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    Our 10 month old just got her first taste of grains with cheerios. She goes crazy for them. Hoping to find a paleolithic alternative. She just doesn't get that excited for peas and carrots. Any suggestions

  • #2
    A good alternative to crack is no crack. Back to the peas and carrots and all the bounty of mother nature blenderized as appropriate for her eating ability.
    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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    • #3
      Chopped bananas, strawberries, sweet potatoes, zucchini, squash... And serve her peas and carrots several times. Don't give up. She'll learn to love em.
      Don't let anybody tell you, "You can't" just because they can't.

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      • #4
        Your 10 Month old buys it's own stuff? Wow I am impressed und humbled.
        Hmm and i would also get addicted to sweet stuff when i am young and helpless.
        I would also recomend berrys or bananas or app0les.

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        • #5
          Ten months....? I know not all mothers can breast feed, but if you can I wouldn't be weaning yet.

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          • #6
            Have you tried giving her a bone with some meat on it? My son loved gnawing on the bones from rack of lamb.
            Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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            • #7
              We have a two-year-old; we let her do cheerios for snacks for a while, and as she learned to eat more variety, we just took them out of her diet. Her snacks now are raisins (although not too many), nuts, some nut butter, and mashed fruit. She is a good veggie eater, and doesn't seem to miss grains in her diet. We do do a little "family sushi" so she gets rice once in a while, but that's pretty much it at this point. And we've never done anything with added sugar with her (no juice, no candy, no baked goods, etc.).

              We figured a lot of us come to grain-less eating much, much later in life, and when she started eating cheerios we were far more interested in her getting enough calories every day, and in her developing some autonomy in being able to grab and eat them herself (out of a bowl, I mean, not off the shelf/out of the box).
              “If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea” -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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              • #8
                My wife used to get super special treats as a child known as "pea candy"... Yes, frozen peas. Pretty popular with our kids.
                Last edited by Beefy; 07-04-2012, 12:41 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Beefy View Post
                  My wife used to get super special treats as a child known as "pea candy" when she was a child.... Yes, frozen peas. Pretty popular with our kids.
                  Yeah, one of my kids liked that too. My currently two year old went straight form breast milk to ground beef though....go figure. We actually cook burgers and mix in some liver....then break it up into pieces in a zip lock bag. Great snack
                  Last edited by Neckhammer; 07-03-2012, 03:44 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Beefy View Post
                    My wife used to get super special treats as a child known as "pea candy" when she was a child.... Yes, frozen peas. Pretty popular with our kids.
                    My kids like this too.

                    If they hurt their hand, or whatever, we give them half a cup of frozen peas to cool it down, which inevitably get eaten.

                    To the OP: keep up with the boring food. The manta we had with our first was '20 yucks to 1 yum'.
                    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                    Griff's cholesterol primer
                    5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                    Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                    TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                    bloodorchid is always right

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                    • #11
                      You can make some primal rusks for her or arrowroot cookies. There was a discussion on it in the recipe forum a few months ago.
                      --Trish (Bork)
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                      • #12
                        Rice chex would be a safer grain if you're looking for a cereal. Kids should not restrict carbs at all, so we get rice chex when it's on sale.

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                        • #13
                          freeze dried fruits and veg are an awesome replacement for cereal snacks if you need a mess-free snack for out-and-about. there's a brand we like- just tomatoes- if you're not sure what i'm talking about. you can order them online if you can't find them locally. the only downside is that dehydrated fruit can stick to their developing teeth and cause caries, so try to give her plenty of water in a sippy cup and wipe her teeth with a damp cloth.

                          otherwise, at home, feed her real primal food that you are all eating. if, for example, you're having taco salad (a favorite here), put aside a bit of the ground meat, a little avocado, or whatever. she shouldn't need much at that age. it's developmentally appropriate and important for her to be able to smear foods and experiment with different textures, so expect at least a little mess every time.
                          my primal journal:
                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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