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  • #16
    If you are looking for actual dinner ideas, there are lots of bloggers out there address meals. The one that comes to find for me is nomnompaleo. She does paleo not primal, but it's similar and she has 2 kids so you might get some ideas there! Plus her stuff is pretty easy to read and she has quite a few recipes on there.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
      You can feed them sweet potato everyday if you like. Mine unfortunately don't care for spuds, so they eat more fruit instead. They eat fruit, eggs, meat, and raw dairy primarily. I wish they would eat more potato....not not even with bacon and cheese on it
      1. I'm happy I saw this thread b/c I'm transitioning my kids.
      2. I'm super happy to hear you say this! I can only get my kids to eat minimal veggies.

      6yr old: loves raw carrots, will eat cilantro/mushrooms/zucchini in burgers, and will eat tomatoes in chili
      3yr old: enjoys broccoli, will eat burgers with the above as long as I cut them tiny enough, likes spuds and rutabaga fries

      Other than that, they eat a ton of fruit! I was worried I'd really "harm" them by them not eating enough vegetables. But I understand their palates aren't as developed as older children/adults.

      Actually, they enjoy spinach artichoke dip too, so I guess I'm not doing too bad!
      Last edited by Earthy Mama; 12-15-2012, 05:37 AM. Reason: typo
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      • #18
        Thanks for ideas. We were already eating gluten and dairy free before finding this site, so the kids were already used to eating differently to others but...we did eat gluten free versions of things bread, pasta etc. I think my main problem is filling them up. As that is what the pasta/rice/porridge part of the meals did.
        They just seem to be much more hungrey now, but I think the best advice I can get from this thread is more 'mashes' and let them have more fruit.
        It has just got a lot colder here too, so maybe that is part of the problem?

        I find I'm less hungrey/craving things eating this way, so confused as to why it seems to be working in the opposite way for the kids!!

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        • #19
          What about a small portion of soup to warm them up and crudites with guacamole dip or similar usually appeal to kids, might be good for an after school snack to keep them warm? Milkshakes with an added egg?


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          • #20
            How is their fat intake?

            For adults, it's the fat that staves off hunger between meals; it's probably the same for kids. And kids need lots of fat to grow the little brains.
            Are you allowing clarified butter or ghee? Those are now generally interpreted as non-dairy, but that's an individual choice.
            How about coconut oil? Olive oil? Fatty chicken pieces like wings/thighs? Fatty fish?
            Guacamole is good, egg yolk is good.
            5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

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            • #21
              Ok so it's FAT not starchs that stop you feeling hungery?

              They eat (normally )2 eggs per day. Anything I saute I use coconut oil. They fight over who gets the chicken legs when we roast a chicken! Maybe I should buy more chicken thigh pieces per week. They like belly pork.
              I'm not sure about ghee. They used to be able to tolerate a local organic butter, but it has now stopped being made. Have tried out other organic brands but they reacted to them.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by PrimalMumUK View Post
                Ok so it's FAT not starchs that stop you feeling hungry?
                Absolutely. That's a cornerstone of Primal. Of course, eating anything will stop you being hungry for a while. But if you eat starches, you're hungry again in 2 hours. If you eat fat, you can last 4.5-5 hours until the next meal. You may even be full enough to say, "eh, I'll just wait until dinner" and skip lunch. This is intermittent fasting (IF). Now that's for adults. Kids may need to eat more often no matter what they eat (I don't have kids). Maybe they can snack on salad with lots of olive oil dressing. For some reason, fatty nuts don't fill me up.

                As for butter, it's not about being organic. Butter is not all fat. It is only 85-90% butter fat. The rest is white milky stuff, and that's usually what people react to. Organic grass-fed butter tends to be closer to 90% fat, and therefore has less of the milk solids, which may be why your kids could tolerate it more than regular butter. Ghee and clarified butter take out ALL the milk solids, which is why some people consider ghee to be non-dairy. The kids might be able to tolerate the pure butter fat.
                Last edited by oxide; 12-15-2012, 10:54 AM.
                5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by PrimalMumUK View Post
                  They fight over who gets the chicken legs when we roast a chicken! Maybe I should buy more chicken thigh pieces per week. They like belly pork.
                  Frozen chicken portions are cheap as hell, roast them and and use the meat jucies that come out to make some kinda fatty gravy - I add double cream, but your lot don't do dairy so that's a crap idea, fried onions and blender might work, or some kind of potatoe or rice flour, coconut milk would work for thickness, but the taste would be very wrong.

                  Belly pork raosted on a bed of sliced apples and potatoes and onions roasted in the oven, with a bit of veggie of chiken stock, so all the fat drips down on-to the apples and veggies - oh that is heven

                  Have you tried making smoothies to fill the kids up between meals if they are really hungry - a load of frozen berries, a banana, some nuts and seeds and a can of coconut milk, you can drop in some coconut oil too, and if you like peanut butter (I know not truely primal) coco if you want it chocolatey (and who wouldn't) I drop in a raw egg and some frozen spinach too for extra nutrition points Tons of fat and tasty and filling has hell - no good if you aint' got a blender though
                  You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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