond milk, green leafy vegetables, tofu, beans, broccoli, bok choy, kale, oranges…
  • Zinc: grains, beans, nuts…
  • Iron: lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, black-eyed peas, Swiss chard, tempeh, black beans, beet greens, tahini, peas, bulghur, bok choy, raisins, watermelon, millet, kale…
  • Vitamin B12: this vitamin only comes from animal products, as plants don’t need B12. There are no plant sources of B12 and all vegans and should take a supplement, we can talk about supplement options if you’re not already giving one to your baby. This can be as simple as almond milk that is fortified with B12.

Breakfast:

Depending on the age, a breakfast may be pureed sweet potatoes, fresh fruit smoothie with almond milk, banana whole grain pancakes, or coconut porridge.

Snacks:

There are so many options for healthy snacks. A few things we love are carrot sticks with tahina dressing, cucumbers, apples, oranges, whole grain crackers, almond milk, fresh squeezed juice, or celery with organic almond butter.

Lunch:

Avocado and tomato sandwich on whole grain bread with a side of watermelon, tofu and veggie pasta salad, or a portobello mushroom burger… all these meals have multiple nutrient dense ingredients to help your little baby develop and be healthy, happy, and strong.

Here are a few examples of our favorite vegan super-food meals and snacks:

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