It really depends on how simple you keep things. Many living foods
dishes call for very expensive items. Victoria from when I heard her
talk liked to fix food as fancy as she could so her kids wouldn't look
so weird and out of place with their food at school,etc. A good starter
approach would be to start fixing them green smoothies for breakfast in
the mornings and kale salads. Actually these days (no kids here) I
bascially live on green smoothies and kale salads although I get in the
mood to "cook" sometimes and I'll fix something more fancy. At first
your cost will be more until you can figure out what will work for you
and your family. But also keep in mind that raw organic foods are higher
quality than your standard vegan products and therefore have a higher
price. When you eat mostly raw living foods your body doesn't have to do
the work to digest the food therefore you have more energy to spend and
thus, you will end up eating less so if your kids start eating mostly
raw if you are feeding them 3 times a day most likely they will end up
where they only eat 2 meals a day instead of 3, at least that's how it
ended up for me. That's one of the great things about living foods, the
more living foods you eat, the less overall food you intake, thus the
less groceries you have to buy. Many of the living food dishes require
expensive items but as you go along and learn how to perpare these type
of dishes you learn how to do it on the cheap.
> My kids are finally seriously considering a raw diet (after years of
> being vegan). I have allowed them to choose their path. They recently
> met Brendan Brazier and Robert Cheeke (Holiday Vegan Fest), and were
> so impressed with them that they are really excited to go raw.
> I have a question for raw families--how much do you spend on food?
> I am concerned because I recently read that Victoria Boutenko spends
> about $1,000/month to feed her family of four (ouch!). I spend about
> half that to feed my vegan family of five (3 teen boys and one teen
> girl--all with healthy appretites).
> Thoughts? Ideas?
> Leslie Hill