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Ben’s Breakfast on The Body Ecology Diet

Ben’s Breakfast on The Body Ecology Diet

Tara Carpenter, NC.

Holistic nutrition for healing digestion and yeast/bacterial/viral overgrowth-related health conditions with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.).

Originally published on January 29, 2013

Ben's Breakfast!

My son woke Saturday morning and asked if he could prepare breakfast; with the weekend here and our typical daily grind come to a halt, I happily accepted his offer from the comfort of my warm bed 🙂

When I first started on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) in 2010 to heal a stubborn case of yeast overgrowth I was pleased to find both my boys, ages 3 and 8, following along in suit. As a Holisitic Nutritionist, my kids have always been immersed in the world of natural healing using food as our medicine when possible. They watch and help me to culture butter, do a colonic, crack open Thai baby coconuts for yck, and various other kitchen (and bathroom!) tasks. 

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This particular Saturday, I busied myself with chopping vegetables for a supper casserole, while quietly watching my older son, Ben, as he moved about the kitchen with grace and ease; speaking out loud, yet to himself, as he pulled out an assortment of dishes and food from the refrigerator.

Other then asking for my help turning on gas burners, he did everything himself. He decided on the menu, cleaned all the pots he needed, and cut a head of cabbage with my Japanese cleaver. At one point I asked if I could add the oil to his hot skillet, but he motioned me away saying “I can man this kitchen, Mom.”

Ben's Breakfast

Less than an hour later, with a hungry mom and little brother waiting patiently at the table, Ben laid out an amazingly beautifully well-rounded breakfast that was ‘gluten, yeast, sugar free’!! I loved seeing what he picked up from simply being near me in the kitchen all these years as I go about preparing our day-to-day food.

Move over mama, another cook is clearly in the house 🙂

Ben’s Saturday Breakfast Menu:

  • Millet Porridge with Cinnamon-Stevia Sprinkles
  • Sauteed Green Beans & Onions
  • Flax Seed Pancakes
  • Roasted Delicata Squash
  • Steamed Cabbage
  • Homemade Dill Pickles

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5 replies on “Ben’s Breakfast on The Body Ecology Diet”

We do not have that one written down nor have I ever made it but I believe he put in there soaked flax seeds with Herbamore, diced scallions and hmmm I think that is it. I have also seen him use an egg yolk and some raw grated goat cheese in there too 🙂

You guys are so sweet! Yes, a cookbook for kids (Happy Bellies for Kids!!) is in the works as are many other projects at the moment 🙂 My son and I love to cook together and now that he is reading and writing can write his recipes down on his own. We will keep everyone in the loop!!

Wow! Tara sounds like your doing a great job raising your son. He sounds smart, confident, thoughtful and even health conscious.

Ben, I agree with Shirley. Would love to make your breakfast dishes or buy a B.E.D. inspired kids recipe book. Your a great example to kids and adults alike trying to live a healthier lifestyle.

That is awesome! I agree with Shirley: could we see the flax pancakes recipe? Looks like a delicious breakfast.

Oh, please, Ben. Would you write up your recipes? I’d LOVE to make your breakfast! I think I can figure out how to do everything except the flax seed pancakes. Would you write up that one?

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