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    I have a 7 year old and a 5 year old, and, as I've read Mark and Robb Wolf, I'm horrified at how DH and I have been feeding them. So, we've already started making changes. Not too much at once, I don't want to freak them out. They're not particularly fond of anything different, food-wise, so it's a challenge.

    The older child is better about eating what we give her, just because we said so, even if we get sad looks. And the, "I didn't like it. I only ate it because you told me to." Her sister is really good about whining and crying and having a fit over anything different. We've transitioned them from sugary stuff to fruit and veggies, and now it's time for the next step, grains. Thank God I never gave them that fake white bread, but they love their 100% whole wheat. I thought I was doing the right thing by them, turns out I'm just using a different poison.

    I've already tried wrapping the 'sandwich' in lettuce instead of bread. Also, I do the meat and cheese roll-ups. (I don't see any signs of lactose intolerance, so dropping milk is an experiment for another month.) Reception on those ranges from tacit acceptance (older kid) to angry defiance (spoiled little sister.) Any other ideas I might be able to try with them?
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    You could experimenting baking bread using coconut and almond flours? it might be fun for the kids to help and pretty awesome skill to learn. People on the boards seem to like the results for sandwiches
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    • #3
      We use this recipe, it is the best and easiest I have tried...
      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread23434.html

      Edited to add: Highly recommend the almond flour over the flax.
      Last edited by supersellen; 04-19-2011, 09:11 AM.
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      • #4
        Personally I think Riv's oopsie roll is vile. I've tried it twice. I can't even stomach the smell, let alone the taste & texture. Trust me, you are better off with a lettuce wrap or cheese & deli meat rolls.
        About the only bread I miss is pumpernickel and ciabatta. Those were some awesome breads!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
          Personally I think Riv's oopsie roll is vile. I've tried it twice. I can't even stomach the smell, let alone the taste & texture. Trust me, you are better off with a lettuce wrap or cheese & deli meat rolls.
          About the only bread I miss is pumpernickel and ciabatta. Those were some awesome breads!
          I have actually shared his recipe with non-paleos and even they like it, so I think it is worth trying. Be sure to let it cool before eating.
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          • #6
            I struggle with breakfast of the kids. We've got twins that go to day care, and so it's a chore to get them fed and out of the house. Cereal is the easiest thing. What do you guys do? We're trying to transition them to a more primal diet, but we sacrifice Primal-ness for the sake of convenience.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by supersellen View Post
              I have actually shared his recipe with non-paleos and even they like it, so I think it is worth trying. Be sure to let it cool before eating.
              I'm obviously doing something wrong then. Any tips?

              John, I feed my 2yo bacon and fruit most mornings for breakfast. She likes greek yogurt and larabars too. I would think these are just about the fastest thing you can get into little tummies in the early am. She is starting pre school in the fall.
              If your little ones will eat hard boiled eggs, that's a good option too
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              • #8
                I've had Rivvin's bread twice now, and think it makes a passable substitute for a slice of bread under a runny-yolked egg. My DH didn't like it, but I didn't try it with my daughter.

                I make mine with half almond meal/half flax meal. I think a kid would like the french toast version of this with some honey, maple syrup or fruit puree on top.
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                • #9
                  In.This.House.We.Butter.Our.Bacon.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by john_solo View Post
                    I struggle with breakfast of the kids. We've got twins that go to day care, and so it's a chore to get them fed and out of the house. Cereal is the easiest thing. What do you guys do? We're trying to transition them to a more primal diet, but we sacrifice Primal-ness for the sake of convenience.
                    My 7yr old loves scrambled eggs. My 2 yr old will peck at them, so that is a work in progress. She still has a fit about getting cereal or pancakes in the morning. My current strategy is to put eggs and other stuff in front of her so at least she will have both. Recently I have started making gluten-free pancakes and freezing them so at least when she is flipping out about that, I can whip them out of the freezer. I just have a low tolerance for early-morning toddler meltdown, so I just focus on small incremental changes.

                    Other meals are a much bigger challenge for me. The 7 yr old is a bit more flexible and will eat roasted chicken and various veggies fairly regularly. Nether of them will eat red meat or fish of any kind. The toddler is almost impossible with the veggies either. Anything with a coconut is a no-go either. All the "paleo-kid-friendly" recipes are mostly a complete fail for them.

                    Pulling my hair out, because every time I put their standard "food" in front of them I feel like I am feeding them poison. However I am not having much success introducing the alternatives. I also do not want to have a throwdown with them at every meal as I think that will just set them up for an unhealthy relationship with food for the rest of their lives.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                      I'm obviously doing something wrong then. Any tips?

                      John, I feed my 2yo bacon and fruit most mornings for breakfast. She likes greek yogurt and larabars too. I would think these are just about the fastest thing you can get into little tummies in the early am. She is starting pre school in the fall.
                      If your little ones will eat hard boiled eggs, that's a good option too
                      This is what I do, and I get great results:

                      I start out by melting 2 tbsp of kerry gold butter in a 16 oz/473 ml round Corningware dish. I then crack an egg into the butter and beat it well. I then add 1/2 cup almond meal, tsp baking powder, and a pinch of salt. I mix well with a fork to break down any clumps and then microwave for one minute, 25 seconds. I then let it cool completely, slice in half, and serve. If I am being impatient, I will slice when hot and throw it in the fridge to speed the cooling process.
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                      • #12
                        I'm lucky my kids eat just about anything. That said, the odd occasion that they have tried something they don't like, my response is "too bad, food is to fuel your body, it's not always going to taste great, be thankful you're eating!" And they eat it. If I have to eat crappy tasting food if we're somewhere else, I'm not exactly sure how being a kid excludes you from that.

                        Even outside of food, kids are being raised that it's their right to love and enjoy everything and that they'll never have any hardship or anything they don't like, that they don't have to do anything they don't want to do. I'm convinced that's what is wrong with the younger generation, if it's not on a silver platter with whip cream, they don't know how to deal or react.

                        BTW, food is one of the earliest ways for kids to assert their independence. When they're too young (immature) to understand the implications of eating crap, it's our job, as parents, to make sure they get proper nutrition, no matter how much it hurts OUR feelings to have to stand-up to them or watch them cry. Easiest way out, is NOT the answer.

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                        • #13
                          Definitely recommend Rivvin's bread recipe. for kids, they seem to enjoy the flax version much more,.. and without the butter as well. It's a bit less greasy that way and kids can handle it better, and tastes more like a multi grain bread type of thing,... it's very nutral and gives you the sensation of eating bread.

                          I just use 1/4 cup of flax, 1 tsp baking powder and 1 egg. Mix and microwave for 1.5 mins in microwave... this has to be the easiest thing ever and it's actually decents... as compared to some other more difficult to make substitutes...

                          I even made one and made a pizza sandwich in a sandwich maker and it came out half decent, and the kids loved it. They also like this as a substitude for hotdog buns.

                          The almond version adds a bit too much flavor for the kids to handle.

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                          • #14
                            Maybe my problem is I've been using coconut oil instead of butter. Will try the butter method next month after Whole 30 is over for me. If I still find it vile, I can't say it's because I didn't give it the old college try!
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                            • #15
                              Just don't serve foods that require "bread" of any kind.

                              As to breakfast, what's wrong with getting up a bit earlier and making good ol' bacon and eggs?

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